For over 22 years, German giants, Wacken Open Air have successfully tapped into the minds of thousands of Heavy Metal music lovers, who flock into this 3 day festival extravaganza, just to have the time of their lives. This year, Wacken Open Air, extends their support to make Bangalore Open Air a successful annual property catering to the huge Metal audience being the only dedicated Heavy Metal festival in India.
Salman U. Syed (INFINITE DREAMS): “Having been a proud participant of Wacken every year, it was a dream of mine to bring a part of something so big, here, in the Heavy Metal capital of India. It is our humble attempt to contribute to the ever growing metal scene in India, and I hope that it becomes a stepping stone for music festivals like this, to develop in our country”.
Thomas Jensen: “India is kind of a new market for us, but the fans there are absolutely raring. We had some of our bands touring India and they all were absolutely excited and stoked about the mentality and addiction of Indian people regarding Metal and their favorite bands. We're really looking forward to support the people from INFINITE DREAMS and Bangalore Open Air in the organization of their event to bring even more Metal to India.”
Holger Hübner: “Since a few years we have a very good relationship with the guys from INFINITE DREAMS. They already helped us bringing the W:O:A Metal Battle to India which was a huge success. Having the chance to support them in organising the Bangalore Open Air is a matter of course, because Indian people, as far as we have experienced, are a blast if it comes to Metal and they deserve to have a great Metal Open Air in their country. We´re really looking forward to this”. The festival is due to happen in the month of June and will feature two main headlining international Heavy Metal bands and other opening Indian acts. The Annual Wacken Metal Battle zonal finals is also scheduled to happen at Bangalore Open Air.
About Wacken Open Air:
Wacken Open Air (W: O: A) is a summer open air Heavy Metal music festival. It was founded by Thomas Jensen & Holger Hubner. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. It attracts all kinds of Metal music fans, such as fans of Black Metal, Death Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Gothic Metal, Folk Metal and even Metalcore and Hard Rock from around the world. The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European Metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W: O: A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.
About Infinite Dreams:
INFINITE DREAMS is India's premiere entertainment company, primarily focusing on the Indian Rock/Heavy Metal nndustry representing talented artistes and bands in the local, national and international scene. The company was founded by Salman U Syed in 2007. Salman personally manages the well acclaimed band KRYPTOS, who opened for IRON MAIDEN in their 2009 Rock In India edition. The increasingly competitive music industry has meant greater demands on artists and therefore a need for a fresher and more dynamic, pro-active approach supported by a technologically efficient organization to help meet artist's requirements. INFINITE DREAMS is an umbrella to many other properties. IRON FIST RECORDS (Record Label), BLACKED MERCH (Merchandize), Wacken Metal Battle (India) & now Bangalore Open Air are all properties of INFINITE DREAMS.
About W: O: A Metal Battle:
The W: O: A Metal Battle is a contest founded in 2004 and started indeed just as an idea to boost the future generations of Heavy Metal and Rock musicians. This contest has its origins in “The Cult Festival”, the Wacken Open Air. It started with the first contest winners in 2004: RECKLESS TIDE a band from Germany won the first prize on the first Metal battle at all, a record deal with the W: O: A: owned Label ARMAGEDDON MUSIC. The following winners are known names in today’s business, bands like GORILLA MONSOON, DRONE, TORTURE SQUAD from Brazil or the Israeli band THE FADING or CRYSYS from Spain. India is the 27th country to participate in the W: O: A Metal Battle. The competition would take place in India later this year for the finals which would take place at Wacken 2012. The Metal scene in India is growing rapidly over the years which have also been shown in the Global Metal Documentary by Sam Dunn and also on the Iron Maiden Flight 666 DVD. INFINITE DREAMS is the official promoter for the Wacken Metal Battle (India).
For more information, visit Bangalore Open Air's Official Website.
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