Heavy Rain Hits Wacken Open Air - “There Is No Improvement In Sight”, Says Organizers
July 28, 2015, 7 years ago
Wacken Open Air organizers have issued the following weather conditions / urgent travel information update:
“For three days we had to struggle with a significant quantity of rain (up to 25 liters by square meter). Unfortunately, there is no improvement in sight as of now. Everyone in the production crew is doing everything humanly possible and is working very hard to optimally prepare the campgrounds and pave the driveways for you.
"Nevertheless, we depend on your help and ask you to pay regard to the following advice:
1) Travel light and only pack absolutely necessary things.
2) Use public transportation, e.g. busses, trains and shuttles. More information on these are available from our travel tool, which is accessible via wacken.com/anfahrt-widget/.
3) If it is not possible for you to change to public transportation, please try to travel with as few cars as possible. Please use every seat and form carpools – more information on this possibility is available from our travel tool, too.
4) When you arrive, please park space-savingly.
Last but not least, please note: As we described above, we are doing everything to make sure you can pitch your tents at your car. Unfortunately, we have no means of changing the weather. It is therefore possible that we might have to separate parking and camping in certain areas! For now, this is not the case and we will do our very best to prevent this from happening! Should all our efforts be in vain, we have to ensure the safety of everyone at the festival and therefore ask for you understanding and cooperation!”
Wacken Open Air 2015 - which runs from July 30th until August 1st in Wacken, Germany - sold 75,000 tickets in just 12 hours and is the fastest sell-out in the entire history of the festival.
Highlights include the reunion of Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Amorphis - Special Tales From The Thousand Lakes Show and Running Wild who will celebrate their comeback 2015 in Wacken.
More bands for the billing are: Judas Priest, Rob Zombie (Wacken premier), Black Label Society, Khold, The BossHoss, In Flames, Sabaton, In Extremo, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Cannibal Corpse, Powerwolf, Sepultura, Death Angel and Thyrfing, which will rock the Holy Land. Another confirmed band is U.D.O. with Wacken icon Udo Dirkschneider, who will play a special show with the support of the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr.
For more information on Wacken Open Air 2015 head here. A trailer for the the festival, dubbed The Holy Land, can be viewed below: