About Us

What started as a dream

When we had the idea in a bar to organize the Wacken Open Air in 1990, we never imagined that it would become such a huge success. There was no such thing as a „5 year plan“, we tried many things, made many mistakes, fell down but always got up again. With the support of our friends and families but also with a sense for the metal community and the music scene we were able to build a network of people that mutually complement, learn and profit from each other.

ICS (International Concert Service) today houses many scopes such as band management, the Wacken foundation, tourbooking, publishing, metal travel, distribution of merchandise and ticket service. Our network is not limited to the Wacken Open Air but also hatches new ideas such as the Full Metal Cruise – Europe ́s first and only heavy metal cruise or the worldwide W:O:A metal battle were bands from 40 countries get the chance to present themselves.

No matter what we do, we do it with compassion for the music and the heavy metal family! The family was the source of everything and the family will always be our motivation to go on. No matter what we have achieved – we remain fans. We are a part of the best community in the world: loyal, tolerant and honest.

The music scene is growing steadily and with it the ICS network. We are looking forward to this!

In metal we trust!


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