Western Canada’s largest Mountain Mosh Pit, Armstrong MetalFest, announces it will be opening band submissions for its 14th annual gathering of metalheads in BC’s Okanagan on July 12th and 13th, 2024. Bands interested in applying for the 2024 lineup can submit their info here. Submissions for this exciting opportunity end October 16th at 11:59 pm PST; don’t be late, because it’s gonna be great!
The 2023 edition of Armstrong MetalFest hosted Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC, once again broke attendance records with its eclectic earth-shaking lineup that featured headliners LA thrashers Warbringer, San Francisco tech-death giants Fallujah, festival alumni Spokane, WA’s Enterprise Earth, and Los Angeles’ The Zenith Passage, along with Denver’s H.P. Lovecraft extreme metallers Vale of Pnath, and Edmonton’s Juno award-winning heavy metal champions Striker among the 28 bands performing on the two-day extreme music festival.
This festival has been touted as one of the premier festivals of its kind! Located in Canada, the Vancouver Sun boasts that the fest will be “showcasing the biggest names in local, national, and international heavy metal music.” Since 2009 (minus pause years 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic), West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest have not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands but have imported well-known, international acts to the quiet, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia.
Each year, hundreds of metalheads from Canada and the USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun, they spend three days camping, taking in as much metal over two days, participating in wrestling events, scavenger hunts, and catching up with their metal family.
The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, Nekrogoblikon, Origin, Rivers of Nihil, 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 the Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C., but it also gives bands opportunities to play at different venues throughout the region, including all-ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.
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