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Wacken Announces First Round Of Bands For 2023, Sells Out In Six Hours

Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Wardruna, Jinjer, Deicide, and more!

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Wacken 2022 just ended, which means it's time to start looking forward to Wacken 2023! The next iteration of the festival will take place between August 2 and 5, and so far features the following lineup:

Though if you didn't get tickets within the first six hours of them being on sale, you're outta luck. In a statement, festival organizers said "Metalheads! We absolutely cannnot believe what just happened: The Wacken Open Air 2023 is completely sold out after a record time of 6 hours — all 80,000 tickets are sold out! Thanks for your incredible loyalty, support and the trust you give us!"

"You are the best fans in the world! So we can't wait to celebrate another superlative metal party with you next year. Look forward to many more great bands and a festival with which we will take you back to the age of the Vikings — officially on four days instead of three!"

"A sold-out festival in that amount of time — unbelievable," added promoter Thomas Jensen. "And especially in these times, the backing of the community is enormously important.

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