GER, Wacken - Wacken Open Air 2011


Location: Germany, Wacken
Date: 03-06 August 2011
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Event Service

Tickets:

130 €
 
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It was about time! Finally, in its 22nd year of existence, the biggest metal festival in the world will welcome the Prince of Darkness, one of the founders of the music we have all come to love: Ozzy Osbourne will headline Wacken Open Air 2011!
Ozzy's performance at Wacken will be his only German festival show in 2011. The metal opera Avantasia take it even further and will make their performance at Wacken Open Air their only show in 2011 worldwide! Witnessing Tobias Sammet (Edguy) and his myriad of guests in front of tens of thousands of fans under the open sky certainly isn't your everyday concert experience.
And of course there's also American power metallers Iced Earth who will be performing for the very last time with legendary singer Matt Barlow.

But these three acts aren't the only ones with exclusive performances: NWOBHM legends Judas Priest, who are currently on their last world tour ever, TNBM front-runners Mayhem and Australian hard rockers Airbourne will also perform their only German festival shows at Wacken Open Air, and for Trivium it will even be their only festival show on European soil in 2011.

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, like power metal (e.g. Blind Guardian), extreme power/melodeath metal (e.g. Children Of Bodom), thrash metal (e.g. Kreator), death metal (e.g. Kataklysm), rock'n'roll (e.g. Motörhead), glam metal (e.g. Crashdïet), j-rock (Dir En Grey), folk metal (e.g. Moonsorrow), stoner (Kyuss Lives!) and then some. For a complete listing of all 120+ bands, filled to the brim with big names of the scene, you'll only have to scroll down.

Wacken Open Air takes place 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.

The festival is officially sold out since February, but some tour operators (e.g. Metal Train for Germany, Bock Tours for the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Argon Events for the UK) still have some coach trip/festival ticket packages in store. More tour operators can be found here.

Another way to acquire your ticket would be the ticket exchange in the official forum which aims for eliminating the black marketing going on on eBay and other auctioning sites, 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 English) and here (in German).

Further readings:
Wacken 2010Metal Train 2010Wacken 2009Wacken 2008Wacken 2007
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (03.08)

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Mother Of God
Leash Eye
Dust Bolt
Hammercult
Virginia Clemm
Death Clocks
Noein
Atrum
Paralytic
Eccentric Pendulum
Aphyxion
Mambo Kurt

Wackinger Stage

The Aberlour's
Reliquiae
Horch

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Russkaja
Ski King
Victims Of Madness

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters
Blechblosn

DAY 2 (04.08)

True Metal Stage

Ozzy Osbourne
Helloween

Black Stage

Blind Guardian
Skyline
Bülent Ceylan

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Battle Beast
Pneuma
Tanker
Aeon Throne
Seven Stitches
Achren
Coldwar
Rude Revelation
Exquisite Pus
X-Tinxion
Sacramental

Wackinger Stage

Russkaja
Reliquiae
Maiden United

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Onkel Tom Angelripper
Kvelertak
Ski's Country Trash
Stier
Jim Breuer

Beer Garden Stage

Edelweiss
Hayseed Dixie
Blechblosn
Mambo Kurt
W:O:A Firefighters

DAY 3 (05.08)

Wackinger Stage

Ignis Fatuu
Rabenschrey
Reliquiae

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Russkaja
Smack Ballz
Betontod
Jim Breuer
Ghost

Beer Garden Stage

Edelweiss
Hayseed Dixie
Mambo Kurt

DAY 4 (06.08)

True Metal Stage

Avantasia
Motörhead
Iced Earth
Subway To Sally
Dir En Grey
Crashdïet

Black Stage

Children Of Bodom
Kreator
Sepultura
Mayhem
Kataklysm
Moonsorrow

Party Stage

Knorkator
Danko Jones
Vreid
The Haunted
Visions Of Atlantis
Eläkeläiset

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Hail Of Bullets
Tokyo Blade
Excrementory Grindfuckers
In Solitude
Blowsight
Warrant [GER]
Venomin James
Tauthr
Skeletonwitch
Shining [NOR]
Hämatom
Stormzone
Torture Squad
Triosphere
Hellsaw
The Murder Of My Sweet

Wackinger Stage

Lacrimas Profundere
Reliquiae

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Girlschool
Onslaught
Hayseed Dixie

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters
Edelweiss
Mambo Kurt

Who was there?

Promonex 100%
Nefarious (UAE) 100%
GT (Denmark) 100%
corrupt 100%
OnJackTallBeck? (Brazil) 100%
buki of steel (Croatia) 100%
TheBigRossowski 100%
Infurnace (The Netherlands) 100%
MeTalRea|istiK (Malaysia) 100%
MaiSweettShaadow () 100%
infernall (Romania) 100%
Overlord_PT (Portugal) 100%
Chris Steele (Denmark) 100%
Kallis Helmi (Hungary) 100%
MrSpaceman |BR| (Brazil) 100%
Skyum (Denmark) 100%
Jack--- (Denmark) 100%
In Chaos (Norway) 100%
Kalmari (Finland) 100%
Snockis (Sweden) 100%
Gâsh (The Netherlands) 100%
Heissayen (Spain) 100%
Lord Nifiel (Sweden) 100%
hanfsud 100%
Alena (Russia) 100%
Dewil Rituale (Bulgaria) 100%
AngelCryGr (Greece) 100%
Den Gode Hr. Kim (UK) 100%
Brodd (Denmark) 100%
Miquele 100%
SMAX (USA) 100%
Asmara (Austria) 100%
santiagomp 100%
BaZaH (The Netherlands) 100%
Pucis (UK) 100%
Maudraum (USA) 100%
Ch3m1c4lThr4sh (The Netherlands) 100%
Eleazar (Mexico) 100%
valeria (UK) 100%
Trust (Portugal) 100%
Oriôn (Belgium) 100%
Jvenned (Faroe Islands) 100%
MightyMouse (Sweden) 100%
Aquad 100%
Wurzelbernd 100%
Buried Dreamer (Brazil) 100%
Izarus (Denmark) 100%
victim (Finland) 100%
Melodeathmetal (The Netherlands) 100%
svobi_666 (Austria) 100%
JaimeeFotzeBetrunken (New Zealand) 100%
wastedcorpse (Estonia) 100%
Fabiana Thoresen (Brazil) 100%
Link (Israel) 100%
Rhaz 100%
Doomhammer 100%
Necrozika (Sweden) 100%
aseth (Spain) 100%
Rakshasa 100%
Vorhana (New Zealand) 100%
Abbath (Spain) 100%
Jamie Yagami (Brazil) 100%
Üby 100%
MorphineChild (UAE) 100%
guano (Turkey) 100%
goddec (Slovenia) 100%
Alfredo Pliego (Mexico) 100%
Rooste (Estonia) 100%
Hammar () 100%
systeema (Latvia) 100%
Likus93 (Spain) 100%
Bonesaw () 100%
Sima (Denmark) 100%
alemiglio13 (Italy) 100%
kingjelle (The Netherlands) 100%
ANArhia (Romania) 100%
FATA ESCARLATA (Czech Republic) 100%
Evolucionista (Venezuela) 100%
redTobi666 100%
Sword_of_Dawn 100%
thorsdottir 100%
Dunkelgeist (Spain) 100%
Stoner Banger (Brazil) 100%
trchook (Australia) 100%
JAS DANIEL'S (Switzerland) 100%
Malakiitti (Finland) 100%
Queoma Ferreira (Brazil) 100%
jess_lacrymosa (Slovenia) 80%
animal71 (Australia) 70%
dunskii (USA) 60%
Wyrd (Canada) 30%
Coaljin (Denmark) 30%
Anarchy2012 (USA) 10%
DarkFear (Belarus) 10%

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Comments: 120   Visited by: 697 users
09.08.2010 - 10:09
corrupt
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The first time since I'm going to Wacken that I didn't get the X-Mas ticket package...
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09.08.2010 - 11:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 10:09

The first time since I'm going to Wacken that I didn't get the X-Mas ticket package...


Why not? You always go there anyway. So might as well get that early bird ticket then.
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09.08.2010 - 12:10
Promonex
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 11:04

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 10:09

The first time since I'm going to Wacken that I didn't get the X-Mas ticket package...


Why not? You always go there anyway. So might as well get that early bird ticket then.


That's what they all say. That's why it's sold out already.
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09.08.2010 - 12:20
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 12:10

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 11:04

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 10:09

The first time since I'm going to Wacken that I didn't get the X-Mas ticket package...


Why not? You always go there anyway. So might as well get that early bird ticket then.


That's what they all say. That's why it's sold out already.


The early bird tickets are already sold-out? Wow, pathetic.
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09.08.2010 - 12:28
corrupt
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Took about three hours.
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09.08.2010 - 12:31
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 12:28

Took about three hours.


What? Has the world gone mad? Only six names announced (of which five are staple festival bands) and already that many tickets sold?
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09.08.2010 - 13:05
Promonex
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 12:31

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 12:28

Took about three hours.


What? Has the world gone mad? Only six names announced (of which five are staple festival bands) and already that many tickets sold?


That's Wacken to you.

I wouldn't consider ST as a staple festival band btw.
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09.08.2010 - 13:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 13:05

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 12:31

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 12:28

Took about three hours.


What? Has the world gone mad? Only six names announced (of which five are staple festival bands) and already that many tickets sold?


That's Wacken to you.

I wouldn't consider ST as a staple festival band btw.


They have been doing quite a few festivals the last couple of years. First as ST, this year as Infectious Grooves (they played a couple of ST songs)
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09.08.2010 - 13:26
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 13:07

Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 13:05

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 12:31

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 12:28

Took about three hours.


What? Has the world gone mad? Only six names announced (of which five are staple festival bands) and already that many tickets sold?


That's Wacken to you.

I wouldn't consider ST as a staple festival band btw.


They have been doing quite a few festivals the last couple of years. First as ST, this year as Infectious Grooves (they played a couple of ST songs)


Just checked their recent events and yeah, you are kinda right. Most of those festivals are quite mainstream-oriented though (Exit Festival, Download, Le Rock Dans Tous, Les Eurockéennes, Rock for People) and they don't play that often in Germany either, so that's why I've probably perceived it differently. So for me they'd be a good reason to go Wacken again.
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09.08.2010 - 13:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 13:26

Just checked their recent events and yeah, you are kinda right. Most of those festivals are quite mainstream-oriented though (Exit Festival, Download, Le Rock Dans Tous, Les Eurockéennes, Rock for People) and they don't play that often in Germany either, so that's why I've probably perceived it differently. So for me they'd be a good reason to go Wacken again.


You consider Download more mainstream oriented than Wacken? I'd say they're both as mainstream oriented.
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09.08.2010 - 13:37
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 13:30

Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 13:26

Just checked their recent events and yeah, you are kinda right. Most of those festivals are quite mainstream-oriented though (Exit Festival, Download, Le Rock Dans Tous, Les Eurockéennes, Rock for People) and they don't play that often in Germany either, so that's why I've probably perceived it differently. So for me they'd be a good reason to go Wacken again.


You consider Download more mainstream oriented than Wacken? I'd say they're both as mainstream oriented.


I know you're just trolling again, but nonetheless I'll just mention Billy Talent, Staind, Enter Shikari, Pendulum and Lethal Bizzle.
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09.08.2010 - 13:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 13:37


I know you're just trolling again, but nonetheless I'll just mention Billy Talent, Staind, Enter Shikari, Pendulum and Lethal Bizzle.


Wacken caters to the metal mainstream whereas Download caters to the alternative mainstream
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09.08.2010 - 14:33
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Marcel, believe it or not, there's more to a festival than just the music. And in that regard there is nothing like Wacken. The Cult that has grown around it, the faithful fans, the village and it's people. Even most bands acknowledge the special place that Wacken has in the scene.

And your trolling won't change things either. The only thing you accomplish here, besides alienating people who actually like the festival is to establish yourself as superior to other people which is what most of us stopped doing at the age of 16.

Although I still feel superior to folk metal fans
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10.08.2010 - 03:03
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 14:33

Marcel, believe it or not, there's more to a festival than just the music. And in that regard there is nothing like Wacken. The Cult that has grown around it, the faithful fans, the village and it's people. Even most bands acknowledge the special place that Wacken has in the scene.

And your trolling won't change things either. The only thing you accomplish here, besides alienating people who actually like the festival is to establish yourself as superior to other people which is what most of us stopped doing at the age of 16.

Although I still feel superior to folk metal fans

great rant, awesome stuff haha. MARCEL MUST DIE IN THE NAME OF METAL!! ig i hagezsch

the line-up looks so good//// fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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10.08.2010 - 10:12
corrupt
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Written by Valentin B on 10.08.2010 at 03:03

great rant, awesome stuff haha.

Shall I go on ranting about how you managed to skip two (!) times we tried to meet at Wacken, Mr. reliable?

Btw, I bought my ticket yesterday, so did most of our camp. Wacken 2011, though shalt have us!
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15.08.2010 - 21:45
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by corrupt on 10.08.2010 at 10:12

Written by Valentin B on 10.08.2010 at 03:03

great rant, awesome stuff haha.

Shall I go on ranting about how you managed to skip two (!) times we tried to meet at Wacken, Mr. reliable?

there's always next year and next year looks pretty fucking good so far.

BG + ST + PF = OMGWTFPWN
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12.09.2010 - 14:23
MeTalRea|istiK
Here i come!!!
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14.09.2010 - 12:43
RattleSnake
First time in Wacken ... Wow ...
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15.09.2010 - 12:03
MeTalRea|istiK
Wait 4 me!!!!!come all the way from MALAYSIA!!!!!!
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15.09.2010 - 22:53
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Airbourne?? aside from their crazy-as-fuck frontman, FUCK THEM
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16.09.2010 - 20:41
COBdeath666
Oh jesus Airbourne! Thank you wacken!
Please Manowar
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16.09.2010 - 21:50
corrupt
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What's all the fuss about Airbourne? They've played there like two times or so.
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16.09.2010 - 22:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Airbourne are a great live band espeically for festivals. No bullshit just music and and some antics. manowar live are horrendous. Half the set is lame assed speeches about how true they and their fans are.
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18.09.2010 - 02:55
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.08.2010 at 12:31

Written by corrupt on 09.08.2010 at 12:28

Took about three hours.


What? Has the world gone mad? Only six names announced (of which five are staple festival bands) and already that many tickets sold?


Hell yeah. Guilty as charged.
Every time, the day after wacken at midnight i am spamming the F5 button for metaltix to finally co-operate to order tickets. More a tradition then anything else. Wacken i go for the festival, the line-up really is a secondairy thing.
It was 5 hours btw. Last year it was 10 or so.
Still though, there are like 3 artists in the world that can pull that off, nevermind festivals.
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18.09.2010 - 09:30
corrupt
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Mayhem confirmed.
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18.09.2010 - 17:46
MeTalRea|istiK
Written by corrupt on 18.09.2010 at 09:30

Mayhem confirmed.


u sure??
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18.09.2010 - 17:48
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Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 18.09.2010 at 17:46

Written by corrupt on 18.09.2010 at 09:30

Mayhem confirmed.


u sure??

What's so hard about visiting their site and check for yourself? I'm as sure as one can be after reading an official news post.
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18.09.2010 - 17:48
MeTalRea|istiK
More power metal plz!!angra..heavenly..etc..
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22.09.2010 - 00:45
90IRONMAIDEN
This needs to come to usa like dallas
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08.10.2010 - 07:05
Guib
Thrash Talker
No cash for the 2011 -_- but I plan on going to the 2012 edition of the festival
This would be my first Wacken evar So sad Im poor and unable to go sooner
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