Bangalore Open Air
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Bangalore Open Air

Bangalore Open Air

Launched in 2012, Bangalore Open Air is an annual outdoor heavy metal music festival in Bengaluru. Held in collaboration with Wacken Open Air, which takes place in the village of Wacken in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Bangalore Open Air has featured some of the world’s finest international metal bands over its eight editions. The list includes Germany’s Kreator, Destruction and Suidakra, the UK’s Napalm Death, the US’s Iced Earth and Inquisition, Canada’s Skull Fist, Sweden’s Dark Tranquility, Norway’s Ihsahn and Leprous, Austria’s Belphegor, Israel’s Orphaned Land, Poland’s Vader and Bangladesh’s Orator. 

The festival has also hosted the Indian leg of the international band contest, the Wacken Metal Battle since the second instalment in 2013. The winning act gets the opportunity to perform at Wacken Open Air. The most recent edition of Bangalore Open Air took place on 01 April 2023. Highlights at the festival included performances by the metal bands Amorphia, Godless, Dying Embrace, Kryptos and many others.

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Expect loud music, world-class production and mosh pits!

How To Get There

How to Reach Bengaluru

1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
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2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from New Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which cover many major cities in between.

3. By Road: Bengaluru is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.

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  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Gendered toilets
  • Licensed bars
  • Pet-friendly


  • Wheelchair access

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Woolens. Bengaluru during December is pleasantly cold, with temperatures ranging from 15°C-25°C.

2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

3. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers (perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in). You need to keep those feet tappin’ and heads bangin’. On that note, carry a bandana or a scrunchie to avoid tressy accidents with your fellow festival goers.

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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