“This is one of the most important festivals in the Central region of Portugal, which will receive around 20,000 people over the three days”, said the representative of Amazing Events, Luís Salgado.

Tickets for the three-day event only went on sale about three months ago, but sales have "already skyrocketed".

The municipality of Vagos, district of Aveiro, hosts the Vagos Metal Fest from the 28th to the 30th of July, which will take place at Quinta do Ega, near the River Boco close to the center of the village.

Speaking to the Lusa agency, Luís Salgado stressed that the 5th edition of Vagos Metal Fest will feature more than three dozen bands, many of them international.

For July 29, the return of 'Testament' is scheduled, considered one of the most historic and influential bands that emerged in the heyday of thrash metal, in the early 80's.

On the 30th of July, 'Emperor', one of the propel bands of 'Norwegian Black Metal', make their debut in Portugal, 30 years after their foundation.

With a budget of around 500 thousand euros, this event has “a financial contribution of around 10% from the Vagos City Council”.