Contact Us

Wacken Open Air: 20 Years, Still Going Strong

It’s been 20 years and Wacken Open Air is still louder than hell. With bands like Bullet for My Valentine (at left), Dragonforce, In Flames, Napalm Death and many more, it’s no wonder the legendary fest sold out months in advance. The fest runs from July 30 to August 3, 2009 and features dozens and dozens of bands on seven stages.

Wacken Open Air has (rightfully) earned the distinction as the biggest metal festival in the world. Each year, the sleepy German village of Wacken is overrun with crazed metal heads, ready to drink at the fountain of true metal. Something like 70,000 music lovers travel from all points of the globe to party at Wacken. Hint: it’s not all br00tal. Bands like Bai Bang, Thin Lizzy, Anthrax and Lacuna Coil make this fest great for the entire spectrum of rock and metal.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of W.O.A., German metal goddess Doro Pesch recorded a special anthem for the fest. Aptly titled “We Are the Metalheads,” Pesch will perform the song live at Wacken on July 30.

Tickets: sold out, but good luck with brokers! Don’t worry ticketless metal heads: Wacken organizers offer a live stream of all the fun!

Download Heavy Metal Songs

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!