Wacken Open Air: 20 Years, Still Going Strong
Wacken Open Air has (rightfully) earned the distinction as the biggest metal festival in the world. Each year, the sleepy German village of Wacken is overrun with crazed metal heads, ready to drink at the fountain of true metal. Something like 70,000 music lovers travel from all points of the globe to party at Wacken. Hint: it's not all br00tal. Bands like Bai Bang, Thin Lizzy, Anthrax and Lacuna Coil make this fest great for the entire spectrum of rock and metal.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of W.O.A., German metal goddess Doro Pesch recorded a special anthem for the fest. Aptly titled "We Are the Metalheads," Pesch will perform the song live at Wacken on July 30.
Tickets: sold out, but good luck with brokers! Don't worry ticketless metal heads: Wacken organizers offer a live stream of all the fun!