Wacken Open Air needs no introduction. Every year the ticket sell out quickly and this year the trend continues. The first 45,000 tickets to Wacken Open Air 2016 were sold within two hours after the pre-sale started. That doesn’t come as a surprise since Wacken has established themselves as one of the best heavy metal festival.
“It’s been a rough week for the whole Wacken family,” said Thomas Jensen, one of the promoters of the Wacken Open Air. “Maybe at other festivals people would have left. But everyone — fans, crew, residents — kept strong and moved together, since for all of us Wacken is more than just a music festival. Being sold out once again maybe is the biggest thank you we ever received.”
Because of the enormous request and the high number of orders, the promoters assume that there will be some double bookings and cancellations because of missed due dates for payment. There will be an update as soon as all the orders are checked and tickets are still available.
The 75,000 metalheads that already have a ticket can look forward to the following bands performing at Wacken Open Air 2016:
AXEL RUDI PELL
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word)