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Wacken Open Air 2021 Announces First Lineup

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The Press Release:
All 75,000 tickets for W:O:A 2021, which will take place from July 29 to 31 2021, have already been sold! The organizers have now announced the first bands on the festival line-up! Metal fans can look forward to: Judas Priest, Hämatom, Dropkick Murphys, As I Lay Dying, Rose Tattoo, Tarja, Lordi, Death SS, Venom and Moonspell.

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This years Wacken Open Air couldn‘t take place due to the current pandemic. Although it’s much more quiet in the small village Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, the tradition announcing bands for the upcoming edition during the last festival day still remains!
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Wacken World Wide Announces Additional Line-Up

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The Press Release:
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.com, MagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI!

Next to already announced W:O:A classics such as Blind Guardian, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Kreator 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.
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Wacken Open Air Organizers Announce “Wacken World Wide”

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The Press Release:
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 Guardian, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Kreator 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!
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Wacken Open Air 2020 Announces Ticket Refund Options

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The Press Release:
The promoters of the Wacken Open Air are currently informing the holders of tickets for this year’s cancelled festival editon about the refunding process which will start in the next few days. Ticket holders will be offered several options in order to enable them to find the best possible solution according to their personal circumstance.

It is important to note that all tickets will be refunded. Those who have purchased their tickets officially through Metaltix will receive an email with a personalised link which leads to a reimbursement form. This form must be used in order to receive one of the refund options. All those who did not buy their ticket via Metaltix should contact the original buyer first or in case this is not applicable write to tickets@wacken.com. Customers are kindly asked to complete and send their forms before the 20th of May 2020 in order to speed up the process. Further information about all options regarding the refunding of tickets can be found in the online FAQ at the link HERE.
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Festival Down: Wacken Open Air Festival 2020 Is Cancelled

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The Press Release:
Dear Metalheads,

yesterday, the German government decided that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, no mass gatherings will be allowed until August, 31st 2020. We are facing an unprecented situation in our 30 years: It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that there will be no Wacken Open Air this year.

Our whole team has been working intensively on the festival these last months and the more all of us are bitterly disappointed that we are not allowed to celebrate a Wacken Open Air with you. This administrative order affects us heavily and we will need some time to process the bad news.

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