It comes with a heavy heart today that we must announce that this year's Wacken Metal Battle USA is cancelled due to the decision made by the German government that no mass gatherings will be allowed until August, 31st 2020.
Thus effecting Wacken Open Air and the international battle that was to be held with the participation of a WMBU 2020 champion.
We like to thank all the bands, promoters, partners and sponsors who have participated in this year's 2020 battles.
As this decision is out of our control, we like to thank everyone for being understanding of the situation during these unfortunate times.
We will look forward to organizing 2021 and for all bands who have participated in 2020 battles to submit again for next year.
One Band To Rule Them All!
Stay Safe! We Shall Prevail! \m/\m/
Statement issued by Wacken Open Air:
yesterday, the German government decided that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, no mass gatherings will be allowed until August, 31st 2020. We are facing an unprecedented situation in our 30 years: It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that there will be no Wacken Open Air this year.
Our whole team has been working intensively on the festival these last months and the more all of us are bitterly disappointed that we are not allowed to celebrate a Wacken Open Air with you. This administrative order affects us heavily and we will need some time to process the bad news.
Nevertheless, we support the decision of the German government in this difficult situation for the whole world. Your health and safety have always been and always will be our top priority. We as promoters are therefore bound to take an even greater responsibility and have to follow the instructions of the experts.
Concerning Wacken Open Air 2021 and options for your already bought tickets we will reach out to you asap but ask for a little bit of patience whilst we work through this. We thank you for your trust during times which are unparalleled for all of us.
Stay healthy - In Metal We Trust!
Your W:O:A Team