U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has been confirmed for next year's edition the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are IMMORTAL and CORVUS CORAX.
In 2008, Wacken Open Air festival was honored with a Live Entertainment Award in the "Festival Of The Year" category. This award recognizes distinguished achievements in live entertainment and is given out by Live Entertainment Award (LEA) committee. The winners were announced on March 11, 2008.