Wacken Open Air Ban Backpacks Following Terrorist Attacks: Wacken News


(TeamRock) Wacken Open Air has banned backpacks following the recent spate of terrorist attacks across Europe. Organizers have increased security measures for the 2016 edition after a run of tragic incidents in France and Germany - including a suicide bomber who blew himself up and injured 15 others after he was refused entry to Ansbach music festival last month.

Wacken Open Air will take place from August 4-6 and will see an estimated 85,000 people in attendance. Founder Thomas Jensen says: "We update our security plan constantly, counting in recent events such as bad weather or the security situation in Germany.

Because of that our staff knows what to do and is well prepared. Due to the recent events we decided that backpacks and all kind of bags are no longer allowed on the festival grounds." Read more - here.

Wacken Open Air Ban Backpacks Following Terrorist Attacks originally appeared in the Day in Rock on Tuesday


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