SO the mud hasn't even started to dry up after this years festival and the first bands have been announced for 2018. W:O:A 2018 - 02.08. - 04.08.2018 With: Nightwish, Running Wild, Doro, Dirkschneider, Arch Enemy, In Extremo, Amorphis, Epica, Sepultura, Firewind, Watain, Knorkator, Belphegor, Bannkreis, Deserted Fear and many more acts! Was pretty excited with this first announcement and with it being my 40th next Year and not to mention 10 years since I first went to Wacken, I convinced the wife that I wanted to go back for my 40th. She agreed to go for a 4th time which is a result. Now 210 euro a ticket almost put me off but I got in on the pre order last night and managed to snag two of the first 10k tickets, the ones with the cheaper price (220 normally) as well as a T-Shirt. Think I will pay the extra and go for the pre pitched tent as all my camping gear is in storage and means we can travel light with having to fly in from Cyprus. Any SSO members been to Wacken before or plan on going again. Fingers crossed Ensiferum, Behemoth, Dimmu, Satyricon, Wintersun, Wolf and Gruesome are added to the bill.