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Wacken Open Air 2017

The Wacken Open Air is a legendary metal festival and is taking place for the 28th time this year from 3 to 5 August 2017. Wacken Open Air takes its name from its location: W: O: A takes place in Wacken, a small town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

New names for the three main stages

The three large open-air stages will now be the W: O: A organizer understand and conceive as one unit. “One was now directed to the slogan” Faster Harder Louder “. That’s why there are changes to the stage names: The Black Stage is now called Faster. The True Stage is now called Harder. And the former party stage is now Louder.

Rainbowbar in Wacken

In honor of Lemmy Kilmister, who died late in the year 2015, a replica of the legendary “Rainbow Bar & Grill” was erected on the festival grounds, where the Motörhead front man was a regular guest. In front of the original in Los Angeles, this year a Lemmy statue was erected, in Wacken one can with the one or other ‘Lemmy’ (Jack Daniels-Cola) to the legendary rocker.


“Our declared goal is to present the best possible metal sound at all,” the organizers said. For 2017, therefore, the company CrystalSound had been joined together. They have developed a new sound concept for the three main platforms.

Night To Dismember

In line with the traditional A Night To Remember on Thursday evening, with specials of the metal scene, special sets and shows, there will now also be a theme evening in the tent. At the Night To Dismember, it’s hard to get the hang of it – bands of the entire extreme metal spectrum, including Napalm Death, Mayhem, Aborted, Imperium Decadence, Dawn Of Disease and Brujeria. This will be brutal!

Here are the new festival maps for the W:O:A 2017. Also this year there are changes regarding the setup of the event.


The official W:O:A app for 2016! 

The app gives you access to the latest news, the complete list of bands at the event and the running order. 

You can also add single bands and events to your personal favorite list to get a notification right before the band hits the stage! And if you have problems to find the right stage: A detailed map of the festival area is included, too. 

List of features: 
News – stay informed before, whilst and after the festival 
Bands – complete list of all acts 
Interactive festival map with tagging function 
Running Order – the running order of the festival – find out which bands play when and where! 
My Festival Area – save your favorite acts and get a reminder to walk to the stages in time 
Maps – detailed festival area maps 
WackenTV – Videos from the holy ground 
Social Media – Facebook and Twitter feeds from the festival 
Photo Booth – upload your pictures to the Wacken cloud and become part of the community! 

Guests can arrive as early as 15:00 on Monday, 31.07.2017 without paying an extra fee.
The use of the showers in the showercamp S1-S6 as well as the use of all water-rinsed toilets is free of charge.

The running order for Wacken 2017 is online. Here you can see when and where, which band plays!


Aborted, Ahab, Alice Cooper, Amon Amarth, Annihilator, Apocalyptica, Architects, ASP, Aura Noir, avantasia, Batushka, Beyond The Black, British Lion, Brujeria, Candlemass, Clawfinger, Crowbar, Cypecore, Dawn Of Disease, Dog Eat Dog, Emil Bulls, Emperor, europe, Evil Scarecrow, Fates Warning, Fit For An Autopsy, Flotsam And Jetsam, Gand Magus, Grave Digger, hematoma, Heaven Shall Burn, hero machine, Hell-O-Matic, High fighter, Imperium Decadence, Insomnium, JBO, Johnny Deathshadow, Kadavar, Kärbholz, Katatonia, Kissin ‘Dynamite, Kreator, Kryptos, Lacuna Coil, Lords Of Black, Marilyn Manson, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Mayhem, Megadeth, memoriam, Morbid Angel, Mortiis, Napalm death, Nile, Orange Goblin, Paradise Lost, Possessed, Powerwolf, Primal Fear, Prong, Psychotic Waltz, rage, Russkaja, Sacred Kingdom, Saltatio Mortis, Sanctuary, Serenity, Skull Fist, Snoozebutton, Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, steel man, Status quo, Steak Number Eight, Subway To Sally, Tankard, The Amity Affliction, The Boomtown Rats, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Hirsch effect, Thunder Mother, Trivium, Turbonegro, Twilight Force, Ugly Kid Joe, UK Subs, Uli Jon Roth, Volbeat, Walls Of Jericho, Warpath, Warrant, Witchery, Wolf Brigade

The lineup of the Wackinger stage, Wasteland stage and the beer garden:

Aeverium, Asrock, Bai Bang, Blaas of Glory, Blechblosn, Corvus Corax, The Dolmen, Ereb Altor, Hopping mad, Ganaim, Charlie Harper, harpy, The HeadCat, Heimataerde, Henry Rollins, Livekaraoke Rockstarz, Mr. Irish Bastard, Mambo Kurt, Micro Machine, NullDB, Zero Positive, Omnium Gatherum, The O’Reillys, Paddy Hats, Pampatut, Rampart, SAOR Patrol, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Skálmöld, scurvy, skyline, Sub Dub, Taina, Tears for Beers, Turbo beer, Tuxedoo, T. V. Smith & Vom Ritchie, Versengold, Victims of Madness, W: O: A Firefighters, Waldkauz0, Whiskey Dick, Wild Lies0, Wolfchant, Wolf Heart

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