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 29th edition of Germany's top open air heavy metal festival is fully sold out. Rain or shine, Wacken gives fans a break from their regular lives and a time-out for some outdoor heavy metal.
A police report about two men who escaped from a care home to attend a German metal festival made headlines around the world. However, new details from police paint a different picture of what happened.
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