Your anthem for the festival!
There are already plenty of songs, official and unofficial ones, about the Wacken Open Air and all of them were presented as a fait accompli.
But not this time! We’re looking for an anthem for the upcoming W:O:A 2014 and we want to do this together with you! This means our motto “by fans for fans” isn’t only referring to the festival itself this year but also to the song for the fest.
What is it all about?
Starting by today, you can send self-written lyrics or even complete songs to us. The sent in material will be reviewed by a professional musical jury and us. Afterwards we will start two online votings, one for the lyrics and one for the complete songs.
The two best songs will be published for a final voting. To make this easier, we will pre produce the lyrics-only version.
Sounds great – what are the preconditions?
We’re looking for an international and timeless anthem! This means the bigger part of the lyrics must be in English. And we don’t need to say, that the lyrics should be catchy right? To sum it up: It should be an English sing-along song with a reference to our festival.
To avoid problems, you have to transfer the legal right of use to us. Don’t worry; we don’t want to earn money with your idea. All potential earning will be donated to the Wacken Foundation. And without these legal rights, we couldn’t use the song as our anthem.
After we found the winner, the song will be produced in a professional way and presented to you.
You are a musician? Maybe you can be part of the production too! But it’s also possible, that we will take professional musicians and/or have to change some parts of the song or the lyrics.
Regardless how: Your song will be part of the festival and its history!
The author of the hymn will also get one of the iconic W:O:A e-guitars from us – perfect to rock the anthem and other metal songs at home!
How can I send my song in?
You can send your lyrics to firstname.lastname@example.org until the 19th of May. Complete songs can be sent to the same address until the 31st of May.
Attention: Please check the size of the file! Files which are bigger than 5 megabytes must be sent via a service like Dropbox, Wetransfer, YouTube or Bandcamp.