Metallica 'unplugged' in Antarctica
- Published: 26 Oct 2013 at 16.10
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BUENOS AIRES - The American heavy metal band Metallica will give new meaning to "unplugged" when it plays in Antarctica in December.
In order to protect the fragile environment, the show will feature no amplifiers. The audience at the site will hear it through headphones.
The concert is scheduled to take place on Dec 8 at the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, 120 kilometres off the mainland of Antarctica.
"After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth ... except for one," Metallica said on their website.
"That is all about to change as we are set to travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now."
The winners of a contest organised by Coca-Cola Zero for music fans from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica will get to attend the show.
To take part in the contest, those interested need to say on Twitter "what impossible actions" they would be willing to undertake in order to go to the event. A jury will pick 10 winners from the best plans.
The concert also will be broadcast online for Metallica fans around the world.