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The grand finale: Helloween – Pumpkins United, Ghost, Steel Panther and Cannibal Corpse!

Our W:O:A X-Mas Calendar and the year 2017 are coming to an end. We say thank you for all the great concerts and moments we shared with you. We are already looking forward to 2018 and especially to W:O:A 2018, it will be a blast! 

For the final day of our Calendar, we have prepared some nice additions for our main stages. But this is not the end of announcements, more bands will be added to our lineup within the next months!

Tickets for W:O:A 2018 are as always available here at Metaltix.com!

From now on you can also participate in the raffle of the main prizes of our big raffle at xmas.wacken.com! Check the page for instructions and enter the raffle!

Helloween – Pumpkins United
The German power metal legend Helloween is going to rock us with their eagerly awaited Pumpkins United tour! The Pumpkins United banner brings together the current lineup of Helloween and the former members Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske, to perform their biggest hits together on stage! 

When we first noticed that this tour is going to happen, it was no question for us that we want to – no, must! – get the Pumpkins to play at the Holy Land. Join us and them for immortal hits like I Want Out or Keeper of the Seven Keys. And of course, their new single Pumpkins United!

When Ghost first played Wacken Open Air in 2011, it was already foreseeable that the band had great potential. But probably nobody could predict, what gigantic dimensions they should have reached only six years later! The Swedish heavy metal band with their satanic yet playful lyrics and the insanely catchy melodies has released two new albums in the meantime. Both were instant successes! The long list of music prizes, which even contains a Grammy, speaks a clear language and the masses of fans can’t be ignored too.

In 2018, Papa Emeritus 0 and his Nameless Ghouls will transform the “Harder” stage into a very special black mass. If you want to convince yourself of the outstanding live qualities of Ghost, you should check the newest release of the band: Ceremony and Devotion, the first Ghost live album!

Steel Panther
Feel the Steel – the fancy Glam Metal heroes from Steel Panther are back in Wacken! The band released its new album “Lower the Bar” earlier this year, and again it was a huge success all over the world. As always, the album features coarse and offensive humor combined with great rock and metal melodies. If you can handle this, you will experience one of the most entertaining shows in Wacken, when the mighty Steel Panther enters the stage.

Cannibal Corpse
New York Death Metal is always in season and we are happy about the return of the Corpsegrinder and his relentless comrades. The band has released its 14th studio album “Red Before Black” in November and it shows up in their usual aggressive manner. Some critics even consider it one of the best in the band’s history! The omens for a terrific concert on the W:O:A 2018 are therefore more than good.

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