Western Canada’s biggest hardcore music event will return to Armstrong in July.
Armstrong MetalFest (AMF) has been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in accordance with BC government guidelines, the two-day event will take place July 15-16.
“We are happy to announce that we are planning to organize a festival this year! We are planning a similar event to years past, but depending on public health orders at the time of the festival, it may take a different physical form. We’re working hard to solidify this year’s lineup, and we think it will be just the light many of us are looking forward to! If everything works out, we’ll add other non-music events during the rest, as well as other events such as Thrash Wrestling! Festival organizers AMF said, adding that they hoped to make pre-sale tickets available in March.
Those who purchased tickets for the 2020 event and were planning to use them in 2021 are urged to hold on to their tickets, as they can use them to attend any of the next three years of the festival through 2022-2024. Ticket holders can email [email protected] for more information.
Since 2009, West Metal Entertainment and AMF have brought the talents of hundreds of local bands and international acts to the sleepy town of Armstrong. Each year, up to 700 metalheads from Canada and the United States flock to the Okanagan City for three days of camping, hosting more than 30 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts, and catching up with fellow fans. of metal.
Past festivals have featured headliners such as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, Nekrogoblikon and Beyond Creation, as well as emerging artists from across North America.