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Spiner202
08-03-2013, 07:20 AM
This lineup is already better than this year:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Avantasia (Only German Festival Show in 2014)
Behemoth
Children of Bodom
Crematory
Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse 20th Anniversary Show
Iced Earth
King Diamond
Kreator
Prong
Schandmaul

ravenheart
08-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Crematory can be added to that.

DisposableJustice
08-03-2013, 09:22 AM
Wonder if Motorhead will return considering Lemmy not feeling well and cutting the set short at this years Wacken

mankvill
08-03-2013, 09:37 AM
Omg if emperor play all of in the nightside eclipse

Spiner202
08-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Sounds like this is going to be the last we see of Avantasia for a while:

“I am happy to confirm that our managers and the managers of Wacken Open Air have struck an agreement and we‘ll play the festival of festivals again. Not only are Wacken 2014 going to celebrate their 25th anniversary, but the show will also mark my 10th performance at Wacken Open Air, if I count Edguy, Avantasia and my little guest appearance with Saxon on 2007. Well, this current Avantasia tour has been the most successful tour I have ever been on by far, with shows being sold out even in places I had never been to before and our drummer can‘t even spell. Now we‘re about to put the icing on the cake and finish this with a big bang, and there is no better way to bid farewell than doing it in front of 80,000 of our closest friends. There won‘t be any further Avantasia activities, it‘ll be just a single show. I may be back with an idea and go for it somewhere in the distant future, I won‘t say farewell is forever this time, but I have no clue as to when and where and who would be able to join us and what it would sound and look like, if we‘d ever do this again in a couple of years. So, get your tickets for Wacken 2014 cause it‘ll be your last chance to catch us, if not forever at least for some years. See you, T“

ravenheart
08-03-2013, 11:31 AM
2010 tour: moderately successful
> Does another one

2013 tour: hugely successful
> Quits

Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

I'm sure it'll be just like last time and in three years all of a sudden there's another Avantasia tour.

Spiner202
08-03-2013, 11:39 AM
2010 tour: moderately successful
> Does another one

2013 tour: hugely successful
> Quits

Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

I'm sure it'll be just like last time and in three years all of a sudden there's another Avantasia tour.

Yeah I have no doubt that Avantasia will be back in the future. He said at the Quebec City show that he was quite optimistic that Avantasia would tour again. I think it's partly a matter of him needing to get back to Edguy and it being a good time for Wacken to have a special show for them. Hopefully he will be back for Wacken 2017, which is when I plan to attend (after I finish school :D)

ravenheart
08-06-2013, 03:51 PM
Sold out.

Spiner202
08-06-2013, 03:57 PM
This is just insane. I'm curious to see how this affects the quality of the billing because each of the last three years have sold out faster than the previous one, and the lineup has gotten progressively worse each year.

mankvill
08-06-2013, 06:05 PM
I know Wacken is like the diet coke of European metal festivals, but with that line-up, I'd go if I had the means to.

ravenheart
08-07-2013, 02:18 AM
It's hard to say whether the organisers will stop caring or not. It has now gotten to the point, like one or two other smaller festivals, where it sells out every year regardless of the line-up because people are mindless sheep.

Honestly, I'd struggle to put the effort in if I knew it were basically a waste of my time. Thing with Wacken is though, it's a guaranteed good crowd for most bands, so booking them is probably a pretty easy job.

TonyD
08-07-2013, 01:37 PM
Is it because it was a segment in that documentary saying "Wacken iz thu ultimit metal festivul"?

ravenheart
09-30-2013, 01:56 AM
Heaven Shall Burn
Devin Townsend Project
Sodom
Decapitated
J.B.O.
Endstille
Onkel Tom
For The Imperium
The Ocean
Knorkator
Masterplan
A Pale Horse Named Death
Torment