By Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto
Wacken Open Air July 31st – August 2nd Germany
Wacken’s premises were a total chaos this year. The field has turned into a swamp of mud. It had been raining for days and that had resulted in knee-deep puddles of mud. On Wednesday the organization spread the news on social media to stay at home and to come on Thursday instead. For two days the towing services had their hands full towing cars out of the mud. But, beside all that, the ambience, the great performances and beer, made this festival once again a great succes.
Wacken Open Air festival attracts all kinds of metal music fans from all around the world. For three days great bands made their performances on different stages such as Savatage & TSO, Annihilator, Black Label Society, Dream Theater, Judas Priest, Cradle of Filth, Rob Zombie, Oomph!, Opeth, Queensrÿche, Sabaton and many more.
Impressive was ‘’The original Rock meets Classic’’ act. The musical director Mat Sinner merges the boundaries between Rock and classical music with its international high-caliber “Mat Sinner band” and the symphonic Power of Bohemian Orchestra Prague. Great musicians were invited to give a hell of a show with this orchestra. We’re talking about Joe Lynn Turner singing songs of Rainbow, Michael Kiske singing songs of Helloween and Dee Snider singing classics of Twisted Sisters and AC/DC.
This year, again for the 11th time in a row, in less than 48 hours the tickets of Wacken 2016 where sold out. The 75,000 metalheads that already have a ticket can look forward to the following bands performing at the W:O:A 2016: Blind Guardian, Ministry, Steel Panther, Eluveitie, Dragonforce, Callejon, Axel Rudi Pell, Legion of the Damned, Orden Ogan, Orphaned Land, Borknagar, Eskimo Callboy, Henry Rollins Spoken Word, Therion, Unisonic, Kylesa and Pyogenesis. More acts for the line-Up 2016 will be published in September next.
Click HERE for the full W:O:A: 2015 photoreport of the Wacken field, headbangers and the following bands: At the Gates, Blaas of Glory, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse, Cradle of Filth, Dreamtheater, Exumer, Nuclear Assault, Opeth, Queensrÿche and Subway to Sally.