Is your band ready for Wacken Open Air?
That is a question that should be on the minds of upstarts in the United States, and if the answer is yes, it is time to engage in the Wacken Metal Battle USA. Bands can now apply to compete with others during the qualifying rounds in select cities across the nation. The national champion of those battles will perform at 30th edition of Wacken Open Air which takes place from August 1-3, 2019 in Wacken, Germany.
Unsigned bands interested in participating for 2019 battles, can apply here by December 2, 2018.
How it works:
Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the American national final in Los Angeles on May 25th, 2019. The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air, and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.
Wacken Metal Battles will be held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Orlando, New York City, and Chicago with more to be announced.