Bags banned at mu­sic fes­ti­val

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A HEAVY metal mu­sic fes­ti­val in Ger­many has banned ruck­sacks and bags from the main grounds this year for se­cu­rity rea­sons.

Wacken Open Air fes­ti­val spokeswoman Anna Lorenz said that rum­mag­ing through ruck­sacks would slow se­cu­rity checks too much.

Safety con­cerns have in­creased at pub­lic events across Ger­many since a sui­cide bomber blew him­self up out­side a mu­sic fes­ti­val in Ans­bach last month, in­jur­ing 15 peo­ple.

Fes­ti­val-go­ers will be able to take in waist packs, while larger bags are still al­lowed at camp­ing sites nearby.

The Au­gust 4-6 fes­ti­val, held in a small vil­lage north west of Ham­burg, will have over 120 acts in­clud­ing Iron Maiden, Saxon and Blind Guardian.

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