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Saudi Arabia


Please read these important points below before applying.

  1. A minimum of three eligible bands is necessary to proceed with the live Wacken Metal Battle in Saudia Arabia
  2. The Metal Battle in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to occur after Ramadan. Precise details on the date and venue will be communicated by the end of February.
  3. Should we receive a greater number of applications than available slots for the live Metal Battle, a preliminary jury will select the top 5 bands from all entrants.
  4. The shortlisted top 5 bands will receive notifications by the end of February.
  5. Financial Responsibilities: All bands must bear their own travel and lodging costs.
  6. The victorious band, representing the Middle East at the Metal Battle finals in the Wacken Festival, must be available for travel to Hamburg/Wacken, Germany.
  7. Your application must list all band members, and every member must be a resident of Saudi Arabia.
  8. Each band member is required to submit a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least until mid-February 2025, verifying their travel eligibility.
  9. Expatriates in Saudi Arabia must also provide documentation confirming their residency status.
  10. Bands must ensure their lyrics respect the cultural, political, and religious values of Saudi Arabia.
  11. If a band is associated with a distribution label, it must be disclosed. Only affiliations with distribution labels are permissible, excluding record labels.

The application is currently OPEN

    Are one or more band members expats in Saudi Arabia

    If the above answer is Yes.

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    Saudi Arabia