Okanagan Valley’s Armstrong Metalfest Celebrates 10 Years With 30+ Bands

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Don’t just check out the Ogopogo lake monster in Okanagan Valley if you happen to be in the area this July, make sure to also get your metal on at the Armstrong Metalfest. The 2018 event celebrates the fest’s 10th year with more than 30 bands, featuring headliners Kataklysm, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, and, of course, many more. See the full line-up below.

The Armstrong Metalfest takes place July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.

Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar commented:

Everyone in West Metal Entertainment Society has put in the extra effort in making this year the best year we have ever had. Celebrating 10 years of this festival is a big deal! There were people who were quite skeptical about the event when it first originated, some even went as far as to say ‘it would never work’ and that ‘it won’t last.’ Now, 10 years later, the tone overall is very welcoming and has been for many years!
This year’s line-up brings together a good mix of bands that have never played and fan favorites. Kataklysm has been a band we have sought after over the years and have finally booked! It’s great timing also with them releasing a new album in June! This year’s Armstrong Metalfest is a milestone for us. We have successfully made it to a decade of metal in the Okanagan!

Ticket Prices:

Ticket information can be found here.
Advance Weekend passes $125 CAD, walk up rate $165 CAD.

Day Passes

Please check out the FAQ for information about special day passes here.

2018 Early Entry

Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday after 11:00 a.m.

2018 Camping and Parking

All tickets include tent camping. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV, or trailer. If you’re traveling in an RV, make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups.


Armstrong MetalFest 2018 Line-Up:

Sarah Longfield (Wisconsin)
Archspire (Vancouver)
The Kennedy Veil (Sacramento)
Odinfist (Armstrong)
Begrime Exemious (Edmonton)
Neck of The Woods (Vancouver)
XUL (Vernon)
Road Rash (Vancouver)
Blackwater Burial (Vancouver)
Gladius Sky (Vernon)
Apollyon (Vancouver)
Gatekeeper (Vancouver)
The Hallowed Catharsis (Vancouver)
Apprentice (Vancouver)
DropDeadFred (Kelowna)
Concrete Funeral (Calgary)
Endless Chaos (Winnipeg)
ArkenFire (Kelowna)
Detherous (Calgary)
Plaguebringer (Calgary)
Protosequence (Edmonton)
Torrefy (Victoria)
Trollband (Vancouver/Edmonton)
Illyrian (Calgary)
Nomad (Enderby)
Irradiation (Kelowna)
Earth’s Ashes (Red Deer)
Giants Arise (Mission)
Throne of the Dead (Prince George)
Death Machine (Kelowna)
Tides of Kharon (Edmonton)
Displaced (Kelowna)
Anarcheon (Vancouver)
Bring Your Own Bodies (Lethbridge)
Breaking The Silent (Edmonton)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton)

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca

Rock Hard \m/

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