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Montreal, QC – May 9, 2018
Armstrong MetalFest Announces 2018 Line-Up
w/ Kataklysm, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, The Kennedy Veil and more!
Tickets Available Now!
July 13-14 – Armstrong, BC @ Hassen Arena
Social Media Hashtag – #10YearsArmstrong
Free Download – AMF’s Mountain Moshpit Vol. 2
featuring over an hour of headbanging tunes from 2017 AMF Fest performing bands
Kelowna Now: Armstrong Metal Festival Co-founder reflects on a decade of metal – Video Interview here.
ARMSTRONG METALFEST is proud to announce its 2018 line up featuring headliners KATAKLYSM, SARAH LONGFIELD, ARCHSPIRE, THE KENNEDY VEILand more (full line-up listed below).
What first began as a backyard show has now grown into one of Western Canada’s best mountain moshpits in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Reaching its 10 year milestone, Armstrong MetalFest is now anchored as one of the largest gatherings of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. The 2018 line-up will feature over 30 bands performing on July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.
Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments:
“Everyone in West Metal Entertainment Society has put in the extra effort in making this year the best year we have ever had. Celebrating 10 years of this festival is a big deal! There were people who were quite skeptical about the event when it first originated, some even went as far as to say “it would never work” and that “it won’t last”. Now ten years later, the tone overall is very welcoming and has been for many years!
This year’s line up brings together a good mix of bands that have never played and fan favorites. Kataklysm has been a band we have sought after over the years and have finally booked! It’s great timing also with them releasing a new album in June!
This year’s Armstrong Metalfest is a milestone for us. We have successfully made it to a decade of metal in the Okanagan!”
Ticket Link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/
Advance Weekend passes $125 CAD, walk up rate $165 CAD.
Please check out the FAQ for information about special day passes and pricing at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/about/faq/
2018 Early Entry
Want to grab your favourite camp spot and beat the rush of metal heads? Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday after 11:00 AM.
2018 Camping and Parking
All tickets include tent camping. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV or trailer. Traveling in an RV? Make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups. Reserve Online at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/rv-reservations/
AMF 2018 – https://www.facebook.com/events/100361367508622/
Armstrong MetalFest 2018 Line-Up:
Sarah Longfield (Wisconsin)
The Kennedy Veil (Sacramento)
Begrime Exemious (Edmonton)
Neck of The Woods (Vancouver)
Road Rash (Vancouver)
Blackwater Burial (Vancouver)
Gladius Sky (Vernon)
The Hallowed Catharsis (Vancouver)
Concrete Funeral (Calgary)
Endless Chaos (Winnipeg)
Earth’s Ashes (Red Deer)
Giants Arise (Mission)
Throne of the Dead (Prince George)
Death Machine (Kelowna)
Tides of Kharon (Edmonton)
Bring Your Own Bodies (Lethbridge)
Breaking The Silent (Edmonton)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton)
For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca
Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2017 was the ninth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.
What the press is saying:
“In the past, metalheads had to travel to Germany to experience the rush a big festival, such as Wacken Open Air. But local headbangers decided to bring that feeling home with Armstrong Metalfest.” – Vernon Morning Star
“Go Big or Stay at Home: Armstrong has that welcoming feeling for rock show.” – The Valley Voice
“To witness such a gathering of talent is an absolute privilege, and for that fact alone, I will certainly be returning to Armstrong Metal Fest.” – Beatroute BC
“This festival is now going to be my yearly must-go-to event and if you’re a metal head that hasn’t attended, or a curious metal voyeur, do yourself a favour and check it out, you will not regret it.” – Abort Mag
“The Armstrong Metalfest is one such event and has grown from its initial, humble beginnings seven years ago to be a regular mainstay, with its south-central BC location making for a popular summertime destination for fans and bands alike.” Decibel Mag
Named one of the out-of-town music festivals worth the trip by The Vancouver Sun
“For metalheads, this is a great vacation where groups of all sizes can enjoy their favourite musical genre in a fun, energized environment. Not to mention, the camping!” The Permanent Rain Press
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Metallion – http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival
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