Since our very beginnings in the 90s, we have relied on strong partnerships to provide all visitors with the best possible festival experience. Some partners are in the spotlight again and again, others are hardly noticed by the visitors - even if they contribute to the success of the festival year after year.
In the new W:O:A Supporter Area we create meeting places for you and our service providers, partners and sponsors. You can expect many activities to take part in, exciting competitions and helpful offers to support you in your everyday festival life. In order to guarantee the last-named in particular, it will also be fully operational from Monday, 29.07.2019! You will find the area near the Bullhead City Circuses, between the wristband exchange and the main entrance.
The young Danish StartUp SOUNDBOKS presents the official W:O:A Camp loudspeaker! The W:O:A SOUNDBOKS 2 can be tried out on site and of course also purchased. At the stall you can also exchange your empty batteries for full batteries and take part in various activities.
And in the very unlikely event that your SOUNDBOKS loudspeaker has a problem, there will of course also be technical support available.
Since 2018, our partner GP JOULE has been helping us with the topic of sustainability. Together with us, they are considering how the energy needs of organisers and visitors of a festival can be met in the future. A supply of 100% renewable energy is the goal!
Find out at the GP JOULE stand what ideas we have in this field and how you can already generate your electricity cleanly today - whether at the festival or at home.
The probably most exciting action of star Tankstellen is waiting for you directly after the W:O:A, but there's also a lot to be done on site! The operators of over 580 petrol stations in Germany will be coming to Wacken with their star Lounge.
Charge your smartphone at the lockable mobile phone charging station, take part in the photo action, supply yourself with one of the useful festival articles or simply use the seating in the lounge for a short break. And as already said: The real start is after the W:O:A - keep an eye on our feeds!
The festival has sunk into the mud several times in its history and it is quite possible that without the Bundeswehr we would not be celebrating the 30th, but the 29th or 28th W:O:A this year - because the energetic support with drivable temporary roads has been helping us for years to still be able to drive on the surfaces even under the heaviest conditions.
You will be offered an attractive programme on site, and there will also be an all-day fitness programme for all of you who don't want to take a break from training at W:O:A either.
The Wera Tool Rebels are invading Wacken! The experts from Wera Werkzeuge consistently develop tools further and always think outside the box. The Zyklop ratchet and the Joker open-end wrench are just two examples.
In the Supporter Area Wera Tools presents you not only these tools, there is also a 1st Aid station for the repair of broken festival equipment and also many activities to join in and measure your strength.
The Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk and the W:O:A can look back on a long partnership - which is obvious! A festival with a strong focus on camping and a manufacturer of camper vans and caravans fit together like a glove. Especially the cooperation with the Wacken Foundation fell on fertile ground, the auction of hobby vehicles has already financed some projects of young metal bands.
At the W:O:A Hobby presents a small selection of vehicles including consultation and in addition there is a raffle with practical give-aways.
Did you know that one of THE German manufacturers of throat pills produces them near Wacken? You don't need 30 minutes by car to get from W:O:A to Pohl-Boskamp. But even this 30 minutes drive can be saved, because every Full Metal Bag will also contain GeloRevoice® throat pills from the company as a free sample in 2019. So give it all you got while celebrating!
Without the products of Wavin GmbH and the international Wavin Group, the transport of drinking water, rainwater or the disposal of waste water would not be feasible at W:O:A and many other places as well. At the W:O:A, Wavin's expertise and products were used, among other things, in the beer pipeline beneath the infield and the drains in front of the main stages.
And that's not all: At W:O:A 2019 we will not only be celebrating the 30th edition of our festival, but also 30 years of Wavin AS - the premium sewage pipe system is also celebrating a round birthday! At Wavin's booth you can expect a social media prize draw and an XXL beer pong.