Wacken Open Air announces a new heavy metal cruise Hammership – First bands announced

Author Arto Mäenpää - 18.11.2021

With Hammership, Sixthman, the international market leader in festivals on the high seas, is expanding its portfolio with a hard-hitting heavy metal cruise that will travel across the Mediterranean from August 14 – 18, 2022. With this world premiere, the organizer, which in the U.S. has implemented enormously successful formats with greats such as KISS and Bon Jovi, among others, is expanding its presence in European waters as well.

During the five-day journey, which starts in Athens and leads via Mykonos and Kusadi (Turkey) back to the Greek metropolis, some of the biggest names in the metal world will do the honors. The line-up is led by the Swedish metal giants Sabaton, who, just like Accept, Kreator, Powerwolf, Hämatom and all the other bands, will thrill the fans on board the Norwegian Jade with several performances. But not only for musical full board is provided: As another special feature of this trip, all passengers can look forward to a luxurious all-round service including a premium beverage package.

Sixthman is supported in this venture by ICS Festival Service GmbH, which among other things produces the legendary Wacken Open Air and is responsible for the technical implementation of this cruise.

We could not be more fired up to serve the international metal community Hammership, a vacation at sea that will truly blow fans minds!”, said Anthony Diaz, CEO of Sixthman. “Together with ICS Festival Service GmbH, leaders in heavy metal live events and destination festivals, the iconic artist line-up and the incredible “venue” of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Jade cruise ship which is perfectly suited for music festivals at sea, I have no doubt this will be a metal vacation not to be missed year after year!

We are delighted to be allowed to support Sixthman in this project and thus to be active in new markets and ships,” adds Tom Küppers of ICS Festival Service GmbH

Cabins on the Hammership can be booked now at the following address: http://www.hammership.com As a special thank you, the first 250 passengers will receive an early bird package only available in this form, consisting of a patch and the chance to win one of a total of ten Hammership guitars signed by all participating artists!

The line up looks like this:


The Darkness
Frog Leap
All Hail The Yeti

More bands to be announced!

Sunday, August 14 2022 – Depart Port of Athens
Monday, August 15 2022 – Kusadasi, Turkey
Tuesday, August 16 2022 – Day at Sea
Wednesday, August 17 2022 – Mykonos, Greece
Thursday, August 18 2022 – Arrive Port of Athens