This is an incomplete list of heavy metal festivals. Heavy metal or simply metal is a genre of rock music  that developed in the late s and early s, largely in the United States and the United Kingdom. After the genre fused with other related genres such as punk rock in the late s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as " metalheads " or " headbangers ", and there were festivals worldwide, both touring and stationary, dedicated to heavy metal subgenres and heavy metal itself. During the s, glam metal became a commercial force, while Underground scenes and extreme subgenres of metal such as death metal and black metal remained subcultural phenomena, though they have their own dedicated festivals as well. Since the mids, popular styles have further expanded the definition of the genre.
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It was a weekend-long concert of heavy metal and hardcore punk bands along with a merchandising and promotional area for record labels and other vendors. It had been held in the Palladium in Worcester since its inception in . It was originally supposed to be The Misfits instead of Manowar, which is why there was so much hardcore on day 3, but The Misfits canceled and they got Manowar as the replacement headliner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.