As previously reported, this year’s Wacken Open Air festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, organizers will still be hosting a virtual event on July 29 – August 1.
The following statement was posted on wacken.com:
“Completely detached from the actual W:O:A, together with Magenta Musik 360 we present you a unique event that you can experience live on wacken-world-wide.com, as well as on the website and app of MagentaMusik 360 and MagentaTV. And since we don’t want to exclude anybody from what is probably gonna be the coolest Metal Party of the year, the whole event is free of charge! For real.
These fine artists (among others) will be joining us live:
Heaven Shall Burn
Beyond The Black
We’re also trying to bring you something unique, because technically we’re trying to set new standards. We do nothing less than the biggest mixed reality show of all times. That means: Full-fledged live performances and no boring living room concerts in an unprecedented form for the full dose of metal at your home, in the garden, at the lake – Rain or Shine or Online!
Our digital streaming festival brings you not only these unique concerts of classic W:O:A crowd favourites but also newcomers, exclusive interviews and conversations, insights behind the scenes and much more. For that Wacken feeling the Wacken Foundation, the Metal Battle and other well-known and beloved faces will of course be joining us as well.
To make your festival feeling complete we offer souvenir tickets and festival ribbons for a small price, which you can find under this link. With the purchase you support us and the artists involved in a unique project that the metal world has never seen before.
And if you want to celebrate your very own Wacken and demonstrate your solidarity with other metalheads around the globe, you can find more articles like t-shirts in the new World Wide Wacken design under this link.
See you from 29 July to 1 August!
Rain or Shine Or Online