Germany's annual Wacken Open Air, like some other international heavy metal festivals, is having a tough time finding the figurative ground to mount a comeback amid the pandemic. Wacken Open Air 2021, which until Tuesday (June 1) was still scheduled to take place this summer, has now been postponed to August 2022.
Also like other yearly events that have been waiting out the health crisis, that means Wacken Open Air will have taken a full two years off when the music fest finally returns. Wacken 2020 was understandably postponed to this year when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. Now, it's been pushed back 12 months yet again.