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WACKEN OPEN AIR Organizers Announce ‘Mini’ Heavy Metal Festival

Wacken organizers announce 'Bullhead City'.

The organizers of Wacken Open Air have announced ‘Bullhead City’, a mini edition of the world-famous heavy metal festival.

The event takes place on September 16-18, 2021 in Wacken, Germany, and will feature several stages, including the main stage on the Bullhead City Plaza.

Headlining the event will be NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN and POWERWOLF, with additional appearances by DORO, SALTATIO MORTIS, NASTY, GAAHLS WYRD, ENDSEEKER, SLOPE and BURNING WITCHES.

The public authorities of Schleswig-Holstein, the northern German state home to Wacken, have yet to clarify how many people will be allowed to attend Bullhead City, but the final number is expected to be around 20,000.

At the moment, there are no set Germany-wide rules for major events, with most states enforcing their own participant caps for outdoor festivals, concerts and cultural events which are taking place.

Earlier this month, the promoters of Wacken Open Air announced that due to COVID-19, the festival planned for this year would not go ahead as scheduled. The 31st edition of the festival will therefore take place from August 4 to 6, 2022 in Wacken, Germany.