In an interview with Metalitalia.com, ICS Festival Service GmbH managing director Thomas Jensen (Wacken Open Air organizers) reveals that the festival is in negotiations with MANOWAR to headline the 2009 edition of the festival.
Says Thomas Jensen: "For 2009 we are discussing with Manowar... my friend Joey is really crazy but I like him. [laughs] SAXON should play as well. We're in contact with METALLICA too, and we'll meet with John Jackson at the end of March to plan out their next Waken appearance, that probably will be in 2010".
The complete interview (in Italian) is available at this location
, with a translation available here
Wacken Open Air Festival 2009 is scheduled to take place from July 30th - August 1st in Wacken, Germany.
Confirmed acts for the festival include: AIRBOURNE, AMON AMARTH, BORKNAGAR, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CALLEJON, CATHEDRAL, DRAGONFORCE, EINHERJER, EPICA, GWAR, HAMMERFALL, HEAVEN AND HELL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, KAMPFAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW, KORPIKLAANI, LACUNA COIL, MACHINE HEAD, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, NEVERMORE, AXEL RUDI PELL, SARKE, TESTAMENT, TRACEDAWN, TRISTANIA, TURISAS, UFO, WALLS OF JERICHO, WHIPLASH.
Organizers recently announced that the Wacken Open Air Festival 2009 is officially sold out.
For more info visit www.wacken.com