Event information

Location: Germany, Wacken (Festivalgelände)
Date: 04-07 August 2010
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Event Service

Tickets:

130
Buy at www.metal-train.de


Wacken Open Air 2009 was a huge disappointment for many metal fans. In 2008 the world's biggest heavy metal festival has booked Iron Maiden as headliners and has raised the bar a bit too high for its own good. In 2009, the 20th anniversary of this legendary festival, a lot of bands appeared which have played in the years before already, but no uber headliner a la Iron Maiden to justify the high ticket price. Many people blamed the W:O:A to rely on its name only as the 20th edition was sold out eight months prior to the festival. In 2010 however the Wacken Open Air proves all these critics wrong...

Iron Maiden are back again! And this time they aren't the uber headliners of 2008, but only primus inter pares ("first among equals"): thrash titans Slayer, glam metal monsters Mötley Crüe and the father of shock rock Alice Cooper are also confirmed as headliners for the 21st edition. And as always there are a few special performances: Grave Digger celebrate their 30th anniversary by performing the entire "Tunes of War" album, a show which will also feature some special guests, while Swedish gothic metal pioneers Tiamat will be performing their legendary "Wildhoney" album, 20 years after the band Treblinka mutated into the Tiamat we know today. But even if you don't care for either of these bands, Wacken once again offers a wide array of metal styles for almost everyone: black metal with Immortal and 1349, death metal with Cannibal Corpse and grindcore supergroup Lock Up, power metal with Kamelot and Stratovarius, heavy metal with U.D.O. and W.A.S.P., modern metal with Fear Factory and Soulfly, etc. etc. etc.. All in all a whopping 122 acts will perform on five stages over a period of four days.

Wacken Open Air takes plays in - surprise! - Wacken in Northern Germany, a small village with merely 2,000 inhabitants on 361 days of the year. The town is located 10 km north of Itzehoe and 50 km northwest of Hamburg. There will be shuttle buses from the festival site to the train station in Itzehoe as well as to the airports in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck. For more info on getting there and away check the festival page here.

Certainly not the cheapest, but probably the most fun way to get to and from Wacken has to be the Metal Train. The "railway to hell" equals one huge party of 850 metalheads in one train with 16 wagons, which includes two dedicated disco wagons. Check the website for the schedule and prices.

The festival is officially sold out since April. Most tour operators (e.g. Metal Train for Germany, Bock Tours for the Netherlands, Germany, Austria or Switzerland, Argon Events for the UK) still have tickets in stock though.

Another way to acquire your ticket would be the ticket exchange in the official forum which aims for eliminating the black marketing going on eBay and reducing the risk of acquiring fake tickets. In this exchange the Wacken staff supervises the ticket prices and acts as trust which means that the seller sends the ticket(s) to the staff who verifies the authenticity of the ticket(s) and reports it to the buyer. After the buyer has transferred the money to the seller, the Wacken staff will pass on the ticket(s) to the buyer. More information on this model can be found here (in German).

Further readings:
Wacken 2009 review
Wacken 2008 review
Wacken 2007 review

Who was there?

100% corrupt
100% Valentin B (Poland)
100% Promonex
100% buki of steel (Croatia)
100% Infurnace (The Netherlands)
100% Woutjinho (The Netherlands)
100% Maxx666 (USA)
100% Aylee_Bodom (Spain)
100% DanielViking (Finland)
100% Hexx (Estonia)
100% LeDruide (France)
100% In Chaos (Norway)
100% Skyum (Denmark)
100% Jack--- (Denmark)
100% Enigma (Portugal)
100% Arsen (Armenia)
100% Gâsh (The Netherlands)
100% Marcelo Hissa (Brazil)
100% arsene (Iran)
100% Misanthrope (UAE)
100% hanfsud
100% Dewil Rituale (Bulgaria)
100% COBdeath666 (Portugal)
100% Brodd (Denmark)
100% Fraja (Peru)
100% Miquele
100% Saltimbank021 (France)
100% Satyr (Montenegro)
100% thrasher_93 (Cyprus)
100% Grumble (The Netherlands)
100% Tapyoh (Finland)
100% valeria (UK)
100% sempai (Latvia)
100% Trust (Portugal)
100% Oriôn (Belgium)
100% Moocher (France)
100% Buried Dreamer (Brazil)
100% Izarus (Denmark)
100% Oroandien (Czech Republic)
100% JaimeeFotzeBetrunken (New Zealand)
100% MikeD (Israel)
100% Necrozika (Sweden)
100% davidog (Israel)
100% Arcadius667 (Ireland)
100% Talrin
100% Usurpus (UK)
100% Mi4U (France)
100% ruby_anathema (Turkey)
100% antubis (Bulgaria)
100% AprilEthereal (USA)
100% Doomhammer
100% jtwrs (Spain)
100% iblis (Turkey)
100% mephisto_loh (Mexico)
100% vip (France)
100% Fjorten (Denmark)
100% Sautherom (Mexico)
100% toxxxicmetalhead (USA)
100% anaavila (Portugal)
100% Wolfhead'sTree (USA)
100% Vihtori Raivoisa (Finland)
100% JuliusForgeron (France)
100% Hugo (Slovak Republic)
100% Dunkelgeist (Spain)
100% deathspell omega (The Netherlands)
100% Aelitha (Russia)
100% meh...
100% zmya (Croatia)
100% Vincent M (Israel)
100% ANArhia (Romania)
100% funnelweb (Turkey)
100% huntlus (Estonia)
100% benjaminzzz
100% Tinuviel (Canada)
100% Nachtblueter
100% nihil (Turkey)
100% Princeps (The Netherlands)
90% infernall (Romania)
90% Suisaidfet (Indonesia)
80% Brave Sir Robbo (UK)
80% kott
80% thunder_lord (UK)
80% Metalpii (Switzerland)
80% mel (Turkey)
80% Lola 8 (Croatia)
80% omermetalol (Israel)
70% Fabiana Thoresen (Brazil)
70% iluvatar1 (Israel)
60% Sludge Cowboy (Greece)
60% bacho_dato (Georgia)
50% kaoskrew (UK)
50% Elegy (Belgium)
50% Krachyon
50% enanox (Uruguay)
50% Den Gode Hr. Kim (Denmark)
50% RimV (Australia)
50% croninsdisease (USA)
50% Yomyael (Vatican)
40% Nefarious (UAE)
10% In_tallica (Sweden)
10% Dr.TeM (Syria)
10% + Funeral X + (Iran)


DAY 1 (04.08)

W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:30 Victims Of Madness
12:50 - 13:15 Void Creation (Metal Battle Austria)
13:35 - 14:00 No Dawn (Metal Battle Norway)
14:20 - 14:45 Snakebite (Metal Battle UK)
15:05 - 15:30 Raging Mob (Metal Battle China)
15:50 - 16:15 Dymytry (Metal Battle Czech Republic)
16:35 - 17:00 By The Patient (Metal Battle Denmark)
17:20 - 17:45 Forever Storm (Metal Battle Ex-Yugoslavia)
18:05 - 18:30 Metal Battle Finland
18:50 - 19:15 Frontal (Metal Battle France)
19:35 - 20:00 Vice (Metal Battle Germany)
20:20 - 20:45 Total Riot (Metal Battle Greece)
21:05 - 21:30 Wistaria (Metal Battle Iceland)
21:50 - 22:15 Missing In Action (Metal Battle Israel)
22:35 - 23:00 Penthagon (Metal Battle Italy)
23:20 - 23:45 Soul Stealer (Metal Battle Lithuania)
00:00 - 01:00 Mambo Kurt
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Lord Of The Lost
20:00 - 21:00 Fiddler's Green
22:00 - 23:00 Red Hot Chili Pipers
Beergarden Stage
20:00 - 21:00 W:O:A Firefighters
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt
Red Bull Bus
13:30 - 14:15 Rock Rotten's 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll


DAY 2 (05.08)

True Metal Stage
17:30 - 19:00 Alice Cooper
21:30 - 23:30 Iron Maiden
Black Stage
16:00 - 16:45 Skyline
16:50 - 17:25 Metal Hammer Awards
19:30 - 21:00 Mötley Crüe
W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:25 Orcus O Dis (Metal Battle Mexico)
12:45 - 13:10 Seven Ends (Metal Battle Netherlands)
13:30 - 13:55 Demolished (Metal Battle Belgium)
14:15 - 14:40 The Sixpounder (Metal Battle Poland)
15:00 - 15:25 Prayers Of Sanity (Metal Battle Portugal)
15:45 - 16:10 Altar (Metal Battle Romania)
16:30 - 16:55 Vita Imana (Metal Battle Spain)
17:15 - 17:40 Katana (Metal Battle Sweden)
18:00 - 18:25 Hathors (Metal Battle Switzerland)
18:45 - 19:10 Cangaço (Metal Battle Brazil)
19:30 - 19:55 Black Out Beauty (Metal Battle Luxembourg)
20:15 - 21:00 Ghost Brigade
21:20 - 21:50 Macbeth [GER] (Metal Masters Winner)
22:10 - 22:40 Crysys
23:00 - 23:45 Gojira
Wackinger Stage
17:00 - 18:00 Svartsot
19:00 - 20:00 Torfrock
21:00 - 22:00 Hanggai
Beergarden Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Mambo Kurt
20:00 - 21:00 W:O:A Firefighters
Red Bull Bus
13:30 - 14:15 Secret Show


DAY 3 (06.08)

True Metal Stage
11:45 - 12:45 Amorphis
14:15 - 15:15 Ill Niño
16:45 - 17:45 The BossHoss
19:15 - 20:15 Kamelot
21:45 - 23:00 Grave Digger
00:45 - 01:45 Anvil
Black Stage
11:00 - 11:40 Dew-Scented
13:00 - 14:00 Orphaned Land
15:30 - 16:30 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
18:00 - 19:00 Endstille
20:30 - 21:30 Arch Enemy
23:15 - 00:30 Slayer
02:00 - 03:00 Cantus Buranus
Party Stage
11:00 - 11:40 End Of Green
13:00 - 14:00 Job For A Cowboy
15:30 - 16:30 Voivod
18:00 - 19:00 Frei.Wild
20:30 - 21:30 Tarja
23:15 - 00:15 1349
02:00 - 03:00 Atrocity
W.E.T. Stage
11:00 - 11:30 Brutus
11:55 - 12:25 Dead Means Nothing
12:50 - 13:20 Suicidal Angels
13:45 - 14:15 Astral Doors
14:40 - 15:10 Hackneyed
15:35 - 16:05 Mad Max
16:30 - 17:00 The Other
17:25 - 18:00 Eternal Legacy
18:25 - 18:55 Evile
19:20 - 19:55 Lizzy Borden
20:25 - 21:10 Broilers
21:40 - 22:10 Holy Grail
22:40 - 23:25 Secrets Of The Moon
23:55 - 00:40 Ihsahn
01:10 - 01:40 Imperium Dekadenz
02:10 - 02:55 Raven
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Schelmish
20:00 - 21:00 Letzte Instanz
22:00 - 23:00 Equilibrium
Beergarden Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Hells Belles
20:00 - 21:00 Fanfara Kalashnikov
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt


DAY 4 (07.08)

True Metal Stage
13:15 - 14:15 Caliban
15:45 - 16:45 Overkill
18:15 - 19:15 W.A.S.P.
20:45 - 21:45 Edguy
23:15 - 00:15 Soulfly
01:35 - 02:50 U.D.O.
Black Stage
12:00 - 13:00 Ektomorf
14:30 - 15:30 Unleashed
17:00 - 18:00 Lock Up
19:30 - 20:30 Cannibal Corpse
22:00 - 23:00 Immortal
00:30 - 01:30 Fear Factory
Party Stage
12:00 - 13:00 Smoke Blow
14:30 - 15:30 Kampfar
17:00 - 18:00 Delain
19:30 - 20:30 Stratovarius
22:00 - 23:00 Candlemass
00:30 - 01:30 Tiamat
W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:30 Nightmare
12:55 - 13:25 The New Black
13:50 - 14:20 Degradead
14:45 - 15:15 Crucified Barbara
15:40 - 16:10 Skanners
16:35 - 17:20 Die Kassierer
17:45 - 18:15 Metsatöll
18:40 - 19:10 Varg
19:35 - 20:05 Debauchery
20:25 - 21:10 Sólstafir
21:35 - 22:20 Lake Of Tears
22:45 - 23:15 Rotting Christ
23:40 - 00:15 Despised Icon
00:45 - 01:30 Killing Machine
02:00 - 02:45 The Devil's Blood
Wackinger Stage
18:00 - 19:00 The Keltics
20:00 - 21:00 Týr
22:00 - 23:00 Orden Ogan
Beergarden Stage
12:00 - 13:00 W:O:A Firefighters
19:00 - 20:00 Fanfara Kalashnikov
21:00 - 22:00 Hells Belles
22:30 - 23:30 Mambo Kurt


News

 21.04.2010 - Wacken - Vote For Unknown Band To Play At Wacken


Reviews

 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 5th August 2010 by Promonex
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 6th August 2010 by Promonex
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 7th August 2010 by Promonex
 The Railway to Hell - A Prologue to Wacken by Promonex


Photo galleries

Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 3 by Promonex (124 images)
Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 2 by Promonex (146 images)
Wacken Open Air 2010 - Day 1 & Miscellaneous (NSFW!) by Promonex (55 images)
Metal Train 2010 by Promonex (120 images)




 
Updated: 28.07.2010




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Valentin B - 20.04.2010 at 07:48  
Written by GT on 19.04.2010 at 23:48

Written by Valentin B on 19.04.2010 at 19:45

Now hold on one god darned second! i made some calculations and it seems i could get to WOA this year if i stay with my job which i will start tomorrow. woohoo

Well good luck to you keeping the job AND making it. I on the other hand are starting to doubt that I'll be able to go

why is that? you can get there a lot cheaper than i can(but i presume it's not really about money)
Promonex - 20.04.2010 at 14:04  
Written by GT on 19.04.2010 at 23:48

I on the other hand are starting to doubt that I'll be able to go

But... but... but... you have to go! Wacken would only be half as much fun without our vodka annihilations
GT - 20.04.2010 at 17:53  
Written by Valentin B on 20.04.2010 at 07:48

Written by GT on 19.04.2010 at 23:48

Written by Valentin B on 19.04.2010 at 19:45

Now hold on one god darned second! i made some calculations and it seems i could get to WOA this year if i stay with my job which i will start tomorrow. woohoo

Well good luck to you keeping the job AND making it. I on the other hand are starting to doubt that I'll be able to go

why is that? you can get there a lot cheaper than i can(but i presume it's not really about money)

Written by Promonex on 20.04.2010 at 14:04

Written by GT on 19.04.2010 at 23:48

I on the other hand are starting to doubt that I'll be able to go

But... but... but... you have to go! Wacken would only be half as much fun without our vodka annihilations

Yeah I know, but by the looks of things right now my GF will be finishing university right about the same time as Wacken. And I'm pretty sure I won't survive leaving for a festival when she does

...and a less important reason is, that I'll probably have to go alone since Kim will be in Canada.

But nothing is certain yet, and with the great lineup this year I'll my very best to attend
Valentin B - 20.04.2010 at 18:03  
Written by GT on 20.04.2010 at 17:53

...and a less important reason is, that I'll probably have to go alone since Kim will be in Canada.

woah! seriously, one of the worst news i got all year so far he's such a fucking cool guy, now i doubt that i'll be going myself LOL.
GT - 20.04.2010 at 18:07  
Written by Valentin B on 20.04.2010 at 18:03

Written by GT on 20.04.2010 at 17:53

...and a less important reason is, that I'll probably have to go alone since Kim will be in Canada.

woah! seriously, one of the worst news i got all year so far he's such a fucking cool guy, now i doubt that i'll be going myself LOL.

Haha well somehow I don't really believe you (or at least the part with the worst news this year) I'm still trying to persuade him though, so the battle is not yet lost
Promonex - 21.04.2010 at 00:40  
Written by GT on 20.04.2010 at 17:53

Yeah I know, but by the looks of things right now my GF will be finishing university right about the same time as Wacken. And I'm pretty sure I won't survive leaving for a festival when she does

Thanks for reminding me again of why I'm not in a relationship anymore
davidog - 22.04.2010 at 13:17  
CANT WAIT
Black Mass - 29.04.2010 at 14:55  
Written by Valentin B on 19.04.2010 at 19:45

Now hold on one god darned second! i made some calculations and it seems i could get to WOA this year if i stay with my job which i will start tomorrow. woohoo


Congrats on the job dude. Look fwd to seeing you at Wacken then and feeding you more Jager
DanielViking - 24.05.2010 at 23:37  
Written by davidog on 22.04.2010 at 13:17

CANT WAIT


x2! the billing this year is truly stunning.
corrupt - 25.05.2010 at 00:21  
Kataklysm cacelled.
buki of steel - 24.06.2010 at 19:56  
Any plans for ms meeting this year?
Valentin B - 24.06.2010 at 20:04  
Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

unfortunately i won't take part. mostly because i'm already over my head with festivals this year and don't have enough money.
corrupt - 25.06.2010 at 09:21  
Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

I'll be there for sure. Wednesday afternoon at the Beergarden entrance should do again I supposed. Round 5 p.m?

How about the others?
Valentin B - 25.06.2010 at 09:49  
Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 09:21

Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

I'll be there for sure. Wednesday afternoon at the Beergarden entrance should do again I supposed. Round 5 p.m?

How about the others?

i just remembered, he wasn't actually at the meeting last year

@buki from what Black Mass told me you were drinking your stomach out or something like in the 2007 edition or something haha
corrupt - 25.06.2010 at 12:33  
Written by Valentin B on 25.06.2010 at 09:49

Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 09:21

Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

I'll be there for sure. Wednesday afternoon at the Beergarden entrance should do again I supposed. Round 5 p.m?

How about the others?

i just remembered, he wasn't actually at the meeting last year

@buki from what Black Mass told me you were drinking your stomach out or something like in the 2007 edition or something haha

What, I wasn't? Like hell I was. I've talked with that friend of GT about European history for two hours.
Valentin B - 25.06.2010 at 23:38  
Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 12:33

What, I wasn't? Like hell I was. I've talked with that friend of GT about European history for two hours.

of course i remember you were there, i was talking about Buki of Steel.
buki of steel - 26.06.2010 at 14:34  
Written by Valentin B on 25.06.2010 at 23:38

Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 12:33

What, I wasn't? Like hell I was. I've talked with that friend of GT about European history for two hours.

of course i remember you were there, i was talking about Buki of Steel.

yeah,didnt make it to the meeting... got stuck with some people and lots of alcohol..
but i've participed in a meeting in 2006
GT - 26.06.2010 at 23:46  
The chances of me going are getting smaller and smaller and I'm not content by that at all. Why can't the lady just get the thesis overwith so I can go to Wacken with you guys and on some sort of vacation with her
Black Mass - 30.06.2010 at 08:59  
I can't go to Wacken this year
My job is mental, I can't take the time off. First week of the month is when all the invoicing and reports happen, I have to be here.
SO - I have a 3 day ticket FREE to a good home. Seriously, I don't want any money for it. Giving it away is good karma. First in first served. PM me if you want it or email me meldoumbos@gmail.com

Please have loads of beers for me. I drank my share at Hellfest - spent 400euro on beer alone. Awesome.
Valentin B - 30.06.2010 at 17:19  
Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 09:21

Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

I'll be there for sure. Wednesday afternoon at the Beergarden entrance should do again I supposed. Round 5 p.m?

okay so finally, through the good will of a certain Australian gal living in Abu Dhabi i will be there thank you so much Melissa. *plays Mercyful Fate - Melissa in her honor*

WACKKEN!!
Black Mass - 30.06.2010 at 19:34  
Written by Valentin B on 30.06.2010 at 17:19

Written by corrupt on 25.06.2010 at 09:21

Written by buki of steel on 24.06.2010 at 19:56

Any plans for ms meeting this year?

I'll be there for sure. Wednesday afternoon at the Beergarden entrance should do again I supposed. Round 5 p.m?

okay so finally, through the good will of a certain Australian gal living in Abu Dhabi i will be there thank you so much Melissa. *plays Mercyful Fate - Melissa in her honor*

WACKKEN!!


You are welcome dude. Couldn't think of anyone more deserving! I want photos of you and Buki doing jager
Valentin B - 01.07.2010 at 22:03  
So what are your clashes in the running order? my only problematic one would be Immortal with Candlemass on the last night. i think i'm gonna choose Candlemass though, other than that i think i can manage
Promonex - 01.07.2010 at 22:52  
Haven't really taken a look at the RO yet. The only clash I've noticed so far is Iron Maiden vs Gojira.
corrupt - 02.07.2010 at 12:25  
Iron Maiden | Gorira -> Gojira
Orphaned Land | Job For A Cowboy -> Orphaned Land
Endstille | Evile -> ...
Slayer | 1349 -> 1349
1349 | Ihsahn -> Ihsahn
Cannibal Corpse | Stratovarius -> Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse | Debauchery -> Cannibal Corpse
Solstafir | Edguy -> Solstafir
Candlemass | Immortal | Orden Ogan -> ...
<whichever I decide for in the previous slot> | Rotting Christ -> Rotting Christ
Tiamat | Fear Factory -> Tiamat

Most of them are just overlapping half an hour or so, in that case the band I decide for is the one I'll be seeing full time. 1349 and Ihsahn are annoying, and between Immortal and Candlemass I can't decide yet. If Candlemass still had Marcolin, I'd sure as hell see them. And Orden Ogan play at the same time, so it's a battle between three bands that all play into Rotting Christ's slot.
The other one's are obvious.
Valentin B - 03.07.2010 at 21:00  
Okay so in the meet&greet slot there is one hour for BLIND GUARDIAN. i hope that means they'll also have a slot to play, it would be ridiculous just to have them there to sign autographs.

i would much appreciate Soulfly getting off the bill and BG entering
corrupt - 04.07.2010 at 01:27  
Written by Valentin B on 03.07.2010 at 21:00

Okay so in the meet&greet slot there is one hour for BLIND GUARDIAN. i hope that means they'll also have a slot to play, it would be ridiculous just to have them there to sign autographs.

i would much appreciate Soulfly getting off the bill and BG entering

They could be the secret show. I realized that too. But just as with the Tobi Sammet slot in 2007, it could be just to promote a show in 2011 or their new CD. Doro is there to sign stuff almost every year too.

The indicator for the secret show are t-shirts of course. We found out about the secret show that was JBO that way. As did about 20k other people. It was really cool.
Valentin B - 04.07.2010 at 08:27  
Written by corrupt on 04.07.2010 at 01:27

The indicator for the secret show are t-shirts of course. We found out about the secret show that was JBO that way. As did about 20k other people. It was really cool.

it would be quite awkward to have them play in the red bull bus. i think it's going to be another dime a dozen internationally unknown german band
corrupt - 04.07.2010 at 10:40  
Written by Valentin B on 04.07.2010 at 08:27

Written by corrupt on 04.07.2010 at 01:27

The indicator for the secret show are t-shirts of course. We found out about the secret show that was JBO that way. As did about 20k other people. It was really cool.

it would be quite awkward to have them play in the red bull bus. i think it's going to be another dime a dozen internationally unknown german band

That I didn't see. Red Bull bus? What the fsck is that now?
Valentin B - 04.07.2010 at 17:09  
Written by corrupt on 04.07.2010 at 10:40

Written by Valentin B on 04.07.2010 at 08:27

Written by corrupt on 04.07.2010 at 01:27

The indicator for the secret show are t-shirts of course. We found out about the secret show that was JBO that way. As did about 20k other people. It was really cool.

it would be quite awkward to have them play in the red bull bus. i think it's going to be another dime a dozen internationally unknown german band

That I didn't see. Red Bull bus? What the fsck is that now?

hahah, it's me who should ask you that after all, you've been to 5 times as many Wacken's as me and know all their schemes backwards hah
corrupt - 04.07.2010 at 17:50  
Written by Valentin B on 04.07.2010 at 17:09

Written by corrupt on 04.07.2010 at 10:40

Red Bull bus? What the fsck is that now?

hahah, it's me who should ask you that after all, you've been to 5 times as many Wacken's as me and know all their schemes backwards hah

All I know is they're t3h m4573rz of sellout. And their capacity to euphemize is endless. They've been adding 'features' to the festival like shit in the last five years because they make money rain like cats the festival a better experience for the audience.

"Of course we're not getting bigger, 40.000 people is enough".
Promonex - 05.07.2010 at 05:57  
Written by Valentin B on 03.07.2010 at 21:00

Okay so in the meet&greet slot there is one hour for BLIND GUARDIAN. i hope that means they'll also have a slot to play, it would be ridiculous just to have them there to sign autographs.

They could just as well be around for promotional purposes. Wacken is also used as a forum for press conferences as a lot of the worldwide metal press will be around. Last year Kamelot was there for the announcement of their tour and two years ago Enslaved had a pre-listening of "Vertebrae" (which btw was the best moment of the whole festival for me) with neither of the two bands actually performing.
Valentin B - 05.07.2010 at 07:24  
Written by Promonex on 05.07.2010 at 05:57

Written by Valentin B on 03.07.2010 at 21:00

Okay so in the meet&greet slot there is one hour for BLIND GUARDIAN. i hope that means they'll also have a slot to play, it would be ridiculous just to have them there to sign autographs.

They could just as well be around for promotional purposes. Wacken is also used as a forum for press conferences as a lot of the worldwide metal press will be around. Last year Kamelot was there for the announcement of their tour and two years ago Enslaved had a pre-listening of "Vertebrae" (which btw was the best moment of the whole festival for me) with neither of the two bands actually performing.

shit, i guess you're right.. now i only hope some band cancels and BG will play instead of them since they're already there haha

still, it is pretty frustrating for me as a BG fan, because last year they were doing festivals and Hansi was also there to play a guest song with Rage but the most BG i've heard was a bunch of songs off their live album in one of the shops there (of course i didn't buy anything, i was just bored). i was fiddling through shirts while murmuring along to "Welcome To Dying", almost made my day

that reminds me, is it just me or is the merch at Wacken really fucking overpriced?(not just for my typically empty eastern european pocket ) the official shirts are 30-40 E (i would never have bought one of those, except a Running Wild shirt for nostalgia purposes but i didn't have enough cash to spend on stuff like that), and at the small shops it's almost the same, only stuff is slightly cheaper. the only thing i've actually bought there was a cool blue t-shirt with a demon's face on it that was just 2 euros because i was shirtless, cold, and too lazy to get back to my tent to get a shirt.

this year i intend to surpass my scavenging record of 20 euros from returned beer glasses hahha
Elyar S. - 11.07.2010 at 18:20  
Ppl say that they sold more than usual this time, and maybe you cant enter the concert if you are late.
corrupt - 11.07.2010 at 23:46  
Written by Elyar S. on 11.07.2010 at 18:20

Ppl say that they sold more than usual this time, and maybe you cant enter the concert if you are late.

People always say that. But even if they did, we're talking a few hundred tickets at most. There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007. Also many of those statements are marketing bluffs. They tell people it was almost sold out to get the last undecided ones to buy. I don't think it can get more crowded than last year.
Elyar S. - 12.07.2010 at 15:28  
Written by corrupt on 11.07.2010 at 23:46

Written by Elyar S. on 11.07.2010 at 18:20

Ppl say that they sold more than usual this time, and maybe you cant enter the concert if you are late.

People always say that. But even if they did, we're talking a few hundred tickets at most. There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007. Also many of those statements are marketing bluffs. They tell people it was almost sold out to get the last undecided ones to buy. I don't think it can get more crowded than last year.

rumors which Im talking about say that after you bought the tickets maybe you cant go to the stage which you love the most, because they sell a lot of tickets and maybe you cant watch your preferred one you know, or something like that. selling tickets more than capacity is what Im talking about.
corrupt - 12.07.2010 at 15:50  
Written by Elyar S. on 12.07.2010 at 15:28

Written by corrupt on 11.07.2010 at 23:46

Written by Elyar S. on 11.07.2010 at 18:20

Ppl say that they sold more than usual this time, and maybe you cant enter the concert if you are late.

People always say that. But even if they did, we're talking a few hundred tickets at most. There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007. Also many of those statements are marketing bluffs. They tell people it was almost sold out to get the last undecided ones to buy. I don't think it can get more crowded than last year.

rumors which Im talking about say that after you bought the tickets maybe you cant go to the stage which you love the most, because they sell a lot of tickets and maybe you cant watch your preferred one you know, or something like that. selling tickets more than capacity is what Im talking about.

And that's bullshit. Even though people have been complaining that they couldn't get into the wet stage, I've always managed to do so. Whatever band was playing. And since you don't seem to ever have been there. The stages are _huge_. There is absolutely no fucking way in hell you could miss you favorite band even if the whole festival was watching them.
BoxCar Willy - 12.07.2010 at 17:04  
Written by corrupt on 25.05.2010 at 00:21

Kataklysm cacelled.

noooooooooo!!!!!!!
Valentin B - 12.07.2010 at 18:30  
Written by corrupt on 11.07.2010 at 23:46

There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007.

see? they're trying to keep it intimate and trve

as for tickets, i've seen guys trying to sell them at the festival grounds, no doubt because of some friends not being able to go at the last minute, nothing other than that.
corrupt - 12.07.2010 at 18:39  
Written by Valentin B on 12.07.2010 at 18:30

Written by corrupt on 11.07.2010 at 23:46

There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007.

see? they're trying to keep it intimate and trve

as for tickets, i've seen guys trying to sell them at the festival grounds, no doubt because of some friends not being able to go at the last minute, nothing other than that.

In 2008, when they badly miscut my wristband, I actually got a second ticket for 10 (and the festival hadn't started yet) to get a good wristband. There are people in the streets trying to sell tickets in the hundreds. Quite a way to spend the festival.
Valentin B - 12.07.2010 at 18:57  
Written by corrupt on 12.07.2010 at 18:39

Written by Valentin B on 12.07.2010 at 18:30

Written by corrupt on 11.07.2010 at 23:46

There hasn't been a noticeable change of size of the crowd since 2007.

see? they're trying to keep it intimate and trve

as for tickets, i've seen guys trying to sell them at the festival grounds, no doubt because of some friends not being able to go at the last minute, nothing other than that.

In 2008, when they badly miscut my wristband, I actually got a second ticket for 10 (and the festival hadn't started yet) to get a good wristband. There are people in the streets trying to sell tickets in the hundreds. Quite a way to spend the festival.

seriously, WTF.. last year i moved around the main street and the festival grounds quite a lot and the most i saw were 2 guys waving a ticket in the air.

also, do they even have security at the VIP area?(not that i'd want to get there desperately), i remember though it was the last day and i didn't even know what was behind the steps(only later i found out it was actually the VIP area), i presumed it was just a quick way to get to the village without having to go through all the campsite to the right of the stages, so i oh-so-innocently climbed the stairs, wandered around the area looking for an exit, and finally got on the little street behind the main stages. it was a fun walk up to the main street, where the guy at the barrier didn't see me because i snuck up behind a van.. epic times
Misanthrope - 15.07.2010 at 06:29  
Can't wait for it this year!
Roro - 15.07.2010 at 21:08  
Lucky bastards!
i hate germany!!! and france too
BoxCar Willy - 26.07.2010 at 22:25  
They should have something like this in canada. heh...
Valentin B - 30.07.2010 at 19:48  
I really hope one of the bands cancels at the last moment and Accept is drafted in at the last moment as replacement preferably Soulfly or Anvil. i really would love to see them live once again, but anything less than a full headlining show would be unfit for the quality of their show.
corrupt - 30.07.2010 at 22:01  
Written by Valentin B on 30.07.2010 at 19:48

I really hope one of the bands cancels at the last moment and Accept is drafted in at the last moment as replacement preferably Soulfly or Anvil. i really would love to see them live once again, but anything less than a full headlining show would be unfit for the quality of their show.

Ooor, we forget about the 80's shit alltogether and confirm a few more good bands
Valentin B - 31.07.2010 at 00:05  
Written by corrupt on 30.07.2010 at 22:01

Written by Valentin B on 30.07.2010 at 19:48

I really hope one of the bands cancels at the last moment and Accept is drafted in at the last moment as replacement preferably Soulfly or Anvil. i really would love to see them live once again, but anything less than a full headlining show would be unfit for the quality of their show.

Ooor, we forget about the 80's shit alltogether and confirm a few more good bands

yeah, let's add Opeth, Emperor(special reunion show), Bloodbath and Nevermore!


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.


...or maybe not.
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.07.2010 at 00:48  
Anvil is superior to most of the bands on the line up. But perfect would be if they stuck to album two and three and no drum solo although robb reiner is superior to 95% of all metal drummers
Valentin B - 31.07.2010 at 09:17  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.07.2010 at 00:48

Anvil is superior to most of the bands on the line up. But perfect would be if they stuck to album two and three and no drum solo although robb reiner is superior to 95% of all metal drummers

the music is good but imo their lyrics are stupid (at least on select songs like "Backwaxed")

anyway i will go and see them, not because i'm a big fan but because of how resilient and uncompromising they are in "Anvil - The Story of Anvil". seriously, those guys are fucking heroes to go through all of that shit.
Valentin B - 01.08.2010 at 19:08  
Tomorrow morning i'm leaving on my epic journey to Wackenland. to whom it may concern:

4.08.2010 - 17:00 - beer garden fountain


be there or be pos-er!!
buki of steel - 01.08.2010 at 19:19  
Ok
if i arrive till then i will attednd this meeting!

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