Headbangers Open Air 2012

January 8, 2012 by  

Official site: http://www.headbangers-open-air.de/en/index1.php

Not without reasons the Headbangers’s Open Air is called “the biggest garden party of the world”. It takes place in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, near Elmshorn (40 km away from Hamburg). The venue is the yard of a burnt down and restored farm in the middle of nowhere, where the organizer opens his garden every year again for the (at least in the spirit) long-haired metal-hordes. The band choice at the HOA is diversified – from the legends of the 80s and 90s, to local heroes, insider tips, underground bands and newcomers, who will also get their chance to play here. The only thing missing is expensive “headliners”, to keep the entrance-fee as low as possible.
The stage is raised in the inner yard and the surrounding fields serve as parking lots and campgrounds. Beer- and BBQ-shacks, all for reasonable prices, are provided, as well as a metal market.  

Confirmed bands:

Artillery (DK)
Black Rose (UK)
Blacksmith (USA)
Eden / August Redmoon (USA)
Fist (CA) first European gig ever , known also as Myofist
Hades (USA) 25th anniversary show , first 2 albums
Hellbringer (AUS)
Hobbs Angel of Death (AUS)
InSolitude (SWE)
Jaguar (UK) performing first album,singles + demo only
Kim La Chance + Band (USA) with a Vixen / Malisha show
Lizzy Borden (USA) headlining HOA thursday
Megahera (IT)
Pagan Altar (UK)
Portrait (SWE)
Powermad (USA)
Silver Mountain (SWE) first gig ever in Germany
Sinner (D) special NoiseRecords only set
Solemnity (D) complete Horrorshow
Tales of Horror (D)
Tankard (D) 30 years anniversary show
The Gate (D) excl. Running Wild Set mit Preacher + Hasche
The Sanity Days (UK) performing Onslaught
Vanderbuyst (NL)
Warbringer (USA)