Every year the tiny northern German town of Wacken hosts the biggest heavy metal festival in the world. At Wacken Open Air 80,000 die-hard metalheads of all ages and origins give the horns up for three days of a free flow of metal, beer and mud.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
Wacken Open Air Festival is constructing a 7-kilometer network of pipes to quench its thirsty fans. Attendees will drink an average of 5.1 liters of beer each over the festival.
Wacken Open Air attracts over 85,000 metal fans to northern Germany every summer. Two DW reporters settled in there for five days.
The world's biggest heavy metal festival is held in the German village of Wacken. Nearly 80,000 metalheads get together each year to break records in headbanging. Here's a guide to everything you need to know.
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