Wacken Open Air 2021 postponed to August 2022
Germany's annual Wacken Open Air, scheduled to take place this summer, has now been postponed to August 2022.
As we can read in the official site, the statement of the W:O:A-Crew is the below:
we would like to thank you for your great patience during the last weeks and months.
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided that Wacken Open Air cannot take place at the end of July this year. We therefore postpone the festival to 04.08. - 06.08.2022.
This decision was anything but easy for us, also because we know that you are already in the middle of the preparations and planning. Like we are, too.
We would like to take this opportunity to specifically thank the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the authorities and politicians for an extremely constructive and trusting cooperation. The step-by-step plan presented is an important sign that gives hope to many companies in our industry. And of course we want to thank you for your ongoing support.
For Wacken Open Air, however, the planned openings unfortunately will not arrive in time and, as always, the safety and health of everyone involved in the festival - fans, crew, artists and all residents of Wacken and the region - has absolute priority.
But at the same time we are sure of one thing: In August 2022 we will all make the Holy Ground shake again and enjoy our common passion together.
Of course, you will be able to easily rebook your tickets for the coming year. This process will most likely be possible from the middle of June.
We will inform you in due time about the options and procedures and kindly ask for your understanding that we will not be able to process any requests until then. But we promise you that we will respect your various wishes again.
Additionally, we can now reveal that we are currently working with the authorities to explore an idea for a new event in September 2021, to help with the restart of live music. Keep your fingers crossed for both of us so that the development will continue to be positive - stay tuned for more information and further news!
Thank you again for your patience, your loyalty and your support! More details on the different topics will follow as soon as possible.See you in Wacken"
Wacken Open Air 2022 is scheduled for Aug. 4-5, 2022, set to take place at the event's usual stomping grounds in Wacken, Germany. A lineup for the rescheduled event has yet to be announced — bands such as Slipknot, Judas Priest and Amon Amarth were originally named for the 2020 festival.
Details about 2022 tickets are coming soon in the Wacken site