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Next year’s Wacken Open Air sold out only in five hours

Author Arto Mäenpää - 8.8.2022

The Wacken Open Air 2023 is sold out in a record time of only five hours with 80,000 tickets! Compared to last year, the presale for 2023 was started this time on Sunday the 07.08.2022 at 20:00. After five hours, the set mark of 80,000 tickets was already reached and the promoters of W:O:A report the 32nd Wacken Open Air as sold out, which will take place from 02nd August 2023 to 05th August 2023 for the first time 4 days.

A sold out festival in that amount of time – unbelievable” says promoter Thomas Jensen “and especially in these times the backing of the community is enormously important. We are still knocking off the dust of this year’s Open Air and now, thanks to the trust of our fans, we can continue to fully concentrate on the program in 2023 under the motto “Vikings”, which will have one or two highlights in the bag in addition to the great Iron Maiden!“.

This is an enormous proof of confidence from our fans and we appreciate it very much,” adds promoter Holger Hübner. “This allows us to push Wacken Open Air forward and develop various projects and themes alongside the billing, which we will announce during the year“.

A remaining contingent of tickets will be held back for Wacken Open Air’s official travel partners to meet their needs as well.

Bands confirmed for 2023: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Beartooth, Ensiferum, Pentagram (50th Anniversary Show), Jinjer, Nervosa, Deicide (Special Legion Show), Burning Witches, Two Steps From Hell (exclusive Wacken Show)

The organizer points out that no tickets should be purchased from third parties – except for the official travel partners listed at the following link:

See you Wacken. Rain or shine.