Wacken Open Air (W:O:A)

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A)
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1 Aug 20193 Aug 2019Music Festival
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Wacken Open Air festival is an open-air heavy metal music festival held annually in the village of Wacken, 80 kilometers northwest of Hamburg.

Wacken Open Air 2019

The W:O:A festival was first held in 1990 as a small music event with only a few hundred visitors and only 6 local German bands. This festival is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts for four days.

Wacken Open Air is considered to be the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world.

With tens of thousands of loyal fans annually, WOA continues to stay true to its roots and growing each year since it began in 1990.

Wacken Festival
75,000 metal-heads attend the event each year to see more than 150 bands over 8 different stages on amazing 280 hectares during the festival.

WOA Wacken
The festival usually ends on the first Sunday in August and the following Monday tickets go on sale for the next year event. Usually, there are 75,000 tickets available for purchase each year and they sold out in just a couple of days.

The basic ticket price for all 4 days of the Wacken Open Air festival, including camping for a week costs around €220. You may find more information on their official website.

Wacken Lineup
During the festival, the village becomes an attraction for those who have no tickets or simply don’t love metal or hard rock music at all, but just enjoy watching thousands of metal-heads from the sidelines.

Wacken Music Festival
For some visitors, the festival is the highlight of their year and the place they desire to be all the time. That is why one of the festival nicknames “The Holy Land” comes from.

Video: Wacken Open Air 2019 – Official Trailer