Wacken Open Air 2022 is sold out and announces additional acts



Krombacher and W:O:A organizers announce beer cooperation

Wacken, September 17th 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: http://www.wacken.com.


Wacken, September 21st 2021: The organizers of Wacken Open Air and Krombacher Brauerei will be doing business together for the next five years - in addition to serving beer at festivals, the new cooperation also includes joint campaigns, for example on the subject of sustainability.
Thomas Jensen, W:O:A co-founder about the new cooperation: 
"As we all know, metal and beer belong together, so we are extremely pleased to be able to enter into a partnership with Krombacher. This not only ensures that our legendary beer pipeline will bring liquid gold to the metalheads for the next years, but also that we can engage in exciting activities on site and beyond." 
With 75,000 visitors from over 80 nations partying together to over 100 bands, Wacken Open Air is one of the biggest metal festivals in the world - a tradition that began in 1990. Krombacher can look back on an even much longer history:  In 1803, the brewery was mentioned in a document for the first time and is still family-run today. All Wacken fans can look forward to Germany's most popular beer brand. The partnership with WOA Festival GmbH, organizers of W:O:A and more, is the first festival appearance in the company's history. The aim is not only to quench the metalhead’s thirst, but also to use exciting modules for festival operations. Joint sustainability projects will also be a focus of the cooperation.
"Wacken Open Air and Krombacher are two strong brands that will break new ground together. Together we want to establish creative activations and sustainable measures that will inspire fans," says Uwe Riehs, managing director of marketing at Krombacher Brauerei. "For us, it is something absolutely special to embark on the path of festival activation with the W:O:A. We are very much looking forward to this long-term partnership with the festival," adds Philipp Raddatz, Managing Director Marketing & Sales at Drinks & More and responsible with his team for Krombacher's festival activation.    
"Metal - that is pure enjoyment and absolute passion. For our fans and us, beer is simply part of it," comments W:O:A co-founder Holger Hübner. "We can't wait to be able to toast on the Holy Ground in person again - with a Krombacher in hand!"
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