(photo credit: WOA Festival GmbH)

Wacken Open Air 2024 sold out after 4.5 hours

Author Hernan Osuna - 7.8.2023

Wacken Open Air 2024 announces “sold out” – with 85,000 tickets gone only 4,5 hours after the official presale started.

After the conclusion of this year’s very challenging edition of the Wacken Open Air in the north of Germany, presale began on Sunday at 8pm. At 0:30am the organizers could announce “Sold Out” for the 33rd Wacken Open Air, which will take place from July 31 to August 3, 2024.

“We are more than grateful for the trust of our fans,” comments organizer Holger Hübner.“The metalheads know that we will give our best to offer them a terrific show, this time following the overall theme of ‘Witches& Warlocks’. We are very happy about the positive reactions to the program already announced with Scorpions and Amon Amarth among others. And there will be more highlights to come!”

Organizer Thomas Jensen adds: “Especially after the difficult start of the festival this summer when a part of our metal family could not join the celebration, we appreciate that the community stands with us and sticks together. The fact that all 85.000 tickets are now gone is simply awesome. The metalheads are the best!”

Due to extreme rainfall at the beginning of the week with significant impact on the site, the difficult but unavoidable decision had to be made to stop further admission. Guests who were unable to attend will be refunded the ticket price and given the right of first refusal on tickets for 2024. A remaining contingent of tickets will be held back for Wacken Open Air’s official travel partners, as is the case every year.

The lineup for W:O:A 2024 is led by German hard rock legends Scorpions and Swedish Viking metallers Amon Amarth. Also part of the line-up are In ExtremoMayhem, Blind Guardian, Pain, Beast In Black, Watain and Bury Tomorrow. A total of 33 bands have already been announced on Saturday for the 33rd edition of the festival.

The organizers point out that no tickets should be purchased from third parties – except for the official travel partners.

About Wacken Open Air:
Wacken Open Air is the largest heavy metal festival in the world. Starting with 800 visitors in 1990, nowadays 85,000 fans from all over the world travel to Wacken every year, turning the small village in Schleswig-Holstein into the centre of the festival scene for several days. The organizing WOA Festival GmbH is connected to a broad network including band management, the Wacken Foundation, tour booking, music publishing, metal travel, merchandising distribution and ticketing. In cooperation with partners, this results in creative solutions and ideas that revolutionize the festival experience, enable technical innovations and produce extraordinary event concepts. Wacken Open Air 2024 will take place from July 31 to August 3, 2024.

(photo credit: WOA Festival GmbH)