For over 22 years, German giants, Wacken Open Air have successfully tapped into the minds of thousands of heavy metal music lovers, who flock into this 3 day festival extravaganza, just to have the time of their lives.
This year, Wacken Open Air, in association with Infinite Dreams, brings a similar musical fiesta for the Indian heavy metal heads called Bangalore Open Air in the city of Bangalore.
Salman U. Syed, Promoter for Infinite Dreams says, “Having been a proud participant of Wacken every year, it was a dream of mine to bring a part ofsomething so big, here, in the Heavy Metal capital of India. It is our humble attempt to contribute to the ever growing metal scene in India, and I hope that it becomes a stepping stone for music festivals like this, to develop in our country”
Thomas Jensen, The Big Boss Of Wacken (W: O: A) further muses, “We at Wacken, areproud to be associated with Bangalore Open Air. With a lot of global exposureand recent metal festivals with great international bands, India has proved tobe very promising for future endeavors like these. It will be interesting to see how Wacken has become a global cult phenomenon among the heavy music lovers in countries like India. We hope for the best and wish our Indianfollowers to keep it heavy and join this movement”.
The festival is due to happen in the month of June and will feature two main headlining international heavy-metal bands and other opening Indian acts. The Annual Wacken Metal Battle zonal finals is also scheduled to happen at Bangalore Open Air.
Just to give you an idea of what’s in the offing, here’s the official trailer from Wacken Open Air 2012: