Doubts cast over the future of Wacken!

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  1. thijs_laursen

    thijs_laursen Newbie

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    Just had this worrying email sent to me from a very reliable source:

    The organizers of the Wacken music festival last night warned that it could be reaching the end of the road, despite record ticket sales in 2009.
    Contractual problems and a failure to secure big names for 2010 have cast a shadow over the future of the festival, although the organizers say that they are "fairly confident" the show will continue for 2010 at least.


    Kind of makes you wonder why there's been no band announcements recently.
    Very worrying:confused:
     
  2. Sipyloidea

    Sipyloidea W:O:A Metalgod

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    Remember how long it took them last year to announce bands? I don't really believe this. The whole village pretty much lives off that festival. They'll try everything to keep it running
     
  3. toastie

    toastie W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Not really.:p
    The big supermarket does. :D
     
  4. Sipyloidea

    Sipyloidea W:O:A Metalgod

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    Well, they all benefit from it a huge lot by their little stands in their garden and stuff.
     
  5. Graveworm_Hunter

    Graveworm_Hunter W:O:A Metalhead

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    No way...I was gonna order my tickets in the next couple of weeks, might wait and see now. You're right, the whole place relies on the festival, but...looking back there was more in the way of new last year. Let's hope this is wrong:(
     
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    Falconius W:O:A Metalhead

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    There's still no reason to announce any Band till now. Tell me why should they? They sold already so many Tickets and received the money, they still got all time to pick out the best bands for us.
     
  7. Quark

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    Pessimistic as I am, first see, then believe.
     
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    Graveworm_Hunter W:O:A Metalhead

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    Very true!
     
  9. xforeverxmetalx

    xforeverxmetalx W:O:A Metalgod

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    /seconded

    personally I don't see why Wacken would have trouble booking bands... they're "the biggest metal fest in the world" or at least by far the most well known
     
  10. toastie

    toastie W:O:A Metalmaster

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    That's just a small part of them but they who befefit from it - and how.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Quark

    Quark W:O:A Forumsstammgast

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    Well, here's a little something.

    "We" (the Eindhoven environment including Best) had a nice and beautiful BIG festival called Dynamo Open Air.
    In 1995 they had an overwhelming succes, attracting over 125k (paying) visitors (incl. camping, I was there)

    5 years later, no Dynamo due to a lack of space, and the community that built a quarter of the city.

    Not that it can be compared to Wacken, but things can go strangly in life.

    But still, first see, then believe.
     
  12. Graveworm_Hunter

    Graveworm_Hunter W:O:A Metalhead

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    I guess we'll never know what actually goes on behind the scenes, and it's usually the fans that find out last.
     
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    Quark W:O:A Forumsstammgast

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    Trust me, the impact may be bigger than you think! (experience in Best, see former post)
     
  14. Graveworm_Hunter

    Graveworm_Hunter W:O:A Metalhead

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    At the end of the day, it's just a business and as we've seen in the media over the last year, even the biggest businesses that people thought were strong can fail. Let's hope this is not the case, as it's shown that when one big business goes down it takes a lot of smaller ones with it!
     
  15. slayerizer

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    I won't be going next year anyway but it will be interesting to see what happens...
     

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