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Wacken 2023 tickets sold out in only 6 hours; The Iron Maiden effect…?


Wacken 2022 just ended, but if you didn’t get tickets within the first six hours of them being on sale, you’re probably stayin’ home next year, because all tickets for Wacken 2023 have been sold out! The next iteration of the festival will take place between August 2 and 5, and so far features the following lineup:

Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, Beartooth, Two Steps From Hell, Ensiferum, Deicide (Legion show), Pentagram (50th anniversary show), Nervosa, Burning Witches

In a statement, festival organizers said “Metalheads! We absolutely cannnot believe what just happened: The Wacken Open Air 2023 is completely sold out after a record time of 6 hours — all 80,000 tickets are sold out! Thanks for your incredible loyalty, support and the trust you give us!”

“You are the best fans in the world! So we can’t wait to celebrate another superlative metal party with you next year. Look forward to many more great bands and a festival with which we will take you back to the age of the Vikings — officially on four days instead of three!”

“A sold-out festival in that amount of time — unbelievable,” added promoter Thomas Jensen. “And especially in these times, the backing of the community is enormously important.

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