GER, Wacken - Wacken Open Air 2009


Location: Germany, Wacken (Festivalgelände)
Date: 29 July 2009 - 01 August 2009
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Event Service

Tickets:

SOLD OUT!!


20 years! 20 fucking years! That's how long the Wacken Open Air exists already. And it has come a long way from a garden party with 800 guests and 6 bands to the biggest metal festival in the world with more than 75,000 visitors and close to 70 bands performing on four stages. Said stages have seen performances by nearly every important band in the world of metal as well as numerous underground acts, so expectations are quite high for this year's lineup. Already confirmed are several fan favorites from the previous editions, such as Saxon, Motörhead, Machine Head, In Flames and Doro who has announced a special Warlock show. Further highlights are the two hour farewell show of metal veterans Running Wild, who will show the young lads how pirate metal is really done, and the performance of recently reunited viking metal legends Einherjer. And as always the lineup will please metalheads of every age: the older folks will be delighted by the confirmations of Heaven And Hell and UFO while Bullet For My Valentine, Walls Of Jericho and Bring Me The Horizon represent the newest generation of metal(-related) music.

The namesake and host of the festival is the small town of Wacken in Northern Germany. For just short of a week the town's population skyrockets from a mere 2,000 souls and turns the village into the world's metal mecca. The town is located 10 km north of Itzehoe and 50 km north/west of Hamburg. There will be shuttle buses from the festival site to the train station in Itzehoe as well as to the airports in both Hamburg and Lübeck. For more info on getting there and away check the festival page here.

The festival is sold out since December already. If you haven't got your ticket yet, but want to go there nonetheless, you can circumvent the black marketing going on eBay and reduce the risk of acquiring fake tickets by using the ticket exchange in the official forum. In this exchange the Wacken staff supervises the ticket prices and acts as trust which means that the seller sends the ticket(s) to the staff who verifies the authenticity of the ticket(s) and reports it to the buyer. After the buyer has transferred the money to the seller, the Wacken staff will pass on the ticket(s) to the buyer. More information on this model can be found here (in German).
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (29.07)

W.E.T. Stage

Victims Of Madness 19:00 - 19:30
Bai Bang 20:00 - 20:45
Bon Scott 21:15 - 22:15
Onkel Tom 22:30 - 23:30
Mambo Kurt 00:00 - 01:00
Metal Karaoke 01:00 - 06:00

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters 20:00 - 21:00
The Smack Ballz 21:00 - 22:00

Medieval Stage

Fejd 20:00 - 21:00
Ragnaröek 22:00 - 23:00

DAY 2 (30.07)

Black Stage

Skyline 16:00 - 16:45
Schandmaul 17:00 - 18:00
Der W 18:30 - 19:45
Running Wild 20:15 - 22:00
Heaven And Hell 22:30 - 00:00

Party Stage

D-A-D 17:00 - 18:00
Anthrax 18:30 - 19:30
Secret Show 20:00 - 21:00
The BossHoss 21:30 - 22:30
Lacuna Coil 23:00 - 00:00

W.E.T. Stage

Metal Battle Finland 16:00 - 16:25
X-Plod (Metal Battle Romania) 16:40 - 17:05
Furion (Metal Battle Ex-SFRY Republics) 17:20 - 17:45
S.A.W. (Metal Battle China) 18:00 - 18:25
5th Avenue 18:45 - 19:25
The Waltons 19:50 - 20:30
Drone 21:00 - 21:45
Bloodwork 22:05 - 22:50
Grand Magus 23:10 - 00:00
Metal Karaoke / Metal Hammer Party 00:00 - 06:00

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters 16:00 - 17:00
The Smack Ballz 18:00 - 19:00
Mambo Kurt 19:30 - 20:30

Medieval Stage

TBA 16:00 - 17:00
Reincarnatus 18:00 - 19:00
Cumulo Nimbus 20:00 - 21:00

DAY 3 (31.07)

Black Stage

Vreid 11:00 - 11:40
Endstille 13:00 - 14:00
Walls Of Jericho 15:30 - 16:30
Airbourne 18:00 - 19:00
Bullet For My Valentine 20:30 - 21:30
In Flames 23:15 - 00:30
Amon Amarth 02:00 - 03:00

True Metal Stage

UFO 11:45 - 12:45
Gamma Ray 14:15 - 15:15
Nevermore 16:45 - 17:45
Hammerfall 19:15 - 20:15
Motörhead 21:45 - 23:00
Doro 00:45 - 01:45

Party Stage

Suidakra 11:00 - 11:40
Retrospect 13:00 - 14:00
Tristania 15:30 - 16:30
DragonForce 18:00 - 19:00
Coheed & Cambria 20:30 - 21:30
Epica 23:15 - 00:15
ASP 02:00 - 03:00

W.E.T. Stage

Leave Scars (Metal Battle Belgium) 11:00 - 11:25
Reason To Kill (Metal Battle Netherlands) 11:45 - 12:10
Ade (Metal Battle Italy) 12:30 - 12:55
Insidead (Metal Battle Greece) 13:15 - 13:40
Scarred (Metal Battle Luxembourg) 14:00 - 14:25
Kielwater (Metal Battle Lithuania) 14:45 - 15:10
Irr (Metal Battle Norway) 15:30 - 15:55
Beneath (Metal Battle Iceland) 16:15 - 16:40
Silence Means Death (Metal Battle Brazil) 17:00 - 17:25
Callejon 17:45 - 18:25
Bring Me The Horizon 18:55 - 19:35
Whiplash 20:05 - 20:45
Nervecell 21:15 - 21:55
Insidious Disease 22:25 - 23:05
ETHS 23:35 - 00:15
Sarke 00:45 - 01:45
Pentagram [CHI] 02:15 - 03:00
Metal Karaoke 03:00 - 06:00

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters 11:00 - 12:00
The Smack Ballz 20:00 - 21:00
Mambo Kurt 22:00 - 23:00

Medieval Stage

TBA 11:00 - 12:00
Swashbuckle 20:00 - 21:00
Ingrimm 22:00 - 23:00

DAY 4 (01.08)

Black Stage

Einherjer 12:00 - 12:45
Cathedral 14:15 - 15:15
Heaven Shall Burn 16:45 - 17:45
In Extremo 19:15 - 20:15
Machine Head 21:45 - 22:45
Gwar 00:45 - 01:45

True Metal Stage

Rage 13:00 - 14:00
Testament 15:30 - 16:30
Axel Rudi Pell 18:00 - 19:00
Volbeat 20:30 - 21:30
Saxon 23:00 - 00:30
Subway To Sally 02:00 - 03:00

Party Stage

Napalm Death 12:00 - 12:45
TBA 14:15 - 15:15
Borknagar 16:45 - 17:45
Pain 19:15 - 20:15
Enslaved 21:45 - 22:45
Korpiklaani 00:45 - 01:45

W.E.T. Stage

None (Metal Battle Poland) 12:00 - 12:25
Cadaver Race (Metal Battle Austria) 12:45 - 13:10
A Fine Day To Exit (Metal Battle Switzerland) 13:30 - 13:55
Crysys (Metal Battle Spain) 14:15 - 14:40
T.A.N.K. (Metal Battle France) 15:00 - 15:25
Metal Battle Germany 15:45 - 16:10
Ferium (Metal Battle Israel) 16:30 - 16:55
Split Heaven (Metal Battle Mexico) 17:15 - 17:40
The Fading 18:00 - 18:30
Trouble 19:00 - 19:40
UK Subs 20:10 - 20:50
Engel 21:20 - 22:00
Turisas 22:30 - 23:10
TBA 23:40 - 00:20
Tracedawn 00:50 - 01:30
Torment 02:00 - 02:45
Metal Karaoke 03:00 - 06:00

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters 12:00 - 13:00
The Smack Ballz 19:00 - 20:00
Mambo Kurt 22:00 - 23:00

Medieval Stage

Adorned Brood 18:00 - 19:00
Rabenschrey 20:00 - 21:00
Feuerschwanz 22:00 - 23:00

Who was there?

Baz Anderson (UK) 100%
Promonex 100%
GT (Denmark) 100%
corrupt 100%
Valentin B (Belgium) 100%
buki of steel (Croatia) 100%
Infurnace (The Netherlands) 100%
Black Mass (UAE) 100%
Maxx666 (USA) 100%
X5452 (The Netherlands) 100%
DanielViking (Finland) 100%
infernall (Romania) 100%
Overlord_PT (Portugal) 100%
.:Jux:. (Estonia) 100%
LeDruide (France) 100%
Skyum (Denmark) 100%
Krixiro (Mexico) 100%
THRASHTILDEATH (USA) 100%
elven (Mexico) 100%
Rebel Monster (Denmark) 100%
Holy_Diver (The Netherlands) 100%
Marcelo Hissa (Brazil) 100%
Gâsh (The Netherlands) 100%
Soulweeper (Denmark) 100%
Neoclis (Cyprus) 100%
BRJ Events (UK) 100%
Misanthrope (UAE) 100%
Dewil Rituale (Bulgaria) 100%
COBdeath666 (Portugal) 100%
Den Gode Hr. Kim (UK) 100%
By Demons Driven (Denmark) 100%
Brodd (Denmark) 100%
Fraja (Peru) 100%
Miquele 100%
Kawarai (Denmark) 100%
Ravendark (Estonia) 100%
Grumble (The Netherlands) 100%
Trust (Portugal) 100%
mantiviking (Spain) 100%
blackhearted83 (Belgium) 100%
Caramelita (Finland) 100%
Izarus (Denmark) 100%
goshdra (Romania) 100%
wastedcorpse (Estonia) 100%
Doomhammer 100%
Xyvind (Spain) 100%
Rot N' Troll (Finland) 100%
iblis (Turkey) 100%
DieLaughing (Finland) 100%
ThePhilosopher (UK) 100%
huntlus (Estonia) 100%
Rooste (Estonia) 100%
Vihtori Raivoisa (Finland) 100%
BarracudaMalta (Malta) 100%
Dunkelgeist (Spain) 100%
Jonjy (Israel) 100%
MaeseOrtu (Spain) 100%
grecianearn (UK) 100%
ANArhia (Romania) 100%
Artem (Estonia) 100%
JustinOwaR (Australia) 100%
zmya (Croatia) 100%
simml 100%
mgades (Denmark) 100%
squirmno9 (Cyprus) 100%
metaldread (UAE) 100%
TheMaggotMaster (Israel) 100%
nihil (Turkey) 100%
Sautherom (Mexico) 100%
Vincent M (Israel) 100%
UncleD 100%
kaoskrew (UK) 20%
Bloodfrozen (The Netherlands) 20%
acfromthekc44 (USA) 10%

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Comments: 484   Visited by: 821 users
18.08.2008 - 17:59
kaoskrew
Is Axel Rudi Pell confirmed then lol!

In their news that have said that they will be starting selling normal 3 days tickets and make some band announcements.

We know it's one of the best festivals but is it getting a bit too big for it's boots now?
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18.08.2008 - 19:31
Warman
Erotic Stains
I must go!!! Haha I seriously think it's ridiculous for people to already search for tickets when no bands are confirmed yet. I have no doubt that good bands will come, but there's a big chance that other festivals will have better lineups.
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18.08.2008 - 19:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Warman on 18.08.2008 at 19:31

... but there's a big chance that other festivals will have better lineups.


There is a 99% chance that ALL other outdoor festivals will have a better line-up, cause that has ALWAYS been the case. Wacken isn't about the music apparently.
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18.08.2008 - 20:45
VPeter
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.08.2008 at 19:39

Written by Warman on 18.08.2008 at 19:31

... but there's a big chance that other festivals will have better lineups.


There is a 99% chance that ALL other outdoor festivals will have a better line-up, cause that has ALWAYS been the case. Wacken isn't about the music apparently.

Wacken is mostly for the many people you can meet and have fun with I think, still quite price to have fun with.
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25.08.2008 - 03:01
WolvenAncestry
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Someday when I decide to travel to Europe, Im going to make sure its during Wacken. Hopefully the lineup isnt too bad this year.
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03.09.2008 - 02:50
Baz Anderson
Tickets now on sale.
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03.09.2008 - 21:31
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
and here comes the setlist ;D

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07.09.2008 - 11:32
princess spunky
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hahahaha! the sad thing is i'd put money on at least one of those bands being confirmed
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07.09.2008 - 12:34
Nego
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Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 11:32

hahahaha! the sad thing is i'd put money on at least one of those bands being confirmed

Unfortunately.. you're right about that... Like Avenged Sevenfold(Gayfold) last year

But i'm going again this year
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07.09.2008 - 20:22
princess spunky
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Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 12:34

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 11:32

hahahaha! the sad thing is i'd put money on at least one of those bands being confirmed

Unfortunately.. you're right about that... Like Avenged Sevenfold(Gayfold) last year

But i'm going again this year

same.
there'll be some good bands, just a lot of crap. oh well, at least the beer is cheap
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08.09.2008 - 00:21
thesabbathfan
I MUST go one year.
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08.09.2008 - 09:00
Nego
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Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 20:22

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 12:34

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 11:32

hahahaha! the sad thing is i'd put money on at least one of those bands being confirmed

Unfortunately.. you're right about that... Like Avenged Sevenfold(Gayfold) last year

But i'm going again this year

same.
there'll be some good bands, just a lot of crap. oh well, at least the beer is cheap

I wish it was cheaper, then i could drink some more
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08.09.2008 - 12:35
princess spunky
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Written by Guest on 08.09.2008 at 09:00

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 20:22

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 12:34

Written by Guest on 07.09.2008 at 11:32

hahahaha! the sad thing is i'd put money on at least one of those bands being confirmed

Unfortunately.. you're right about that... Like Avenged Sevenfold(Gayfold) last year

But i'm going again this year

same.
there'll be some good bands, just a lot of crap. oh well, at least the beer is cheap

I wish it was cheaper, then i could drink some more

too right!
i wish they'd hurry up and announce some bands!
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09.09.2008 - 03:10
Promonex
Cathemeral
So far only Axel Rudi Pell (click) and Schandmaul (click) have confirmed that they gonna play there. I'm curious what they gonna have for headliner next year. It better be something really grand if they charge 30 more than in the previous years
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09.09.2008 - 11:45
Nego
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i'm sure they will gather some of the big names since its the 20 Anniversary...
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09.09.2008 - 21:44
princess spunky
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Written by Promonex on 09.09.2008 at 03:10

So far only Axel Rudi Pell (click) and Schandmaul (click) have confirmed that they gonna play there. I'm curious what they gonna have for headliner next year. It better be something really grand if they charge 30 more than in the previous years

i saw that on last.fm, but i'm sure on the wacken site they said that there was going to be a big announcement when the tickets went on general sale, which was last week.
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19.09.2008 - 17:05
Promonex
Cathemeral
Machine Head are the first official confirmation for W:O:A 2009.
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20.09.2008 - 13:03
Baz Anderson
Joy...
Who knows, maybe we actually will have Trivium and Slipknot as well.
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20.09.2008 - 13:50
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.09.2008 at 13:03

Joy...
Who knows, maybe we actually will have Trivium and Slipknot as well.


Jeez, get you head out of ***** concerning MH. As if they can be put on the same crappy level as Slipknot and Trivium although Trivium is pretty decent. Their last album sounds more Metallica than Metallica does on Death Magnetic.

Btw, Wacken has always gone for safe big selling mainstream (in terms of metal that is of course) names, thus guaranteeing a pretty mediocre line-up every single year.
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20.09.2008 - 16:27
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.09.2008 at 13:50

Btw, Wacken has always gone for safe big selling mainstream (in terms of metal that is of course) names, thus guaranteeing a pretty mediocre line-up every single year.


Without even looking it up, I'm quite sure you already said that in this thread and at least twice in the Wacken 2008 thread
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20.09.2008 - 16:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Deadsoulman on 20.09.2008 at 16:27

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.09.2008 at 13:50

Btw, Wacken has always gone for safe big selling mainstream (in terms of metal that is of course) names, thus guaranteeing a pretty mediocre line-up every single year.


Without even looking it up, I'm quite sure you already said that in this thread and at least twice in the Wacken 2008 thread


Only twice in 2008? Hahahaha, I bet it will be closer to 10.
Yeah, I know this whining of mine concerning Wacken is my pet peeve.
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22.09.2008 - 17:18
Promonex
Cathemeral
Cathedral confirmed.
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22.09.2008 - 18:02
princess spunky
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ugh.

wake me up when they announce some decent bands.
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22.09.2008 - 21:14
Lucas
Mr. Noise
Repeat: Cathedral confirmed.
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22.09.2008 - 22:17
Tórnach
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I think I'm gonna hold out a little longer...I wanna know that at least a few good bands are going...I'm crossing my fingers, praying, for Eluveitie.
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23.09.2008 - 01:44
kaoskrew
So are you going them Baz for such high quality entertainment!!??

Written by Baz Anderson on 20.09.2008 at 13:03

Joy...
Who knows, maybe we actually will have Trivium and Slipknot as well.
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23.09.2008 - 03:16
Baz Anderson
Written by kaoskrew on 23.09.2008 at 01:44

So are you going them Baz for such high quality entertainment!!??

Written by Baz Anderson on 20.09.2008 at 13:03

Joy...
Who knows, maybe we actually will have Trivium and Slipknot as well.


Hahahaha, of course! Even though there isn't much on there to interest me at the moment (apart from Axel Rudi Pell), I know they will get a bunch more great bands to go back for. Plus it's the whole atmosphere of the festival that makes it how special it is now.
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23.09.2008 - 21:39
corrupt
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After all that's been said here I can only assume that no one of you guys has ever been there. If Wacken is not about the music, I don't know what is. And it's about community as well. You want a certain band? Send an E-Mail to the Orgas. I've done that five times in the last years and every of my wishes was granted. Sometimes there's a delay of one year, but if you tell them which band you'd like to see there, they will personally answer your mail and try their best to make it happen. And I especially like that they put popular AND small bands on stage. So everyone can have their share of great music there are always new bands there to discover. Plus I've never seen that good an atmosphere on ANY festival. Only thing is that they've really grown big over the last few years.
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24.09.2008 - 00:45
princess spunky
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Written by corrupt on 23.09.2008 at 21:39

After all that's been said here I can only assume that no one of you guys has ever been there. If Wacken is not about the music, I don't know what is. And it's about community as well. You want a certain band? Send an E-Mail to the Orgas. I've done that five times in the last years and every of my wishes was granted. Sometimes there's a delay of one year, but if you tell them which band you'd like to see there, they will personally answer your mail and try their best to make it happen. And I especially like that they put popular AND small bands on stage. So everyone can have their share of great music there are always new bands there to discover. Plus I've never seen that good an atmosphere on ANY festival. Only thing is that they've really grown big over the last few years.

i think most of us have been there and nobody is denying that the atmosphere is great.

my complaint is that they are charging a large amount of my hard-earned money for the "special 20th anniversary event" and so far, have only billed fairly mediocre bands. i'm sure more bands to my liking will be announced, but i don't see what the big deal about machine head is. they tour ALL the time and seem to play every festival on the planet, big deal. i would email the organisers, but they have an announcement on their site saying that they have 90% bands who are going to play confirmed already, but they're going to announce them shortly.

i guess i was just expecting too much of their big announcement
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24.09.2008 - 22:50
wastedcorpse
i already bought the ticket!
YAY!
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