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%
Fraja (Peru) 100%
Brodd (Denmark) 100%
Miquele 100%
Kawarai (Denmark) 100%
Ravendark (Estonia) 100%
Jonjy (Israel) 100%
Grumble (The Netherlands) 100%
Trust (Portugal) 100%
blackhearted83 (Belgium) 100%
mantiviking (Spain) 100%
Caramelita (Finland) 100%
Izarus (Denmark) 100%
Doomhammer 100%
wastedcorpse (Estonia) 100%
Xyvind (Spain) 100%
goshdra (Romania) 100%
DieLaughing (Finland) 100%
Rot N' Troll (Finland) 100%
iblis (Turkey) 100%
ThePhilosopher (UK) 100%
zmya (Croatia) 100%
Vincent M (Israel) 100%
huntlus (Estonia) 100%
squirmno9 (Cyprus) 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) 100%
Rooste (Estonia) 100%
simml 100%
Dunkelgeist (Spain) 100%
MaeseOrtu (Spain) 100%
Sautherom (Mexico) 100%
metaldread (UAE) 100%
mgades (Denmark) 100%
kaoskrew (UK) 20%
Bloodfrozen (The Netherlands) 20%
acfromthekc44 (USA) 10%

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Comments: 484   Visited by: 821 users
10.02.2009 - 21:52
ThorsteinnK
Account deleted
Written by Promonex on 10.02.2009 at 20:05

Written by Guest on 10.02.2009 at 19:57

Can you give us a link to the post on the Wacken forums where this is posted?

No.

Well, nevermind, I found it myself:
http://woafor.wacken.com/showpost.php?p=10711675&postcount=84
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10.02.2009 - 22:16
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 10.02.2009 at 21:52

Written by Promonex on 10.02.2009 at 20:05

Written by Guest on 10.02.2009 at 19:57

Can you give us a link to the post on the Wacken forums where this is posted?

No.

Well, nevermind, I found it myself:
http://woafor.wacken.com/showpost.php?p=10711675&postcount=84



Ahum, if you click on Promonex's no you'll be directed to the exact same thread you posted the link of
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11.02.2009 - 03:20
ThorsteinnK
Account deleted
Well, such is the fact that I didn't realise the "no" was a link, and took the "no" for a simple no. I am such a logical person... hehe
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11.02.2009 - 17:25
Fraja
UFO confirmed
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12.02.2009 - 22:19
Infurnace
Heaven and Hell is officially confirmed now.
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12.02.2009 - 23:23
Infurnace
I'm still waiting for the official confirmation of Gamma Ray. I guess they'll be there on Wacken if their official site says so, but still..
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16.02.2009 - 17:51
Promonex
Cathemeral
Tracedawn confirmed.
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17.02.2009 - 16:16
un/heart/ed
The Sufferer
The line up got better I must say
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My only thrill alone in my own hell
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05.03.2009 - 23:05
Infurnace
I hope the rumors about Sarcófago are true, and they will play Wacken.
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06.03.2009 - 00:43
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Infurnace on 05.03.2009 at 23:05

I hope the rumors about Sarcófago are true, and they will play Wacken.

Didn't they already confirm unilaterally that they gonna play on 1st August?
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11.03.2009 - 16:49
Promonex
Cathemeral
Next confirmation: Airbourne. Again.
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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12.03.2009 - 01:00
Promonex
Cathemeral
Looks like Nervecell are coming as well:
Quote:
Home-grown and now international death metal band NERVECELL did not disappoint the crowd who were enjoying one of their last powerful performance in the UAE, before they head off to their festival tour in Germany this summer, which includes the renowned Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, With Full Force and Wacken Open Air.

(Source)
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14.03.2009 - 05:41
Promonex
Cathemeral
Oh my goodness, it's getting even worse!

http://www.myspace.com/bmth
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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14.03.2009 - 14:39
Baz Anderson
Oh god.
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14.03.2009 - 14:41
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Written by Promonex on 14.03.2009 at 05:41

Oh my goodness, it's getting even worse!

http://www.myspace.com/bmth

Seriously man, how do you know about shit like this? Are you browsing forums and myspace pages of random bands all day looking for the word 'wacken'?
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14.03.2009 - 16:56
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by corrupt on 14.03.2009 at 14:41

Written by Promonex on 14.03.2009 at 05:41

Oh my goodness, it's getting even worse!

http://www.myspace.com/bmth

Seriously man, how do you know about shit like this? Are you browsing forums and myspace pages of random bands all day looking for the word 'wacken'?

Last.FM. People around there are quite good at digging out all that shit. According to them Sonic Syndicate, ETHS, Breed77, Bai Bang (which wouldn't even be all that bad) and Retrospect are confirmed as well. I don't know the sources of those claims though, so I didn't post them here.
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14.03.2009 - 17:30
Inlé
LOL. Really, now. How did that lineup sell out so quickly?

Prediction: Expect many more comedy fringes and eyeliner among the crowds at Wacken this year. Hahaha. Bring Me The Horizon, that's just classic. XD
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14.03.2009 - 17:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Inlé on 14.03.2009 at 17:30

LOL. Really, now. How did that lineup sell out so quickly?

Prediction: Expect many more comedy fringes and eyeliner among the crowds at Wacken this year. Hahaha. Bring Me The Horizon, that's just classic. XD


But but but but Bring Me The Horizon play true grindcore (according to them that is, and according to them classic Napalm Death isn't grindcore ) You should try to get hold of the Terrorizer issue where BMTH does the Hard Of Hearing test, that was hilarious. Totally ignorant little prats.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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14.03.2009 - 19:22
HarmonyCorruptio
My blood boiled when I read that issue. So did everyone else's by the looks of the letters page in next month's issue.
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14.03.2009 - 19:56
terrorist
I heard that Megadeth is going to play this year???!!!
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Worship the goddamn cross again?

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14.03.2009 - 20:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by HarmonyCorruptio on 14.03.2009 at 19:22

My blood boiled when I read that issue. So did everyone else's by the looks of the letters page in next month's issue.


I can guarantee you it also made my blood boil after my initial fit of laughter due to the total ignorance shown by those twats. That in combination with the band pics were just too much too handle for this old man.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.03.2009 - 23:23
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.03.2009 at 20:04

Written by HarmonyCorruptio on 14.03.2009 at 19:22

My blood boiled when I read that issue. So did everyone else's by the looks of the letters page in next month's issue.


I can guarantee you it also made my blood boil after my initial fit of laughter due to the total ignorance shown by those twats. That in combination with the band pics were just too much too handle for this old man.

True. Those pictures are just too much. Especially the fact that all pics on that page stem from one single photosession and the rest ist Photoshop. It's so obvious that it hurt my eyes.
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15.03.2009 - 08:25
grey_gecko
Written by terrorist on 14.03.2009 at 19:56

I heard that Megadeth is going to play this year???!!!


dont think mustaine would play a show he's not headlining. it would be great if they showed up though. i really want to see broderick doing his thing.
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16.03.2009 - 23:16
Baz Anderson
Megadeth are currently doing a huge tour where they are main support and not headlining band...
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20.03.2009 - 15:12
kaoskrew
So how many people are NOT going to "fringe" festival this year lol! Think of all that log jam of people
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23.03.2009 - 01:03
Promonex
Cathemeral
Seems like they are also considering to get Manowar. And Metallica, but it doesn't look like they'll get them this year: [link]
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23.03.2009 - 20:33
Slayer666
Damn, this seems like some pretty shity line-up, for the most part.....
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29.03.2009 - 23:15
Galar
Wicked Mung
NOCTURNO CULTO ON STAGE THIS YEAR!
WOW
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03.04.2009 - 00:52
Infurnace
Saxon is confirmed.
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04.04.2009 - 15:23
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Issued today on the Wacken website:
Quote:

Liebe Metalheads,

wir wissen, dass wir Euch lange Zeit ohne Bandbestätigungen haben sitzen lassen. auch nehmen wir sehr wohl wahr, was im Forum abgeht.
Wir können Euch mitteilen, dass wir uns bei der Running Order für das Wacken Open Air 2009 in den letzten Zügen befinden.
Weiterhin werden wir am Montag, 06.04.2009 um 18.00uhr eine große Anzahl an weiteren Bands veröffentlichen.
Vielen Dank für Euer Verständnis und bis Montag !!!

Euer,

Wacken Team


Dear Metalheads,

we know that we've had you waiting for new announcements for quite a while now. Also we do realize what's happening on our forums.
We can tell you that we're in the final steps of creating the running orders for the WOA 2009. Furthermore we will announce a huge number of bands on Monday 04/06/2009 6 pm.
Thank you for your appreciation and until monday.

Yours

The Wacken Team


Translation by me.
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