Promoters for the 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air have confirmed that the massive three day event has sold out. In six hours time, 80,000 tickets to the 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air were purchased, marking the fastest sellout in the festival’s history.
The Wacken Open Air organizers said in a statement: “Metalheads! We absolutely cannot 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!”
They added: “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!”
Promoter Thomas Jensen added: “A sold-out festival in that amount of time — unbelievable. And especially in these times, the backing of the community is enormously important.
“We are still knocking off the dust of this year’s Open Air and now, thanks to the trust of our fans, we can continue to fully concentrate on the program in 2023 under the motto ‘Vikings’, which will have one or two highlights in the bag in addition to the great IRON MAIDEN!”
“This is an enormous proof of confidence from our fans and we appreciate it very much,” said promoter Holger Hübner. “This allows us to push Wacken Open Air forward and develop various projects and themes alongside the billing, which we will announce during the year.”
The 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air is set to take place August 2-5, 2023 and will feature IRON MAIDEN as the headliner.
So far the following artists have been confirmed for the 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air:
THE DROPKICK MURPHYS
TWO STEPS FROM HELL