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Armstrong Metal Fest auditions now open to Feb 9

By Jon Asher, Asher Media


Band auditions are on now until February 9.



rmstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce their 2018 People's Choice Award via  BrokenNeckRadio one band will be selected through online voting to perform on the 2018 line-up. The contest will run from February 10th to 24th.  The winner of the online voting will be announced on February 26th. 


Preparing for their milestone of a decade of metal in Canada's Okanagan Valley, ARMSTRONG METALFEST is gearing up for their biggest event to date. 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.


Bands interested in applying can submit your music here until February 9th.



Planning their 2018 edition, early bird pre-sale tickets for AMF are now on sale for a limited time until February 1, 2018 for a special price of $95 CAD. Tickets can be purchased here.

All tickets provide General Admission and grant access to the festival grounds, camping area and arena from 11:00 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018 until 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2018. Free camping is included.



Ticket Prices
After early bird pre-sale tickets have been sold out and starting February 1, 2018, the ticket pre-sale price will go up to $125 CAD. At the door price will be $165 CAD.

Day Passes
Please check out the FAQ for information about special day passes and pricing here.

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 youíre guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups. Reserve Online here.

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca

"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 youíre a metal head that hasnít 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

About the Metal Fest
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.


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