Wacken announces Dirkschneider, Lordi and Mantar on festival lineup plus Epica for Wacken Wednesday

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Photo Credit: ICS Festival Service GmbH

Wacken, April 20th 2022: The temperatures are rising, summer is getting closer and the line-up at this year’s Wacken Open Air is growing by another 33 bands! The new confirmations include top-class artists such as Dirkschneider, Lordi and Mantar. The complete overview of all new additions can be found listed below. On top, Epica has been confirmed as another highlight for Wacken Wednesday.

W:O:A co-founder Thomas Jensen on the festival bill: “The 33 recently announced artists expand our diverse and varied program and will make every metal heart beat faster! We are also very much looking forward to the premiere of Wacken Wednesday whose line-up is now complete with Epica!”

His partner and W:O:A co-founder Holger Hübner adds: “We can’t wait for the big reunion with our fans! Our thanks go to our booking department, who once again did an excellent job, and the entire W:O:A team, who is working tirelessly and with full force on this year’s edition!”

Wacken Open Air 2022 takes place from August 4th until August 6th. The optional additional day Wacken Wednesday celebrates with a high-quality program this year on August 3rd its premiere. Tickets are still available for all W:O:A ticket holders as pre-order here.


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