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Wacken Open Air 2013

Wacken Open Air 2013 posterOne of the biggest (if not the biggest) heavy metal festivals in the world — Wacken Open Air — has just concluded this year run and has announced that next year lineup will include a headlining performance by Deep Purple. In 2013 the festival will run on the weekend of August 1-3. Weekend passes are already on sale.

The exact day when the band will perform at Wacken has not been confirmed yet and will be posted in our calendar as soon as it’s available.

Thanks to Marco Kupfer for the info.

12 Comments to “Wacken Open Air 2013”:

  1. 1
    HardRockPete says:

    Who would’ve thought???? Deep Purple live at Wacken 2013???? Amazing!!!!!

  2. 2
    buttockss says:

    I think this might be the end of the line with the great ( Deep Purple ) , maybe they get all the ex-members to perfom and go out with a blast!, get your tickets for this one….should be awsome!

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    Thunderhawk says:

    It’s good to hear they get the chance to headline the biggest metal event in Europe, but the slogan reads it already.
    It’s a metal event, and i really don’t know how espacially nowadays Deep Purple, can give the right energie of.
    Maby if they did a show with the power, passion and energie of the 70ties, they would’ve fit the bill.
    Deep Purple isn’t metal, in the 80ties they came close, but they never where.
    I hope that they know what they’re doing.

  4. 4
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I would guess this is just the first of several European festival announcements for the band this year. Sweden Rock etc. will probably follow.

  5. 5
    Roberto says:

    good news..hope for a dvd…I love Purple shows with big crowd…my favourite is the ‘vielles charreux’ 2005

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    Bo says:

    Thunderhawk 4#: You are so right. I will love to see them headlining, but not this festival. Could be Roskilde Festival in Denmark, but not a metal festival.

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    Stefan Schaefer says:

    it´s great! Deep Purple is not a heavy metal band, but their perfomance shows the origin of hard rock or heavy metal! They sounds so heavy as I never have been heard before. Deep Purple will rocks W.O.A. Yeah!!!!

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    aris says:

    great news!!
    cant understand some of u guys..rock,metal hard rock does it matter??purple never was sthing simple they playes from progressive rock to heavy rock and yes they gave birth to heavy metal along with few other bands,and thats why lots of metal fans love them

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    Guillermo - Heavyrock says:

    Nice to know Deep Purple playing with all the heavy metal maniacs!!!
    I think they will have no problem in the festival, Thunderhawk, many of the metal fans know how much they have given to the metal nowadays! Cheers to Germany from México!

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    BlackBender says:

    you can’t imagine reaction of public! I was there when was the anounce of 2013 and then we heard Smoke… and there be a photo of the band and all the infield was screaming as hell! 🙂
    will be there, see ya on Deep purple, rain or shine 🙂

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    purrfect stranger says:

    Remember Purple Headlined at Cal Jam 1974. And for those who were there LIKE ME Black Sabbath was the band before them. Whether some people want to believe it or not Purple was easily one of the heaviest bands EVER. Made In Japan was from the beginning to the end one of the most intense and furious albums ever done period. Yeah, without our Dear Jon and TMIB they may not be as heavy but they will be killer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN.

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