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Articles : Metal Obsession – European Summer Festival Preview (Wacken Open Air)

By on May 8, 2017

It’s that time of year again where metalheads from all across the globe converge to Europe to partake in the annual European summer of metal festivals. This year, Metal Obsession returns to the holy Wacken land, a place deemed by many as the mecca of heavy metal. Annually, some 85,000+ people from across the globe trek to Wacken, Germany to be a part of one of the world’s most recognisable and celebrated heavy music festival’s in the world, Wacken Open Air.

The festival began in 1990 and has since played host to some of the most spectacular live performances and reunions from the world’s biggest metal, rock and punk bands. Each year Wacken Open Air offers a wide variety for all lovers of heavy music.

This year’s line-up is no exception, and is quite possibly the biggest line-up the festival has ever had (we say that every year). The 2017 Wacken line-up includes; Europe, Powerwolf, Avantasia, Accept, Volbeat, Marilyn Manson, Lacuna Coil, Megadeth, Emperor and an additional 100 bands.

Click here to view the full Wacken 2017 line-up.

Tickets to Wacken 2017 are on sale now! We highly recommend you purchase your tickets from the festival’s provided partner

A Wacken ticket will allow you access to the following:

  • Camping as of the 31st of July 2017 at 3PM and until the 6th of August 2017.
  • Camping next to your car, even for big vehicles
  • Access to all events, shows, areas and stages at the event area.
  • New 2017: No extra fees for the arrival and camping on Monday or Tuesday
  • New 2017: Free usage of all toilets, showers and water points

Click here to secure your Wacken 2017 tickets

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Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook