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Wacken Open Air

Wed, 02.08. to Sat, 05.08.2023
25596 Wacken
(Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

The biggest Metal Festival of the world!

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With over 80,000 festival visitors it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, folk metal, and even metalcore and hard rock from around the world.

The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.

Camping area L (close to the festival area)

Online bookings possible till 26.07.2023
(NOTE: Items usually are fully booked much earlier).

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Facts and links to the festival

Genre: Rock, Metal
Event date: Wed, 02.08. to Sat, 05.08.2023
Camping period: Mon, 31.07. (3 p.m.) to Sun, 06.08.2023 (11 a.m.)
Location: 25596 Wacken
(Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Parking: On area K (please book!)
Further information: Festival website