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Wacken World Wide announces live streaming event, reveals the full line-up for the live-streaming festival!

Wacken Open Air 2020 with its 75,000 festival visitors from over 80 nations cannot take place as originally planned this summer. But no reason to be quiet!

Metalheads from all over the world travel annually to Wacken to celebrate Heavy Metal, but this year the organizers and long-term partner Telekom are bringing a completely new Wacken experience as revolutionary digital festival directly to the fans‘ homes: Wacken is coming home with the biggest mixed reality metal show of all times! The first edition of the digital streaming festival Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020 and is shaped completely independently of the actual W:O:A festival. This special event is live and available for free online and via app on wacken-world-wide.com, MagentaMusik 360 and MagentaTV.    

Unique and exclusive shows of W:O:A classics and all time favourites such as Blind GuardianHeaven Shall BurnIn ExtremoKreator and Beyond The Black on innovative, spectacular virtual stages, as well as promising newcomers of Wacken Metal Battle and Wacken Foundation result in a brilliant and varied overall programme with exclusive interviews, talk rounds and behind-the-scenes content. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business!

W:O:A festival co-founder Thomas Jensen states this about the new event format:

“It is a huge pleasure for us to finally be able to unveil the news today. The entire team has worked with great ambition and motivation over the past few weeks and months to implement the new Wacken World Wide concept in order to put together an overall package never seen before!”

Holger Hübner states this about Wacken’s live steaming event:

“After the cancellation of this year’s festival season, the new format is a ray of hope that allows us to celebrate with our loyal fans, partners and artists in an unprecedented way,” adds the W:O:A festival co-founder. “We look forward to your feedback and reactions and can’t wait to bring Wacken around the world!”

 

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In terms of music and content there is of course a full dose of heavy metal in good old Wacken style as unique mixed reality concept. It’s not about Wacken as a village nor the festival itself, it’s all about the but the unprecedented, authentic experience.Immersive technology connects artists and fans worldwide. Artists play live, are filmed in real time with precise camera tracking and integrated directly into the virtual set. The innovative XR-technology brings the stage to life. The LED back wall, LED floor and fan interaction create an authentic stage feeling for artists and fans alike. Active hands-on programs and other exciting interactions keep fans close to the artists and virtually in front of the stage so they become part of this authentic live experience. For the perfect festival look WWW merchandise, original festival wristbands and special souvenir-tickets can be found on Metaltix.com.

 

More info on Wacken World Wide is coming soon. The biggest Wacken ever starts on July 29 on wacken-world-wide.comMagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as #DABEI! Keep your eyes and ears open! Wacken is coming home!

 

Wacken Open Air has recently announced the biggest Wacken ever together with long-term partner Telekom: Wacken World Wide. The digital streaming event will host the biggest mixed reality metal show in the world and will bring a completely new Wacken experience to the fans‘ homes. Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business! This special event is live and available for free online and via app on wacken-world-wide.comMagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI!  

Additional line-up announcement!

Next to already announced W:O:A classics such as Blind GuardianHeaven Shall BurnIn ExtremoKreator and Beyond The Black performing on innovative, spectacular virtual stages, additional bands have been announced on the line-up today: Swedish heavyweight Sabaton is paving its way for the revolutionary digital festival together with Hämatom, who are joining the festival bill as well.

 

Sabaton – Photo Credit: Tallee Savage

 

Hämatom – Photo Credit: Patrick Schneiderwind

W:O:A festival co-founder Holger Hübner states this about the  Wacken World Wide line-up addition: 

“We are very pleased to expand our line-up with Sabaton and Hämatom today! Both bands are famous for their spectacular shows with extensive productions and unique performances! We are also thrilled to unveil further highlights very soon!“.

Thomas Jensen states this about the Wacken World wide streaming event :

“Since our fans cannot come to Wacken this year, Wacken is coming home – worldwide!”,explains the W:O:A festival co-founder. “Thanks to lots of positive reactions to our first announcement, we are very much looking forward to our Wacken World Wide premiere and can’t wait to celebrate it together with fans from all over the world at home!“

In terms of music and content there is of course a full dose of heavy metal in good old Wacken style! In addition, promising newcomers of Wacken Metal Battle and Wacken Foundation will be part of the varied overall programme with exclusive interviews, talk rounds and behind-the-scenes content.

Wacken World Wide’s immersive technology connects artists and fans worldwide. The innovative XR-technology brings the virtual stage with precise camera tracking to life. The LED back wall, LED floor and fan interaction create an authentic stage feeling for artists and fans alike. Active hands-on programs and other exciting interactions keep fans close to the artists and virtually in front of the stage so they become part of this authentic live experience. For the perfect festival look WWW merchandise, original festival wristbands and special souvenir-tickets can be found on Metaltix.com.

The final line-up will be revealed soon! The biggest Wacken ever starts on July 29th on wacken-world-wide.comMagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI! Keep your eyes and ears open! Wacken is coming home!

Line-up for Wednesday!

Next to already announced W:O:A classics such as SabatonBlind GuardianHeaven Shall BurnIn ExtremoKreator, Hämatom and Beyond The Black performing on innovative virtual stages, additional line-up highlights include: Alice Cooper and Foreigner will contribute some newly recorded songs to the Wacken World Wide virtual festival in addition to taped archive material. Alcatrazz will perform their very first show in 25 years at Wacken World Wide! Followed by the Austrian W:O:A favorites Russkaja, the one and only Ross The Boss, D-A-D singer Jesper Binzer, folk rock by Fiddler’s Green and the Swedish heavyweights Thundermother and Mister Misery. British rockers Therapy?, Critical Mass, Budderside and Mr. Michael Monroe are part of the festival as well! In addition to the ESC 2006 winners Lordi and Walkways from Israel, Ida Bredehorn aka Deine Cousine and the German rapper Alligatoah performing a metal-set, complement the versatile program. The live stream is supplemented by legendary W:O:A concerts by acts such as Iron MaidenIn Flames and Arch Enemy.

A specially curated program by the Wacken Foundation will additionally introduce German newcomers Messticator, Damnation Defaced and Verderver. W:O:A Metal Battle is also part of Wacken World Wide with special shows from international Metal Battle Veterans such as Centuries of Decay (Canada), Crisix (Spain), E-an-na (Romania), Trainwrec(Bangladesh) and Valley of Chrome (Philippines).

Announce additional line-up and running order!

The line-up for Wednesday has already been announced with legendary Body Count feat. Ice-T, Power Metal greats Rage, Metalqueen Doro, pure Thrash Metal from Anthrax, Hard Rock masters Motor SisterEskimo Callboy, Germany’s most successful instrumental rock act Long Distance Calling and Aztec metallers The Rise of Mictlan. The spectrum ranges from extraordinary underground locations, to spectacular drive-in shows, to venues from the other end of the world.

 

Photo Credit: D. Havlena

 

Doro states this about the upcoming live streaming festival: 

„W:O:A is known to be one of my absolute favorite festivals. It is very, very sad that it has to be cancelled for the first time this year. There is nothing better than standing on one of the big Wacken stages and rocking together with 75,000 metalheads!”, says the metal queen. “Thanks to Wacken World Wide there is an ingenious option for artists and fans to celebrate metal together digitally and online. We will of course also perform the Wacken anthem “We Are The Metalheads” at our show with full power, including fireworks on stage. I am looking forward to seeing you! All We Are! Forever!”

 

Photo Credit: ICS Festival Service GmbH

 

Ice-T states this about Wacken World Wide:

„I hope you guys are enjoying the show and I hope to see everybody out there very soon! In concert! Live!“


About the Wacken World Wide event
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Wacken World Wide’s immersive technology connects artists and fans worldwide. The innovative XR-technology brings the virtual stage with precise camera tracking to life. The LED back wall, LED floor and fan interaction create an authentic stage feeling for artists and fans alike. Active hands-on programs and other exciting interactions keep fans close to the artists and virtually in front of the stage so they become part of this authentic live experience. For the perfect festival look WWW merchandise, original festival wristbands and special souvenir-tickets can be found on Metaltix.com.

The final line-up including a varied overall programme with exclusive interviews, talk rounds and behind-the-scenes content, will be revealed soon! The biggest Wacken ever starts on July 29th on wacken-world-wide.comMagentaMusik360.de and Magenta TV, as well as on channel #DABEI! Keep your eyes and ears open! Wacken is coming home!

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