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W:O:A 2018, Wacken Germany (Aug 01 - Aug 04)

The 29th edition of Wacken Open Air will present classic acts from the 70's and 80's like Judas Priest, Doro, Lee Aaron, Helloween, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, In Flames, Samael, Vince Neil and Dirk Schneider.

Ofcourse there will be a lot of great acts of the 90's and 00's as well. To name a few: Hatebreed, Madball, Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Amorphis, Gojira, Ensiferum, Epica, Steel Panther, Oomph!

The last few years there is also more extreme music on the Billing of W:O:A. With Watain, Vallenfyre, Destruction, Ghost, Behemoth, Belphegor, Mantar and ofcourse Gaahl's Wyrd, the dark side will be served as well.

Next to the great bands there is a lot of other things happening at Wacken ... The Famous Biergarten, Medieval Camp, Surprise acts on small stages. But the best part ... 100.000 Metalheads with only one goal ... Party with friends :)

After a year of absence (parental responsibilities), Metalshots will make a Full Report of all the Metal Battle Bands (and fans) at the Big Tent Stages next to the Wackinger Village. So if you want to be "Shot" by Metalshots at the 29th Wacken Open Air, "Metal Battle" is the place to be :)

Information about the W:O:A Metal Battle: Metal Battle @ Wacken Open Air

Dimmu Borgir

Rain or Shine

Confirmed Bands (update: 06-06-2018)

2Cellos, Acoustic Steel, Act of Defiance, Adler's Appetite, Alestorm, Alfahanne, Alien Weaponry, Amaranthe, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Arkona, Asrock, Attic, AWS, Backyard Babies, Bannkreis, Behemoth, Belphegor, Betontod, Blaas of Glory, Black Inhale, Blessed Hellride, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space,Blues Pills, Bömbers, Bonfire, Budderside, Cannibal Corpse, Canterra, Cemican, Children of Bodom, Chuan-Tzu, Clawfinger, Clowns, Converge, Da Rocka & Da Waitler, Dalriada, Danzig, dArtagnan, Das Pack, Der Wahnsinn, Deserted Fear, Destruction, Dezperadoz, Diablo Blvd, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Dimmu Borgir, Dirkschneider, Dirt-A-Gogo, Dokken, Dool, Doro, Dust Bolt, Dying Fetus, Ensiferum, Enslaved, Epica, Erik Cohen, Eskimo Callboy, Evil Invaders, Exit Eden, Extrabreit, Feuerschwanz, Firewind, Fischer-Z, Fish, Fozzy, Fro-Tee Slips, Gaahl's Wyrd, Ganaim, Ghost, Gojira, Gruesome, Hate Squad, Hatebreed, Heathen Apostles, Heidevolk, Heilung, Helloween, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, Helmet, Herrschaft, Ignis Fatuu, In Extremo, In Flames, Ingrimm, Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts, Jack Broadbent, Jasad, Jesper Binzer, John Diva and the Rockets of Love, Judas Priest, Karaoke Till Death, Kellermensch, Knorkator, Korpiklaani, Leaves’ Eyes, Lee Aaron, Long Distance Calling, Lovebites, Madball, Mambo Kurt, Manilla Road, Manntra, Mantar, Markus Krebs, Metusa, Monstagon, Mr. Big, Nazareth, Night Demon, Nightwish, Nocturnal Rites, Ondt Blod, Onkel Tom, Oomph!, Otto & Die Friesenjungs, Pampatut, Persefone, Pikes Edge, Plainride, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Rezet, Riot V, Rogers, Rose Bogey's, Running Wild, Salamanda, Samael, Sarke, Schandmaul, Schidl 'n' Schedl, Sepultura, Skiltron, Skindred, Skyline, Soen, Solstafir, Sons of Apollo, Spoil Engine, Steel Panther, Stiff Little Fingers, The Bloodstrings, The Charm The Fury, The Fright, The Privateer, The Waltons, Toxic Holocaust, Traitor, Tremonti, Trollfest, Unzucht, Vallenfyre, Victims of Madness, Vince Neil, Visions of Atlantis, Vogelfrey, W.A.R., WOA Firefighters, Walking Dead on Broadway, Watain, Wintersun, WirrWahr, Wirtz, Witch Taint, Zeal & Ardor.

From all over the World ...

to fight a Metal Battle.

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