Monday, September 24, 2012
Deutschland's WACKEN Open Air 2013 Is Ausverkauft (Sold Out)!
Ever wondered why Europe get all of the massive super extreme music festivals? Well, it is because they make this happen year after year: ALL 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the WACKEN Open Air festival have been sold — a little more than a month after being made available. This marks the EIGHTH time in a row that WACKEN Open Air is sold out and it is the event's fastest sellout ever!
And no, the ticket sales are not cheap. They are actually about twice the price as most festivals in North America. What this means is that the concert organizers can pay the bands a higher guarantee, so very often the bands opt to be part of the European festivals and not the North American festivals.
The fest will take place August 1-3, 2013 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
- ARCH ENEMY
- BOB WAYNE
- DEEP PURPLE
- DIE KASSIERER
- ESKIMO CALLBOY
- HATE SQUAD
- SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX) (spoken word)
- SONATA ARCTICA
- SUBWAY TO SALLY
WACKEN was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia.
Wacken Open Air Festival