The Story About The Elderly Men Escaping Their Nursing Home To Attend Wacken Open Air May Not Be Entirely True

A story about two elderly men breaking out of their nursing home to attend Wacken Open Air in Germany recently went viral, but now it appears the story isn’t exactly true. Associated Press are now reporting that Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt has since clarified that the men were actually 58 and 59 and that they left a home for people with mental health issues. On top of that, they weren’t even trying to go to the festival. They just wanted to party in the town of Wacken. The men were found “disoriented and dazed” by festival goers, while they were waiting for a bus at 3 a.m. After being taken to a first-aid station, they were sent back to the home in a taxi. This year’s festival featured Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Arch Enemy, and more.

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Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Etc. Set For 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival

Sabaton (20th anniversary show), Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tatoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah, Krokus, Dark Funeral, and Avatar have all been booked for the 2019 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place on August 1-3 and over 50,000 tickets have already sold.

Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Wacken Open Air Festival (UPDATED)

UPDATE: It now appears the story may not be entirely true.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to Deutsche Welle, two elderly men broke out of their nursing home on Friday (August 3) so they can attend the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Germany. After it was discovered that they were missing, the nursing home contacted the police and they were found at 3 a.m. Police then escorted them home in a taxi and a patrol car. This year’s festival featured Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Arch Enemy, and way more.

Behemoth, Samael, Etc. Added To 2018 Wacken Open Air

More bands have been added to the 2018 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany, and the updated lineup includes: Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, In Extremo, Arch Enemy, Vince Neil, Samael, Doro, Children Of Bodom, Dirk Schneider, Amorphis, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Epica, Firewind, Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Walking Dead On Broadway, and Bannkreis.

Arch Enemy, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming 2016 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2016 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on August 11. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2016: 27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder,“ will be available as two CD and two disc DVD/Blu-ray sets. 30 artists will be fetured including: Arch Enemy, Bullet For My Valentine, Borknager, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Steel Panther, etc.

Judas Priest, In Flames, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming 2015 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2015 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on August 26. The release, which is titled “Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell,“. be available on 2 DVD/2 CD DVD Digipack, on 2 Blu-Ray/2 CD BR-Digipack, on Standard Digital Audio (35 tracks), and on Longform Video.

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Track Listing:

DVD 1/Blu-ray 1:

01. Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
02. In Flames – “Paralyzed”
03. In Flames – “Everything’s Gone”
04. Amorphis – “My Kantele”
05. Amorphis – “Magic And Mayhem”
06. Running Wild – “Under Jolly Roger”
07. Running Wild – “Riding The Storm”
08. Beyond The Black – “Rage Before The Storm”
09. Beyond The Black – “Songs Of Love And Death”
10. Architects Of Chaoz – “Horsemen”
11. Armored Saint – “Left Hook From Right Field”
12. Annihilator – “Creepin’ Again”
13. Annihilator – “Alison Hell”
14. Death Angel – “Voracious Soul”
15. Death Angel – “Buried Alive”
16. Exumer – “Possessed By Fire”
17. Burgerkill – “Under The Scars”
18. Sabaton – “To Hell And Back”
19. Sabaton – “Night Witches”
20. Danko Jones – “The Twisting Knife”
21. Danko Jones – “Full Of Regret”
22. Uli Jon Roth – “Dark Lady”
23. Uli Jon Roth – “Virgin Killer”
24. The Poodles – “Night Of Passion”
25. Europe – “War Of Kings”
26. Europe – “The Second Day”

DVD 2/Blu-ray 2:

01. Biohazard – “How It Is”
02. Biohazard – “Punishment”
03. Kataklysm – “As I Slither”
04. Kataklysm – “To Reign Again”
05. Cannibal Corpse – “Scourge Of Iron”
06. Cannibal Corpse – “Evisceration Plague”
07. Cradle Of Filth – “Burn In A Burial Gown”
08. Cradle Of Filth – “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids”
09. Anaal Nathrakh – “Idol”
10. Skindred – “Kill The Power”
11. Skindred – “Proceed With Caution”
12. Oomph! – “Augen Auf”
13. Oomph! – “Gott Ist Ein Popstar”
14. Santiano – “Gott Muss Ein Seemann Sein”
15. Santiano – “Lieder Der Freiheit”
16. In Extremo – “Himmel Und Hölle”
17. In Extremo – “Feuertaufe”
18. Kärbholz – “Ich Hör Mir Beim Leben Zu”
19. Godsized – “Welcome To Hell”
20. The Answer – “Raise A Little Hell”
21. My Dying Bride – “Turn Loose The Swans”
22. Mantar – “Into The Golden Abyss”
23. Savage Machine – “Prisoners Of War” (Metal Battle)
24. Blaakyum – “Baal Adon” (Metal Battle)
25. Metaprism – “Reload” (Metal Battle)
26. Walkways – “Half The Man I Am” (Metal Battle)
27. Vesperia – “Iron Saga” (Metal Battle)

CD 1:

01. Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
02. In Flames – “Paralyzed”
03. Amorphis – “My Kantele”
04. Running Wild – “Under Jolly Roger”
05. Beyond The Black – “Rage Before The Storm”
06. Architects Of Chaoz – “Horsemen”
07. Armored Saint – “Left Hook From Right Field”
08. Annihilator – “Alison Hell”
09. Death Angel – “Buried Alive”
10. Exumer – “Possessed By Fire”
11. Burgerkill – “Under The Scars”
12. Sabaton – “To Hell And Back”
13. Danko Jones – “Full Of Regret”
14. Uli Jon Roth – “Virgin Killer”
15. The Poodles – “Night Of Passion”
16. Europe – “War Of Kings”

CD 2:

01. Biohazard – “How It Is”
02. Kataklysm – “To Reign Again”
03. Cannibal Corpse – “Evisceration Plague”
04. Cradle Of Filth – “Burn In A Burial Gown”
05. Anaal Nathrakh – “Idol”
06. Skindred – “Proceed With Caution”
07. Oomph! – “Gott Ist Ein Popstar”
08. Santiano – “Gott Muss Ein Seemann Sein”
09. In Extremo – “Himmel Und Hölle”
10. Kärbholz – “Ich Hör Mir Beim Leben Zu”
11. Godsized – “Welcome To Hell”
12. The Answer – “Raise A Little Hell”
13. My Dying Bride – “Turn Loose The Swans”
14. Mantar – “Into The Golden Abyss”
15. Savage Machine – “Prisoners Of War” (Metal Battle)
16. Blaakyum – “Baal Adon” (Metal Battle)
17. Metaprism – “Reload” (Metal Battle)
18. Walkways – “Half The Man I Am” (Metal Battle)
19. Vesperia – “Iron Saga” (Metal Battle)