Wacken Open Air 2024 sells out in Record time!

Wacken Open Air Germany 2024 news

With the doors just closing on Wacken 2023, festival organisers have released the first 33 bands for the 33rd edition of Wacken Open Air 2024 taking place from the 31st July to 3rd August and one thing they can promise you! It will be magical!

On top of that all tickets (Faster & Harder) for the W:O:A 2024 are completely sold out in record time of 4,5 hours!

The first band wave will be led by some legendary companions who have already graced us several times at the W:O:A:

German rock legends SCORPIONS, best known for their 1984 anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and 1990 ballad “Wind of Change,” have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of Europe. In over 50 years they have become the most successful rock band in continental Europe and living proof that not only VW, Mercedes or BMW are internationally competitive, but also classic rock music made in Germany. Countless silver, gold and platinum awards are only one side of the Scorpions’ story. Another is their unrestrained wanderlust. After so many years, no other rock band of their caliber is on stage as often as the native Hanoverians. They have played thousands of concerts in all corners of the world. In 1988, they were the first Western rock band to play sold-out shows 5 days in a row in Leningrad, which was still Soviet at the time. Pioneering achievements elsewhere as well: by playing very early concerts in China and Southeast Asia, they opened the doors for many other Western bands. These are the moments that cemented the Scorpions’ reputation as one of the rare bands that stand far apart from the crowd!

From pole to pole and sea to sea, AMON AMARTH are the undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal. Formed in 1992 in Tumba, Sweden, the band has created an extraordinary legacy of thunderous, anthemic metal rich with the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture over three decades. Since their underground smash debut Once Sent From The Golden Hall (1998), they have been an unstoppable creative force. With a unique and distinctive sound that blends the best of several epic metal styles, the quintet has become known for its timeless anthems and explosive, theatrical live shows. With albums like 2008’s highly acclaimed Twilight Of The Thunder God and 2016’s conceptual triumph Jomsviking, the Swedes have been consistent pioneers of heavy metal as a life-affirming and communal experience, armed with a seemingly endless stream of instant classics.

From an acoustic trio to one of the most successful German rock bands. From an idea, hard work, unshakable belief to several Top 10 and three No. 1 albums. To sold out tours, quaking castles and most loyal fans all over the world. From the current album “Kompass zur Sonne” and many more milestones: IN EXTREMO take it to the next level! For a fabulous quarter of a century now, the band has fascinated with its rousing energy, which – in perfection! – arises from this very own mixture: Between historical influences and the powerful sound of their metal guitars, between medieval instruments, folkloric-archaic as well as modern rhythms, sing-along anthems in German and dialect, between pure full throttle and goosebump melodies, so much more than music is created. It is an atmosphere, a feeling, a connection that makes them as unique as they are successful.

These are just a few of the first wave of bands for 2024, check out the rest on the poster below!

Wacken Open Air Germany 2024 first 33 bands poster
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