Wacken Open Air confirms that Slipknot will be performing at the festival for the first time. Wacken 2020 will take place between 30 July and 1 August.
For Slipknot, this is the first European festival announcement for 2020. The American heavy metal band will also be launching a European tour in the beginning of next year with the Polish extreme metal band Behemoth as the opening act.
Earlier, Wacken Open Air announced the first bands for next year, including Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Venom and more. Previous confirmations also include Overkill, Annihilator as well as U.D.O, While She Sleeps and many more.
You can see the full announcement below:
Slipknot are an American heavy metal band from Iowa, formed in 1995. Their debut self-titled album was released in 1999, while the band immediately gained popularity. Their follow-up album Iowa was a major success in many countries and listed as one of the best heavy metal albums of the 2000s. After a long hiatus following the death of Paul Gray and departure of Joey Jordison, both founding members of Slipknot, the band released its fifth album .5: The Gray Chapter in 2014. They are known for their brutal image and phenomenally chaotic and energetic live shows.
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 the official website.