Canada’s premier melodic and power metal festival, Hyperspace Metalfest, will be returning for its 5th edition after selling out its first two of three nights during its 2023 event. Their forthcoming 2024 lineup is their most epic to date. It will be hosted from April 11th to 13th in Vancouver, BC, at Wise Hall and Rickshaw Theatre. The lineup will feature headliners Týr, Flotsam and Jetsam, and Skeletor, along with additions of Trollfest, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, to join Ather Realm, Iron Kingdom, and more out of the 15 bands performing over the three nights.
Festival organizer Joey Hockin of Journeyman Productions adds:
“Here we go with another Hyperspace Metal Festival, and this is the biggest one yet! I feel like this is a dream lineup for us, one that we’ve been working towards since the inception of the festival! Unfortunately, Transgressive has had to drop out of the lineup. We hope to have them in 2025! We couldn’t have come nearly this far without the incredible support we’ve received from the power metal community. So, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, Thank you once again! See you in April!”
Hailing from the Faroe Islands, Týr has been performing Viking and folk metal since first forming in 1998. The band will be supporting their upcoming 2024 album Battle Ballads, being released by Metal Blade Records. The album follows their 2022 live record, A Night at the Nordic House and their eighth full-length Hel (2019).
Legends in their own right, Phoenix, Arizona’s Flotsam and Jetsam have been rumbling thrash around the world since their beginnings in the early 1980s, touring alongside every heavyweight known in metal. They have released 14 studio albums in their career, with the latest being 2021’s Blood in the Water (AFM Records). No filler, all killer, Blood in the Water is once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf) and sees Flotsam and Jetsam exploding with creativity, moving forward but nodding to their past.
Seattle, Washington’s Skelator are all speed and no need for posers with their epic heavy and thrash metal spirit conquering fans for 20 years. Over the span of their career, they have shared with fans six full-lengths and two EPs; their latest Blood Empire was released in 2022 from Gates of Hell Records.
From Oslo, Norway, pioneers of true Norwegian Balkan Metal, Trollfest are all fun, with titles such as “All Drinks On Me,” “Piña Colada,” “Twenty Mile and Hour,” and “Flamingo Libre,” among many, many more from their ten album discography. Their latest Flamingo Overlord (Napalm Records) was released in 2022. The band makes sure their tracks have the highest possible singalong factor and are guaranteed to make you stomp your feet and sing yourself hoarse while sharing the best of times with your finest friends.
The Dread Crew of Oddwood is an acoustic pirate band from San Diego, California. They play a combination of folk music, heavy metal, and traditional Celtic music. The band performs using only traditional and acoustic instruments, including the accordion, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki, toy piano, and stand-up bass. They have unleashed four self-released albums, their latest being Lawful Evil (2016).
More info on previously announced bands:
Hailing from Greenville, North Carolina’s Æther Realm is set to unleash their blend of melodic death metal and folk metal with lyrical themes of fantasy and mythology. They are joined by festival alumni local Vancouver heavy metal warriors Iron Kingdom, who have been touring hard for their new and fifth album, The Blood Of Creation. The Metal Temple has described them as “A distinctively distinguished experience in Heavy Metal… an injection in infectiously venomous momentum most definitely deserves interest – do check it out.”
Making their first appearance at HMF will be Borealis, a power/progressive metal band from Orangeville, Ontario. Their latest album, Illusions, has gotten praise from across the metal community. My Global Mind has stated,
“Borealis have proven themselves to be one of the most consistent bands when it comes to producing excellent dark power/prog metal, and this album is no exception, standing as possibly their best work to date. Longtime fans should be very pleased with this album, and newcomers are highly recommended to start with this album.”
Other bands joining the lineup will be Odinfist (Okanagan, BC), Sleeper Ship (Victoria, BC), Naitaka (Kelowna, BC), Tyler Dory Trio (Edmonton, AB), and Calgary’s Osyron, Syryn, and Balrogath.
Hyperspace Metal Festival V
April 11th-13th, 2024
3 Day Pass – $90
Thursday – The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
Doors 6 PM $30
Friday & Saturday – Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings, Vancouver
Doors 7 PM $40
Tickets are on sale at – http://hyperspace-v.eventbrite.ca
Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/306416908428221
Thursday, April 11th (The Wise Hall):
Tylor Dory Trio
Friday, April 12th (Rickshaw Theatre):
The Dread Crew Of Oddwood
Saturday, April 13th (Rickshaw Theatre):
Flotsam and Jetsam
Day In Day Out Festival Reveals 2024 Lineup & Details
Daydream State has announced the whole lineup for the 2024 edition of their Day In Day Out festival at the Fisher Green Pavilion in Seattle.
Daydream State has announced the full lineup of performers for its fourth annual Day In Day Out (DIDO) festival scheduled for July 12th to 14th at the Fisher Green Pavilion at the Seattle Center. Headliners include Seattle indie folk powerhouse The Head and the Heart, American alt-rock band Bleachers, including frontman, Jack Antonoff, and beloved pop artist and three-time Juno award winner Carly Rae Jepsen.
Daydream State CEO and founder Jason Lajeunesse comments:
“We are delighted with the response from the local community as we developed DIDO over the last few years. With the overwhelming success of last year’s sold-out weekend, we decided to expand in 2024 by adding a third day. We’re thrilled to bring even more great talent to the heart of the city.”
Daydream State strives to showcase a diverse array of talent at its events. This year’s lineup will showcase genres ranging from retro-pop and electro to indie rock, including English actress, singer-songwriter sensation Suki Waterhouse, Canadian indie band Men I Trust, and violinist, singer, and songwriter Sudan Archives.
In addition to mainstage performers and local DJ sets, DIDO will feature an all-ages viewing lawn, a 21+ VIP lounge deck, a spacious indoor-outdoor beer garden, local food vendors, and more.
The public on-sale begins on Friday, February 23rd at 9 am PST.
Daydream State owns and operates a number of Seattle’s last independent venues, bars, and restaurants while producing a myriad of year-round live events and festivals that celebrate the city’s vibrant music and arts culture. Known for attracting some of the greatest local and national performers to the Pacific Northwest, the Daydream State team is dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of music, entertainment, and hospitality to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Learn more at DaydreamState.com
Day In Day Out 2024 Artists & DJs:
The Head and the Heart • Bleachers • Carly Rae Jepsen • Men I Trust • Suki Waterhouse • Peach Pit • Hippo Campus • The Walkmen • Amyl and the Sniffers • Washed Out • Beach Fossils • Sir Chloe • Sudan Archives • Mannequin Pussy • Les Savy Fav • Blondshell • Illuminati Hotties • Miya Folick • Grace Ives • Mali Velasquez • Acapulco Lips • Acid Tongue + Sarah Savannah • Aleeens • Appaloosa • Avery Cochrane + IVEY • Biblioteka • Brenna Dart • Dark Chisme • DJ Phaedras • Hannah Duckworth • Jul!et • Juliette • King Youngblood • La Fonda • Lemon Boy • Maxwell Edison • Pink Boa • THEM • Waxwitch • Zookraught
Day In Day Out 2024 Sponsors & Partners:
KEXP • The Stranger • Do206 • KNDD • KPNW • BandsInTown • The Nudge • Bolster • Crewfare • White Claw • Pacifico • Coors Light • Schilling Cider • Athletic Brewing • Celsius • Altitude Beverages • Guayakí • Flintts Mints • Cookies Country Chicken
OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival Returns with Powerhouse 2024 Lineup
OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival dropped an unbelievably impressive lineup for their 2024 edition this week.
The OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival dropped an unbelievably impressive lineup for their 2024 edition this week. The 17th edition of the festival will take place from August 2nd to 4th, at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène, close to downtown Montréal. Headliners include SZA, Green Day, and Noah Kahan setting the tone for a diverse exhibition that is sure to appeal to the masses.
Representation is present for all genres at this year’s fest. Rock is covered by old-school legends Rancid, LA rockers The Linda Lindas, ’90s indie favourites Sleater-Kinney, and grunge icons The Smashing Pumpkins. R&B will be backed by hip-hop pioneer T-Pain, as well as Tyla, Ayra Starr, and Michaël Brun. Pop is represented by Mean Girls powerhouse Reneé Rapp, Euphoria star Dominic Fike, and alt-pop phenom Melanie Martinez. Indie will be covered by Irish musician Hozier and this generation’s Elvis, Stephen Sanchez. EDM will be showcased with sets by world-class producers like Martin Garrix and Labrinth.
If you’re someone who enjoys all types of music, this year’s OSHEAGA is a can’t-miss event. The lineup easily competes for the best of 2024. Tickets are on sale 2/21 for 3-day passes and 2/23 for single-day passes. Prices are as follows:
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $165 CAD
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET / 3-DAY: starting at $395 CAD
CASINO DE MONTRÉAL GOLD TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $320 CAD
CASINO DE MONTRÉAL GOLD TICKET / 3 DAYS: starting at $745 CAD
PLATINUM TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $685 CAD
PLATINUM TICKET / 3 DAYS: starting at $1,620 CAD
Get your tickets while they last!
The Electric Highway Festival Announces Final Lineup for 2024
The Electric Highway Festival announces the final lineup for the 2024 edition of the festival held in Calgary, AB on April 4, 5, and 6.
The Electric Highway Festival is excited to announce the final lineup for the 2024 edition of the festival, which will be held in Calgary, AB, on April 4, 5, and 6 at Dickens (1000 9 Ave SW). This is the biggest festival lineup yet, with 23 bands playing over three days.
Canadian Juno Award-winning Vancouver band Anciients will headline the whole festival. They will be joined by various Western Canadian bands, including Dead Quiet, Empress, Flashback, Buffalo Bud Buster, and more. Newly added to the bill are returning bands La Chinga, Hombre, and Set & Stoned, along with festival newcomers Prisoner, Passing Pluto, and Mors Sanctorum.
The final festival poster is now available. The festival artwork was created by Saskatchewan tattoo artist Roman Corkery (check him out). Besides being a fantastic tattoo artist, Roman is also a talented multi-media artist. The Festival thought it was time to have a full-on space theme. With Roman’s love of creating space-themed art, he was the perfect artist to tackle the idea, and the result was outstanding.
All festival tickets and passes are now available at presale pricing, including 2-day passes and single-day tickets. 2024 Festival t-shirts are now available for presale as well. Order now to save some money, and be sure to get the size you want. The Electric Highway Festival hosts various genres that range from Desert Rock, Stoner Metal, Doom, Sludge, Trippy Psychedelic, Surf Rock, Acid Rock, Noise Rock, Fuzz Rock, Space Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Psych, Heavy Blues, Southern Rock, Fuzzy Punk, Sludgy Hardcore bands and variations of any of the previously mentioned styles.
The 2023 edition of the festival featured Californian headliners Sasquatch, one of the event’s past favourites, laying down their brand of fuzzy, kick-ass Desert Rock & Heavy Psych with direct support from Vancouver’s La Chinga who returned for their 4th appearance on the Saturday night. Black Mastiff returned to headline the Friday night with Calgary’s Gone Cosmic and HypnoPilot headlined the Thursday show with support from Citizen Rage. These were just a few of the wicked bands that played at this past year’s The Electric Highway.
The Electric Highway is excited to announce once again that New Level Brewing is not only the top sponsor but is also the preferred beverage provider for The Electric Highway and all the bands on the bill. New Level Brewing is a Calgary-based award-winning Craft brewery. New Level is known for bending the rules of the style guidelines to create bold beers that are just a bit different from what you may have had before. Specializing in unusual ingredients with eye-catching packaging, New Level’s craft beer and sodas are worth checking out. You can find New Level on all social media or their website at https://www.newlevelbrewing.ca/
The Electric Highway would also like to announce that Crooks Hollow Studio is their newest major sponsor. The festival is so excited to have them on board! One of Calgary’s newest state-of-the-art studios with top-of-the-line equipment will take a recording to the next level. Drummers will especially love this studio, with acoustics tailored to create the perfect big drum sound. Crooks Hollow Studio will be providing top-level backline equipment to this year’s festival, as well as technical support.
Last but certainly not least, be sure to check out the Festival’s Expo taking place all three days at Dickens. The Expo features some of Calgary’s most interesting and unusual creators and unique small businesses. There are still limited spaces available in the Expo. Contact the Festival for more information.
The Electric Highway Festival Lineup By Day:
Thursday, April 4:
Solid Brown (Calgary)
Set & Stoned (Calgary)
Owls & Eagles (Calgary)
Black Daggers (Red Deer)
Mors Sanctorum (Calgary)
Friday, April 5:
Buffalo Bud Buster (Calgary)
La Chinga (Vancouver)
The Getmines (Vancouver)
Blacksmith and Brewer (BC Sunshine Coast)
Atomic Yeti (Saskatoon)
Passing Pluto (Calgary)
Saturday, April 6:
Dead Quiet (Vancouver)
Tebby and the Heavy (Edmonton)
Stone Spear (Kelowna)
Conjure Hand (Victoria)
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