In navolging van vele andere festivals, zoals Graspop Metal Meeting, Dour Festival en Hellfest heeft de organisatie van Wacken Open Air ook laten weten dat er een streep door de editie van 2020 gaat.
Holger Hübner legt uit: “We are facing an unprecedented situation and for the first time in 30 years we have to announce with a heavy heart that unfortunately there cannot be a Wacken Open Air this year”, zegt de festival co-founder. “Our whole team has been working intensively on the festival these last last months and the more all of us are bitterly disappointed that we are not allowed to celebrate a Wacken Open Air together with our visitors and the bands this year.” Zijn co-founder Thomas Jensen voegt daar aan toe: “This administrative order affects us heavily and we will need some time to process the bad news. Nevertheless, we support the decision of the German government in this difficult situation for the whole world. The health and safety of all visitors, artists, employees, tradesmen, security and rescue services, public authorities and all other participants has always been our highest priority. We as promoters are therefore bound to take an even greater responsibility and have to follow the instructions of the experts.”
Voor vragen over de tickets en de komende editie, kan de website van Wacken Open Air geraadpleegd worden.