Dir: Norbert Heitker
Each August, in a field in Germany, the Wacken Open Air Festival takes place. A celebration of heavy metal music, the festival draws 75,000 fans from across the globe to see some of the biggest and best heavy metal bands in the world. Heitker’s documentary – filmed at the festival’s 24th instalment - plays as a 3D celebration of the event, of the bands, and the metal heads and rock fans that make up the enthusiastic audience.
The movie captures the pure energy of the festival, from hopefuls playing the Wacken Metal Battle to some of the biggest bands in the genre taking the main stage, including Motorhead, Rammstein, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, who all appear in the movie.
Filmed in stereoscopic 3D the movie takes on epic proportions, capturing the massive scale of the event and some incredible performances (spectacular even to those who are unfamiliar with the music). A celebration of heavy metal, both known and unknown, and the community that form the global tribe of heavy metal, Wacken is a must see for those initiated into the music and those who are merely curious.
“If you’ve never been to Wacken, this is your chance to take a special journey to the heart of the festival, with the 3D screening making you feel like you’re right there with over 75,000 metalheads from all over the world celebrating life and heavy music.” – The Headbanging Moose
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