The Wacken Open Air 2020 is all about Mesoamerica and the fascinating advanced civilizations of this region. Together with the fans, the festival will especially highlight and honour the cultures of the Maya and Aztecs. An important component of this is the adaptation of the Haab calendar, among other things to confirm new bands in its cycle.
This year the W:O:A will officially be held from 30.07.-01.08.2020, although there should be plenty to see and do in the big tent the day before, on 29.07. This is where the finals of the international Metal Battle Contest will take place.
Top acts invited are Slipknot, Judas Priest and Amon Amarth. Slipknot will have their premiere on the Holy Field of Northern Germany!
Tickets? There are already none left! The Wacken Open Air 2020 was completely sold out within 21 hours. All information about tickets and who to contact if you have questions is described here on the W:O:A website.
All bands from A-Z (March 8, 2020):
Amon Amarth, Annihilator, As I Lay Dying, ASP, At The Gates, Slaughter Of The Soul Show, Attic, Avantasia, Avatarium, Beast In Black, Belzebubs, Blechblos’n, Bokassa, Borknagar, Brothers of Metal, Burgerkill, Butcher Babies, Bülent & die Metal-Angels, Cemican, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Danko Jones, Dawn of Disease, Death Angel, Devin Townsend, Diary of Dreams, Die beschissenen Sechs, Dirkschneider (Exclusive Metal Heart 35th Anniversary Show), Dope, Dropkick Murphys, Einherjer, Evergrey, Fateful Finality, Fever 333, Fields Of The Nephilim, Freedom Call, Gluecifer, Grailknights, Grave Digger (40th Anniversary Show), Grimner, Haggard, Hate, Helrunar, Hypocrisy, Imperium Dekadenz, Implore, In Extremo (Exclusive German Festival Show), Indian Nightmare, Infected Rain, J.B.O. (Special Frühschoppen Show), Judas Priest (50 Heavy Metal Years), Kadavar, Kampfar, Kissin' Dynamite, L.A. Guns, Lacuna Coil, Loudness, Lucifer, Mad Max, Mambo Kurt, Marduk (Special 30th Anniversary Show), Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Michael Monroe, Mister Misery, Mork, Nasty, Neaera, Nervosa, New Model Army, Nothgard, Nytt Land, Onslaught, Oomph!, Orden Ogan, Overkill, Perturbator, Pestilence, Rectal Smegma, ROME, Rotting Christ, Russkaja, Sacred Reich, Saltatio Mortis, Sick Of It All, Slipknot, Sodom, Agent Orange Show, Static-X, Stratovarius, Suicidal Angels, Surgical Strike, Svartidauði, Tarja, The Other, The Rise Of Mictlan, The Spirit, The Wildhearts, Therapy?, Thundermother, Tri State Corner, Tribulation, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, U.D.O. feat. Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, Unleash The Archers, Valhalore, Van Canto, Venom, Verheerer, Visions of Atlantis, Vomitory, Vulture, Wacken Firefighters, Wednesday 13, While She Sleeps, Wind Rose, Wolves in the Throne Room, Wormrot