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W:O:A 2022 announces additional acts

Author Arto Mäenpää - 18.9.2021

The programme of the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2022 is growing again! Today the organisers announce seven more artists, including heavy metal legends Mercyful Fate and domestic shooting stars Hämatom.

We are setting all sails towards 2022“, W:O:A co-founder Thomas Jensen is happy to announce. “Once again, special thanks go to our booking team, who are doing everything they can to present as many names as possible from the original 2020 line-up to the fans.

Holger Hübner, W:O:A co-founder adds: “It’s about time that we finally all return to the Holy Ground. Together with the international metalheads we will celebrate a festival they will never forget. We are really up for it, anyway!

With Mercyful Fate, one of the greatest heavy metal legends is returning to Wacken after more than two decades, and their announcement during W:O:A 2019 sent the infield into euphoria. And now the time has finally come!

Hämatom and Kissin’ Dynamite, two of the most successful German bands of recent years, will present new albums and spectacular shows, Moonspell are not only Wacken veterans but real dark rock greats, Einherjer will celebrate Nordic metal.

Today’s announcement is rounded off by German melodic death metallers Nothgard as well as Wind Rose, who have delivered one of the best cover versions of recent years with “Diggy Diggy Hole“.

Further information about Wacken Open Air, as well as all confirmed acts can be found online at: