The annual Armstrong Metal Fest is BC's biggest and best hard rock show fest is back July 13-14








RMSTRONG METALFEST is proud to reveal their first batch of bands to perform on this year's 2018 line-up, which includes co-headliners ARCHSPIRE. Preparing for their milestone of a decade of metal in Canada's Okanagan Valley, this year's festivities are gearing up to be their biggest event to date with over 30 bands performing on July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.

Festival co-organizer Jesse Valstar comments: "I am very excited for this year's Armstrong Metalfest! Our tenth year going! I am pumped to have Archspire as our Friday night headliner, their latest album "Relentless Mutation" is a staple in my current listening rotation. Not to mention this year’s Juno nomination for Metal Album of The Year! The Western Canadian Metal Scene is beginning a serious ramp up, so much so that even the popular media has to pause and take notice!

As for the full line up, we will be releasing that soon. So please keep an ear to the ground and expect anything from zebras to warthogs."

Bands confirmed for Armstrong MetalFest 2018:

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Archspire (Vancouver)
Apollyon (Vancouver)
ArkenFire (Kelowna) 
Begrime Exemious (Edmonton)
Blackwater Burial (Vancouver)
Breaking The Silent (Edmonton) 
Bring Your Own Bodies (Lethbridge) 
Concrete Funeral (Calgary)
Death Machine (Kelowna) 
Detherous (Calgary) 
Gatekeeper (Vancouver) 
Illyrian (Calgary)
Neck of The Woods (Vancouver) 
Plaguebringer (Calgary)
Tides of Kharon (Edmonton)
Torrefy (Victoria)

Over the last nine years the festival has hosted a long list of bands such as Revocation, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison, Striker, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, Aggression among many others for British Columbia's largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. 

Ticket Prices

Ticket Link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 

Advance Weekend passes $125 CAD, walk up rate $165 CAD.

Day Passes

Please check out the FAQ for information about special day passes and pricing at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/about/faq/ 

2018 Early Entry

Want to grab your favourite camp spot and beat the rush of metal heads? Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday after 11:00 AM.

2018 Camping and Parking

All tickets include tent camping. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV or trailer. Traveling in an RV? Make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups. Reserve Online at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/rv-reservations/ 

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca


Taking influence from Europe's music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2017 was the ninth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

What the press is saying:

"In the past, metalheads had to travel to Germany to experience the rush a big festival, such as Wacken Open Air. But local headbangers decided to bring that feeling home with Armstrong Metalfest." - Vernon Morning Star

"Go Big or Stay at Home: Armstrong has that welcoming feeling for rock show." - The Valley Voice

"To witness such a gathering of talent is an absolute privilege, and for that fact alone, I will certainly be returning to Armstrong Metal Fest." - Beatroute BC

"This festival is now going to be my yearly must-go-to event and if you’re a metal head that hasn’t attended, or a curious metal voyeur, do yourself a favour and check it out, you will not regret it." - Abort Mag

"The Armstrong Metalfest is one such event and has grown from its initial, humble beginnings seven years ago to be a regular mainstay, with its south-central BC location making for a popular summertime destination for fans and bands alike." Decibel Mag

Named one of the out-of-town music festivals worth the trip by The Vancouver Sun

"For metalheads, this is a great vacation where groups of all sizes can enjoy their favourite musical genre in a fun, energized environment. Not to mention, the camping!" The Permanent Rain Press



Armstrong MetalFest - http://www.armstrongmetalfest.ca
Calgary Metalfest - http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Days of The Dead - https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD
Farmageddon Open Air - http://www.farmageddon.ca
Loud As Hell - http://www.loudashell.com
Metalocalypstick - http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks
Metallion - http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival

Sponsors / Partners:

The Green - http://www.thegreen.ca
Absolute Underground Mag - https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV
A.M.I. Clothing - http://www.okanagangear.com
Asher Media Relations - http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Askew's Foods - http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php
Big Rock Brewery - http://bigrockbeer.com
Broken Neck Radio - http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Calgary Beer Core - http://www.calgarybeercore.com
Canada's Extreme Metal Radio​ - http://www.cemrofficial.com
Metal Master Kingdom - http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Metal Nation Radio - http://www.metalnationradio.com
Muninn's Post - http://www.muninnspost.com
Ogologo - http://www.ogologo.ca
PureGrainAudio - http://www.puregrainaudio.com
Rancho Vignola - http://www.ranchovignola.com





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