World’s biggest heavy metal gathering rocks up as bands take to the stage and ghouls scare boozy festival goers – The Sun
MUSIC fans rock out at Wacken Open Air – the world's largest heavy metal festival.
These incredible pictures show face-painted rock lovers braving a muddy field in northern Germany to enjoy some hair-raising guitar music.
Wacken, located in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, first held the festival in 1990.
But while the inaugural event had around 800 customers – 2019 saw a sell-out crowd of around 70,000 people.
In the selection of colourful snaps, a fan is showing crowd-surfing during a performance by German metal band Powerwolf.
A crowd of revellers are also pictured taking a break from the music to watch two female actors play-fighting in a muddy cage.
The event ran from August 1 until Saturday August 3
Rock fans watched performances by the likes of who played Hamatom, Opeth, Hammerfall, Demons & Wizards, Airbourne and legendary US band Slayer.
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