Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival has revealed their initial lineup for its 2020 edition. According to the PRP, Amon Amarth, At The Gates and Judas Priest are booked to play the annual festival. Other announced performers included Venom, Hypocrisy performing a ‘Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken Again” set, Sick Of It All, Cemican, Beast In Black, Nervosa, Death Angel, and Sodom performing an “Agent Orange” set. More acts will be announced at a later date. The two-day festival will take place July 30 and Aug. 1 with passes already sold out. Festival organizers made an announcement via Facebook about the sell-out, with passes selling out 21 hours after going on sale. “We are sitting here in Wacken and are honestly overwhelmed by what just happened: Wacken Open Air 2020 sold out in 21 hours, all 75.000 tickets are gone!” organizers had stated in the post. Check out the full Facebook post below.
The festival just had it’s 2019 version happen this past weekend, with headlining sets from Sabaton, Slayer, Bullet for My Valentine, Anthrax, Prophets of Rage, and Airbourne. Past lineups have included performances from Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Rammstein and Megadeth to name a few.
Judas Priest’s latest album was Firepower, released last year. The band’s former guitarist Glenn Tipton, reunited with his bandmates performing “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight” earlier this year. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease last year, which resulted in him departing from the band shortly after.
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