Wacken Open Air Announce New Bands for 2017!

The line-up for 2017 is growing!

It has been a mere 48 days since Wacken Open Air 2016 wrapped up but it seems a distant memory already. For all those who want to reduce the waiting time to the 28th Wacken Open Air tune into the latest trailer below. Wacken Open Air organisers have also published unseen galleries to enjoy at the official website www.wacken.com  

Traditionally new bands announced for the Wacken Open Air are during the Hamburg Metal Dayz however for all those who weren't lucky enough to attend the festival, we have the scoop here.

Joining the previously announced bands including Amon Amarth, Candlemass, Mayhem and Kreator; Apocalyptica, Emperor, Turbonegro and Napalm Death will be on the road to Wacken next year!

The Finnish Cello rockers of Apocalyptica will go back to their roots with a show called “Apocalyptica-Plays Metallica by four Cellos” at Wacken Open Air 2017. Although the band gained a drummer and a singer since their debut album from 1996, the old Metallica covers still have their own kind of magic...

The Norwegian black metal veterans Emperor will celebrate their acclaimed studio album "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk" in Wacken 20 years after its first release – a definitive rarity since the show at Wacken will be Emperor’s ONLY show in Germany in 2017!

Also Turbonegro will be hitting the stage at the Wacken Open Air 2017 – ten years after their first and last show at the W:O:A®, the Norwegians are coming back to the Holy Ground - with news songs and some new band members.

Even after 30 years the Grindcore pioneers of Napalm Death are rising the flag against social and political grievances – 75,000 metalheads can enjoy their energetic live show next Wacken .

And a band who co-founded Progressive Metal comes back as well to the Holy Wacken Land in 2017 - Fates Warning!