The largest festival in the world WACKEN OPEN AIR takes place in one of Germany’s smallest villages. The hospitable town of Wacken (north of Bremen and Hamburg and close to the Danish border) has been host to this annual mega-event since 1990. Because of their routine, the organization is better than that of any other metal festival we have ever been to and the same holds true for the extraordinary line up.
Over 5 stages of continuous music, performed by 140 metal bands and other attractive acts are presented from July 30 to August 1.
Tickets have been sold out for a long time already, but if you are fortunate to have acquired one than it’s now time to prepare what you want to go and see. Because the full program is just too much to attend.
Luckily, W:O:A has a festival app (which can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store) with the full line up. The App lets you create your own shortlist of bands to go and see and gives all the necessary information one might need at the venue.
Of course, just like the previous years, Metalphoto will cover the festival. A few of our favorite acts are: At teh Gates, Cannibal Corpse, Death Angel, Obituary, Judas Priest, Kataklysm and Savatage. But we advise you not to miss acts like Blaas of Glory, Combichrist, Danko Jones, Samael, Shining, Trans Siberian Orchestra, My Dying Bride either. And of course do goa nad see the lesser known bands for many of those will become stars soon, once they have been introduced to the larger audience at this festival.
Hope to see you all in WACKEN!!