The organizers of Wacken Open Air and Telekom realized the world’s first mixed reality festival was a massive success with 11 million live-content-views views. From Rio to Wacken to Tokyo: Millions of metal fans and music enthusiasts celebrated the first edition of Wacken World Wide last weekend. The organizers of Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) and Telekom developed the world’s first mixed-reality-festival. Metal icons such as Sabaton, Heaven Shall Burn, Kreator, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Hämatom and Beyond The Black performed spectacular live shows on an innovative XR stage specifically built for this event. In addition to these and many more W:O:A favorites as well as promising newcomers, numerous interactive activities and specials were part of the overall programme. Continue reading
Wacken Open Air has recently announced the biggest Wacken ever together with long-term partner Telekom: Wacken World Wide. The digital streaming event will host the biggest mixed reality metal show in the world and will bring a completely new Wacken experience to the fans‘ homes. Wacken World Wide will take place in the originally scheduled festival period from July 29 to August 1, 2020. The fully digital approach creates mixed reality show concepts exclusively designed for a virtual stage never seen before. With its innovative design and technical implementation, this is set to be a world premiere in the live music business! This special event is live and available for free online and via app on wacken-world-wide.com, MagentaMusik 360 and Magenta TV, as well as channel #DABEI!
Judas Priest will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year and will kick off a celebratory world tour next spring/summer, which will include Wacken 2020. The venerable music festival will see the Priest headline along with Amon Amarth, Sodom (Agent Orange set), Mercyful Fate reunion tour, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (Slaughter of the Soul 25th anniversary set) Venom, Sick of It All, Beast in Black, Nervosa and many more to come! Judas Priest co-founder Ian Hill recently joined Ghost Cult for an interview and discussed the potential world tour, which you can hear below. Continue reading
Wacken Open Air continues to rock their archives, sharing pro-shot videos from their decades of festivals. Watch this clip of Borknagar performing ‘Colossus’ at WOA 2019! Continue reading
WackenTV, Wacken Open Air Festivals’ ongoing video archive on YouTube has just shared a new video. Watch an amazing, pro-shot clip of Queensrÿche, fronted by Todd La Torre, perform their classic ‘Queen of the Reich’ at Wacken 2015! Continue reading