Bands, business and true backstage feeling
The metal family celebrates its biggest annual party at Wacken Open Air. Here, the world’s best fans come together, as well as bands, partners, press and record companies. A big industry get-together on the marketplace of the metal scene, class reunion, music fair, coffee party, PR opportunity and, of course, party central combined.
Our Wacken United Area is the best place you can imagine for this: You’ll find rock'n'roll desks in the press area, cold beer at the bars that are never far away, relaxed lounge areas for when you are in need of a festival break, and of course the best catering!
The special thing about Wacken United: Fans are also welcome!
Whether you're a musician, journalist, record company representative, agent, technician or passionate metal nerd - this is the place to be! During the day you can clear your head and ears between gigs and gain insights into otherwise hidden areas, attend a press conference, cheer on the Metal Battle bands or witness their coronation. In the evening, people meet around the fire pits to exchange their metal stories and ideas or simply to look up to the stars and enjoy a beer.
The Press Tent:
Media representatives from all over the world gather here to share their stories, find plenty of space to work and take part in exciting press conferences. The area also offers separate interview rooms and, thanks to its proximity to the Marketplace, you may bump into our artists for spontaneous meet & greets.
The Catering Tent:
Everyone who has access to the Wacken United Area is welcome in the beautiful Catering Tent. It hosts our high-quality and regionally produced buffet, known to insiders from our Artist Area. The catering will be available for pre-order online shortly before the festival, with booking on site possible as well. In addition, there will be various food trucks offering equally high-quality food. Food and drinks can easily be paid for via cashless payment.
Access to the Wacken United Area is only available to festival ticket holders and costs 333 € for all four festival days and 111 € for a single day. Sounds exciting? We think so too! We look forward to welcoming you to Wacken United. We will inform you about the corresponding parking and camping options in 2024.