More than 10000 people signed a petition last year for the authorities to grant Doch Chkae the necessary visa to allow the young Cambodian band to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2018. Despite intense public campaigning and strong political efforts their application was unfortunately turned down in the end.
Yet the band, Swiss social worker Timon Seibel, and we at Wacken Open Air endured and the persistance was finally rewarded. Last week, Doch Chkae were informed that their visa application has been approved and the band will be allowed to enter Germany to perform at Wacken Open Air 2019!
English news: http://wacken.click/WAEjf
German news: http://wacken.click/SGt7A
Press Release Wacken Open Air 2019 online