WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS cancelled due to extreme weather conditions
Stormy weather in Germany has continued to the present time influenced the Wacken festival Winter Nights, which is scheduled for this weekend. The continuing strong winds cause delays and installation works, while meteorologists expect the situation will get worse in the coming weekend. After a detailed consultation with the responsible authorities, the organizers of the festival decided to cancel the event because the safety of spectators, employees, and all other groups involved in the festival is the most important criterion. Clarification: the fourth international Winter festival in Wacken will not take place until February 2021.
"It is with deep regret that we were forced to cancel Wacken Winter Nights this year due to the extreme weather conditions with constant extreme winds", explains Helge Rudolph, the authorized representative Full Entertainment GmbH. "We understand and share the huge disappointment of the visitors and artists. Despite adverse circumstances, our team works day and night to the festival and provided the fans a great time. However, the safety of all attendees is always our top priority, so we feel the need to do this step".
Winter storm with strong gusts of wind delaying the construction site since the weekend. The construction of the main stage can not continue without endangering the crew. This is compounded by the fact that on Saturday evening it is expected a major storm.
Apart from these sad news for everyone involved, there is good news: tickets purchased in advance will be valid for the next Wacken Winter Nights, which is expected to take place from 19 to 21 February 2021.
As additional compensation ticket holders are invited by the organizers of the festival (in cooperation with the Förde Show Concept) to visit on 2 may, the festival Felsenburg Arena on the Kalkberg in bad Segeberg free. There are medieval rock salvarty and Saltatio Mortis Feuerschwanz.
To have acquired tickets will receive information about how to return in the near future. Those who do not want to visit Wacken Winter Nights Festival Felsenburg 2021 and 2020, can return their tickets at the respective ticket agencies.