Event information

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).

Who was there?

100% GT (Denmark)
100% corrupt
100% Baz Anderson (UK)
100% Promonex
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% Krix (Mexico)
100% THRASHTILDEATH (USA)
100% elven (Mexico)
100% Rebel Monster (Denmark)
100% Holy_Diver (The Netherlands)
100% Gâsh (The Netherlands)
100% Marcelo Hissa (Brazil)
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 (Denmark)
100% By Demons Driven (Denmark)
100% Fraja (Peru)
100% Brodd (Denmark)
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% Xyvind (Spain)
100% goshdra (Romania)
100% Doomhammer
100% wastedcorpse (Estonia)
100% iblis (Turkey)
100% ThePhilosopher (UK)
100% DieLaughing (Finland)
100% Rot N' Troll (Finland)
100% Rooste (Estonia)
100% simml
100% Dunkelgeist (Spain)
100% MaeseOrtu (Spain)
100% Sautherom (Mexico)
100% metaldread (UAE)
100% mgades (Denmark)
100% zmya (Croatia)
100% Vincent M (Israel)
100% huntlus (Estonia)
100% Jonjy (Israel)
100% nihil (Turkey)
100% BarracudaMalta (Malta)
100% UncleD
100% ANArhia (Romania)
100% Vihtori Raivoisa (Finland)
100% grecianearn (UK)
100% Artem (Estonia)
100% TheMaggotMaster (Israel)
100% JustinOwaR (Australia)
20% kaoskrew (UK)
20% Bloodfrozen (The Netherlands)
10% acfromthekc44 (USA)


DAY 1 (29.07)

W.E.T. Stage
19:00 - 19:30 Victims Of Madness
20:00 - 20:45 Bai Bang
21:15 - 22:15 Bon Scott
22:30 - 23:30 Onkel Tom
00:00 - 01:00 Mambo Kurt
01:00 - 06:00 Metal Karaoke
Beer Garden Stage
20:00 - 21:00 W:O:A Firefighters
21:00 - 22:00 The Smack Ballz
Medieval Stage
20:00 - 21:00 Fejd
22:00 - 23:00 Ragnaröek


DAY 2 (30.07)

Black Stage
16:00 - 16:45 Skyline
17:00 - 18:00 Schandmaul
18:30 - 19:45 Der W
20:15 - 22:00 Running Wild
22:30 - 00:00 Heaven And Hell
Party Stage
17:00 - 18:00 D-A-D
18:30 - 19:30 Anthrax
20:00 - 21:00 Secret Show
21:30 - 22:30 The BossHoss
23:00 - 00:00 Lacuna Coil
W.E.T. Stage
16:00 - 16:25 Metal Battle Finland
16:40 - 17:05 X-Plod (Metal Battle Romania)
17:20 - 17:45 Furion (Metal Battle Ex-SFRY Republics)
18:00 - 18:25 S.A.W. (Metal Battle China)
18:45 - 19:25 5th Avenue
19:50 - 20:30 The Waltons
21:00 - 21:45 Drone
22:05 - 22:50 Bloodwork
23:10 - 00:00 Grand Magus
00:00 - 06:00 Metal Karaoke / Metal Hammer Party
Beer Garden Stage
16:00 - 17:00 W:O:A Firefighters
18:00 - 19:00 The Smack Ballz
19:30 - 20:30 Mambo Kurt
Medieval Stage
16:00 - 17:00 TBA
18:00 - 19:00 Reincarnatus
20:00 - 21:00 Cumulo Nimbus


DAY 3 (31.07)

Black Stage
11:00 - 11:40 Vreid
13:00 - 14:00 Endstille
15:30 - 16:30 Walls Of Jericho
18:00 - 19:00 Airbourne
20:30 - 21:30 Bullet For My Valentine
23:15 - 00:30 In Flames
02:00 - 03:00 Amon Amarth
True Metal Stage
11:45 - 12:45 UFO
14:15 - 15:15 Gamma Ray
16:45 - 17:45 Nevermore
19:15 - 20:15 Hammerfall
21:45 - 23:00 Motörhead
00:45 - 01:45 Doro
Party Stage
11:00 - 11:40 Suidakra
13:00 - 14:00 Retrospect
15:30 - 16:30 Tristania
18:00 - 19:00 DragonForce
20:30 - 21:30 Coheed & Cambria
23:15 - 00:15 Epica
02:00 - 03:00 ASP
W.E.T. Stage
11:00 - 11:25 Leave Scars (Metal Battle Belgium)
11:45 - 12:10 Reason To Kill (Metal Battle Netherlands)
12:30 - 12:55 Ade (Metal Battle Italy)
13:15 - 13:40 Insidead (Metal Battle Greece)
14:00 - 14:25 Scarred (Metal Battle Luxembourg)
14:45 - 15:10 Kielwater (Metal Battle Lithuania)
15:30 - 15:55 Irr (Metal Battle Norway)
16:15 - 16:40 Beneath (Metal Battle Iceland)
17:00 - 17:25 Silence Means Death (Metal Battle Brazil)
17:45 - 18:25 Callejon
18:55 - 19:35 Bring Me The Horizon
20:05 - 20:45 Whiplash
21:15 - 21:55 Nervecell
22:25 - 23:05 Insidious Disease
23:35 - 00:15 ETHS
00:45 - 01:45 Sarke
02:15 - 03:00 Pentagram [CHI]
03:00 - 06:00 Metal Karaoke
Beer Garden Stage
11:00 - 12:00 W:O:A Firefighters
20:00 - 21:00 The Smack Ballz
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt
Medieval Stage
11:00 - 12:00 TBA
20:00 - 21:00 Swashbuckle
22:00 - 23:00 Ingrimm


DAY 4 (01.08)

Black Stage
12:00 - 12:45 Einherjer
14:15 - 15:15 Cathedral
16:45 - 17:45 Heaven Shall Burn
19:15 - 20:15 In Extremo
21:45 - 22:45 Machine Head
00:45 - 01:45 Gwar
True Metal Stage
13:00 - 14:00 Rage
15:30 - 16:30 Testament
18:00 - 19:00 Axel Rudi Pell
20:30 - 21:30 Volbeat
23:00 - 00:30 Saxon
02:00 - 03:00 Subway To Sally
Party Stage
12:00 - 12:45 Napalm Death
14:15 - 15:15 TBA
16:45 - 17:45 Borknagar
19:15 - 20:15 Pain
21:45 - 22:45 Enslaved
00:45 - 01:45 Korpiklaani
W.E.T. Stage
12:00 - 12:25 None (Metal Battle Poland)
12:45 - 13:10 Cadaver Race (Metal Battle Austria)
13:30 - 13:55 A Fine Day To Exit (Metal Battle Switzerland)
14:15 - 14:40 Crysys (Metal Battle Spain)
15:00 - 15:25 T.A.N.K. (Metal Battle France)
15:45 - 16:10 Metal Battle Germany
16:30 - 16:55 Ferium (Metal Battle Israel)
17:15 - 17:40 Split Heaven (Metal Battle Mexico)
18:00 - 18:30 The Fading
19:00 - 19:40 Trouble
20:10 - 20:50 UK Subs
21:20 - 22:00 Engel
22:30 - 23:10 Turisas
23:40 - 00:20 TBA
00:50 - 01:30 Tracedawn
02:00 - 02:45 Torment
03:00 - 06:00 Metal Karaoke
Beer Garden Stage
12:00 - 13:00 W:O:A Firefighters
19:00 - 20:00 The Smack Ballz
22:00 - 23:00 Mambo Kurt
Medieval Stage
18:00 - 19:00 Adorned Brood
20:00 - 21:00 Rabenschrey
22:00 - 23:00 Feuerschwanz


News

 30.07.2009 - Wacken Open Air - Live Online Broadcast And Giveaway Winners
 28.06.2009 - Wacken Open Air - W:O:A Live Stream


Reviews

 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 30th July 2009 by Baz Anderson
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 31st July 2009 by Baz Anderson
 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 1st August 2009 by Baz Anderson


Photo galleries

Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany, 30th July-1st August 2009 by Baz Anderson (165 images)
Wacken Open Air 2009 - Wacken, Germany, 29 July - 01 August 2009 by Promonex (50 images)




 
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GT - 17.05.2009 at 21:54  
Written by Promonex on 17.05.2009 at 19:17

Hahaha, I bet they wanted to get the American one and mixed them up. Wouldn't be the first time.

Haha what a mistake...guess we will know in a month or two if it's the band they intended to book
Valentin B - 18.05.2009 at 15:40  
Written by Promonex on 17.05.2009 at 19:17

Hahaha, I bet they wanted to get the American one and mixed them up. Wouldn't be the first time.

that made for a good laugh... poor guys "OMG WACKEN OPEN AIR WANTS US TO PLAY!!"
Jeff - 18.05.2009 at 17:16  
They won't say it anyway I think lol....

But yes I'm quite sure that it's the american, all the festival (including Wacken) copy other fests to book bands!

If you wanna see the US Pentagram, just come at Hellfest, they will be there, I can confirm it hehe
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.05.2009 at 17:20  
Written by Jeff on 18.05.2009 at 17:16



But yes I'm quite sure that it's the american, all the festival (including Wacken) copy other fests to book bands!




No t'NOT the American it's the CHilean they (Wacken organisation) even says so in their official statement.
It isn't too weird because Chilean Pentagram are touring Europe (mostly in germany) and are supported for doing so by the German label Doomdealer/Church Within.
Jeff - 18.05.2009 at 17:38  
Yes, it was the american one that they wanted to book : o)
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.05.2009 at 17:40  
Written by Jeff on 18.05.2009 at 17:38

Yes, it was the american one that they wanted to book : o)


Not too sure though... because the CHilean Pentagram though never having released a full-length has a HUGE cult following. So it wouldn't surprise me they wanted this one. And knowing Wacken they won't want Doom they want power and crappy black/death (which imo Chilean Pentagram plays)
Valentin B - 18.05.2009 at 18:41  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.05.2009 at 17:40

Written by Jeff on 18.05.2009 at 17:38

Yes, it was the american one that they wanted to book : o)


Not too sure though... because the CHilean Pentagram though never having released a full-length has a HUGE cult following. So it wouldn't surprise me they wanted this one. And knowing Wacken they won't want Doom they want power and crappy black/death (which imo Chilean Pentagram plays)

what about Cathedral?
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.05.2009 at 19:13  
Written by Valentin B on 18.05.2009 at 18:41

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.05.2009 at 17:40

Written by Jeff on 18.05.2009 at 17:38

Yes, it was the american one that they wanted to book : o)


Not too sure though... because the CHilean Pentagram though never having released a full-length has a HUGE cult following. So it wouldn't surprise me they wanted this one. And knowing Wacken they won't want Doom they want power and crappy black/death (which imo Chilean Pentagram plays)

what about Cathedral?


The proverbial excpetion to the rule.
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 18.05.2009 at 22:48  
Coheed and Cambria has been confirmed. (not really my cup of tea)
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 19.05.2009 at 22:43  
Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed
corrupt - 19.05.2009 at 23:19  
Written by Guest on 19.05.2009 at 22:43

Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed

weeeeell? Wasn't the original AC/DC supposed to play? This does not count as an official compensation.
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 20.05.2009 at 11:43  
Written by corrupt on 19.05.2009 at 23:19

Written by Guest on 19.05.2009 at 22:43

Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed

weeeeell? Wasn't the original AC/DC supposed to play? This does not count as an official compensation.

You're absolutely right I think the Wacken organisation lost a lot of money during the financial crises or something... the last 15 bands they announced are bands that are happy to even be at Wacken and I don't think they are being paid to perform... They should think of it as free advertisement... Something went wrong this year I guess
Black Mass - 20.05.2009 at 14:34  
Woohoo Anthrax Most satisfied with that.
Valentin B - 20.05.2009 at 18:08  
Ooooh, an AC DC tribute band, pretty juicy.

also, i've been listening to some UFO stuff lately, pretty good too.

yeah maybe the financial crisis is the thing, but i don't think AC DC could have been brought to perform as they charge a ton of cash(1 million $ or so i've heard) and it meant that a good few bands wouldn't get to perform.
Promonex - 21.05.2009 at 02:21  
Written by Guest on 20.05.2009 at 11:43

Written by corrupt on 19.05.2009 at 23:19

Written by Guest on 19.05.2009 at 22:43

Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed

weeeeell? Wasn't the original AC/DC supposed to play? This does not count as an official compensation.

You're absolutely right I think the Wacken organisation lost a lot of money during the financial crises or something... the last 15 bands they announced are bands that are happy to even be at Wacken and I don't think they are being paid to perform... They should think of it as free advertisement... Something went wrong this year I guess

Actually it's exactly those bands that make this year's lineup special. Bands like Bon Scott, 5th Avenue, The Waltons, Bai Bang or UK Subs have already played at Wacken 15 or even 20 years ago. It's not just a "Hey, that band was in Top 40, let's book them!" anymore, but more of a "Hey, that band played at our festival 20 years ago, let's invite them to our birthday party!" For the festival tourists who have flooded Wacken over the past few years this is pretty lame I guess, but for the true fans of the festival this is a nice treat to see the bands again which have played there back in the day.
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 21.05.2009 at 11:09  
Written by Promonex on 21.05.2009 at 02:21

Written by Guest on 20.05.2009 at 11:43

Written by corrupt on 19.05.2009 at 23:19

Written by Guest on 19.05.2009 at 22:43

Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed

weeeeell? Wasn't the original AC/DC supposed to play? This does not count as an official compensation.

You're absolutely right I think the Wacken organisation lost a lot of money during the financial crises or something... the last 15 bands they announced are bands that are happy to even be at Wacken and I don't think they are being paid to perform... They should think of it as free advertisement... Something went wrong this year I guess

Actually it's exactly those bands that make this year's lineup special. Bands like Bon Scott, 5th Avenue, The Waltons, Bai Bang or UK Subs have already played at Wacken 15 or even 20 years ago. It's not just a "Hey, that band was in Top 40, let's book them!" anymore, but more of a "Hey, that band played at our festival 20 years ago, let's invite them to our birthday party!" For the festival tourists who have flooded Wacken over the past few years this is pretty lame I guess, but for the true fans of the festival this is a nice treat to see the bands again which have played there back in the day.

Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the fact that you invite the bands that made Wacken what it is today, it's like inviting your oldest mates to your bday party. The only thing I don't understand is what the organisation is doing with all the money... the smaller bands and especially the old mates won't ask for HUGE amounts of money and what happens with the rest of it ? They announced about the same amount of "big" bands as 2005, where (if I remember correctly) were "only" about 50'000 people which means they had less money. So for the 20 years of Wacken there should be more bands, more stages, more party and more noise, the budget should be smashed to get the fans the best of the best in every metal category and that's what I miss... They aren't giving it there all in my humble opinion.
Valentin B - 21.05.2009 at 21:32  
Written by Guest on 21.05.2009 at 11:09

Written by Promonex on 21.05.2009 at 02:21

Written by Guest on 20.05.2009 at 11:43

Written by corrupt on 19.05.2009 at 23:19

Written by Guest on 19.05.2009 at 22:43

Bon Scott (AC/DC tributeband, for those who don't know) confirmed

weeeeell? Wasn't the original AC/DC supposed to play? This does not count as an official compensation.

You're absolutely right I think the Wacken organisation lost a lot of money during the financial crises or something... the last 15 bands they announced are bands that are happy to even be at Wacken and I don't think they are being paid to perform... They should think of it as free advertisement... Something went wrong this year I guess

Actually it's exactly those bands that make this year's lineup special. Bands like Bon Scott, 5th Avenue, The Waltons, Bai Bang or UK Subs have already played at Wacken 15 or even 20 years ago. It's not just a "Hey, that band was in Top 40, let's book them!" anymore, but more of a "Hey, that band played at our festival 20 years ago, let's invite them to our birthday party!" For the festival tourists who have flooded Wacken over the past few years this is pretty lame I guess, but for the true fans of the festival this is a nice treat to see the bands again which have played there back in the day.

Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the fact that you invite the bands that made Wacken what it is today, it's like inviting your oldest mates to your bday party. The only thing I don't understand is what the organisation is doing with all the money... the smaller bands and especially the old mates won't ask for HUGE amounts of money and what happens with the rest of it ? They announced about the same amount of "big" bands as 2005, where (if I remember correctly) were "only" about 50'000 people which means they had less money. So for the 20 years of Wacken there should be more bands, more stages, more party and more noise, the budget should be smashed to get the fans the best of the best in every metal category and that's what I miss... They aren't giving it there all in my humble opinion.

imo i think they still have some trick up their sleeve, like booking Rammstein or Megadeth at the last minute or something, or maybe this year there will be free beer i don't know i'm still expecting a good surprise(even though the festival looks really kickass from my point of view so far, i feel sorry for all the people who have seen all these bands before and expected something new)

Blind Guardian would be a real great option, they're one of the best live bands there is and they're doing lots of festivals this year. also there's many good/popular bands that are doing festivals this summer and don't have anything scheduled when Wacken will be happening: Nightwish, WASP, Opeth, Sepultura, The 69 Eyes(i'd totally cream my pants if they get confirmed), Tim Owens, Evile, Candlemass, Arch Enemy, Sodom, Grave Digger, Overkill, the list is huge
Infurnace - 21.05.2009 at 23:59  
Der W is confirmed.
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.05.2009 at 00:04  
Written by Infurnace on 21.05.2009 at 23:59

Der W is confirmed.


Der what? Never heard of it. what the hell are they? what do they play?
Infurnace - 22.05.2009 at 02:46  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.05.2009 at 00:04

Written by Infurnace on 21.05.2009 at 23:59

Der W is confirmed.


Der what? Never heard of it. what the hell are they? what do they play?


Haven't heard any of their music, but all I know is that it's the band of Stephan Weidner, who used to be the leader of the Böhse Onkelz.
corrupt - 22.05.2009 at 10:27  
Written by Infurnace on 22.05.2009 at 02:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.05.2009 at 00:04

Written by Infurnace on 21.05.2009 at 23:59

Der W is confirmed.


Der what? Never heard of it. what the hell are they? what do they play?


Haven't heard any of their music, but all I know is that it's the band of Stephan Weidner, who used to be the leader of the Böhse Onkelz.

Yep that's the one. And it's no surprise that he's there, seens as how much his "album" was advertised last year. Another one that doesn't ticke me at all
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 22.05.2009 at 11:16  
Der W is another part of Wacken's history. He's really famous in Germany as a solo artist and as the singer of "Böhse Onkelz", which is another band that helped Wacken get so big. Not really something for the English speaking, but a nice confirmation for the Germans
Valentin B - 22.05.2009 at 21:22  
Grand Magus added
corrupt - 23.05.2009 at 13:13  
Written by Guest on 22.05.2009 at 11:16

Der W is another part of Wacken's history. He's really famous in Germany as a solo artist and as the singer of "Böhse Onkelz", which is another band that helped Wacken get so big. Not really something for the English speaking, but a nice confirmation for the Germans

For some that is.
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 24.05.2009 at 11:27  
Heaven Shall Burn confirmed
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 24.05.2009 at 11:31  
Written by corrupt on 23.05.2009 at 13:13

Written by Guest on 22.05.2009 at 11:16

Der W is another part of Wacken's history. He's really famous in Germany as a solo artist and as the singer of "Böhse Onkelz", which is another band that helped Wacken get so big. Not really something for the English speaking, but a nice confirmation for the Germans

For some that is.

Well the early Böhse Onkelz were kind of a right-wing band with some racist lyrics, but the last 2 albums weren't that bad I guess were more like party stuff though, easy to sing with...

Hurray for Heaven Shall Burn btw
Valentin B - 24.05.2009 at 11:56  
Why do they keep adding only German bands?(and bands that aren't that well-known outside Germany), what about Accept who just came back from the dead?

also the line-up is missing one huge name, too bad it's way too late to bring one of the big bands to the fold.
R.I.Pdeadlegends - 24.05.2009 at 13:38  
Go watch Heaven Shall Burn live, trust me it's awesome ! German bands aren't bad that's why
Marcel Hubregtse - 24.05.2009 at 13:51  
Written by Guest on 24.05.2009 at 13:38

German bands aren't bad...



There are LOADS of crap German bands, just like there are loads of crap Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, French, english, American, etc. bands
Valentin B - 24.05.2009 at 15:22  
http://www.wacken.com/uploads/media/WOA2009_vorlaeufige_RunningOrder.pdf

running order published... i'll be the guy singing all the Priest and Saxon songs after Mambo Kurt
corrupt - 24.05.2009 at 17:54  
Written by Valentin B on 24.05.2009 at 15:22

http://www.wacken.com/uploads/media/WOA2009_vorlaeufige_RunningOrder.pdf

running order published... i'll be the guy singing all the Priest and Saxon songs after Mambo Kurt

Yay, now I can't see even half of what I planned. There's hardly any band on my list that doesn't play parallel to another one. Nothing of interest on thursday but one day later Saxon, Machine Head and Enslaved in parallel. What the hell? If this is how they plan the fest, it'll be my least active in all time. This is so frustrating..
Valentin B - 24.05.2009 at 23:39  
Written by corrupt on 24.05.2009 at 17:54

Written by Valentin B on 24.05.2009 at 15:22

http://www.wacken.com/uploads/media/WOA2009_vorlaeufige_RunningOrder.pdf

running order published... i'll be the guy singing all the Priest and Saxon songs after Mambo Kurt

Yay, now I can't see even half of what I planned. There's hardly any band on my list that doesn't play parallel to another one. Nothing of interest on thursday but one day later Saxon, Machine Head and Enslaved in parallel. What the hell? If this is how they plan the fest, it'll be my least active in all time. This is so frustrating..

Saxon and Machine Head won't play head to head, remember the 2 main stages are one next to the other, so when there's a band on the True stage, the band that's due next is making sound checks on the Black stage, so you'll see Machine Head right before Saxon unfortunately the WET and Party stages collide with the main stages, from what i've gathered. i'm waiting for the hour-based program before i give my full opinion though ^^
corrupt - 26.05.2009 at 03:20  
Written by Valentin B on 24.05.2009 at 23:39

Written by corrupt on 24.05.2009 at 17:54

Written by Valentin B on 24.05.2009 at 15:22

http://www.wacken.com/uploads/media/WOA2009_vorlaeufige_RunningOrder.pdf

running order published... i'll be the guy singing all the Priest and Saxon songs after Mambo Kurt

Yay, now I can't see even half of what I planned. There's hardly any band on my list that doesn't play parallel to another one. Nothing of interest on thursday but one day later Saxon, Machine Head and Enslaved in parallel. What the hell? If this is how they plan the fest, it'll be my least active in all time. This is so frustrating..

Saxon and Machine Head won't play head to head, remember the 2 main stages are one next to the other, so when there's a band on the True stage, the band that's due next is making sound checks on the Black stage, so you'll see Machine Head right before Saxon unfortunately the WET and Party stages collide with the main stages, from what i've gathered. i'm waiting for the hour-based program before i give my full opinion though ^^

Yeah well ... good point! In my initial frustrated rage I actually forgot about that. Hehe.
Valentin B - 26.05.2009 at 16:45  
Hey people you know what's going on at the medieval market? i see they organize highland games and role playing and whatnot, but do they also sell cool stuff like model weapons/cool medieval-related shit and the likes?
Xeros612 - 27.05.2009 at 16:28  
Looks like a decent enough lineup for the most part.
Inlé - 27.05.2009 at 16:46  
Written by Xeros612 on 27.05.2009 at 16:28

Looks like a decent enough lineup for the most part.


i lol'd

I don't know how they're getting away with it. Guess the audience demographics are a-changin' or something.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.05.2009 at 16:58  
Written by Inlé on 27.05.2009 at 16:46

Written by Xeros612 on 27.05.2009 at 16:28

Looks like a decent enough lineup for the most part.


i lol'd

I don't know how they're getting away with it. Guess the audience demographics are a-changin' or something.


Most probably, and then also the fact they added a medieval market where you can also roleplay. My God what the hell is this world coming to? What's next? A Star Trek convention and Star Wars gathering at Wacken 2010? FFS this has nothing to do with muisc whatsover. Might as well add a horror film convention cause a lot of people who like metal also like horror etc etc.

And this is their special 20th anniversary edition? Btw I just realised that Waldrock (a metal fest in the north of The Netherlands) is already hosting its 22nd edition this year. That fest is most probably the world's longest running (uninterrupted) metal festival in the world.
Baz Anderson - 27.05.2009 at 17:32  
Written by Inlé on 27.05.2009 at 16:46

Written by Xeros612 on 27.05.2009 at 16:28

Looks like a decent enough lineup for the most part.


i lol'd

I don't know how they're getting away with it. Guess the audience demographics are a-changin' or something.

Heaven And Hell
Thin Lizzy
Anthrax
Amon Amarth
Motörhead
Hammerfall
Nevermore
Gamma Ray
Dragonforce
Whiplash
Saxon
Axel Rudi Pell
Testament
Rage
Enslaved
Napalm Death

Are these not decent bands?
Come on, things have changed, but there are still enough good bands to entertain through the three days.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.05.2009 at 01:53  
Written by Baz Anderson on 27.05.2009 at 17:32

Written by Inlé on 27.05.2009 at 16:46

Written by Xeros612 on 27.05.2009 at 16:28

Looks like a decent enough lineup for the most part.


i lol'd

I don't know how they're getting away with it. Guess the audience demographics are a-changin' or something.

Heaven And Hell
Thin Lizzy
Anthrax
Amon Amarth
Motörhead
Hammerfall
Nevermore
Gamma Ray
Dragonforce
Whiplash
Saxon
Axel Rudi Pell
Testament
Rage
Enslaved
Napalm Death

Are these not decent bands?
Come on, things have changed, but there are still enough good bands to entertain through the three days.


Just 16 band is NOT a good scoe, and you even dared to call DragonFarce goo? My God. And of the 16 you just jotted down almost have played Wacken at least a couple of time during the last couple of years... so that IS CRAP
Baz Anderson - 28.05.2009 at 01:59  
Haha, well they are my personal favourites.
And yeh, most of them will have played Wacken, and many other festivals many times before - but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands, so it is to be expected that I am seeing bands I have seen many times before.
To me they are good bands, and I am sure I will have a good time there. At the end of the day all we want is a good time, right?

Anyway, if it isn't great, I'll let you know in the review! Haha.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.05.2009 at 02:38  
Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?
Baz Anderson - 28.05.2009 at 02:42  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.05.2009 at 02:45  
Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.


Yet there are so many festivals where you (and I) haven't seen a single band live from before. But of course those aren't the mainstream festivals.
Valentin B - 29.05.2009 at 16:04  
Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.

lol i'm completely at the opposite side, i have seen precisely zero bands who will attend Wacken this year, ok maybe if Blind Guardian get confirmed at the last minute i've seen them, and would love to see them again("epic sing along moments" is an understatement, especially when considering 75000 people chanting Valhalla)
Black Mass - 29.05.2009 at 16:57  
62 days
I can't wait!!
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.05.2009 at 17:30  
Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 16:04

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.

lol i'm completely at the opposite side, i have seen precisely zero bands who will attend Wacken this year, ok maybe if Blind Guardian get confirmed at the last minute i've seen them, and would love to see them again("epic sing along moments" is an understatement, especially when considering 75000 people chanting Valhalla)


I certainly doubt that 75000 will chant along
Valentin B - 29.05.2009 at 17:46  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2009 at 17:30

Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 16:04

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.

lol i'm completely at the opposite side, i have seen precisely zero bands who will attend Wacken this year, ok maybe if Blind Guardian get confirmed at the last minute i've seen them, and would love to see them again("epic sing along moments" is an understatement, especially when considering 75000 people chanting Valhalla)


I certainly doubt that 75000 will chant along

ahem... why not?
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.05.2009 at 18:50  
Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 17:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2009 at 17:30

Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 16:04

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.

lol i'm completely at the opposite side, i have seen precisely zero bands who will attend Wacken this year, ok maybe if Blind Guardian get confirmed at the last minute i've seen them, and would love to see them again("epic sing along moments" is an understatement, especially when considering 75000 people chanting Valhalla)


I certainly doubt that 75000 will chant along

ahem... why not?



Mmm, selling 80000 tickets. I am 100% sure that least 30% don't like Blind Guardian AT ALL
corrupt - 29.05.2009 at 19:09  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2009 at 18:50

Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 17:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2009 at 17:30

Written by Valentin B on 29.05.2009 at 16:04

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 02:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.05.2009 at 02:38

Written by Baz Anderson on 28.05.2009 at 01:59

but these days I can't go to a festival where I haven't seen any of the bands,


Why?

When I say festival I mean Open Air festival. Download, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Graspop, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Metal Camp, wherever else, they all have the same bands over the years really. I've seen most of them all before.

lol i'm completely at the opposite side, i have seen precisely zero bands who will attend Wacken this year, ok maybe if Blind Guardian get confirmed at the last minute i've seen them, and would love to see them again("epic sing along moments" is an understatement, especially when considering 75000 people chanting Valhalla)


I certainly doubt that 75000 will chant along

ahem... why not?



Mmm, selling 80000 tickets. I am 100% sure that least 30% don't like Blind Guardian AT ALL

You were obiously not there when exactly that happened in 2007.
Valentin B - 29.05.2009 at 20:39  
But that time there were like "only" 50.000 right?(Saxon said so in their Wacken DVD though i don't remember if it was recorded in 2004 or 2007) aanyway 80.000 would be even more epic

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