Indian metalheads might just create history this year. They will fund what is termed ‘Asia’s largest metal festival’- Bangalore Open Air, in an effort to prove that we do not need sponsors or promoters to keep metal alive! The crowd funding campaign is being spearheaded by the man behind B.O.A.- Salman U. Syed- well known metal DJ, event organizer and manager of Kryptos.
Bangalore Open Air 2014 has a target of Rs. 44 lakhs, and a deadline – Tuesday, the 8th of July, 2014. The idea is to get metalheads to pay for a gig that they might attend, and get rewarded for it. There are multiple packages that can be purchased, which come with T-Shirts, meet and greet options, and also V.I.P passes, among other things.
Read all about the crowd funding campaign in detail on the Wishberry website, and contribute! This time, it’s in all our hands to #KeepMetalAlive!
Also check out the promotional video for the campaign here:
Bangalore Open Air 2014 is powered by Wacken Open Air, which celebrates its 25th edition this year with bands such as Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass and others confirmed. American heavy metal band Megadeth has been confirmed as a headliner and will be playing their first show at the history of the festival.
The complete list of bands confirmed as of date are:
A Pale Horse Named Death, Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica & Avanti! Orchestra, Arch Enemy, August Burns Red, Avantasia, Bülent Ceylan, Behemoth, Bembers, Blechblosn, Bring Me The Horizon, C.O.P. UK, Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Chthonic, Crematory, Decapitated, Degradead, Der W, Devin Townsend Project, Dunkelschön, Earth Divide, Emperor, Endstille, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Firkin, Five Finger Death Punch, Fleshgod Apocalypse, For The Imperium, Godsized, Hammerfall, Hatebreed, Heaven Shall Burn, Hellyeah, Iced Earth, ICS Vortex, J.B.O., King Diamond, Knorkator, Kreator, Lacrimas Profundere, Masterplan, Megadeth, Motörhead, Nachtgeschrei, Nailed To Obscurity, Nightmare, Omnia, Onkel Tom, Pampatut, Prong, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Saltatio Mortis, Santiano, Saxon, Schandmaul, Skid Row, Sodom, Steel Panther, The Ocean, The Vintage Caravan, Torment, Vogelfrey, Vreid + Guests and W.A.S.P.
A lot more bands are slated to be confirmed in the coming months.
Check out the trailer for the 2014 edition of Wacken Open Air: