Wacken Open Air - Announce First Bands For 2019, Two Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Festival


This year's edition of Wacken Open Air is officially over and there's some news to report. First, the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air will be held in 2019 and the first batch of bands have already been announced for the big anniversary.

The biggest metal party of the year with metalheads from more than 80 nations returns next year with Sabaton (special 20th Anniversary Show), Parkway Drive, Demons And Wizards (only German festival appearance in 2019), Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah, Krokus, Dark Funeral, and Avatar.




Tickets for Wacken Open Air 2019 are on sale at Metaltix and are already selling out fast. Find more details here.







In other cool Wacken related news, two elderly men escaped a nursing home to go to Wacken over the weekend. According to Deutsche Welle, a German nursing home alerted police after they noticed two men were missing. They were later found at 3 a.m. at the Wacken Open Air metal festival.

Two elderly German men escaped the confines of their nursing home on Friday to attend Wacken Open Air, police said. The nursing home alerted police after the gentlemen were found to be missing from the center. Police then found the aging metalheads at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air. A police spokeswoman said they were "disoriented and dazed."

The men were reluctant to leave the four-day festival so police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol car.
"They obviously liked the metal festival," police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk. "The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up."

How did they even get tickets to the fest?

Source: wacken.com
 
Posted: 06.08.2018 by BloodTears


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06.08.2018 - 18:45
Kais
"Two Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Festival" Man, this is great!
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06.08.2018 - 20:47
Rapid Fire
Indeed, metal headline of the year!
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06.08.2018 - 21:31
X5452
Yeah they also have put a ban on wall of deaths, a serious one with an official statement and repercussions and all.
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06.08.2018 - 22:41
nikarg
Old Nick
I can easily see myself and my mates doing the same in a few years.

But Ana is right: "How did they even get tickets to the fest?"
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07.08.2018 - 11:07
Ellrohir
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Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll...
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07.08.2018 - 12:31
BloodTears
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Written by nikarg on 06.08.2018 at 22:41

I can easily see myself and my mates doing the same in a few years.

But Ana is right: "How did they even get tickets to the fest?"


ahah I wish we knew more about this story. Like were they watching Wintersun or something? I'm curious
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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07.08.2018 - 13:48
corrupt
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Written by X5452 on 06.08.2018 at 21:31

Yeah they also have put a ban on wall of deaths, a serious one with an official statement and repercussions and all.

And one that hasn't been enforced for at least five years.
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07.08.2018 - 20:35
AlabamaMan666
Written by BloodTears on 07.08.2018 at 12:31

Written by nikarg on 06.08.2018 at 22:41

I can easily see myself and my mates doing the same in a few years.

But Ana is right: "How did they even get tickets to the fest?"


ahah I wish we knew more about this story. Like were they watching Wintersun or something? I'm curious


I just read some updated German articles on the topic, because I was curious as well and it seems that they had no tickets and were not directly within the festival area. Also, they are apparently mentally ill (so they could be Wintersun fans after all! ). It was all more likely a coincidence, but the story is much more interesting if you forget what I just wrote
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07.08.2018 - 21:19
X5452
Written by corrupt on 07.08.2018 at 13:48

Written by X5452 on 06.08.2018 at 21:31

Yeah they also have put a ban on wall of deaths, a serious one with an official statement and repercussions and all.

And one that hasn't been enforced for at least five years.

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38501252_2234233026590078_8516589233622745088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=07689eea9d9dab3d9bf3b2a50d2b5622&oe=5C045D7B
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08.08.2018 - 00:57
nikarg
Old Nick
Reading more about this, it seems it was just elderly people suffering from dementia that probably were attracted by the loud music and they did not have tickets for Wacken. But it did make a good headline story.

As far as the wall of death ban is concerned: it's pretty obvious that wimps and posers are now the majority in the hall.
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08.08.2018 - 10:14
corrupt
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Written by X5452 on 07.08.2018 at 21:19

Written by corrupt on 07.08.2018 at 13:48

Written by X5452 on 06.08.2018 at 21:31

Yeah they also have put a ban on wall of deaths, a serious one with an official statement and repercussions and all.

And one that hasn't been enforced for at least five years.

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38501252_2234233026590078_8516589233622745088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=07689eea9d9dab3d9bf3b2a50d2b5622&oe=5C045D7B

I'm well aware of the "rule". I'm just saying they haven't done anything about it since 2014. Back then they would cut power to bands when fans started WoD'ing, even abort shows altogether. This year there have been numerous WoDs, even displayed on the screens, and it was just fine. Has been like this for a few years now.
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08.08.2018 - 11:22
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Written by AlabamaMan666 on 07.08.2018 at 20:35

...but the story is much more interesting if you forget what I just wrote

Killjoy...
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08.08.2018 - 12:24
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by AlabamaMan666 on 07.08.2018 at 20:35

Written by BloodTears on 07.08.2018 at 12:31

Written by nikarg on 06.08.2018 at 22:41

I can easily see myself and my mates doing the same in a few years.

But Ana is right: "How did they even get tickets to the fest?"


ahah I wish we knew more about this story. Like were they watching Wintersun or something? I'm curious


I just read some updated German articles on the topic, because I was curious as well and it seems that they had no tickets and were not directly within the festival area. Also, they are apparently mentally ill (so they could be Wintersun fans after all! ). It was all more likely a coincidence, but the story is much more interesting if you forget what I just wrote


Damn it, it sounded so much better in my head lol Definitely Wintersun fans
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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08.08.2018 - 20:36
X5452
Written by corrupt on 08.08.2018 at 10:14

Written by X5452 on 07.08.2018 at 21:19

Written by corrupt on 07.08.2018 at 13:48

Written by X5452 on 06.08.2018 at 21:31

Yeah they also have put a ban on wall of deaths, a serious one with an official statement and repercussions and all.

And one that hasn't been enforced for at least five years.

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38501252_2234233026590078_8516589233622745088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=07689eea9d9dab3d9bf3b2a50d2b5622&oe=5C045D7B

I'm well aware of the "rule". I'm just saying they haven't done anything about it since 2014. Back then they would cut power to bands when fans started WoD'ing, even abort shows altogether. This year there have been numerous WoDs, even displayed on the screens, and it was just fine. Has been like this for a few years now.

What a bunch of pussies then, not even keeping true to their worth. Even though it's a dumb ass rule to begin with.
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09.08.2018 - 11:59
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Written by X5452 on 08.08.2018 at 20:36
What a bunch of pussies then, not even keeping true to their worth. Even though it's a dumb ass rule to begin with.

I think it has more to do with their realization that the harm is withing tolerable limits. It's not uncommon to set rules without enforcing them. They can still serve as guidelines for sanctions in case something actually happens. I'm sure if things got out of hand, they'd put their foot down on them, though.
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11.08.2018 - 04:09
tea[m]ster
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Cool story....fact or fiction.
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