‘Bullhead City’ 2021 festival cancelled

The first-ever ‘Bullhead City’ (produced by ‘Wacken Open Air’) festival has been officially cancelled. The inaugural metal gathering was set to take place in Wacken, Germany on September 16, 17 and 18, 2021. See below for an official statement from organizers.


Dear Metalheads,

it is hard for us to deliver you these news about Bullhead City, but we had to realize: Given the current developments of the pandemic, we will not be able to present you with a festival experience as we envision and as you deserve after such a long wait. Therefore, there will be no Bullhead City 2021.

After weeks of intensive preparations, our hearts are bleeding, because we also want to experience metal live together with you again and celebrate wildly. But even more important to us is that the safety of all participants, including the people of the Steinburg district, is guaranteed without compromise. For this purpose, we have been working intensively with the local authorities over the past weeks. In view of the current and expected developments, a rollicking festival is inconceivable due to the high standard of the measures that have to be taken, which include, among other things, a mask requirement in almost all areas of the festival. We come to this conclusion together with the district administration, which fought at our side for Bullhead City until the end and examined all possibilities.

You can believe us that we are really sad to not be able to celebrate a reunion with you in September. Nevertheless, we consider this decision to be the right one and we count on your understanding. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you once again. We consider the trust that thousands of you have placed in us as an unimaginable honor and not to be taken for granted. Therefore, we will begin to transfer your money for tickets and additional options back to you in full as soon as possible. In addition, we would like to offer all ticket holders some additional consolation and are currently checking what options we have.

As you can see, today is not a nice day for us. But we won’t let it get us down and we will celebrate metal live with you again as soon as possible – the way we all know and love. At the latest at the W:O:A 2022 there will be a reunion that is more than worth it!

Thank you for your support – In Metal We Trust

Your W:O:A & BHC Crew


The fest was set to feature appearances by Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Powerwolf, Doro, Jinjer and much more.

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