GER, Wacken - Wacken Open Air 2011


Location: Germany, Wacken
Date: 03-06 August 2011
Website: wacken.com
Organizer: ICS Event Service

Tickets:

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It was about time! Finally, in its 22nd year of existence, the biggest metal festival in the world will welcome the Prince of Darkness, one of the founders of the music we have all come to love: Ozzy Osbourne will headline Wacken Open Air 2011!
Ozzy's performance at Wacken will be his only German festival show in 2011. The metal opera Avantasia take it even further and will make their performance at Wacken Open Air their only show in 2011 worldwide! Witnessing Tobias Sammet (Edguy) and his myriad of guests in front of tens of thousands of fans under the open sky certainly isn't your everyday concert experience.
And of course there's also American power metallers Iced Earth who will be performing for the very last time with legendary singer Matt Barlow.

But these three acts aren't the only ones with exclusive performances: NWOBHM legends Judas Priest, who are currently on their last world tour ever, TNBM front-runners Mayhem and Australian hard rockers Airbourne will also perform their only German festival shows at Wacken Open Air, and for Trivium it will even be their only festival show on European soil in 2011.

But even if you don't care for either of these bands, Wacken once again offers a wide array of metal styles for almost everyone, like power metal (e.g. Blind Guardian), extreme power/melodeath metal (e.g. Children Of Bodom), thrash metal (e.g. Kreator), death metal (e.g. Kataklysm), rock'n'roll (e.g. Motörhead), glam metal (e.g. Crashdïet), j-rock (Dir En Grey), folk metal (e.g. Moonsorrow), stoner (Kyuss Lives!) and then some. For a complete listing of all 120+ bands, filled to the brim with big names of the scene, you'll only have to scroll down.

Wacken Open Air takes place in - surprise! - Wacken in Northern Germany, a small village with merely 2,000 inhabitants on 361 days of the year. The town is located 10 km north of Itzehoe and 50 km northwest of Hamburg. There will be shuttle buses from the festival site to the train station in Itzehoe as well as to the airports in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck. For more info on getting there and away check the festival page here.

The festival is officially sold out since February, but some tour operators (e.g. Metal Train for Germany, Bock Tours for the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Argon Events for the UK) still have some coach trip/festival ticket packages in store. More tour operators can be found here.

Another way to acquire your ticket would be the ticket exchange in the official forum which aims for eliminating the black marketing going on on eBay and other auctioning sites, and reducing the risk of acquiring fake tickets. 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 English) and here (in German).

Further readings:
Wacken 2010 Metal Train 2010 Wacken 2009 Wacken 2008 Wacken 2007
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (03.08)

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Mother Of God
Leash Eye
Dust Bolt
Hammercult
Virginia Clemm
Death Clocks
Noein
Atrum
Paralytic
Eccentric Pendulum
Aphyxion
Mambo Kurt

Wackinger Stage

The Aberlour's
Reliquiae
Horch

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Russkaja
Ski King
Victims Of Madness

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters
Blechblosn

DAY 2 (04.08)

True Metal Stage

Ozzy Osbourne
Helloween

Black Stage

Blind Guardian
Skyline
Bülent Ceylan

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Battle Beast
Pneuma
Tanker
Aeon Throne
Seven Stitches
Achren
Coldwar
Rude Revelation
Exquisite Pus
X-Tinxion
Sacramental

Wackinger Stage

Russkaja
Reliquiae
Maiden United

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Onkel Tom Angelripper
Kvelertak
Ski's Country Trash
Stier
Jim Breuer

Beer Garden Stage

Edelweiss
Hayseed Dixie
Blechblosn
Mambo Kurt
W:O:A Firefighters

DAY 3 (05.08)

Wackinger Stage

Ignis Fatuu
Rabenschrey
Reliquiae

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Russkaja
Smack Ballz
Betontod
Jim Breuer
Ghost

Beer Garden Stage

Edelweiss
Hayseed Dixie
Mambo Kurt

DAY 4 (06.08)

True Metal Stage

Avantasia
Motörhead
Iced Earth
Subway To Sally
Dir En Grey
Crashdïet

Black Stage

Children Of Bodom
Kreator
Sepultura
Mayhem
Kataklysm
Moonsorrow

Party Stage

Knorkator
Danko Jones
Vreid
The Haunted
Visions Of Atlantis
Eläkeläiset

W.E.T. Stage / Headbangers Ballroom

Hail Of Bullets
Tokyo Blade
Excrementory Grindfuckers
In Solitude
Blowsight
Warrant [GER]
Venomin James
Tauthr
Skeletonwitch
Shining [NOR]
Hämatom
Stormzone
Torture Squad
Triosphere
Hellsaw
The Murder Of My Sweet

Wackinger Stage

Lacrimas Profundere
Reliquiae

Bullhead-City Wrestling Tent

Girlschool
Onslaught
Hayseed Dixie

Beer Garden Stage

W:O:A Firefighters
Edelweiss
Mambo Kurt

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GT (Denmark) 100%
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infernall (Romania) 100%
Overlord_PT (Portugal) 100%
Chris Steele (Denmark) 100%
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Eleazar (Mexico) 100%
valeria (UK) 100%
Trust (Portugal) 100%
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Jvenned (Faroe Islands) 100%
MightyMouse (Sweden) 100%
Aquad 100%
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victim (Finland) 100%
svobi_666 (Austria) 100%
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Melodeathmetal (The Netherlands) 100%
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13.10.2010 - 02:11
thatmetalhead666
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I'm still in school so wacken is not an option
fuck, only a couple more years
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13.10.2010 - 11:20
corrupt
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Written by Guest on 13.10.2010 at 02:11

I'm still in school so wacken is not an option
fuck, only a couple more years

Aren't there cool festivals in Australia? I'm not sure Wacken is the best way to spend thousands of dollars to go to Europe
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14.10.2010 - 03:47
thatmetalhead666
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Written by corrupt on 13.10.2010 at 11:20

Written by Guest on 13.10.2010 at 02:11

I'm still in school so wacken is not an option
fuck, only a couple more years

Aren't there cool festivals in Australia? I'm not sure Wacken is the best way to spend thousands of dollars to go to Europe

haha not really very many good metal ones, but when it comes to festivals, my parents are a bitch
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25.10.2010 - 14:17
Valentin B
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Ozzy Osbourne announced! quite interesting, to say the least.
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25.10.2010 - 15:16
GT
Coffee!!
That's interesting indeed
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25.10.2010 - 15:56
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Written by Valentin B on 25.10.2010 at 14:17

Ozzy Osbourne announced! quite interesting, to say the least.

Too bad. They had us get ready for something amazing and then revealed something boring.

ARC-TU-RUS you morons. What's so hard about that?
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25.10.2010 - 16:04
Valentin B
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Written by corrupt on 25.10.2010 at 15:56

Written by Valentin B on 25.10.2010 at 14:17

Ozzy Osbourne announced! quite interesting, to say the least.

Too bad. They had us get ready for something amazing and then revealed something boring.

ARC-TU-RUS you morons. What's so hard about that?

you know if you´re so discontent with the festival year after year you can send me the ticket, i won´t mind
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25.10.2010 - 17:12
corrupt
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Written by Valentin B on 25.10.2010 at 16:04

Written by corrupt on 25.10.2010 at 15:56

Written by Valentin B on 25.10.2010 at 14:17

Ozzy Osbourne announced! quite interesting, to say the least.

Too bad. They had us get ready for something amazing and then revealed something boring.

ARC-TU-RUS you morons. What's so hard about that?

you know if you´re so discontent with the festival year after year you can send me the ticket, i won´t mind

The secret is the whining. It makes up for all the crap.

But seriously, a good lineup is not so much about big names as it is about good ones.

How long does it need us to realize that we are in fact the best metalheads out there and start the metalstorm festival? I'm all in. Time, effort, money.
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25.10.2010 - 19:42
Valentin B
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Written by corrupt on 25.10.2010 at 17:12

How long does it need us to realize that we are in fact the best metalheads out there and start the metalstorm festival? I'm all in. Time, effort, money.

i would never hesitate to organize a metalstorm festival, if i had the money.
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02.12.2010 - 13:24
Valentin B
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Promo, YOU'RE MY! CHERRY PIE!

when i saw the name Warrant there, i couldn't help it
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02.12.2010 - 13:31
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Valentin B on 02.12.2010 at 13:24

Promo, YOU'RE MY! CHERRY PIE!

when i saw the name Warrant there, i couldn't help it


Read somewhere on another forum it's the German Warrant not the horrendous atrocious worst crap ever American warrant
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02.12.2010 - 13:41
Valentin B
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.12.2010 at 13:31

Written by Valentin B on 02.12.2010 at 13:24

Promo, YOU'RE MY! CHERRY PIE!

when i saw the name Warrant there, i couldn't help it


Read somewhere on another forum it's the German Warrant not the horrendous atrocious worst crap ever American warrant

Marcel, you have a retort for everything.. in the notifications i saw that it's the German band, and also here on this very page, obviously i knew it wasn't the USA band

what do you think of the German guys btw? are they good?
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02.12.2010 - 13:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Valentin B on 02.12.2010 at 13:41

what do you think of the German guys btw? are they good?


Not brilliant but enojoyable back in the day some decent speed metal. Not the flowery crap most german bands paly nowadays. Shoudld be fun, unlike that total crap from the US
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02.12.2010 - 15:29
corrupt
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Grindfuckers, Yes!

SIE SIND WIEDER DAAAA!!
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05.12.2010 - 13:29
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Quite a varied lineup so far, i think i might join in on the metal train after all.
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11.12.2010 - 13:01
corrupt
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It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...
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11.12.2010 - 14:32
Valentin B
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Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

oh yeah i remember now how much you hate one of the bands which was recently confirmed... can i have a rant? pleeeeease?
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11.12.2010 - 15:59
corrupt
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Written by Valentin B on 11.12.2010 at 14:32

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

oh yeah i remember now how much you hate one of the bands which was recently confirmed... can i have a rant? pleeeeease?

Just copy and paste one of the old ones. Each one of them is eternal

Edit: But it is annoying that said band is playing in Wacken EACH AND EVERY YEAR!
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12.12.2010 - 15:13
AyΣm
Squirr-Hell
Suicidal, Judas Priest and Blind Guardian... Perhaps I'll be there
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12.12.2010 - 15:34
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 15:59

Written by Valentin B on 11.12.2010 at 14:32

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

oh yeah i remember now how much you hate one of the bands which was recently confirmed... can i have a rant? pleeeeease?

Just copy and paste one of the old ones. Each one of them is eternal

Edit: But it is annoying that said band is playing in Wacken EACH AND EVERY YEAR!

well, this year they only played a video of them (or at least that's what Promo told me)
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13.12.2010 - 00:51
Promonex
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Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.
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13.12.2010 - 03:02
Valentin B
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Blaas of glory fuck yeah!!

damn, i'm really not 100% if i want to go here again or not.. it would mean yet another 4 days doing nothing but riding trains to/from Itzehoe (cheaper than the plane )
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13.12.2010 - 11:49
corrupt
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Written by Promonex on 13.12.2010 at 00:51

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.

Most of the names they confirm these days mean nothing to me. And your obsession with Letzte Instanz doesn't exactly make you an expert in my musical taste I sure hope they're saving Enslaved and Arcturus the good bands for the final days. Being a better fit than The Bosshoss doesn't say much about the quality of a band anyway. Only that if they suck, they might suck in metal, not country
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13.12.2010 - 15:46
Promonex
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Written by corrupt on 13.12.2010 at 11:49

Written by Promonex on 13.12.2010 at 00:51

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.

Most of the names they confirm these days mean nothing to me. And your obsession with Letzte Instanz doesn't exactly make you an expert in my musical taste I sure hope they're saving Enslaved and Arcturus the good bands for the final days. Being a better fit than The Bosshoss doesn't say much about the quality of a band anyway. Only that if they suck, they might suck in metal, not country

I'm cured! Letzte Instanz's last album sucked so badly, that it was no problem to return to good music again. Such as Enslaved. And The BossHoss Russkaja.
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14.12.2010 - 21:22
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
Written by corrupt on 13.12.2010 at 11:49

Written by Promonex on 13.12.2010 at 00:51

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.

Most of the names they confirm these days mean nothing to me. And your obsession with Letzte Instanz doesn't exactly make you an expert in my musical taste I sure hope they're saving Enslaved and Arcturus the good bands for the final days. Being a better fit than The Bosshoss doesn't say much about the quality of a band anyway. Only that if they suck, they might suck in metal, not country


I know he just wrote that he's cured, but still..wtf, Dude? Is this what the Dude would say? Some people need to get over the fact that it's TRULY possible to like more genres than one AND a gay band from time to time.

For example, just because I listen to The Black Angels and Antaeus, doesn't cancel my expert status. Then again, what is an expert? I still jerk-off manually, man.

The Dude abides.
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14.12.2010 - 21:30
corrupt
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Written by TheBigRossowski on 14.12.2010 at 21:22

Written by corrupt on 13.12.2010 at 11:49

Written by Promonex on 13.12.2010 at 00:51

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.

Most of the names they confirm these days mean nothing to me. And your obsession with Letzte Instanz doesn't exactly make you an expert in my musical taste I sure hope they're saving Enslaved and Arcturus the good bands for the final days. Being a better fit than The Bosshoss doesn't say much about the quality of a band anyway. Only that if they suck, they might suck in metal, not country


I know he just wrote that he's cured, but still..wtf, Dude? Is this what the Dude would say? Some people need to get over the fact that it's TRULY possible to like more genres than one AND a gay band from time to time.

For example, just because I listen to The Black Angels and Antaeus, doesn't cancel my expert status. Then again, what is an expert? I still jerk-off manually, man.

The Dude abides.

Wait. What? Dude, you're talking to a guy who loves the Pet Shop Boys here. That remark there was a little inside joke between Promonex and me. No worries.
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14.12.2010 - 21:32
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
Written by corrupt on 14.12.2010 at 21:30

Written by TheBigRossowski on 14.12.2010 at 21:22

Written by corrupt on 13.12.2010 at 11:49

Written by Promonex on 13.12.2010 at 00:51

Written by corrupt on 11.12.2010 at 13:01

It's not exactly getting much better these last few days...

But Russkaja are fun! Not really fitting onto a metal festival either, but they are definitely more worthwhile than The BossHoss.

Most of the names they confirm these days mean nothing to me. And your obsession with Letzte Instanz doesn't exactly make you an expert in my musical taste I sure hope they're saving Enslaved and Arcturus the good bands for the final days. Being a better fit than The Bosshoss doesn't say much about the quality of a band anyway. Only that if they suck, they might suck in metal, not country


I know he just wrote that he's cured, but still..wtf, Dude? Is this what the Dude would say? Some people need to get over the fact that it's TRULY possible to like more genres than one AND a gay band from time to time.

For example, just because I listen to The Black Angels and Antaeus, doesn't cancel my expert status. Then again, what is an expert? I still jerk-off manually, man.

The Dude abides.

Wait. What? Dude, you're talking to a guy who loves the Pet Shop Boys here. That remark there was a little inside joke between Promonex and me. No worries.


Oh, fuck, haha. "New shit has come to light, man!".

I'll be there, more for the festival itself though, rather than the bands. I'm waiting to see some good ones pop up on the list.
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15.12.2010 - 10:38
GT
Coffee!!
Rhapsody confirmed now! I want to go even more. Really hope I have the time
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15.12.2010 - 17:03
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Damn, Motorhead again.. it's not like i don't like them but i would have enjoyed a little variety in bands
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16.12.2010 - 09:17
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Written by Valentin B on 15.12.2010 at 17:03

Damn, Motorhead again.. it's not like i don't like them but i would have enjoyed a little variety in bands

Welcome to the dark side. Have a cookie!
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