Since 2011 pole-sitting is taking place at the Wacken Open Air. To take part in pole-sitting guest can register before and then win a VIP upgrade.



The rules are fairly simple. The participants need to stay on one of the poles for 6 hours. Except for 10 minutes every 2 hours, the seat may not be left. Up there the participants can enjoy the festival in a height of 2.5 m and watch the bands on the Black, True and Party Stage



Companies are taking over the sponsorship for the poles. For every hour the participants are sustaining on the pole the sponsors are donating € 10 to the Wacken Foundation. Additionally there is always at least one pole for people who would like to take a picture or shortly enjoy the view. For a little donation the guest can climb the pole and watch the spectacle from above - you do not have to register for this. Just com along!