From 1 to 3 August in the small German town of Wacken was the largest festival in the world of heavy music – Wacken Open Air. He is considered the main event of the year among metal. This year, he has collected more than 80,000 people.
Frontmen this year’s festival are such groups and performers: Motörhead, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Amorphis, Nightwish, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Manowar, Rammstein and many other bands and artists.
The first festival was held in 1990 with the participation of local groups, but each year the popularity of the “Wacken” grew, and by 1998 he became a festival of European and then international level.