Wacken Open Air Festival released a statement yesterday, 5th August 2019, in shock that tickets had been purchased so quickly. “all 75.000 tickets are gone! Thank you for your incredible loyalty, and the faith you put in us!” The news comes just hours after Wacken 2019 saw metal fans from all over the world come to watch artists such as Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Meshuggah, Slayer, Crazy Lixx, Anthrax, Avatar and more.

Organisers released a full statement regarding their incredible ticket sales.

We are sitting here in Wacken and are honestly overwhelmed by what just happened
- Wacken

“Metalheads! We are sitting here in Wacken and are honestly overwhelmed by what just happened: Wacken Open Air 2020 sold out in 21 hours, all 75.000 tickets are gone! Thank you for your incredible loyalty, and the faith you put in us!

You are the best fans in the whole word! This is why we already can't wait to celebrate a one of a kind metal party with you next year. Look forward to many more awesome bands and a festival for which we put our international focus on South- and Central America and take you along for a metal journey into the realms of the Mayans and Aztecs! Fittingly, our first evaluations indicate that we will welcome guests from 83 different nations on the Holy Ground.

For now, there isn't much we could add but: THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT - SEE YOU IN WACKEN - RAIN OR SHINE!”

The festival sold over 50K tickets within hours of releasing them to the general public and issues warnings shortly after about low ticket availability.

The 31st Wacken Open Air Festival will include Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Sick Of It All, Venom, and Death Angel, with more bands to be announced.

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