Wacken Open Air 2017: First Bands Announced

Wacken Open Air, the Mecca of heavy metal fans, have announced the first bands for 2017’s edition of the festival!

2016’s edition of the festival and only just finished and already fans have been given a taster of what to expect from next year’s event!

Already the festival has gone above and beyond and announced some big names for the 28th edition of the festival. With power metal behemoths AVANTASIA, notorious black metallers MAYHEM and Viking hoard AMON AMARTH, Wacken Open Air 2017 is already looking strong!

The full list of the first bands announced for Wacken Open Air 2017 are as follows:

AMON AMARTH

AVANTASIA

KREATOR

MAYHEM – performing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in it’s entirety

SALTATIO MORTIS

HEAVEN SHALL BURN

PARADISE LOST

LACUNA COIL

POWERWOLF

CANDLEMASS

SONATA ARCTICA 

HAMATOM

With ticket information due to be announced tomorrow, Wacken is already in full swing for next year’s event!

For more information on Wacken Open Air like their official page on Facebook.