For Metal heads, travel is a way of seeing the many desirable people that bring the Metal to life. How far and wide would you go to see your favourite Metal band?
Whatever your response is, dedication is the common factor.
If you were a Metal-fester, with money or a good thumb for hitch-hiking, where will you go?
The continent down-under hosts the Soundwave music festival annually around the major cities. For the 2011 line-up, Iron Maiden has been confirmed and so the army of fans are being called in as well as those of Slayer, Queens of the Stone Age and Slash.
Fun Fact: Soundwave hosts Walk the Plank – it is a feature on the official website for the fans to have an online chat with their favourite bands.
Wait, there is more! The No Sleep Til Festival makes its debut on 10 December 2010. It’s headliners are confirmed to be Megadeth, NOFX and Parkway Drive. If this festival is a success then you can only expect more.
Nova Rock (Austria)
Two stages in three days and the biggest Metal and Rock acts in the world! The event draws around 90,000 – 100,000 people over a 3 day period with an average of 30,000 – 35,000 fans per day. Nova Rock held a brutal 2010 show with Rammstein and Amon Amarth as one of the many many headliners.
Rumours for 2011 acts are System of a Down, Volbeat, Sick Of It All and Asking Alexandria.
Fun Fact: Spiritual Quotes from the Nova Forum – all the quotes from drunken Band Members and the Officials.
In the next Blog post – Belgium and Brazil Metal festivals.
Yours Truly – The Metal Goat