Judas Priest, Amon Amarth and Mercyful Fate are among the first bands to fill the poster of Wacken Open Air 2020. The German festival will take place between 30 July and 1 August 2020.
The 30th anniversary edition of the festival was a big success. Right before the end of the festival on Saturday, Wacken Open Air gave its fans a little taste of next years lineup. Judas Priest will celebrate their 50 years of metal career alongside with Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Venom, At The Gates and many more at Wacken 2020. Death Angel, Hypocrisy, Beast in Black, Sick of it All, Nervosa, and Sodom complete this first announcement.
Mercyfull Fate are also the first band to be confirmed for Copenhell 2020. For Amon Amarth and the rest of the bands, this is their first European festival confirmation for next summer. Moreover, the festival also confirmed that after 21 hours all 75.000 tickets are gone.
You can see the announcement here:
Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in England in 1969. After 50 years of presence in the heavy scene, Judas Priest have sold more than 50 millions albums and established themselves as one of the best heavy metal bands of all time. Their music style alongside with their full leather and spikes appearance also influenced the heavy metal scene in the early 70s. The English band has released eighteen studio albums so far, while their latest one with the title Firepower was released in March 2018. Moreover, Rob Halford, the lead singer of the band, stated recently that Judas Priest would “definitely” release a nineteenth studio album in the future.
Wacken Open Air 2020
Wacken Open Air is one of the major metal festivals in Europe. It takes place in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Wacken first started as a small festival in 1990, but its popularity over the years increased so much that it is now considered the biggest metal festival in the world. It attracts around 80,000 metalheads every year and is always sold out. In 2016, Wacken launched its own brewery.
- Location: Wacken, Germany.
- Date: 30 July – 1 August 2020.
- Tickets: sold out
- For more information, see our festival page or the official website.
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