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MAD MAX will play at Wacken 18-03-10 11:11 - Age: 8 min - By: Wacken-Arne
The band MAD MAX, founded in 1982 will play at Wacken this year. The hard rocker will play a set of their 25-years-jubilee-album ‘Here We Are’ (2008) which was produced with many guest stars like Axel Rudi Pell or Michael Schenker. Reserve your own camping ground! 17-03-10 14:14 - Age: 21 hrs - By: Wacken-Arne
Again groups with at least 50 persons and handicapped people with their companions can reserve their own camping areas. You can reserve your areas until (July 1st, 2010). Please note that every registered person has to possess a valid ticket to gain access. Furthermore, the registration is not valid anymore. To get to our online registration form click reservation.wacken.com
LOCK UP confirmed 17-03-10 12:57 - Age: 23 hrs - By: Wacken-Arne
The deathgrind guys of LOCK UP from the UK are confirmed for W:O:A 2010. Fans of Napalm Death, Cradle Of Filth or Terrorizer will really like this. More at Billing/Bands LIZZY BORDEN at this year's Wacken 16-03-10 12:38 - Age: 2 days - By: Wacken-Arne
Fans of 80s metal will be excited now: the U.S. rocker of LIZZY BORDEN will make your flesh crawl with their horror show. Swinging their axe they will play a bloody gig à la Alice Cooper or W.A.S.P. which will delight everyone who likes glam rock, zombies and horror. More at Billing/Bands KILLING MACHINE playing at W:O:A 2010 15-03-10 14:43 - Age: 3 days - By: Wacken-Arne
The allstar band KILLING MACHINE, founded by the German-French Peter Scheithauer (ex TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY / BELLADONA) will play at this year’s Wacken Open Air. Singer will be Csaba Zvekan, Jon Dette (ex TESTAMENT / SLAYER) will play the drums and Peter Scheithauer will be the guitarist. The position of the bass player is still free. The ones who want to know if this quartet really rocks like a ‘killing machine’ should come to their gig at W:O:A 2010. More at Billing/Bands JOB FOR A COWBOY confirmed 12-03-10 20:11 - Age: 6 days - By: Wacken-Arne
Death metalheads look out: JOB FOR A COWBOY have been confirmed to play at this year’s festival. The guys from the U.S. will play their hits since their foundation in 2002 and especially of their last album ‘Ruination’. Have fun! More at Billing/Bands
Preliminary Running Order and band announcements 12-03-10 12:19 - Age: 6 days - By: Wacken-Arne
We confirmed a lot of bands since last year so we can present you a preliminary Running Order in the week from the 22nd of march. Apart from big names like Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe or Iron Maiden there will be the chance to get to know and watch unknown bands. Of course the W:O:A FIRE FIGHTERS will play at the beergarden and make party with you. From March 22nd we will arrange the whole billing to a preliminary Running Order so you can plan your personal barbecue time and your headbang time. Hitherto we will confirm some more bands. So be excited about the next great confirmations for Wacken Open Air. See you in Wacken - rain or shine! DEAD MEANS NOTHING will rock W:O:A 2010 11-03-10 18:18 - Age: 7 days - By: Wacken-Arne
DEAD MEANS NOTHING, newly founded in 2006, will rock at this year’s W:O:A 2010. With their ‘Bastard-Rock’n’Roll’ they will make the amplifiers smouldering and will indulge your ears with their recent album ‘Nothing Of Devinity’. Fans of Motörhead shouldn’t miss this! More at Billing/Bands
GRAVE DIGGER 30th anniversary at Wacken Open Air 2010 09-03-10 14:28 - Age: 9 days - By: Wacken-Arne
When Grave Digger was founded in Gladbeck in 1980 nobody knew how defining this band would become for the international heavy metal scene. 30 years later a band would play at Wacken that never forgot its references: its heavy metal fans. This is one of the most important reasons this band overcame 30 years of music history. In 1996 GRAVE DIGGER published their 7th album called “TUNES OF WAR”, themed on the history of Scotland and the fights between the Celtics and the Englishmen up to the Jacobin insurgencies in the 18th century. The album is the first conceptual album of Grave Digger’s Middle Age Trilogy that also contains “Knights Of The Cross” and “Excalibur”. The album hit #84 in the German charts. Music videos of “Rebellion” and “The Dark Of The Sun” were shot. The Scottish Cavanaugh-Clan appointed the band to be honorary members due to “Tunes Of War”. “Tunes Of War” was the most successful album of the band so far. For this reason Grave Digger will play the whole album live. To improve the visual effects the band invited some illustrious guests with the 20-headed Baul Muluy Pipes & Drums Band from Hamburg leading the way. The legendary metal queen DORO PESCH, BLING GUARDIAN lead singer HANSI KÜRSCH and also the metal a capella ensemble VAN CANTO, which recently enhanced the hit “Rebellion” will support Grave Digger on this great show, too. Further guests are in the works. There will be a special elaborate and ingenious stage draft with an extraordinary pyro show. This will be the first and final time Grave Digger will play the whole “Tunes Of War” album live. Of course the band will also present you their greatest hits such as “Ballad Of A Hangman”, “Heavy Metal Breakdown” or “Excalibur” at the end of their big show. FEAR FACTORY at Wacken 2010 08-03-10 10:51 - Age: 10 days - By: Wacken-Arne
Today we have a special band-announcement for the W:OA: 2010: FEAR FACTORY! After masterminds Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares re-united, they recorded a new Industrial masterpice, which is called Mechanize. Along with that album they will unleash hell on the holy Wacken ground! More at Billing/Bands Iron Maiden - announce new studio album 05-03-10 18:03 - Age: 13 days - By: WackenHelge
“THE FINAL FRONTIER” AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IRON MAIDEN are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called ‘THE FINAL FRONTIER’, and is expected be released late summer of this year. The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden’s most extensive North American tour in many years. Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows (full currently confirmed dates below) with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011. An exclusive pre-sale allowing members of the IRON MAIDEN fan club first access to tickets to the North American Maiden Shows will be made available two days prior to them being available to the public. For full details go to www.ironmaiden.com Tickets for the Canadian shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 13th March At 10 am EST Tickets for the US Shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 20th March at 10am EST. As IRON MAIDEN are actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have access to the best possible tickets at the fairest possible price, without being subject to scalping for good seats, so many North American shows will operate, at least in part, a paperless ticket policy: More information on Ticketmaster Paperless Ticketing can be found here
www.ticketmaster.com/paperless To give IRON MAIDEN fan club members a privileged insight to their touring world, IMTV will return to www.ironmaiden.com to cover THE FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR. This exclusive footage includes regular footage from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into our crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour. www.ironmaiden.com
SKANNERS at Wacken 2010 05-03-10 16:28 - Age: 13 days - By: WackeHelge
Authentic Heavy Metal from Italy: For today we can officially announce SKANNERS for the line-up of W:O:A 2010. Founded back in 1982, the band recorded five studio-records and one live-album and stands for true metal from the south. More at Billing/Bands New band for W:O:A 2010 - UNLEASHED 04-03-10 18:00 - Age: 15 days - By: WackenHelge
Today the death metalheads among you will be glad: the swedish guys of UNLEASHED are confirmed. Founded in 1989 they can look back to 20 years band history and apart from other festivals in Germany they will play at this year's Wacken Open Air. Their album 'Hammer Battalion' (2008) and the video 'Black Horizon' came of well but the one's who know the band won't miss them either. Death metal at its best - old chap! More at Billing/Bands Astral Doors at W:O:A 2010 02-03-10 14:08 - Age: 17 days - By: WackenHelge
The swedish hard rockers ASTRAL DOORS will play at this year's Wacken and will make fans of hard rock and classic heavy metal very happy. Existing since 2003, their musical similarity to Black Sabbath, Dio or Deep Purple brought them a huge fan community and surely will convince you, too. Don't miss! More at Billing/Bands
Videostatement Varg 02-03-10 11:20 - Age: 16 days - By: WackenHelge
Under the following link you will find the statement from Varg as already announced in yesterdays statement at wacken.com Varg Statement Heathen - European Tour 2010 01-03-10 16:16 - Age: 17 days - By: WackenHelge
Bay area thrashers HEATHEN will tour europe after releasing their newest album "The Evolution Of Chaos". Here are the first dates: HEATHEN 30.04.2010 BEL Vosselaar Biebob 01.05.2010 GER Essen Turock 03.05.2010 GER Hamburg Logo 05.05.2010 SWI Aarau Kiff 06.05.2010 ITA Gorizia Pieffe Factory 08.05.2010 ITA Milano Club 71 09.05.2010 SLO Maribor Stuk
11.05.2010 AUT Vienna Viper Room 12.05.2010 GER Ingolstadt Paradox 13.05.2010 GER Siegen Vorstex 14.05.2010 NL Rotterdam Baroeg 15.05.2010 NL Sneek Bolwerk 16.05.2010 NL Tilburg O13 More info at: www.myspace.com/heathenmetal Winners of our Lucky Draw from Down Under 01-03-10 15:53 - Age: 17 days -
Among all confirmed reservations for the Metal Travel Hotel Packages that reached us until Feb 28th, we have drawn a free arrangement including all transfers. The lucky winners are Penelope and Mark Gilbert from Australia. Congratulations to Down Under. If you are still looking for a room in a hostel or hotel close to Wacken inclusive of transfers, festival ticket or without, you may check www.metaltravel.de for more information and online reservations. On this site, you will also find all infos regarding nonstop city and airport transfers from Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Hannover and Lübeck nonstop to the festival site Statement about: Varg at the W:O:A 01-03-10 17:18 - Age: 17 days - By: WackenHelge
Dear Metalheads, the public reaction on our announcement of the Pagan Metal band VARG playing W:O:A became more intense lately. Among other things diverse mass-emails occured, stating, a radical right-wing band would have been anounced for W:O:A. Initiative for the discussion has been a photography from 2007, showing the band's singer wearing an "ABSURD" t-shirt. VARG, including singer Philipp Seiler, through diverse statements and in all of their shows, positioned themselves clearly against fascism and rightwing radicalism. Being the organizers we have certainly faced up to this topic. In several conversations the band downright substantiated that they regret very much having done wrong in the past, and that there are no right-wing ideas or even tendencies represented by any of the band's members at all. On top of this we gained information from diverse authorities in the scene and from major Metal-related magazines, showing our own insights on the topic to be confirmed: VARG are not a band driven by right-wing tendencies. Among others Rock Hard author Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann is going to publish an interview with Philipp Seiler in Rock Hard April's issue to
give in-depth facts about the whole topic. We the organizers decided, based on these facts, to let VARG play on W:O:A instead of cancelling the show, since specially we the Metalheads are well known for giving people, who acknowledge their own faults, a second chance. In the near future we are going to publish a video-statement by Philipp Seiler in which he is taking a stand on the allegations. Your W:O:A team OVERKILL confirmed 01-03-10 12:22 - Age: 17 days - By: WackenHelge
The thrash metal guys from New Jersey, which have just released their new album "Ironbound", will rock you comatose at this years W:O:A and will link to their now 25-year-lasting success. 2007 the gig at Wacken was magnificent and the 5 guys will show you how hell is: loud, fast and fiendish good! This is not only for thrash fans but also for party poopers to wake up when Bobby Blitz sings their best known song ‘Oldschool’. A must! More at Billing/Bands
Metal Battle winner Denmark - BY THE PATIENT 24-02-10 11:45 - Age: 22 days - By: WackenHelge
The winning band of the W:O:A Metal Battle Denmark final is: BY THE PATIENT. By The Patient plays extreme death metal with lots of technical details. This is performed in a way that still makes the music interesting after many spins. By the Patient is a killer live act which gives the audience one hell of a live performance. It is loud, it is hell, it is beautiful! BY THE PATIENT Important News For Hotel-Bookings at Hotel Busch in
Wilster! 24-02-10 11:35 - Age: 22 days - By: WackenHelge
Important News For Hotel-Bookings at Hotel Busch in Wilster! Hello friends of “HOTEL BUSCH” in Wilster! If you have blocked a room at our hotel for WOA 2010 please call us at no. (+49 (0)4823-8252). Unfortunatly our booking-book disappeared! Thank You Your HOTEL BUSCH WACKEN POLL WINNER HAVE BEEN SELECTED 23-02-10 16:13 - Age: 23 days - By: WackenHelge
The winners of this year's poll have been selected. We have chosen 10 winners from the countless participants which have each won a merchandise package including the following items: WOA T-Shirt estd. 1990 black Saxon T-Shirt Inner Sanctum black WOA tripple DVD 07 WOA belt buckle Headbangers Ballroom Sampler WOA Sampler (Nuclear Blast) 5 packages additionally include 2 Scorpions drumsticks 2 packages additionally include 1 signed drumheads 3 packages additionally include 1 Wacken hymn And here are the lucky winners: Pascal G. - Brackenheim Björn G. - Flensburg Nick B. - Aabenraa Christian K. - Hannover Lukas S. - Kierspe Michael M. - Köln Maciej M. - St.Leon-Rot Matthias M - Haag Jens C. - Cuxhaven Benjamin K. - Groß-Umstadt
We thank you for your brisk participation and wish all winners a lot of fun with their prices! your W:O:A team ROBERT JOHNSON GUITAR AWARD 2010 22-02-10 17:02 - Age: 24 days - By: WackenHelge
This year the ‘Robert Johnson Guitar Awards’ will take place at the Fabrik in Hamburg. At this guitar based event apart from Randy Hansen and Marcus Deml and other musicians Uli Jon Roth will play. The younger among yourselves may know him from the W:O:A 2006 where he played along with the Scorpions or W:O:A 2008, where he attended Avantasia on stage. And the older guitar fans should know him from his time with the Scorpions in the 70s or because of his band ‘Electric Sun’, but surely by reason of his invention of the Sky Guitar founded in the early 80s. So there will be enough for everyone to get a very special guitar evening. Date is the 17th April, 2010, admittance is at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. TARJA PLAYING AT W:O:A 2010 22-02-10 13:10 - Age: 24 days - By: WackenHelge
Since 2005, former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen sings as a solo artist and this year we are proud to present her to you. Her album “My Winter Storm” (2007) hit the Top Five in Germany (#3) and was a gold record in Finland on the release date. Her amazing voice and her distinctive style made her one of the most popular and best known singer in opera metal. The ones who liked her with Nightwish shouldn’t miss this gig! More at Billing/Bands
ORPHANED LAND - debut new video for “Sapari”!
17-02-10 14:26 - Age: 30 days - By: WackenHelge
Israel’s ORPHANED LAND pioneered Middle Eastern metal music and their highly anticipated new studio opus “The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR” is now available everywhere. It’s a sophisticated concept album taking ORPHANED LAND’s unique brand of exotic, heavy music to soaring new heights in terms of complexity and catchiness. The band’s eye-popping new promo video has now been launched online. So, enjoy “Sapari” by ORPHANED LAND featuring Shlomit Levi at the band’s official MySpace page www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace Kobi (vocals) further describes the meaning behind this ambitious clip: “With the video clip, we are trying to reflect this inner search of a man and his spirit. The actor, Matti Atlas, was filmed in a room, sitting in a box, writing sacred stuff. This is the exact way they used to sit and write in the old days in Yemen. He is writing… searching. At some point, he starts to freak out; to write on the walls, on his body, getting even possessed in a way. He is alone, confused, searching for answers and meaning, just as we all are. “Sapari (means ‘tell me’ in Hebrew) is a 17th century poem written by Sa'adia ben Amram, a Jewish poet who lived in Yemen back then. The song is a duet between the poet and his soul. The poet seeks for his soul and asks her where is ‘she’. The soul, described as a dove in the song, answers that she is at the high chamber, heavens, preparing herself to wear the shape of a human body. In a way, this song reflects the inner search that every human is going through. We are getting to know our self more and more each and every day, and our journey here is far from being easy.” “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” was mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album. The time has come for Middle Eastern metal to take over. Press reactions on “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR”: “This album is not just the must-have of the year, but the must-have of the decade.” Album of the month, ROCK HARD (F), 9 out of 10 points “a milestone of progressive metal!“ ROCK HARD (D), 10x Dynamite, 9 out of 10 points “Some of the most remarkably powerful and emotive music you will hear in 2010” METAL HAMMER (UK) Album of the month, LEGACY (D), 15 out of 15 points
“With “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” ORPHANED LAND fortify their position as an exceptional and unique band!” METALLIAN (F) See ORPHANED LAND live on the following dates, more shows are currently being worked on, so stay tuned for updates! ORPHANED LAND live: 29.04.2010 Spain, Barcelona, Salamandra 1 30.04.2010 Spain Madrid, Sala El Grito 01.05.2010 Portugal, Lisboa, Santiago Alquimista 02.04.2010 Portugal, Barroselas, SWR Barroselas MetalFest 22.05.2010 UK, London, Underworld 23.05.2010 Germany, Amphitheater, Gelsenkirchen, Rock Hard Festival 05 - 07.08.2010 Germany, Wacken Open Air 20.08.2010 Germany, Dinkelsbuehl, Summer Breeze Open Air 21.08.2010 Belgium, Metal Méan Festival VI, Méan ORPHANED LAND online: www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace www.orphaned-land.com www.youtube.com/user/OrphanedLandTV www.orphaned-disciples.org The New Black at Wacken 2010 17-02-10 12:08 - Age: 30 days - By: WackenHelge
Today the next expansion of the W:O:A billing 2010 comes in form of THE NEW BLACK! Along with their self-titled first album the five guys from Würzburg/Bavaria will bring every Rednecks head to bang! More at Billing/Bands
The following bands are confirmed for W:O:A 2010! (click on the logo for more info, the bands in red have been recently confirmed)
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Advance Sale W:O:A 2010 - Wacken Open Air
Dear Metalheads, The limited X-Mas Tickets for W:O:A 2010 are completely sold out and so we´ve started with the sale of the “normal” W:O:A 2010 3Day-“All In” Tickets. Thanx for your support. The improvements for example enrtance/exit to the Party Stage Area are already planned. And for all who worry about the festival > the festival shall not become any greater (we have reached the limit!) – but even more better. and as like ever… FASTER – HARDER -LOUDER! Generally we´ll be brave to our course – if we have SOLD OUT then it is sold out. Please get your tickets in time at the advance sale.
Tickets are available at Metaltix ( www.metaltix.com ), +49 (0)4627-18 38 38 for EUR 120,00 (incl. EUR 20,00 for Full Metal Service) plus pre-sale-fee EUR 10,00 (you don´t pay more at the advance ticket offices) + postage. This includes for example.: > free parking (for any verhicle equaly if car, bus, motorbike, or camper) > free camping - directly at your vehicle for the W:O:A Feeling (as far as the weather allows it).
> Like before there is no limitation for drinks or any food on the parking- and camping area > only greenfields and direct ways to the fesivalarea (as far as the weather allows it). > Shuttle to the Wacken or Schenefeld swimming-bath. > Garbage will be collected from us for free – No garbage deposit > Festivalstickers > free CD > many little suprises = Full Metal Bag > and many more......
You will order your ticket per phone? Please dial the following number or write an email to: HOTLINE and presale per phone: Phone : +49 (0) 4627 - 18 38 38 FAX : + 49 (0) 4627 - 18 38 80 e-Mail : email@example.com Internet: www.metaltix.com Ticket Hotline open: Mo - Fr from 09.00am till 07.00pm
Here you will find everything we thought and will think of! You find some notes about your travel to the W:O:A if you click on Journey. So, Go for It! If you have any unanswered questions please write us an e-Mail or take a look at the forum.
Travelling to Wacken-Open-Air
362 days a year Wacken is a small town with 2000 souls in the middle of Schleswig Holstein, Germany. But for three days in August the population increases to 72000. Wacken is located 10 km north of Itzehoe and 50 km north/west of HAMBURG. Directions can be found at: www.uk.map24.com. It´s important that all festival visitors obey the instructions of the stewards and security. We encourage you to carpool in order to cut down on the traffic and resulting waiting times. Save time and money!!!
Travel with your own car (from Hamburg): Hamburg A7 towards Kiel; A23 towards Heide; get off at Schenefeld then follow the signs. Travel with your own car (from Kiel) The A215 towards Neumünster. Then follow the B430 towards Wacken (follow the signs). Car Sharing Service to the W:O:A 2007: Here you find some links to car-sharing sites, until our own service is open again: www.mitfahrzentrale.de - www.mitfahrgelegenheit.de
Rent a car: You can rent a car at the Airport-Lübeck and also at the Airport-Hamburg. It´s the easiest way to travel to Wacken. From Lübeck you can travel directly to Wacken without the way over Hamburg. Here are the links to the most important Rent a car companies which have their stations also in Schleswig Holstein: Hertz - Rent a Car (Sixt) - Europcar - Avis - Budget
Travelling by bus/train: To Itzehoe by train. Here you get the Info of the deutsche Bundesbahn Maybe it´s cheaper here: www.fahrkartenpartner.de or here Kartenfuchs. Transfer from the airport Lübeck - airport Hamburg: For passengers from Ryanair (but also for all other passengers) there will drive an airport bus from Hamburg to the airport Lübeck Blankensee and back. The bus will wait for flights which come too late to the airport so you don´t have to wait a long time. It will drive 1:15 h and cost 8,00 EUR (for one way). You can´t reservate! Departure from Hamburg (Central bus station called ZOB) and from Lübeck will be in front of the terminals!
You can also travel with the "TRAVELiner" (the company is called Autokraft): Lübeck - Bad Oldesloe - Hamburg Airport (driving 9 times each day in both directions). Departures in fromt of the terminall 1 and 3/4 - for more informations please call: +49 (451) 8 88 10 77 From airport Hamburg to Wacken: From Hamburg airport there is a Metal Travel Bus the goes nonstop to the festival site. The AIRPORT EXPRESS of the company Jasper will travel between Hamburgs railraod station and the airport Hamburg. From the railroad station you are able to travel with local trains called "S-Bahn S21" and "S31" to the "Holstenstraße" to Remedy Records for a fee of 1,50 EUR. At Remedy Records you can purchase, also on short term basis, your ticket for the Metal Travel Bus at € 16.- oneway. The Metal Travel Bus schedule and a pricelist you can find here
From the railroad station Hamburg to the railroadstation Itzehoe: Every hour the trains drive from the railroad station Hamburg to the railroad station Itzehoe. Watch out: Times. From here you´re able to drive with the shuttle service to the festival area in Wacken. Shuttle-bus to the railroad station Itzehoe: Also this year you´re able to drive with a Shuttle bus from the railroad station Itzehoe to Wacken. Here are the times (also as .pdf - for downloading and printing!). You need the Acrobat Reader which you get here for free.
Travelling by bus: There are many companies abroad, where you can buy bus travels incl. tickets for the W:O:A. here is the list: Bus Tours Europe. In Germany BOCK-TOURS makes you an offer: Travelling by bus + tickets, from Deutschland, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland to Wacken. Informations at: Tel: +49 (0) 5442 - 80 30 65 Fax: +49 (0) 5442 - 80 30 67 Attention: Cops usually control the main roads for drunken drivers & drugs! No campground reservation for groups under 50persons neccesary! There will be enough space for all visitors!
the festival ABC gives answer to most of your questions. If you have further questions please write an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline + 49 (0) 4627 18 38 38
Camping area: Wednesday, 29th of July at 00:00 a.m. (Reservations at 08:00 a.m.) Festival area: Thursday, 30th of July at 03.00 p.m., Friday at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday at 11.00 a.m. Click here to find out mor about hours of opening. X-Mas Tickets and Tickets, which were bought in the advanced sale are valid for the three days of the festival.
Be an official W:O:A support! You can download the banner for your homepage here. Because of the big success, we arranged the original Bavarian beer garden just like the last years. The beer garden is open on Wednesday 29th of July, from 10.00 a.m. to 06.00 a.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07.00 a.m. to 06.00 a.m. and Sunday from 06.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. The beer garden is placed in front of the entrance to the festival area. This year, there will be another beer garden at the new Medieval Market This year there will be no box office, because of the Sell Out. Here you can the find the bus companies, that will bring you to the W:O:A, whether you come from Germany or abroad.
Box Office Bus tours
Camping is officially starting on the 29th of July 2009 at 00.00 a.m. and happens on your own risk! The organisation will not take any
responsibility! The residence on the camping ground is only possible with a valid ticket! The different areas are numbered and each one of them has got one checkpoint with drinks & food, toilets, showers, a supermarket, information checkpoint and water. For safety reasons you are just allowed to bring Tetrapaks with non-alcoholic substances to the festival area. Each person is allowed to bring 1,5 l TetraPak. Before entering the festival area, bags will be checked for any kind of weapons, sharp objects in general, video cameras and boxes, which are not allowed (e.g. perfume bottles, cans, bottles in general). These properties will be confiscated. Camping Ground You can only enter the camping ground with a valid ticket! Camp directly at your car, without any food or drink limitation. If you leave the area with an devaluated ticket, you are not allowed to enter again. You have to get your festival ribbon first, to enter and exit the area without problems. If you want to leave the ground with your car, you also have to get your festival ribbon first. . Camping Ground Like in the past, you can use our unique festival service and book your Group group campground. registration To ease your arrival, we reserve space for you starting by a group size of 50 people. If you have questions about the booking, please contact: email@example.com Fax 0049 - (0) 4627 - 18 38 80 – contact person: Helge Early Camping (starting before Wednesday) Because of the major logistic effort and the low demands in the last year, it won’t be possible to arrive already on Saturday and Sunday. Please switch to the numerous public campgrounds at the westcoast. The official arrival day is Wednesday, the 29th of Juli 2009 – but now, starting at 00.01 am (NEW!). If you still think about arriving earlier, we give you the opportunity to use an extra stated and primed area for camping but it requires an extra expanse loading of 15€ on Monday 27th of July for each person and 5€ on Thuesday 28th of July until 12:00pm for each person. Camping & Parking Canned beer/ Glass bottles Parking and Camping is already contained in the ticket price of 120€. You are allowed to bring unboundedly food and drinks to the camping area. No limitation for drinks on the campground! We ask you to go without glass bottles, the risk to get hurt is too high (cullet)! Neither cans nor bottles are allowed in the festival area (Infield). You can find four cashpoints at the festival fore court near the beer graden and one at the W:O:A office, plus two in the centre of Wacken. The neighbour villages Holstenniendorf, Vaale and Scheenefeld have got cash points as well.
Children have free entrance until the age of 12 years in company with a legal guardian. If you are younger than 16, you can enter the festival area with a legal guardian or with an accredited agent of full age with a written declaration of consent, signed by the legal guardian. (child welfare) Children under 16 are only allowed to visit the festival with a legal guardian or with an accredited agent. In the second case, a declaration of consent (Einverständniserklärung) in written form by the legal guardian is required. It is possible to visit the festival in the age between 16 and 18 without reservation, but you have to leave the festival area towards the camping ground at 00.00 p.m. Download: Einverständniserklärung (declaration of consent) In this year our sponsor NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT will again allocate a lounge, where you have the possibility, to retreat to smoke and relax a little. This year NAS is also working as our partner at the Metal 4 Nature concept. More at this Link An effort in the name of the environment is a crucial aspect and will be emphasized at W:O:A. By conducting various projects we intend to reduce the waste of 70.000 metal fans and dispose of the garbage separately. In association with the TU-Berlin and Ecocontrolling company we have already charted the particularly critical areas across the entire festival terrain. Based on a comprehensive waste survey we are able to measure results of the individual sanctions. In addition to that and in association with Natural American Spirit we will present an innovative package comprising a few projects which are supposed to raise an evironmental awareness. Out of respect for the environment make a contribution and dispose of the trash you have created. More info under Metal 4 Nature Because of the fact, that Schleswig- Holstein is one of the smaller federal states, our festival is in the category major event. This causes definitely controls of the customs on the motorways. We can’t avoid this and ask for some understanding und attention! Controls can take place before, while and after the festival at different gateways of the roads.
Chill Out LoungeNATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT Clean Zone Metal 4 Nature
Day ticket Dealing
There won’t be any one-day-tickets this year because of the Sell Out. You are not allowed to deal in spirits, NS-material, any kind of weapons, food- and non-food-articles, drinks. In case of contravention a complaint has to be faced! Neither dogs nor any other animals are allowed on the entire camping, parking and festival area! The boarding kennel for dogs "B-
Drinks & Food
Flinks"(www.b-flinks.de ) is located in Albersdorf, near the motorway A23 (ca. ten minutes from Wacken) Phone: + 49 4835 – 950345 There are booths spread all over the festival & camping area, where you can get real beer and whiskey (e.g. Becks, Becks Gold) for realistic prices. You can also find the W:O:A beer garden (Biergarten) on the festival area. All the drinks you buy on the Festival will be given to you in our W:O:A beakers (0,4 l. & 0,3l. pledge/piece 1€). Once again, you also have the possibility to order steins (Maßkrug) (1 l, pledge/piece 3€).
DVD Wacken The DVDs are available at the merchandise booths. 2006+2007+2008 Exchange / Bank / To keep you from long walks to one of the banks in Wacken, we give you Cash point the opportunity to get your money right at the festival area. Once again we have installed several cash points, which were allocated from the local Sparkassen. Four of them are located on the forecourt of the festival area near the beer garden (Biergarten) and one near the W:O:A Information Office. -E-
Exchange / Bank To keep you from long walks to one of the banks in Wacken, we give you / Cashpoint the opportunity to get your money right at the festival area. Once again we have installed several cash points, which were allocated from the local Sparkassen. Four of them are located on the forecourt of the festival area near the beer garden (Biergarten) and one near the W:O:A Information Office.
Just like last year, the newspaper publishing house of SchleswigHolstein (Schleswig- Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag, short sh:z) publishes in co- work with the W:O:A Team current news directly from the festival area. This updated festival newspaper is a case sui generis in Germany. The paper discusses all relevant themes about the festival, not only about the bands, but also about the arrival, directly from the camping ground or the beer garden (Biergarten), from backstage and from the village Wacken itself. We give the people in Wacken – both locals and newcomer- a chance to speak. This daily newspaper is offered from Thursday to Sunday on the festival and camping area. With this service, you have the possibility to enjoy your "Festival Today" with a nice brew of coffee/ nice can of beer in the morning. Your ticket needs to be exchanged with the festival ribbon. You can only enter the festival area with this ribbon! The exchange takes place at the ribbon container (Band- Container), which is located on the new event
area at the medieval market. The ribbon has to be shown unrequested to the security forces! You have the possibility to exchange your unattractive computer tickets, exchange- coupons, etc for original W:O:A tickets at the ribbon container (Band- Container). Fire department The fire department band of Wacken will appear once again at the beer band garden (Biergarten) on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for (Feuerwehrkapelle- the morning pint. You can find the exact data for their performance at W:O:A Running Order. Firefighters) First aid You can find First aid at the DRK- booth (Deutsches Rotes KreuzGerman Red Cross) next to the main entrance of the festival area. Please keep the emergency exits for the DRK free! Foto-Gallery / Certainly we will offer an exclusive commentator ship from the W:O:A LIVEonce again. After the festival, you have the possibility, to bring back the Commentator ship memories and share it with the ones, who had to stay at home. For this purpose, the W:O:A Gallery 2009 will be updated several times a day during the festival as well as during the time of setup and cutback. Besides, the webcam will show you pictures of both main stages every half an hour. Full Metal Bag The Full Metal Bag should be seen as a present and does not deal with the service due of 20,00€, which is already contained in the ticket price. You can take a look at the current content here. The release takes place at the ribbon- container and at the bus stop. (Festival maps) -G-
This year, we have two garbage camps, which are sponsoered by our partner Natural American Spirit. Those of you, who bring their garbage there, will get limited W:O:A Poster and other give aways. The garbage camps are located at the Showercamps S2 and S3. Beside that, we have the well known waste containers, which are spread all over the festival area. Because of the Sell Out, it won’t be possible to be guest for a day.
Guest for a day
Headbanger´s Live music and good old Metal- Karaoke will already start on Wednesday, Ballroom29th of July at 07.00 p.m. The marquee is placed in the festival area. Marquee / W.E.T Stage
We will install Info- Boards at different places on the W:O:A area, so you can find your way on the grounds. On these boards, you can accept the camping- sites, festival area maps, opening hours and running order. The boards will also give you an overview over different street signs, you should look out for (e.g. camping ground etc.). The Information point is located at the new event area near the medieval market near the ribbon container. You can make phone calls there, get information about the shuttle- service or the timetables for trains, or take a look at the current running order, as well as times for the signing sessions, at the Meet & Greet point. In addition to this, we have got another Information Office at the Siloturm in Wacken, which opens on the 24th of July. There you get the W:O:A History, merchandise, breakfast, we have a cashpoint there, a charging point for mobiles, an internet café and pay phones are located there and you get any information about the W:O:A. Address: W:O:A Office, Hauptstrasse 82, 25596 Wacken Phone +49 (0) 4827 998 599
This year we will use LED ticker and video walls to accel the flow of information. Thereby we want to inform you as fast as possible, about e.g. changes in the running order. In 2009, there will be three video walls at the main stages, one video wall at the Wrestlingtent and one at the moviefield. Besides, there will be once again a text message- information service and a video truck.
There are different possibilities to travel to Wacken. To get informed about them, visit Journey in the Info section on our homepage.
JÄGERMEISTER it is the „alpha-male“ of the festival season. The “Jägermeister“ perch will perch-bar be at W:O:A! It is going to be a bar. 50 m up in the air above the crowd. The “Jägermeister“perch, at the biggest heavy metal festival in the entire world, will guarantee a memorable and sensational experience. It certainly is advantageous to people to be free from giddiness. You will be transported via crane to this very exclusive spot 50 m above solid ground. A combination of cool “Jägermeister” drinks and the best of metal music will ensure an “one-of-a-kind” experience. The phenomenal view over the entire festival area is without charge.
Up to 100 visitors will be able to enjoy the privilege of “flying” above the crowd on a daily basis. Who wants to be considered for a spot on the “Jägermeister“ perch is required to apply via SMS on-site at W:O:A. Subsequently, available spots wil be raffled off among the participants. The lucky winners will receive a message indicating the time of their journey time on his mobile.
To upgrade the flow of information, we will install not only the known video walls at the True- and Blackmetal stage but also LED- Ticker. The locker trucks are now arranged on the new event area near the medieval market. Once again, we give you the opportunity to keep your valuables safe in the lockers. Hereby we want to obviate the pick pocketing, which appears more and more often at festivals. You can find information about costs and location here. From the 3rd of August 2009, all lost and confiscated property, will be put in storage in the lost property office in Schenefeld (Fundbüro Amt Schenefeld). Phone: + 49 (0) 4892 - 8089 0 Fax: + 49 (0) 4892 80 89 44 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you lose or find something, please contact the information checkpoint during the festival. After the festival, you can hand things in at the W:O:A Office or pick them up there. Property, which you didn’t pick up until the 3rd of August 2009, will be given to the lost property office in Schenefeld (Fundbüro Amt Schenefeld). Phone: + 49 (0) 4892 - 8089 0 -M-
Lost & Found
Lost property office
Interested parties for the Medical service in Wacken, please contact DRK Kaltenkirchen (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- German Red Cross). You will get more information and a schedule for contacts for the medical service at the W:O:A there.
Medieval Market A huge elaborated medieval spectacle is going to be presented in relation with the 20th anniversary of W:O:A, offering a vikings’ village, knights’ army-camp, highlandgames and role-games! First time in history of W:O:A accoding to its 20th jubily the medieval sensation ”THE WACKINGER” will take place, where mopre than 240 akitve members will build a viking’s village and a big role-players’ and knight-army’s camp. An extra fenced-off 2ha-area shall rouse the association to fixed armycamp. It is provided by the heads of WacKen Open Air. The programme offers different daily highlights to the fans of the medieval scene, from vikings’ and knights’ fights, staged role-playerbattles, weapon shows, jugglery and music. Additionally there will be daily activities for Wacken-fans to take part in, from “Bruchenball”-cup (the precursor of Soccer and Rugby) to classical schottisch highlandgames. Also we offer a long medieval traders’ mile and a contemporary catering supply. Taking part in “The Wackinger” will not cause extra pay to Wacken-fans. In a specialblock Medieval Market, you can find detailled information with schedules. Furthermore, you can find another beer garden, the ribbon container (Bandausgabe), bullriding ans much more on that medieval area Meet & Greet Point Different members of the bands will give autographs there. You can take a look at the signing hours there or click Aktuelle Zeiten. For further information visit signing sessions. The meeting point is located directly at the ribbon container on the new event area. You can obtain the newest articles of the W:O:A collection at the merchandise booths , as well as all goods of the performing bands. You can find the complete offer online at www.metaltix.com Your band can perform at the festival! We (in co work with our presenters METALHAMMER, WASHBURN, EDEN and MARSHALL) are looking for new metal- heroes, who perform at the METAL BATTLE. Meanwhile, we are searching for the next Metal-Stars in 21 countrys. The particular winners of the country have the oppurtunity to perform on the WET- Stage (Wacken Evolution Tent). Have a gig at the most famous Metal- Festival in the world: who of you new blood rockers doesn’t dream about that? We are the only festival of this size, who gives you the chance, to make your dreams come true! And this is not the end: An international jury will check the international final and obtain, beside diverse Full Endorsementdeals of the partners, a record deal the winners of the METAL BATTLE with Wacken Records. The other attendants have the chance to win Artist Endorsment Deals and other surprises. For more information about the contest click www.metal-
battle.com. Metal-Karaoke Metal-Market The Metal- Karaoke- Show takes place in the Headbanger’s- BallroomTent (Wednesday to Saturday after the artist performances) Opening hours: Wdenesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. entry costs: 2,50 €. After you paid the entry once, you have the possibility to visit workshops, fashion shows, interviews and showcases at any other days. The 8th chartered train to the unique Open Air in Wacken in August 2009for Metalheadz only! For more information, visit Metal Train. There will be a new location for the departures of all Metal Travel Busses from Hamburg Airport. No matter if you arrive in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, the way to the bus departure area at Terminal Tango is clearly marked from the baggage claim hall. Follow the signs to the exit in Terminal 1 on arrival level. Keep left and pass the police station building. The distance from the exit of Terminal 1 to Terminal Tango is not more than 150 meters. There we will have our own private, shaded Terminal which you can also use as a meeting point. We kindly ask you to keep the premises clean! There are enough rubbish containers available. www.metaltravel.de The morning pint with the fire department of Wacken is assessed for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, click opening hours. Once again in 2009, a movie night will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Moviefield. We will start a survey to this program soon. The audience can choose two movies, which will be broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday.
This year, the booths will be located outside of the festival area. Another both area will be at the medieval market (siehe M) this year. Opening hours -O-
Per mill patrol
Our "Festivaltrafficwardens" will be at the W:O:A to make a field sobriety test with you. Don’t worry, you can keep your driving license, even with more than 0,5 per mill. If you need something from the pharmacy, please contact the emergency service of the Duhorn Pharmacy in Wacken (http://www.duhornapotheke.de). Address: Hauptstraße 44, 25596 Wacken. Hours of opening:27.07. -01.08 / Monday- Friday: 08.00 a.m.- 08.00 p.m./ Saturday 08.00 a.m.- 06.00 p.m. Phone: +049 (0) 4827/998618 Normal photo cameras or digital cameras are allowed on the festival area. Video cameras are prohibited! At the Washburn/Eden stall next to the VIP-entrance you will have the opportunity to “star” in a photo-shooting with two gorgeous girls. Owing to to the 20th anniversary of W:O:A, Washburn Guitars & Eden Amplification in association with W:O:A Metal Battle offer a memorable adventure. Show us your must awesome pose and be in a picture with the sexy girls. Your photo will be printed out on location and published on the following websites: www.washburn.com www.eden-electronics.com www.metal.battle.com
Pharmacy Emergency Service
We expect you 14:00 – 20:00 to enjoy a “hot” shooting on a daily basis. Pick- up Service/ This year, we have two Kiss & Ride checkpoints for the Pick- up Service. Kiss & Ride The first one is arranged in Gribbohm in the Dorfstrasse and the second one at the car wash in Wacken. Cars are allowed to park there temporarily. The alley to the bus stop in the Hauptstrasse will be closed starting at Sunday, 2nd of August at 00.00 a.m. from Ziegeleiweg on. Police Whenever you have questions, the police will help you. Don’t panic, they are easy going and cooperative. Furthermore, the police offers you a field sobriety test for free, so you will find your way home safely. Supporting the slogan: DON`T DRINK AND DRIVE. The police checkpoint is located at the main entrance to the festival area. In the last years the pick pocketing appeared more and more often. Beside the policecampaign against burglary, we will add a neck pouch to the Full Metal Bag this year, so you can keep your creditcards and cash money safe You can get these at the Information checkpoint and at the W:O:A office. The Post office is located in the Edeka- Markt in Wacken in the business
Postcards Post office
park. Profoundly disabled In contrast to the last years, in 2009 we won’t have a certain ground for disabled , which is defined well in advance. This happens because of the experiences, we had to make in the past. Over and over again, people, who do not belong to this audience, crowded these defined areas. We offer you another service instead: Everyone with a handicap (at least 50%) contact the presenter of the festival at an early stage. The persons will get a written certification (pass- Passierschein), which says, that they are allowed to camp on a separate ground (e.g. area P), including the special service, which is necessary in these cases (e.g. handicapped accessible toilets, paved paths, closeness to the festival area, first aid at the Red Cross, etc) To get the written certification, we only need this information: - first name, last name, address - a copy of the handicapped ID ( level of the handicap has to be at least 50 %) - number and name of the assistant ( maximal ONE person per handicapped person has got free entrance to the festival area) - number and license plate of the automobiles (because of the fact, that this is a written registration, we are able to define this area exactly and customize it to the necessary space for 2009) Furthermore we have two wheelchair- platforms at the FOHs. Festival guests, who have to put pharmaceuticals in storage at the DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- German Red Cross) or need any other help at the face, please contact email@example.com In this programme, you can find all the important information about bands, who performs when on which stage, ground maps, surveys, Meet & Greet schedule, Warm up & after Show Parties among others. The service charge of 1€ finances WET-Stage (Wacken-Evolution-Tent). The programme is available at different checkpoints on the festival area. Any kind of pyrotechnical goods are not allowed on the camping ground or at the festivval area!!! Just like in the rest of Germany at any time except New Years Eve! The W:O:A is not an exeption for this! Beside that, open fire is also forbidden, just like the last years. In case of contravention, the person(s) in charge will be send off the festival and camping ground.
Our banner "Metalheadz against racism" clearly ought to be a sign! We are absolutely against any kind of right wing extremism! In this case, we count on your assistance! We do not tolerate any entries in the chat, guestbook or forum with a right wing background. These entries will be deleted, as far as possible. If we should miss out on something, we ask you to let us know! In such case, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will take care of it. THANK YOU for your support. Merchandise to this topic, you find at www.metaltix.com The Running Order helps you get an overview, which band performs when on which stage. You get more information about this at the Information booth and at the Wacken Office.
Following goods have to be confiscated, respectively can be enclosed with costs in the locker trucks (only on the new event area at the medieval market; not on the camping parking area!): 1. Knifes and anything similar to a knife (nail files, screw driver, combs with stem, knuckleduster, as well as drinking horns) 2. Any objects made out of glass (including perfume bottles) 3. Plastic bottles and canisters (Attention: Original W:O:A- beakers are allowed; they are available in sizes from 0,3 l to 1l) 4. Any king of cans (beverage can, hairspray, deodorant, etc) 5. Pepper spray, tear gas, nerve gas 6. Video cameras (Attention: Any kind of photo cameras and digital cameras are allowed!) 7. Walkman, cassette deck etc. 8. Studded wristbands, studded necklace and belts with sticking out spikes, longer than 1,5 cm 9. Chains (bicycle or motorbike chains etc.- Attention: wallet chains are allowed!) Projectile belts are not allowed! 10. Flagpoles and sticks are not allowed (Attention: Official W:O:A flags with poles are allowed!) 11. Any kind of pyrotechnical goods. These are also not allowed on the camping ground!!! Just like in the rest of Germany at any time except New
Years Eve! In case of contravention, the person(s) in charge will be send off the festival and camping ground. 12. Bottles with refundable deposit Food and Tetrapaks until 1,5l with non- alcoholic liquidness are allowed!!! Security office: Phone: 04827 –9990 66 16 Furthermore, we are aware of the fact that you are going to be a peaceful and friendly audience, seriously. In case of any conflict please refer to the responsible group leader or on-scene commander (red shirt), respectively the headsecurity (blue shirt).
There are five big checkpoints (Shower camp) with showers, lavatories and clean flush lavatories (2,50€ for using). Just like last year, you can get original W:O:A towels and bath sheets, which you can buy at these lavatory checkpoints and at one of the merchandise booths. An information checkpoint and a supermarket are arranged at each shower camp. Our shuttle bus picks you up from the train station in Itzehoe and also brings you back. A shuttle to the Hamburg Airport is possible, but it doesn’t drive regularly. To get information about the time of travel, please contact co-workers at the Info point, this is located in front of the entrance for pedestrians. We arranged a Meet & Greet- Point on the festival area. At that checkpoint, we will announce, who will give autographs at what time. You can also check out the data for signing sessions on our homepage starting middle of July. The W:O:A Soccercup takes place on Wednesday the 29th of July 2009. The field is located on the new event area near the medieval market across from the forecourt of the festival. The soccer field can be used in your own initiative for private matches on the other days. This year, the bands perform once again on five Open- Air stages and in one marquee. The Truemetalstage, Blackmetalstage,Partystage and the stage in Headbangers Ballroom. Further there will be once again a beer garden stage. New in 2009: The Medieval Stage at the Medieval Market and the Wrestlingstage. You can find out on our Festival Area Maps, where exactly these Stages are located. You can get the following goods at the W:O:A supermarkets: (8 Supermarkets - click festivalmap ). Fresh bread rolls and a festival newspaper, cigarettes American Spirit, margarine, soluble coffee, marmalade, Nutella, orange juice, different kinds of pretzel sticks, sausages, marble cake, muffins, Haribo Colorado and Gummi Bears, mustard, ketchup, cacao, long life milk with 1,5% fat, Maggi ravioli, pea soup, green bean hotpot, sandwiches, coffee, cream for the coffee, toast, mineral water- 1,5 l with sparkling, mineral water- 1,5 l without sparkling, ice tea, disposable coca cola 1,5l, Energy drinks, Becks can sickpack, icw cubes, crushed- ice, Wacken beer, shots of Feigling, Jägermeister and
Dirty Harry, Jägermeister , Oldesloer Korn, Wodka Gorbatschow, at a reduced rate Wodka, Jack Daniels 0,7 l, Sangria 1 l, Ballantines, Strongbow Cidre 0,33 l, Met, campingarticles, condoms ,shampoo , suntan lotion, sanitary towels, tampons, disposable shaver, tooth brushes, tooth paste, earplugs, toilet paper double- ply, lighter, batteries (baby, mono, AA, AAA), flash lights, gas for a camping stove, disposable grill, coal briquettes for a grill, beakers, knives, forks and spoons made out of plastic, disposable plates, meat for the grill, bratwurst, cold meat and cheese. We need your opinion, your criticism, and of course, your commendation. You find this survey in the programme. Take it out, fill in your answers and hand it in at the Info point. Once again you can win great prices! You can also do the survey online, on our homepage. -T-
We will install phones on the festival forecourt next to the police camp. Furthermore we have telephones at the Wacken office, so you can call your friends and family at home. One phone box is located directly in Wacken. Clean flush lavatories are available in the shower camps (0,50€ including the ability to use the group sink) and on the festival area, as well as the SANI- toilets on the whole area (for free). Special Lady- Toilets are located on the festival area and are also free of cost. Mobile toilets are arranged all over the camping area. In this year, we reinvented the traffic concept once again, to prevent the problems of traffic jam right from the start. There will be a traffic administration, which will optimize the flow of traffic and customize it to the local conditions. We use the latest technology for this, to welcome our visitors condignly and escort them to the holy Wacken Land Over and over again, the Wacken traffic signs get stolen. This is an enormous financial damage for the community Wacken. We think that this is more than unfair! It wouldn’t be possible for us, to have this festival without the support of the community! If you want one of these signs, please get them on a legal way: click www.metaltix.com To upgrade the flow of information, we will install not only the LEDTicker at the stages but also three big videowalls (26ft x 15ft). Furthermore a videowalltruck will be located at the Metal market. We don’t want any kind of violence at the W:O:A! In case of damage at the fencing, the marquees and tents, or any other equipment of the organizer or other institutions, which support the festival, the person(s) in charge will be send off the festival and camping ground and a criminal prosecution will occur. We want a wicked, peaceful Metal week, just like the years before!
To upgrade the flow of information, we will install not only the LEDTicker at the stages but also three big videowalls (26ft x 15ft). Furthermore a videowalltruck will be located at the Metal market. We don’t want any kind of violence at the W:O:A! In case of damage at the fencing, the marquees and tents, or any other equipment of the organizer or other institutions, which support the festival, the person(s) in charge will be send off the festival and camping ground and a criminal prosecution will occur. We want a wicked, peaceful Metal week, just like the years before!
After the big success of the last years, we will offer you once again WACKEN BEER! It won’t be given away in bottles but in CANS. You can order it with immediate effect: Exclusive, limited, refrigerated canned beer (0,5l for 2€ incl. pledge or a 24- pack for 40€ incl. pledge). The delivery starts on the 28th of August 2009 in the super markets on the W:O:A area. ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! You can order crates at email@example.com and pick them up on area of the forecourt in the super market. You will have nice refrigerated Wacken beer and only a few minutes to your camping ground! This leaves nothing to be desired! Wacken Open Air proudly presents its own mobile homepage to its 20th anniversary. !!!All informations available at all times!!! No problem with Wacken Mobile. Just enter Mobile.wacken.com in the browser of your mobile and with just one click you´ll easily get all the important and up to date news on it; every time no matter if you´re on the autobahn, in front of the stages, at your tent or even at the toilets. You´ll get to know everything important about travelling, traffic and camping situations, bands, running order, hot news, the festival weather
and all the special activities like Meet&Greet, the Medieval Market, the Wrestling tent and many more. You can look forward to our peculiar special; the W:O:A diary. From the 21st of july we´ll keep you informed about the assembly, the atmosphere and the workflows behind the scenes. Also some anecdotes will be told. Always up to date and readily available!!! Mobile.wacken.com * * W:O:A Team recommends a data-flatrate when using this service. Otherwise costs of the respective provider can assault. The webcam is expected to go online on the 20th of July 2009. You will get a new picture of the setup every thirty minutes. Visitors, who travel by train and going to use the shuttle bus in Itzehoe, can already use the first service point of the festival there. This checkpoint was used by 20.000 festival guests in the last year as well for the arrival as for the departure. The W:O:A Welcome Point is located directly at the departure area of the busses at the train station in Itzehoe. The staff at the W:O:A Welcome point knows all the localities and can answer your questions. You can get current information about the shuttle service, the festival alphabet and the festival newspaper "Festival Today" by the use of a direct connection to the headquarter of the festival. At that checkpoint, you can get beverages and take a seat to relax a little. A toilet station is available. The welcome point is open from Monday, 27th of July 2009 until max. Sunday, 2nd of August 2009, 06.00 pm. In case of traffic jam, lateness of trains or any other kind of hesitation at the departure of the festival guests, we will of course hold up the supply. Wrestling This year it’s about to happen, there will be live-wrestling at the Bullhead City Circus Tent at Wacken Open Air 2009!!! “On the musical way you can expect cool sounds and some HOT surprises! On top of that there will be Live music from Sir Jay’s Band, the Simpletones AD before and after the show. Times can be found here We offer you Metalheadz this card in collaboration with Mastercard. With it, you can smoothly pay cashless, pick up money from cash points worldwide, et al. For more information, click Wacken Card. This foundation was established to advance and support young bands. Information about potential donations, purposes, and fund- raising campaigns are available at the Info booth of the foundation or click, www.wacken-foundation.com . We establish another INFO- OFFICE in Wacken, opening on the 24th of July. Our members of staff have got all the information about Wacken and can help you out, if you have any questions. They can help you with e.g. shuttle, train or plane times of travel, lost properties, telephone/fax,
W:O:A Cash Card W:O:A Foundation
W:O:A Info Office
running order, ground maps, Meet & Greet, first aid and many more things. We see this office as a supplement for the Info- Office at the ribbon.container. You can also recharge your mobile phones there (bring your charger!). Furthermore, you will get all the merchandise and outdoor articles. This is a supplement to the Info-office at the ribbon container. Adress: W:O:A Office, Hauptstr. 82, 25596 Wacken Phone: +49 (0) 4827 998 599 W:O:A METAL Be nice with these persons. Without them, it wouldn’t be possible to have GUARD / W:O:A a festival! Treat them with respect, then they will do the same! In case of a STEWARD problem, please give notice at the information- point or talk directly to the police! Every single W:O:A- Metal- Guard has got his own identificationnumber
W:O:A Warm up At these legendary Warm- Up Parties, you can get anything, that stirs your Parties Metal- blood. This is your only chance to headbang with exclusive W:O:A decoration and get prepared for the pilgrimage to the Metal- Mekka ("OUR MECCA IS CALLED WACKEN!"). For current Data and Locations click: www.wacken.com/en/woa2009/main-woa-on-tour/warm-upparties/>W:O:A Warm Up Parties For requests and/or booking, send an E- Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org -Z-
Dear Metalheads, gangs of thieves are currently sneaking around the different festivalgrounds (pickpocketing, dismanteling of tents). For the sake of security and to prevent such incidents we strongly recommend to put ALL of your valuables and things that are very important to you into the neck pouches included in the W:O:A FULL METAL BAG (take a look at the picture) or into any other bag that you always carry with you. The best solution is to put the stuff into your car or to lock it up in the LOCKER-TRUCK! Unfortunately there are always gangs of thieves who steal foreign property from other tents as well, as the past has shown. You should continue to obey the following rules of behavior: - let others know - ask for help - offer help to the victim - report this crime immediately to the police in the W:O:A-Camp (M-29) - try to remember all details - stand up as a witness - place a block on all your bank- and credit cards. It was our pleasure to help you. Your Wacken team
Here are all hotels near Wacken close to the festival site.
Hotel Packages Wacken 2010
Metal Travel offers selected hotels and hostels close to Wacken in different price categories. You may choose from low budget accommodation to exclusive 4**** hotels, inclusive of bus transportation to and from the hotel or hostel, to the festival. You may preregister for a package and we will inform you by email, as soon as the packages are available for online reservation. www.metaltravel.del
Name Phone Hotel Ohlen +49 (0) 4835 / 351 Zur Hochbrücke (Grünental) +49 (0) 4835 / 237 Bad Bramstedt
Name Phone Hotel Gutsmann +49 (0) 4192 / 50 80 Mercure Hotel Köhlerhof Bad Bramstedt +49 4192 505 0 Burg / Dithmarschen
Fax +49 (0) 4192 / 50 89 59 Fax: +49 4192 505 638
Name Hotel Riedel
Phone +49 (0) 4825 / 8262
Name Hotel Zur Alten Post
Phone +49 (0) 4834 / 2046
Fax +49 (0) 4834 / 4944
Hotel Benen Diken Hotel Büsum Hotel Deichgraf Hotel Mühlenhof Hotel Die Muschel Hotel Friesenhof Hotel Seeluft Gar Hotel Hohenzollern Hotel Dorn (Büs. Deichhausen) Hotel Nordlicht Garni Hotel Lena Hotel Pension Hauschild Hotel Meereskönig Hotel Siegfried Hotel Seegarten Garni
+49 (0) 4834 / 9850 +49 (0) 4834 / 60140 +49 (0) 4834 / 2271 +49 (0) 4834 / 998 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 96 110 +49 (0) 4834 / 95 51 20 +49 (0) 4834 / 970 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 995 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 603 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 1865 +49 (0) 4834 / 6664 +49 (0) 4834 / 971 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 988 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 2369 +49 (0) 4834 / 602 - 0 Brunsbüttel
Name Hotel Hamburger Hof Schleusen Hotel Schleusen Hotel Hotel Zur Post Hotel Traube
Phone Fax +49 (0) 4852 / 8383 - 0 +49 (0) 4852 / 988 - 0 +49 (0) 4852 / 988 - 0 +49 (0) 4852 / 6423 +49 (0) 4852 / 5461 - 0 Elmshorn
Name Hotel Drei Kronen Hotel Stednitz Hotel Mona - Lina Hotel Im Winkel Hotel Koch Hotel Royal Hotel Sportlife
Phone Fax +49 (0) 4121 / 4219 - 0 +49 (0) 4121 / 81701 +49 (0) 4121 / 83620 +49 (0) 4121 / 84328 +49 (0) 4121 / 3171 +49 (0) 4121 / 4264 - 0 +49 (0) 4121 / 407 - 0 Elpersbüttel
Name Phone Pension Zum Waldblick +49 (0) 4859 / 225
Fax +49 (0) 4859 / 94 44 96
Name Hotel Tiesen Hotel Ars Vivendi Hotel Raumann
Phone Fax +49 (0) 4124 / 2116 +49 (0) 4124 / 2905 +49 (0) 4124 / 9169 - 0 Hanerau-Hademarschen
Name Hotel Holst
Phone +49 (0) 4872 / 2398
Heide - Holstein
Name Hotel Berlin Hotel Dithmarscher Reiter Hotel Dörpshus Gästehaus Ivonne (Dörpshus) Hotel Garni Hotel Heider Hof Hotel Kotthaus Gästehaus Geli
Phone +49 (0) 481 / 85 45 - 0 +49 (0) 481 / 8 50 00 - 0 +49 (0) 481 / 78 80 - 0 +49 (0) 481 / 7 19 73 +49 (0) 481 / 8 73 30 +49 (0) 481 / 85 08 50 +49 (0) 481 / 85 09 80 +49 (0) 481 / 68 30 83 Hohenwestedt
Fax +49 (0) 481 / 85 45 - 350 +49 (0) 481 / 8 50 00 - 85
+49 (0) 481 / 1602 +49 (0) 481 / 68 31 84
Name Hotel Landhaus Hotel Zur Post
Phone +49 (0) 4871 / 944 +49 (0) 4871 / 1479
Name Hotel Adler
Phone +49 (0) 4821 / 72031
Fax +49 (0) 4821 / 72033
Hotel Hinsch Hotel Zum Nesselblatt Hotel Immobilia Jugendherberge Itzehoe
+49 (0) 4821 / 74051 +49 (0) 4821 / 3154 +49 (0) 4821 / 73570 +49 (0) 4821 / 62270 Kellinghusen
Name Phone Zur Mühle Fremdenzimmer +49 (0) 4822 / 2270 Ketelsbüttel
Name Phone Dorfkrug Fremdenzimmer +49 (0) 4939 / 1270
Name Hotel Steffens
Phone +49 (0) 4821 / 89910
Fax +49 (0) 4821 / 899114
Name Hotel Dithmarscher Bucht Hotel Stadt Hamburg Hotel Zur Linde
Phone Fax +49 (0) 4832 / 71 23 +49 (0) 4832 / 95 88 - 0 +49 (0) 4832 / 95 95 - 0 St. Margarethen
Name Hotel Margarethenhof
Phone +49 (0) 4858 / 18806
Name Phone Landkrog - Fremdenzimmer +49 (0) 4837 / 442
Name Hotel Stückers
Phone +49 (0) 4823 / 238
Name Hotel Oldenwöhrden
Phone +49 (0) 4839 / 9 53 10
Name Campingplatz Biehl Campingplatz An der Waterkant Campingplatz Nordsee Campingplatz Zur Perle
Phone Fax +49 (0) 4863 / 9601 - 0 +49 (0) 4834 / 8269 +49 (0) 4834 / 2515 +49 (0) 4834 / 601-37 St. Peter Ording
Name Phone Campingplatz Sass +49 (0) 4863 / 8171 Campingplatz Silbermöwe +49 (0) 4863 / 5556
Help through Benefit
The Wacken-Foundation is a non-profit foundation which dedicates itself to the advancement of young artists of the rock and metal scene. This advancement is supposed to strengthen the long lasting talent work of the W:O:A organizers. In recent years, the music market has changed drastically: For example, young talented bands can hardly be advanced or established by the music industry due to decreasing sales figures of sound carriers and increasing spread of illegal MP3 music. It seems that distributing the catalogue of already established artists and banking on established secures the survival of the music industry nowadays. Progress, live shows and constant work of the band are the elixirs of life for rock and metal. Due to the technical opportunities, nowadays everybody who can handle a computer is able to produce an addressing demo tape. However, a band can only succeed long-lasting on the highly competitive music market if their live performance competence can live up to expectations made of high standard technical production opportunities. It is not about “Germany´s got metal talent” or “Halfplayback Stars” featured by “Melodyne” who change annual and then disappear off the radar. We strongly distance us from this phenomenon from which there is unfortunately no escape due to its major media presence. It is about the advancement of young talented artists who has chosen the long, stony and windy path to fulfil their dream with long and hard work so they will not appear overnight in the spotlight. The Wacken Foundation supports these same and advances them economically. More Info at www.wacken-foundation.com and email@example.com.