Washburn Makes a Big Showing at World's Largest Metal Festival

As sponsors of W:O:A Metal Battle contest, Washburn was all over stages at The Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The world finals took place at Wacken August 4-6, 2011.

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W:O:A Wacken Open Air was the largest Heavy Metal event in the world in 2011. U.S. Music Corp., parent company of Washburn Guitars, is a sponsor and strategic partner of Metal Battle. W:O:A Metal Battle is a contest founded in 2004 with the goal to boost future Heavy Metal generations. In 2011 Metal Battle took place in 27 countries with the world final August 4-6 at Wacken Open Air.

Below are some key shots of this year’s W:O:A and Metal Battle.

Wacken Open Air Festival

Wacken Open Air Festival

Wacken Open Air Festival

Wacken Open Air Festival

Here's Greg Heritier (2nd from right) of Washburn Guitars with the Winners of this year's Metal Battle, Hammercult from Israel.

Hammercult from Israel

Members of Hammercult won Washburn guitars.

Wacken Open Air Festival

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