There are three types of music at Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) – metal, metal and metal. W:O:A – the world's biggest metal festival and Germany's biggest annual three-day open-air festival – is held in early August every year in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein.
With over 80,000 visitors today invading a festival site the size of 270 football pitches, it's difficult to believe that only 800 people turned up for the first W:O:A in 1990. Thursday came to be the 'night to remember', with a line-up featuring heavy metal royalty such as the Scorpions and Metallica. The other stages present a varied programme with every conceivable manifestation of contemporary metal, from death via speed to Viking.
03.08.2017 - 05.08.2017