Initial lineup announced for Wacken Open Air 2022

The initial lineup for next year’s Wacken Open Air has been announced. The festival will be making its comeback next year from August 4th to August 6th in Wacken, Germany. Additional bands will be announced at a later date. You can find more details at

A special pre-show will take place on August 3rd. Tickets for this event will only be available to ticketholders to the festival itself. The lineup for the pre-show can be found below, as well.

Wacken Open Air lineup:

Judas Priest
Limp Bizkit
In Extremo (25th anniversary show)
Rose Tattoo
As I Lay Dying
Lacuna Coil
Death Angel
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons
All Hail The Yeti
Wolves In The Throne Room

Wacken Wednesday lineup:

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia
Brothers of Metal
Varang Nord