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Heavy Metal Festivals and Events

Information about and links to heavy metal festivals and events in North America and Europe, including Ozzfest, Wacken and more.

Record Store Day 2014
Record Store Day 2014 heavy metal and hard rock vinyl releases.

Crue Fest
Information about Motley Crue's annual Crue Fest traveling festival, including dates, lineup and history.

Wacken Open Air Festival
Profile of the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, including history and yearly lineups.

How To Make The Most Of A Music Festival
Tips for enjoying your next music festival, from About's Guide To World Music.

Arrow Rock Festival
Annual hard rock and heavy metal festival held in June each year in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands.

Bang Your Head
German open air festival held in Balingen Messegel�nde.

Bloodstock
Official site of annual UK festivals Bloodstock and Bloodstock Open Air.

Bulldog Bash
Known as Europe's number one biker party. Also has several heavy metal bands that perform. Takes place in August at Shakespeare County Raceway near Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Chicago Powerfest
Annual festival featuring metal of all genres held in Chicago, Illinois.

Dong Open Air
German festival with a diverse lineup of metal and rock bands. Held in Neukirchen-Vluyn.

Dour Festival
Festival held in the village of Dour, Belgium. Features 6 stages with a diverse lineup of metal, punk, rock and alt rock bands.

Download Festival
One of the biggest and best UK festivals, held in Donington Park.

Dynamo Open Air
Official site of the annual Dutch metal festival.

Global Gathering Festival
Annual festival in Miami, Florida that encompasses several genres including metal.

Maryland Deathfest
Annual extreme music festival held in Baltimore, Maryland.

New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
Annual three day metal and hardcore festival held in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ozzfest
Official site of the annual traveling heavy metal festival.

Wacken Open Air
Official site of the annual German heavy metal festival.

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