Ukrainian rock band finishes fourth in Wacken Open Air festival

Source : 112 Ukraine

The music formation called CH.SH, or Chumatsky Shlyakh (The Milky Way) was founded in 2008
13:52, 5 August 2019

CH.SH, Ukrainian rock band
CH SH Band/Facebook

Ukrainian alternative folk-rock band CH.SH won the fourth place at a popular heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany. Members of the band reported that on Facebook.

They won the prize of 2,000 Euros.

Varang Nord (Latvia) became triumphant of the festival.

Wacken Open Air is an open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in summer in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometers northwest of Hamburg. It is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts four days. The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event with about 800 visitors and six local German bands. It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world.

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In 2018, Ukraine's band Motanka made a tremendous success at Wacken Open Air festival, finishing second.

CH.SH (short for Chumatsky Shlyakh, Ukrainian for "Milky Way") was founded in Khmelnytsky city, central Ukraine in 2008. Initially defined as ethnic folk-rock band, the formation gradually moved on to more alternative and progressive sound.


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