The promoters of Wacken Open Air, which will take place from 30 July to 1 August 2020, have announced five new entries for next year’s billing. All 75,000 tickets for the 31st edition of the Northern German festival were sold out after less than a day. The newly confirmed artists represent a wide variety of hard styles.
Orden Ogan are rapidly growing to become a major player in Germany’s traditionally strong power metal league. Norwegian Black Metal will be represented by popular veterans Kampfar. Adherents of Metalcore may look forward to fast rising English hopefuls While She Sleeps. German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider will appear twice in a prominent position on the running order. With his band Dirkschneider the iconic frontman will perform an exclusive show in celebration of the 35th anniversary of classic Accept album Metal Heart and even add some more hits of his former colleagues. Accept fans may even look forward to another surprise. Under the banner of U.D.O., the singer will enter the stage once more with the Bundeswehr Music Corps just for this concert!
Festival co-founder and promoter Thomas Jensen comments: “Every year we try to create unique shows and make musical dreams come true, which unite fans and musicians to experience special moments lasting for an eternity – and which can technically only be realised in Wacken. Therefore we are very much looking forward to our long-time friend and faithful companion Udo Dirkschneider, who will play two unique shows with us in 2020”.