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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Wacken Open Air attracts over 85,000 metal fans to northern Germany every summer. Two DW reporters settled in there for five days.
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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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