Organizers of the world (in)famous Wacken Open Air 2012, taking place in Wacken, Germany next weekend, have checked in with the following update:
Due to the weather situation (partial more than 50 liter/m² rain in one hour) we have a special request to you:
Due to the heavy rain an early arrival is not possible before Tuesday, July 31st. The same goes for people travelling without their own vehicle. If possible please travel by bus or train, which ensures a comfortable and safe arrival. To guarantee us, but ESPECIALLY you, a smooth festival we are depending on your cooperation.
The grounds are completely soaked at the moment and CAN’T be frequented by automobiles. Unfortunately, more rain is announced for this weekend.
The whole team is working at full speed at the dewatering and preparation of the grounds to enable the camping at the automobiles and to afford you the best possible camping grounds. The weather outlook for the festival time is better, but every day counts to get the grounds dry, so that they will sustain the festival time, which is of course in everyone’s interest. But this means that the campgrounds have to be blank as long as possible and that they can’t be frequented by car or foot.
Please use the attractive travel offers with bus and train; more info in our travel portal.
We hope and request your cooperation and we are sure that you will understand and support us, to make the W:O:A the most awesome metal party of the year again. Otherwise we would probably unfortunately be forced to separate camping and parking!
All workers which are setting up the W:O:A are anyhow in cheerful spirits and we are looking forward to welcome you as of Wednesday, when we will say again:
Faster:Harder:Louder – See you in Wacken Metalheads – Rain or Shine!!!”
Confirmed acts for the sold-out Wacken Open Air 2012 include: AGRO, AMARANTHE, AMON AMARTH, ATHONITE, AURA NOIR, BETONTODBLAAS OF GLORY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BOSSHOSS, JIM BREUER, BROILERS, BUGGIRL, CHANNEL ZERO, CHTHONIC, CIRCLE II CIRCLE with Chris Caffery, CORONER, CRADLE OF FILTH, CRIMES OF PASSION, D-A-D, DARKEST HOUR, DARK FUNERAL, DEAD BY APRIL, DELAIN, DIE BAND DES JAHRES, DIMMU BORGIR (with orchestra), DIO DISCIPLES, DJERV, DODHEIMSGARD, D.R.I., ELECTRIC WIZARD, EISENHERZ, ENDSTILLE, ESCHENBACH, FORBIDDEN, GAMMA RAY, GEHENNA, GHOST BRIGADE, GRAVEYARD, HAMMERCULT, HAMMERFALL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, INSOMNIUM, DANKO JONES, KAMELOT, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, LEAVES’ EYES, LENINGRAD COWBOYS, MACHINE HEAD, MANIMALS, MANTICORA, MASSACRE, MEGAHERZ, MINISTRY, MONO INC., MOONSPELL (with orchestra), NAPALM DEATH, NASUM, OPETH, OVERKILL, PARADISE LOST, AXEL RUDI PELL, RED FANG, RIOTGOD, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken work engagement), RUSSKAJA, SACRED REICH, SANCTUARY, SATURNIAN, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SCORPIONS, SEPULTURA, SICK OF IT ALL, SIX FEET UNDER, SUFFOCATED, SUICIDE SILENCE, SYLOSIS, TESTAMENT, TORFROCK, U.D.O. (Birthday Party), UNEARTH, VICTIMS OF MADNESS, VOGELFREY, VOLBEAT, VOLXROCK, WARBRINGER, WARRIOR SOUL, WATAIN, WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, WINTERFYLLETH, WÖLLI, YAKSA.
For more info visit Wacken.com.