Every August, the town of Wacken is transformed into the world capital of heavy metal. 800 people turned out for the first festival in 1990. Now, it's tens of thousands. We'll have more on the history of the festival.
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The monumental Wacken Metal Battle! 80,000 fans, 160 bands, 3 days of partying - that's the world's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air. PopXport has a special edition on this northern German music spectacle.
28 bands from China, Argentina, Iceland, Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries will go head to head at Wacken Open Air's Metal Battle. How do the musicians, the fans and the jury find the competition?
Wacken Open Air is an annual highlight on the hard rock and heavy metal calendar. In 2016 legendary acts like Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Saxon, Foreigner and Blind Guardian are taking part.
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