Black metal legends Mayhem have confirmed they will be performing at Wacken 2011 Open Air Festival. The band last played the German festival in 2004. Other bands confirmed so far are Airbourne, Apocalyptica, Avantasia, Blind Guardian, and Suicidal Tendencies.
The Wacken 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.