Brutal Assault heavy metal festival attracts 20,000 visitors

A record 20,000 people visited the annual Brutal Assault heavy metal festival, which takes place at an old army fortress known as Josefov, some 130 kilometres east of Prague. The 21st edition of the festival, one of the biggest events of its kinds in Europe, got underway on Thursday and featured around 110 acts including Czech black metal band Master’s Hammer.