For 10 years running, West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest has not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands but brought in well-known, international acts to the sleepy, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia. Each year up to 700 metalheads from Canada and USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun they spend 3 days camping, taking in over 30 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts and catching up with their metal family.
The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.
West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C., but gives bands opportunities to play different venues throughout the region including all ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.
Now, Armstrong Metal Fest reveals its 2019 line-up for its 11th annual mountain moshpit taking place on July 12th and 13th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. A gathering like no other in the Okanagan Valley, Armstrong Metal Fest brings forth a horde of metalheads for camping and headbanging. This year's line up features headliners ORIGIN who will unleash onto the masses a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove along with goblin tyrants NEKROGOBLIKON plus an onslaught of over 30 bands that includes Parisian extreme metallers BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, WAKE, ENTHEOS, Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2018 Champions CENTURIES OF DECAY and Slovenia's WITHIN DESTRUCTION (full line up listed below).
"I'm super excited about our line-up this year, we've got some of my drumming heroes in Origin and Entheos, the super fun Nekrogoblikon, our first opportunity to have some bands from overseas in Betraying The Martyrs and Within Destruction, a few of our brothers from the states, and so many killer bands from around Western Canada. Our original dream of bringing the European metalfest feel to Canada is really taking shape, and I'm so grateful to still be a part of this." comments Bretton Melanson, President of West Metal Entertainment, co-founder of AMF.
Armstrong Metal Fest 2019 Line-Up: Origin (Kansas/California/New York) Nekrogoblikon (Los Angeles, CA) Betraying The Martyrs (Paris, FR) WAKE (Calgary, AB) Entheos (Santa Cruz, CA) Within Destruction (Slovenia) Centuries of Decay (Toronto, ON) Sentinels (New Jersey) Odinfist (Armstrong, BC) Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) Apollyon (Kelowna, BC) Road Rash (Vancouver, BC) Pound (Seattle, WA) Arkenfire (Kelowna, BC) Widow's Peak (Calgary, AB) Nomad (Enderby, BC) Exterminatus (Vancouver, BC) Tessitura (Edmonton, AB) Gross Misconduct (Vancouver, BC) Truent (Maple Ridge, BC) Obsidian (Vancouver, BC) Death Machine (Kelowna, BC) The Myopia Condition (Red Deer, AB) League of Corruption (Vancouver, BC) Arctos (Edmonton, AB) Hazzerd (Calgary, AB) Kleaver (Prince George, BC) Conniver (Kamloops, BC) Liberatia (Courtenay, BC) The Vth Circle (Vancouver, BC) Indecipherable Noise (Peachland, BC) Disturb The Dead (Devon, AB)
Tickets are only $135 CAD and on sale at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/
For day passes, please check out the FAQ for information and pricing: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/about/faq/
2019 Camping and Parking: All tickets include tent camping. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV or trailer. Travelling in an RV? Make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/rv-reservations/
Volunteers Wanted: If you are interested in being part of AMF's 2019 volunteers and receiving the benefits of a free general admission ticket along with being part of making this festival possible, please inquire at https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/get-involved/.
All tickets provide general admission and grant access to the festival grounds, thrash wrestling, camping area and arena from 11:00 AM PST on Friday, July 12, 2019, until 12:00 PM PST on Sunday, July 13, 2019. Free camping is included. At the door price will be $175 CAD.
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Sponsors / Partners:
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