News has come from “the mecca of metal”, Wacken Open Air, that the running order for the festival is now online. This means that some new bands have been added to the line-up. View the running order here and check out our five bands to check out.
The new acts confirmed are: Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Livekaraoke Rockstarz, The Head Cat, Stinger, Tengger Cavalry, Tainia, Rampart, Null Positiv, Tuxedoo, Waldkauz, The Dolmen, Heimataerde, Wolfheart, Wolfchant, Henry Rollins, Wirrwahr, Skyline, Wild Lies, Victims of Madness.
The festival also revealed that the event site has gone multiple infrastructure changes. The first one is the change of name to the three main stages. They are now called “Faster” (ex-Black Stage), “Harder” (ex-True Stage) & “Louder” (ex-Party Stage). The stages and festival area will also have an upgraded sound system.
Most interestingly, the festival will now have its own beer pipeline. The beer stalls in front of the main stages will be provided with fresh beer from the new underground beer pipeline. Both fresh and waste water will run through these pipes too but, of course, the organisers will control the hygiene of the tubes all the time.
The reasoning behind the Wacken beer pipeline:
Until this year, we always had to move dozens of barrels through the infield. We had to bring in full barrels before and during the shows and afterwards we had to remove the empty ones. This caused a lot of avoidable traffic. The new pipeline helps us to protect the floor! And we also get rid of bottlenecks at the bar, you will not have to wait for the new barrel to be on tap anymore.
The installation of the pipes and the enlarged drainage is a lasting investment in the infrastructure of Wacken. We pave the way for many more years of Heavy Metal at Wacken Open Air!
Limited tickets for this year’s edition are available here.