Wacken Open Air 2021 has added a handful of new bands to their lineup, those being Slipknot, In Extremo, Sick Of It All, U.D.O., New Model Army, Fever 333, Death Angel, At The Gates, and Black Star Riders.
"As you can see, most of these acts had already been announced for Wacken Open Air 2020," said the festival in a statement. "Which is why we are all the more excited for these shows, among them the highly anticipated Wacken debut of the masked US giants Slipknot. Medieval rockers In Extremo will take their acclaimed new record Kompass zur Sonne to the stage, while Sick Of It All will be a highlight for devotees of New York hardcore.
"German metal veteran Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O. team up with the music corps of the Bundeswehr for an epic show. Sweden’s At The Gates also have prepared something special and will celebrate their melodic death milestone Slaughter Of The Soul live. Legendary alternative rockers New Model Army, crossover sensation Fever 333 and Death Angel, masters of thrash, round up the package of returnees. In addition, Black Star Riders, official heirs to Thin Lizzy,are a completely new name in the billing.
"Of course, there’s more to come – stay tuned!
"See you in Wacken – Rain or Shine!"
Wacken 2021 will take place between August 29 and 31. Additional information about the festival is available here.