WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2014 First Announcements

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The biggest metal party of the world is what it is because of you – the fans! And we will again present a high-class and varied line-up with great Wacken debutants, bands which haven’t played for a long time and also some of the beloved Wacken classics.

The first bands for the 25th Anniversary are:

Amon Amarth
Death Metal from Sweden – a fertile topic which will always lead you to Amon Amarth after some time. Get ready for some Viking hymns at next year’s W:O:A!

Apocalyptica
Finnish band Apocalyptica will play together with an orchestra in 2014. This will be an exclusive Wacken Open Air show – all songs are especially arranged for this!

Arch Enemy
In 2013 the Swedish band was forced to cancel all of the summer dates, but they will compensate this when they play at Wacken Open Air 2014!

Avantasia (Only German Festival Show in 2014)
Tobias Sammet, his guest musicians and his exceptional metal project will come back to Wacken for the third time. Get ready for a superlative show!

Behemoth
Behemoth will return to W:O:A! After more than one decade the Polish death metal sledgehammer will be part of the program at the biggest metal festival in the world.

Children of Bodom
With the new album “Halo of Blood” the Finnish melodic death metal masters Children of Bodom will return to Wacken. And the ones who have seen any of the past COB performance know for sure: This is going to be a blast!

Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse 20th Anniversary
The Norwegian black metal legend Emperor returns to Wacken! After some years of rest, there is finally a new possibility to hear the legendary tunes!

Iced Earth
The American power metal band Iced Earth shouldn’t be missed at the Wacken anniversary too. And because their new album Plagues of Babylon will be released in spring 2014, the band will play some new material too at the festival!

King Diamond
You want the King, you will get the King – at the 25th W:O:A! Finally the founder of the legendary band Mercyful Fate will rock Wacken Open Air. The King and his music are a heavy influence for the whole metal genre and the show will be a blast for sure!

Kreator
The German thrash hammer Kreator will smash the Wacken crowd another time in 2014. Get ready to raise the flag of hate!

Prong
The influence of Prong to the whole scene is undisputed; their album Beg to Differ was style-defining for the groove metal genre itself. And now the band will play Wacken for the first time!

Schandmaul
Without any doubt: Schandmaul are one of the most important medieval rock bands! And they will rock Wacken again in 2014!

Here are the facts about the Pre-Sale:
25th Wacken Open Air 2014 – Anniversary
31.07 – 02.08.2014

IMPORTANT: The tickets for Wacken Open Air 2014 are personalized! We have summarized all information .

X-MAS-Package
3-Days-“ALL IN”-Ticket = 150€
incl. sales tax plus 10,- advance booking fee
incl. W:O:A cult T-shirt as a goodie and much more.
Limited to 10.000 tickets
Max. 2 tickets per order

Regular tickets
3-Days-“ALL IN”-Ticket = 160€
incl. sales tax plus 10,- advance booking fee
until the 31st of August 2013 optional orderable exclusive Anniversary shirt (plus 14,99€) – you may order one shirt per W:O:A 2014 ticket (the shirt will be shipped by EMP Merchandising GmbH – earliest on the 1st of September 2013)
Max. 5 tickets per order

Pre-sale starts on: Monday, 05.08.2013 at 00.01 o’clock, only at 

See you in Wacken 2014 Metalheads – rain or shine!