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Lineup announced for Armstrong MetalFest

The two-day festival will see 28 bands rock out Hassen Arena
MetalFest returns to Armstrong July 14-15. (File photo)

Attention all Okanagan metalheads.

The annual Armstrong MetalFest is back for 2023, and the festival has announced its musical lineup for the two-day July 14-15 event.

Headlining the festival in Armstrong is the Los Angeles based band, Warbringer and San Francisco’s Fallujah. Returning for another year is Spokane, Washington’s Enterprise and LA’s The Zenith Passage. Edmonton’s Juno award-winning heavy metal champions Striker is also among the 28 bands set to rock the Hassen Arena stage.

“The announcement is definitely a little later than we would have hoped, but it’s definitely worth the wait,” said co-founder Jessie Valstar. “Our team has crafted the biggest lineup the festival has ever seen with six international acts alongside some of Canada’s best.

“We are looking forward to seeing the streets of Armstrong busy with metalheads from all over”

Tickets to MetalFest are available at Tickets cost $180 for the two days.

Here are the other 23 bands set to perform at the festival:

Vale of Pnath (Denver)

Golers (Vancouver)

Wormwitch (Vancouver)

Greyhawk (Seattle)

Pound (Seattle)

The Hallowed Catharsis (Vancouver)

Empress (Vancouver)

Blackwater Burial (Vancouver)

Liminal Shroud (Victoria)

Atavistia (Vancouver)

Truent (Vancouver)

Nomad (Okanagan)

Tymo (Edmonton)

Our Last Crusade (Calgary)

Traceless Dimensions (Kelowna)

Bogue Brigade (Edmonton)

Thousand Arrows (Vancouver)

No More Moments (Siksika Nation, AB)

Storm The Empire (Kelowna)

Blackthrone Ascension (Vancouver)

Cranial Fungus (Okanagan)

Bleak Valley (Kamloops)

Param-Nesia (Vancouver)

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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