Festival Hub: Wacken

The Scene: It's been dubbed The Mecca of Heavy Metal Culture. For three days in August, the population of the tiny town of Wacken swells from 2,000 to 75,000 for this annual gathering of German metalheads. This monster of a festival started off small in 1990 as a showcase for local bands, but has become a juggernaut of the metal festival scene.

  • Accept
  • Alligatoah
  • Ankor
  • April Art
  • Architects
  • Armored Saint
  • As Everything Unfolds
  • Asagraum
  • Asenblut
  • Axel Rudi Pell
  • Beast In Black
  • Beasto Blanco
  • Behemoth
  • Betontod
  • Blackbriar
  • Blind Guardian
  • Blues Pills
  • Bokassa
  • Brutus
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Dear Mother
  • Dokken
  • DragonForce
  • Embryonic Autopsy
  • Emil Bulls
  • Endstille
  • Exumer
  • Endstille
  • Fiddler’s Green
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Future Palace
  • Half Me
  • Ignea
  • In Extremo
  • Incantation
  • Insomnium
  • Jesus Piece
  • John Coffey
  • Jungle Rot
  • KK’s Priest
  • Knorkator
  • Liv Kristine
  • Mayhem
  • Messiah40 Years Of Thrashing Madness
  • Mister Misery
  • Mr. Big
  • Nachtblut
  • Necrotted
  • Oomph!
  • Opeth
  • Paddy and The Rats
  • Pain
  • Primal Fear
  • Primordial
  • Rage40th Anniversary Show
  • Raven
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skeletal Remains
  • Skyline
  • SOiL
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Spiritbox
  • Suzi Quatro
  • TankardSpecial Frühschoppen Show
  • Textures
  • The 69 Eyes
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Baboon Show
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • The Warning
  • Trelldom
  • Uada
  • Unleash The Archers
  • Van Canto
  • Vio-Lence
  • Vreid
  • Watain
  • Wolf
  • Xandria
  • Zebrahead
  • Abbath
  • Ad Infinitum
  • Alestorm
  • All For Metal
  • All Hail The Yeti
  • Amaranthe
  • Amorphis
  • Angus McSix
  • Asrock
  • Autumn Bride
  • Baest
  • Battle Beast
  • Be’lakor
  • Beyond The Black
  • Biohazard
  • Blaas of Glory
  • Black Mirrors
  • Blitzkid
  • Bloodbath
  • Brand of Sacrifice
  • Brunhilde
  • Burning Witches
  • Bütcher
  • Caliban
  • Carpathian Forest
  • Cellar Darling
  • Cemican
  • CobraKill
  • Crematory
  • Cypecore
  • Dark Tranquility
  • dArtagnan
  • Defleshed
  • Deicide
  • Delain
  • Depressive Age
  • Der W
  • Detraktor
  • Dezperadoz
  • Die beschissenen Sechs
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Doro
  • Drain
  • Dust Bolt
  • Dying Fetus
  • Eivor
  • Empire State Bastard
  • Employed To Serve
  • Enemy Inside
  • Ensiferum
  • Ereb Altor
  • Evergrey
  • EvilDead
  • Eyes
  • Faun
  • Ferocious Dog
  • Finntroll
  • Focus
  • Frog Bog Dosenband
  • Frozen Soul
  • Get The Shot
  • Ghostkid
  • Hammerfall
  • Harpyie
  • Havukruunu
  • Heaven Shall Burn
  • Helloween
  • Heriot
  • Hidden Intent
  • Holy Moses
  • Igorrr
  • Imminence
  • Immolation
  • J.B.O.
  • Jag Panzer
  • Kärbholz
  • Kataklysm
  • Knife
  • Koldbrann
  • Konvent
  • Leaves’ Eyes
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • Marco Mendoza
  • Marty Friedman
  • Masterplan
  • Monsters of Liedermaching
  • Morast
  • Mr. Hurley und die Pulveraffen
  • Mutz and the Blackeyed Banditz
  • Nervosa
  • Nestor
  • Neverland In Ashes
  • Our Promise
  • Pentagram
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Possessed
  • Raging Speedhorn
  • Rauhbein
  • Riot City
  • Sable Hills
  • Saltatio Mortis
  • Santiano
  • Schandmaul
  • Schizophrenia
  • Screamer
  • Skalmöld
  • Skindred
  • Skyline
  • Sleep Token
  • Sólstafir
  • Takida
  • Tanzwut
  • Terror
  • The Answer
  • The Good the Bad and the Zugly
  • The Night Eternal
  • The Raven Age
  • The Real McKenzies
  • The Vintage Caravan
  • Twilight Force
  • Two Steps From Hell
  • Universum 25
  • Unzucht
  • Uriah Heep
  • Venues
  • Vixen
  • Voivod
  • VV
  • Wardruna
  • Warkings
  • While She Sleeps
  • Whoredom Rife
  • Ye Banished Privateers
  • All Hail The Yeti
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Auðn
  • Avantasia
  • Brothers Of Metal
  • Crypta
  • Death Angel
  • Gloryhammer
  • Gwar
  • In Extremo
  • Judas Priest
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
  • Rose Tattoo
  • Thundermother
  • Varang Nord
  • Wolves In The Throne Room
  • Belphegor
  • Mork
  • Kampfar
  • Pestilence
  • Rotting Christ
  • Vomitory
  • Gaerea
  • Stratovarius
  • Clutch
  • Soen
  • Me And The Man
  • Michael Monroe
  • Butcher Babies
  • Dope
  • Dead Label
  • Black Inhale
  • The Rise Of Mictlan
  • Arch Enemy
  • Loudness
  • Venom
  • The Night Flight
  • Orchestra
  • Perturbator
  • Gluecifer
  • Therapy?
  • Imperium
  • Dekadenz
  • Disconnected
  • The Halo Effect
  • Feuerschwanz
  • Slope
  • Watch Out
  • Stampede
  • Neaera
  • Acranius
  • Airbourne
  • All Hail The Yeti
  • Anthrax
  • Avatar
  • Battle Beast
  • Beyond The Black
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Bleed From Within
  • Body Count feat. Ice-T
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Crematory
  • Crisix
  • Critical Mess
  • D-A-D
  • Dark Funeral
  • Delain
  • Demons & Wizards
  • Die Happy
  • Die Kassierer
  • Downfall of Gaia
  • Eisbrecher
  • Emil Bulls
  • Equilibrium
  • Evergrey
  • For I Am King
  • Frog Leap
  • Gama Bomb
  • Gernotshagen
  • Girlschool
  • Gloryful
  • Gloryhammer
  • Grave
  • Hamferð
  • Hammerfall
  • Harpyie
  • Hämatom
  • Jinjer
  • Kaizaa
  • Krokus
  • Kärbholz
  • Lagerstein
  • Life of Agony
  • Manticora
  • Michale Graves
  • Myrath
  • Nashville Pussy
  • Nasty
  • Necrophobic
  • Night In Gales
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Opeth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Powerwolf
  • Primordial
  • Prophets of Rage
  • Queensrÿche
  • Rage
  • Rose Tattoo
  • Sabaton
  • Santiano
  • Septicflesh
  • Skyclad
  • Slayer
  • SOiL
  • Subway to Sally
  • Suidakra
  • Sweet
  • Tausend Löwen Unter Feinden
  • TesseracT
  • Testament
  • The Adicts
  • The BossHoss
  • The Crown
  • The Night Flight Orchestra
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • The Vintage Caravan
  • Thy Art Is Murder
  • Torment
  • Tribulation
  • UFO
  • Vampire
  • Velvet Viper
  • Venom Inc.
  • Versengold
  • Vltimas
  • Vogelfrey
  • Windhand
  • Within Temptation
  • Aborym
  • Angelus Apatrida
  • Asrock
  • Baby Face Nelson
  • Crazy Lixx
  • Crobot
  • Deathstars
  • Dirty Shirt
  • Eclipse
  • Hellhammer performed by Tom Warrior’s Triumph of Death
  • Lucifer Star Machine
  • Monster Magnet
  • Nachtblut
  • Nordjevel
  • Prong
  • Savage Messiah
  • Skew Siskin
  • The Damned
  • The Lazys
  • The New Roses
  • The Quireboys
  • The Wild!
  • Uriah Heep
  • Warkings
  • Wiegedood
  • Zuriaake
  • Acres
  • Alabama Black Snakes
  • Axxis
  • Bai Bang
  • Bloodywood
  • Brass Against
  • Brenner
  • Cancer
  • Cesair
  • Christopher Bowes And His Plate Of Beans
  • Coppelius
  • Damnation Defaced
  • Dampfmaschine
  • Der Fluch Ddes Drachen
  • Diamond Head
  • Diary Of Dreams
  • Die From Sorrow
  • Dream Spirit
  • Drunken Swallows
  • Duivelspack
  • Extrabreit
  • Fiddler’s Green
  • Jared James Nichols
  • Kvelertak
  • Molllust
  • Mono Inc
  • Monstagon
  • Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen
  • Nailed To Obscurity
  • Operus
  • Paddy And The Rats
  • Ragnaröek
  • Reckless Love
  • Reliquiae
  • Saor
  • Saxon
  • Sibiir
  • Sikth
  • Skald
  • Skyline
  • Skynd
  • Soul Demise
  • Stoneman
  • Tanzwut
  • The Linewalkers
  • The Moon & The Nightspirit
  • The O’Reilleys and The Paddyhats
  • The Rumjacks
  • The Sinderellas
  • Tuxedoo
  • Unleashed
  • Victims of Madness
  • Violons Barbares
  • 2Cellos
  • Acoustic Steel
  • Act of Defiance
  • Adler’s Appetite
  • Alestorm
  • Alfahanne
  • Alien Weaponry
  • Amaranthe
  • Amorphis
  • Arch Enemy
  • Asrock
  • Attic
  • Backyard Babies
  • Bannkreis
  • Behemoth
  • Belphegor
  • Betontod
  • Black Inhale
  • Blessed Hellride
  • Bloodsucking Zombies f. Outer Space
  • Blues Pills
  • Bömbers
  • Bonfire
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Children of Bodom
  • Chuan-Tzu
  • Clawfinger
  • Clowns
  • Converge
  • Da Rocka & Da Waitler
  • Danzig
  • Das Pack
  • Der Wahnsinn
  • Deserted Fear
  • Destruction
  • Dezperadoz
  • Diablo Blvd
  • Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
  • Die Happy
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Dirkschneider
  • Dirt-A-Gogo
  • Dokken
  • Dool
  • Doro
  • Dust Bolt
  • Dying Fetus
  • Ensiferum
  • Enslaved
  • Epica
  • Erik Cohen
  • Eskimo Callboy
  • Evil Invaders
  • Extrabreit
  • Feuerschwanz
  • Firewind
  • Fischer-Z
  • Fish
  • Fozzy
  • Fro-Tee Slips
  • Gaahl’s Wyrd
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Gruesome
  • Hate Squad
  • Hatebreed
  • Heathen Apostles
  • Helloween – Pumpkins United
  • Helmet
  • Herrschaft
  • In Extremo
  • In Flames
  • Ivan Ivanovich & The Kreml Krauts
  • Jack Broadbent
  • Jasad
  • Jesper Binzer
  • John Diva and the Rockets of Love
  • Judas Priest
  • Kellermensch
  • Knorkator
  • Korpiklaani
  • Leaves’ Eyes
  • Lee Aaron
  • Long Distance Calling
  • Lovebites
  • Madball
  • Mambo Kurt
  • Manilla Road
  • Mantar
  • Monstagon
  • Mr. Big
  • Nazareth
  • Night Demon
  • Nightwish
  • Nocturnal Rites
  • Ondt Blod
  • Onkel Tom
  • Oomph!
  • Otto & Die Friesenjungs
  • Persefone
  • Pikes Edge
  • Plainride
  • Rezet
  • Riot V
  • Rogers
  • Rose Bogey’s
  • Running Wild
  • Samael
  • Sarke
  • Schandmaul
  • Sepultura
  • Skindred
  • Skyline
  • Soen
  • Solstafir
  • Sons of Apollo
  • Spoil Engine
  • Steel Panther
  • Stiff Little Fingers
  • The Bloodstrings
  • The Charm The Fury
  • The Fright
  • The Waltons
  • Toxic Holocaust
  • Traitor
  • Tremonti
  • Trollfest
  • Unzucht
  • Vallenfyre
  • Vince Neil
  • Vogelfrey
  • W:O:A Firefighters
  • W.A.R.
  • Walking Dead on Broadway
  • Watain
  • Wintersun
  • Wirtz
  • Witch Taint
  • Zeal & Ardor
  • Amon Amarth
  • Apocalyptica
  • ASP
  • Avantasia
  • Candlemass
  • Emperor
  • Grand Magus
  • Hamatom
  • Heaven Shall Burn
  • Lacuna Coli
  • Mayhem
  • Naplam Death
  • Paradise Lost
  • Powerwolf
  • Rage
  • Soilwork
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Turbonegro

This lineup has not been posted yet.

  • Alkbottel
  • Amorphis
  • Anaal Nathrakhh
  • Ancient Bards
  • Angra
  • Annihilator
  • Armored Saint
  • Asrock
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Baltic Sea Child
  • Bembers
  • Biohazard
  • Black Label Society
  • Blood Red Throne
  • Bloodbath
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Combichrist
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Crossplane
  • Cryptopsy
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Tranquility
  • Deadiron
  • Death Angel
  • Ensiferum
  • Epica
  • Exumer
  • Falconer
  • Godsized
  • Grailknights
  • Ill Nino
  • In Extremo
  • In Flames
  • Judas Priest
  • Kaerbholz
  • Kataklysm
  • Khold
  • Kommando
  • Kvelertak
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • M.O.D.
  • Mantar
  • Metaprism
  • Morgoth
  • Mushroomhead
  • My Dying Bride
  • New Model Army
  • Noctiferia
  • Nuclear Assault
  • Obituary
  • Opeth
  • Powerwolf
  • Queensryche
  • Rob Zombie
  • Rock Meets Classic
  • Running Wild
  • Sabaton
  • Samael
  • Savatage
  • Sepultura
  • Shining
  • Skiltron
  • Skindred
  • Stoneman
  • Stratovarius
  • Subway To Sally
  • Tears for Beers
  • The Answer
  • The Black Spiders
  • The BossHoss
  • The Gentle Storm
  • The Quireboys
  • Thyrfing
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Truckfighters
  • U.D.O. with Bundeswehr Musikkorps
  • Waltari
  • Within Temptation
  • Zodiac
  • 9mm
  • Agnostic Front
  • Alestorm
  • Alice Cooper
  • Alpha Tiger
  • Amorphis
  • Anthrax
  • Arch Enemy
  • As I Lay Dying
  • ASP
  • Benighted
  • Black Messiah
  • Bob Wayne
  • Bull-Riff Stampede
  • Bullet
  • Callejon
  • Candlemass
  • Chrome Molly
  • Coppelius
  • Corvus Corax Meets Wadokyo
  • Crematory
  • Deep Purple
  • Devil Driver
  • Dew-Scented
  • Dezperadoz
  • Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
  • Die Kassierer
  • Doro
  • Dr. Living Dead
  • Dunderbeist
  • Eat The Gun
  • Eisbrecher
  • Eskimo Callboy
  • Faun
  • Fear Factory
  • Fejd
  • Feuerschwanz
  • Grave Digger
  • Haggard
  • Hardcore Superstar
  • Harpyie
  • Hate Squad
  • Hellride
  • Henry Rollins
  • Ihsahn
  • Kamikaze Kings
  • Kärbholz
  • Kryptos
  • Lamb of God
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Leprous
  • Lingua Mortis feat. Rage
  • Mandowar
  • Motörhead
  • Mustasch
  • Nachtblut
  • Naglfar
  • Neaera
  • Nightwish
  • NullDB
  • Pampatut
  • Powerwolf
  • Pretty Maids
  • Rabenschrey
  • Ragnarok
  • Rammstein
  • Rebattered
  • Russkaja
  • Sabaton
  • Scott Ian – Spoken Word
  • Secret Sphere
  • Soilwork
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Stahlmann
  • Subway To Sally
  • Thunder
  • Tristania
  • Trivium
  • Ugly Kid Joe
  • Versengold
  • Whitechapel
  • Agro
  • Amaranthe
  • Amon Amarth
  • Aura Noir
  • Axel Rudi Pell
  • Betontod
  • Blaas of Glory
  • Blechblosn
  • Broilers
  • BugGirl
  • Channel Zero
  • Chthonic
  • CircleIICircle
  • Cold Snap
  • Coroner
  • Corpse Garden
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Crimes of Passion
  • D-A-D
  • Danko Jones SW
  • Dark Funeral
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dead By April
  • Decapitated
  • Delain
  • Devil´s Note
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Dio Disciples
  • Disquiet
  • Djerv
  • Dødheimsgard
  • DRI
  • Ease Of Disgust
  • Electric Hellride
  • Electric Wizard
  • Eisenherz
  • Endstille
  • Epsilon
  • Eschenbach
  • Exuviated
  • Faanefjell
  • Fateful Finality
  • FDJ
  • Forbidden
  • Frantic Amber
  • GammaRay
  • Gehenna
  • Ghost Brigade
  • Gone Postal
  • Gothic
  • Graveyard
  • Hamferð
  • Hammercult
  • Hammerfall
  • Helmut
  • Henry Rollins – Spoken Word
  • Hone Your Sense
  • In Extremo
  • In Flames
  • Ingrimm
  • Insomnium
  • Inquisitor
  • Jim Breuer
  • Kamelot
  • Kellermensch
  • Keule
  • Kobra and The Lotus
  • Kylesa
  • Leaves´Eyes
  • Leningrad Cowboys
  • Liquid Meat
  • Lord Shades
  • Machine Head
  • Mambo Kurt
  • Manimals
  • Manticora
  • Massacre
  • Megaherz
  • Midnight Priest
  • MindthreaT
  • Ministry
  • Mono Inc.
  • Moonspell
  • Napalm Death
  • Nasum
  • Oomph!
  • Opeth
  • OverKill
  • Opifex
  • Panteón Rococó
  • Paradise Lost
  • Rain Shatter
  • RavenBlood
  • Red Fang
  • Riotgod
  • Russkaja
  • Rust2Dust
  • Sacred Reich
  • Santiano
  • Sanctuary
  • Saor Patrol
  • Saxon
  • Schandmaul
  • Scorpions
  • Sepultura
  • Shredhead
  • Sick Of It All
  • Six Feet Under
  • Suffocated
  • Suicide Silence
  • Sylosis
  • Testament
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • The BossHoss
  • The Falling
  • Torfrock
  • U.D.O
  • Unearth
  • Victims of Madness
  • Vogelfrey
  • Volbeat
  • Volksmetal
  • Volxrock
  • Warbringer
  • Warpath
  • Warrior Soul
  • Watain
  • WBTBWB
  • Weto
  • Winterfylleth
  • Winterstorm
  • Wölli & Die Band…
  • Yaksa
  • Zygnema