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Wacken Open Air wins European Festival Award!

The 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air has been chosen as the winner in the category of “best major festival” by the prestigious European Festival Awards in Groningen in the Netherlands, by a combination of online voting and an expert jury consisting of promoters, booking agents, journalists, and other business professionals.  

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The Wacken Open Air 2018 had already received the Helga!-Award for “best festival” by the German event industry, which determines the winner through online voting in September of last year.

The promoters of the Wacken Open Air states this about the reward:

”We are delighted and also proud to have been awarded as ‘best major festival’ by the renowned European Festival Awards”, says Thomas Jensen. „We gratefully thank all our staff, service providers, as well as associates and especially our fans and the bands that provide us with valuable feedback and help us to improve the festival each year. Of course, our gratitude also extends to everybody who voted for the Wacken Open Air as well as to the jury for recognising our efforts in this way.”

On further news, the Wacken Open Air has announced 71 new bands from all genres of hard music for its 30th anniversary edition that will take place from the August 1st until the August 3rd. All of the 75.000 tickets for the festival were sold out after only 4 days of pre-sales.

Legendary American thrash icons Slayer will perform their final German festival show at Wacken as one of the many highlights, which also include an appearance of Body Count (fronted by rapper and actor Ice-T) as well as an exclusive show in Germany by Rage joined by the Lingua Mortis Orchester, and furthermore Gothic pioneers Sisters of Mercy as well as United States Crossover-Supergroup Prophets of Rage formed by members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill.

WOA 2019 Poster

All new entries on the 2019 billing are listed in alphabetical order here:


1.1000 Löwen unter Feinden

2.Acranius

3.All Hail the Yeti

4.Anthrax

5. Battle Beast

6.Beyond the Black

7.Black Stone Cherry

8.Bleed from Within

9.Body Count

10.Bullet for My Valentine

11.Cradle of Filth

12.Crematory

13.Crisix

14.D-A-D

15.Delain

16.Die Happy

17.Die Kassierer

18.Downfall of Gaia

19.Eluveitie

20.Emil Bulls

21.Equilibirum

22.Evergrey

23.For I Am King

24.Frog Leap

25.Gama Bomb

26.Gernotshagen

27.Girlschool

28.Gloryful

29.Gloryhammer

30.Grave

31.Hämatom

32.Harpyie

33.Jinjer

34.Joachim Witt

35.Kaizaa

36.Kärbholz

37.Lagerstein

38.Legion of the Damned

39.Manticora

40.Michale Graves

41.Myrath

42.Nashville Pussy

43.Nasty

44.Necrophobic

45.Night in Gales

46.Of Mice and Men

47.Prophets of Rage

48.Rage & Lingua Mortis Orchestra

49.Santiano

50.Septicflesh

51.Sisters of Mercy

52.Skyclad

53.Slayer

54.Soil

55.Subway to Sally

56.Suidakra

57.Tesseract,

58.Testament

59.The Boss Hoss

60.The Crown

61.The Vintage Caravan

62.Torment

63.Tribulation

64.UFO

65.Vampire

66.Velvet Viper

67.Venom Inc.

68.Versengold

69.Vltimas

70.Vogelfrey

71.Windhand 

72.Airbourne

73.Avatar

74.Critical Mess

75.Dark Funeral

76.Demons & Wizards

77.Eisbrecher

78.Hamferð

79.Hammerfall

80.Krokus

81.Life of Agony

82.Meshuggah

83.Opeth

84.Parkway Drive

85.Powerwolf

86.Primordia

87.Queensrÿche

88.Rose Tattoo

89.Sabaton,

90.Sweet,

91.The Adicts, 

92.The Night Flight Orchestra

93.Thy Art Is Murder

94.Within Temptation

The official festival trailer for the Wacken Open Air 2019 is available here, enjoy it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0jqLyO_1s&feature=youtu.be

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