Featured in publications such as Metal Hammer and Billboard, Metalocalypstick Fest not only celebrates women in metal but also gives back to the community. Formed in 2016 as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to raising funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, and Earth Protectors plus they sponsor an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.
The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.
Spotify Playlist here & Promo video below
The lineup for 2019 includes: Attack The Fire (Vancouver) Call Of The Siren (Edmonton) Chaos Century (Vancouver) Crimson Caliber (Medicine Hat) Fallen Stars (Vancouver) Forsaken Rite (Edmonton) Interitum (Launceston, Tasmania) Kayas (Vancouver) Kelevra (Regina) Kosm (Vancouver) Lost Nebula (Hermosillo, Mexico) Massive Scar Era (Vancouver/ Cairo, Egypt) Obsidian (Vancouver) Ophelia Falling (Vancouver) Orchestry (BC) Sins Of Sorrow (Edmonton) Siren’s Rain (Puget Sound, USA) Subterranea (Toronto) Sugar Wash (Edmonton) The Shit Talkers (Vancouver) Violent Betty (Saskatoon) The Vth Circle (Vancouver)
Festival Location: Lone Butte Community Hall 5994 Hwy. 24 Lone Butte, BC
2019 Partners: Absolute Underground Mag, Atonita Draws, Asher Media Relations, Broken Neck Radio, Exclaim!, Metal Devastation Radio, Metal Master Kingdom, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Prairie Fire Events, PureGrainAudio, Pure Rock Radio, Whitelf Films
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