Festivaltour 2017 - Wacken Foundation at Full Metal Cruise V

Also in 2017, the Full Metal Cruise was again part of our festival tour. Our booth on the ship was enthusiastically accepted. This time Martin from the TUI supported us at the booth.  He was available for inquiries and distributed some gifts to the first 500 guests.

The raffle was a very successful with a total of € 10,140 and an additional € 73.45 donation. The amount will be divided between the Wacken Foundation and Verein Ankerland. Ankerland is an association sponsored by TUI, which deals with traumatized children and their parents.

You can find more information about Ankerland here: ankerland.de

The booth was again well visited this year, including by the band Dog Eat Dog.




We just came back from Full Metal Mountain II and directly started with our preparations for the Full Metal Cruise V, taking place 20th to 25th April. From Mallorca to Gibraltar to Malaga and back we are on board with our booth, to answer your questions about the Wacken Foundation and to host our tombola. We have tons of good stuff in our kitbag. Becks, Jägermeister and Red Bull sponsored some prizes and we also have some packages of supported bands with us again. The main prizes are guest list places for the W:O:A, the Elbriot, the Reload, die Hamburg Metal Dayz and the Wacken Winter Nights 2018.

You can buy your lots at our booth during the cruise. 50% of the proceeds will go to a good cause, chosen by the TUI Cruise, the other half will benefit the Foundation.

Please note that you are only allowed to participate if you are 18 years or older.

Thanks to all the sponsors!

Metalheads, see you on sea!


Short and sweet – report about Full Metal Mountain II

About a week ago we came back from Full Metal Mountain II – exhausted, but happy. After one week with 20°C, good music and great people, we can look at good results and a successful opening of our festival tour. Besides the visitors of the festival, some bands stopped by at our booth as well, e.g. Pampatut and a part of Saltatio Mortis. When it comes to the monetary aspects, FMM II was a success as well. Just with the wheel of fortune, we generated about € 470. Our “Snowbola” even fetched € 1,660, of which 50% are given to the Jugendfeuerwehr of Tröpolach. Besides the main prizes you could also win packages of supported Bands, amongst others a CD plus t-shirt of The Fright, Slaughterra, AlleHackbar, Aphyxion and  Helldorados, as well as CD-packages including albums of Sleeper’s Guilt, Mindpatrol, Apallic, Call oft he Sirens and Rampart.

Thanks a lot again to the bands and all other sponsors of the tombola and our festival tour, like Becks, Jägermeister, Red Bull and the Wacken Open Air.




It’s time again: Full Metal Mountain II in Tröpolach, Austria is about to start. At the same time it is the kick-off of our FESTIVALTOUR 2017. Of course, we are not coming empty handed – we are bringing an extraordinary tombola and our wheel of fortune.

You can win prizes of Becks, Jägermeister and RedBull. EMP, the W:O:A and a bunch of our supported bands came up with loads of stuff as well for the whole festival tour. We also have an acoustic guitar signed by Saltatio Mortis for you and you have the chance to win the much-loved beanbag sponsored by jag-shop! On top of the mountain we have some guest lists places for the Hamburg Metal Dayz, the Reload, the Elbriot as well as the W:O:A and the next Wacken Winter Nights in stock.

A huge THANKS to all the sponsors for their generous support!

You can buy your lot at our booth at the Q2 or near the Mountain Stage. The lottery drawing of the main prizes will be on Friday, March 13, 17:00 h at the FMM Plaza.

Please note that you are only allowed to participate if you are 18 years or older.

We’re looking forward to see you! Good luck to all of you and a snowy ski week!


Reload Festival Band Contest - use your chance!

You want to rock the festival season 2017 with your band? Then apply now for this year's contest of the Reload Festival! The application deadline is 9th of April. On the 29th of  April the audience in the JoZZ Sulingen decides which of the five participating bands will get the last free slot on the main stage of the festival.

Five bands are selected by the jury of the Reload Festival, which is now looking forward to your applications! Please send it to reload_contest@online.de. The following should include:


• An individual justification for participation in the competition

• The Internet address of your own homepage and / or your own Facebook page

• The Internet address for an application on YouTube or similar portals


Important: You do not have a record contract yet.

More information about the band contest can be found at: http://reload-festival.de/category/news

The Wacken Foundation wishes you good luck!



Jörg Düsedau – Wacken Foundation wants to welcome their new curator!


After many years as a curator at the Wacken Foundation, Thomas Ritter now will leave the foundation's curatorship. We would like to thank you very much for the great cooperation and wish Mr. Ritter all the best on his further journey.


As a new curator we would like to welcome Jörg Düsedau to the Foundation. Jörg is an old Hamburg metal bunny and a managing director at Dragon Productions GmbH. As early as the beginning of the 90s he toured with Blind Guardian and Gamma Ray, as well as making Volbeat what they are today. Since 2014, he has been Managing Director and co-owner of Dragon Productions while still working on his own music. He will be working as a new curator for the Wacken Foundation. Together with the other curators, they sighted and discussed the funding proposals and gave the Executive Board a recommendation on the decision on the applications.

Welcome to the Wacken Foundation Team!



Thanks a lot to Triebwerk e.V. and Forgotten North

On Saturday the Akademie für Gesundheits- und Sozialberufe (AGS)/Triebwerk e. V. (academy for health care and social professions) visited us at the Wacken Winter Nights. The reason was the handing over of the collected donations during the action painting at the W:O:A 2016. Also Forgotten North took part in the action painting in 2016. They auctioned their painting during one of their concerts in favour of the Wacken Foundation and brought the proceeds to our booth on Friday. Really great. Thank you all so much for your effort!



Thanks a lot to the organiser of the festival "Rock das Ding"

Since 2016 the organiser of the festival Rock das Ding in Lower Saxony supports the Wacken Foundation and collects donations for our foundation. As a thank you for the engagement the Wacken Foundation puts a W:O:A 2017 ticket at his diposal. It will be raffled amongst all purchasers of a Rock das Ding ticket. We wish you a successful festival 2017 and we are particularly pleased that also the supported band Crossplane are playing at your festival.