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Wacken 2022: Follow the broadcast now in live stream and TV – who is playing when?


After the concert and festival season has rolled out, it’s finally time for the heavy metal event of the year. The Wacken Festival 2022 is coming up. Anyone who didn’t make it to the “Holy Ground” this year can follow numerous performances from Wacken in the live stream. Below you can find out where you can watch the broadcasts and which bands will be shown.

updated: You can already tune in to the first live broadcasts from Wacken. The first performances of the “Metal Battle” can be seen on the festival’s YouTube channel.

To today’s live broadcast

The festival officially starts on Thursday 4th August and runs until next Saturday 6th August. Telekom will show the event live on MagentaTV and as a live stream via MagentaMusik. You don’t have to be a Telekom customer to switch on the live performances.

Already today, on Wednesday, August 3rd, the first live performances from “Wacken Wednesday” can be seen in the live stream. The broadcast starts at 5:25 p.m. There will also be some appearances from Wacken on TV. Nitro shows some performances and best-ofs from Wacken. In the stream you can watch the TV station via RTL +.

Wacken 2022 live stream at MagentaMusik: times and bands

You can switch it on using the Magenta TV app on Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, various smart TVs and streaming sticks. Alternatively, you can switch on the Wacken live stream in your browser from today via this MagentaMusik website. You can watch the broadcasts here for free and without registration. This is the schedule for the live stream broadcasts from Wacken Festival:

“Wacken Wednesday”, Wednesday, August 3:

  • 5:30pm: Varang North
  • 6:20 p.m.: Brothers of Metal
  • 7:20 p.m.: Gloryhammer
  • 8:45 p.m.: Epica
  • 10:00 p.m.: Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia

Here’s what’s next for Thursday, August 4th:

  • 12:30 p.m.: Torfrock (Louder)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Corvus Corax Era Metallum (Louder)
  • 2:30 p.m.: Thundermother (Louder)
  • 3:20 p.m.: Skyline (Harder)
  • 3:30 p.m.: The Iron Maidens (Louder)
  • 4:15 p.m.: Cirith Ungol (Harder)
  • 4:30 p.m.: Mister Misery (Louder)
  • 5:15 p.m. Mork
  • 5:20 p.m.: Grave Digger (Harder)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Rose Tattoo (Louder)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dirkschneider (Harder)
  • 7:15 p.m.: Pestilence (Louder)
  • 8:15 p.m.: Overkill (Louder)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Mercyful Fate (Harder)
  • 9:30pm: Kampfar (Louder)
  • 10:30 p.m.: Gwar
  • 11:45 p.m.: Nightflight Orchestra
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Schedule for Friday, August 5th Wacken broadcasts:

  • 12:00 p.m.: Bokassa (Louder)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Crypt (Louder)
  • 1:10 p.m.: Blind Channel (Faster/Harder)
  • 1:55 p.m.: Kissin Dynamite (Faster/Harder)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Therapy? (loud)
  • 2:40 p.m.: Kadavar (Faster/Harder)
  • 3:00 p.m.: Me And That Man (Louder)
  • 3:25 p.m.: Lacuna Coil (Faster/Harder)
  • 4:00 p.m.: Stratovarius (Louder)
  • 4:20 p.m.: Clutch (Faster/Harder)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Lucifer (Louder)
  • 5:20 p.m.: At The Gates (Faster/Harder)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Alligatoah (Louder)
  • 6:25 p.m.: Hypocrisy (Faster/Harder)
  • 7:15 p.m.: Nasty (Louder)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Metal Fight Club (Faster/Harder)
  • 7:45 p.m.: Behemoth (Faster/Harder)
  • 8:15 p.m. Venom
  • 8:55 p.m.: In Extremo (Faster/Harder)
  • 9:30 p.m.: Tribulation (Louder)
  • 10:15 p.m.: Slipknot (Faster/Harder)
  • 10:30 p.m.: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons (Louder)
  • 11:45 PM: Mantar (Louder)
  • 12:15 am: The Halo Effect (Faster/Harder)
  • 12:45 am: ASP (Louder)
  • 1:30 am: Firetail (Faster/Harder)

Saturday August 6th

On the final Saturday it will be turned up again. Then there are the following live acts:

  • 12:00 p.m.: Slime (Louder)
  • 12:55 p.m.: Bleed From Within (Faster/Harder)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Your cousin (Louder)
  • 1:55 p.m.: Neaera (Faster/Harder)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Ann Wilson (Louder)
  • 2:55 p.m.: Orden Ogan (Faster/Harder)
  • 3:00 p.m.: Insanity Alert (Louder)
  • 3:55 p.m.: Life of Agony (Faster/Harder)
  • 4:00 p.m.: Gluecifer (Louder)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Tarja (Faster/Harder)
  • 5:15 p.m.: Strikers
  • 6:05 p.m.: As I Lay Dying (Faster/Harder)
  • 6:15 p.m.: Danko Jones (Louder)
  • 7:25 p.m.: Hematon (Faster/Harder)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Audn (Louder)
  • 8:30 p.m.: New Model Army (Louder)
  • 8:45 p.m.: Arch Enemy (Faster/Harder)
  • 10:05 p.m.: Promoters Farewell and Announcement 2022
  • 10:00 p.m.: Spidergawd (Louder)
  • 10:30 p.m.: Powerwolf (Faster/Harder)
  • 11:00 p.m.: Death Angel (Louder)
  • 12:15 am: Lordi (Faster/Harder)
  • 12:15 am: Ill Nino (Louder)

Sawborg from Gwar is also excited about the Wacken Open Air:

Wacken 2022: Follow the live stream and TV

Anyone who wants to get in the mood for the festival weekend can already tune into various concerts of the Wacken Festival from 2017 to 2019 on Telekom’s website.

View Wacken performances from previous years

Transmissions from the “Harder Stage” and “Faster Stage” have been announced for 2022. If your favorite acts are performing at the same time, there will probably be the opportunity, as in previous years, to watch the performances again later. Then it can take some time until the events are put online as a repeat. There will also be a highlight stream featuring various performances on the Louder, Wet and Headbangers stages.

Wacken 2022 on TV and stream on RTL+ & Nitro

In addition to MagentaMusik, RTL will also show some performances from Wacken. On Friday, August 5th, RTL+ from 8:45 p.m the performance of In Extremo live. In addition, some highlights from Wednesday and Thursday will be shown. On Saturday from 8:15 p.m. you can tune in to a best-of on the Nitro TV station before the performance of New Model Army is shown live. The broadcasts on RTL + and Nitro at a glance:

  • Friday, August 5, 8:45 p.m. on RTL+ and NOW!: In Extremo – live
  • Friday, August 5th, 8:45 p.m. on RTL+: Best of Wednesday/Thursday
  • Saturday, August 6, from 8:15 p.m. on NITRO: Best of Wednesday/Thursday
  • Saturday, August 6, from 9:05 p.m. on NITRO and RTL+: Best of Friday
  • Saturday 6 August from 10:05 p.m. on NITRO: Summary of the New Model Army concert

Wacken 2023: Tickets for the coming year

Anyone who feels motivated by the live stream to attend Wacken next year can also order tickets for Wacken 2023 in the coming days. It is not yet clear when the pre-sale will start and how expensive the entrance fee to the festival will be in the coming year. The organizer recommends signing up for the Wacken newsletter, as this is where you will find the first information about the start of advance sales. You can also sign up for the Eventim ticket alarm to find out when tickets for the festival will be available there.



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