German power metal legends Helloween are officially playing Wacken Open Air Festival, after being confirmed this past weekend. This year’s edition is looking to be an extremely memorable event for the hometown power metal giants.
The German music festival is renowned as one of the largest heavy metal festivals in the world. Avantasia, Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Apocalyptica, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Children of Bodom, are just a few of the other bands already confirmed for Wacken 2011.
Wacken Open Air festival began back in 1990 and has grown to become one of heavy metal’s largest and most respected festivals. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in northern Germany. During the 3 day festival concert goers typically camp on the grounds of the festival and revel in an aural assault from more than 70 bands from around the world.
Helloween’s latest album “7 Sinners” was released October 31st, 2010.