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Performers in place for Armstrong MetalFest 2024

Two-day event July 12 and 13 at the Hassen Arena will feature bands from across North America
The music lineup has been announced for Armstrong MetalFest 2024, set for July 12 and 13 at the Hassen Arena. (Contributed)

The 2024 lineup for Western Canada’s largest mountain mosh pit has been announced.

Armstrong MetalFest will run July 12-13 at the Hassen Arena.

“The 14th annual gathering of metalheads will again witness a pilgrimage of extreme metal music fans for two days of unforgettable moshing, headbanging, and camping,” said a release promoting the North Okanagan event.

“From iconic headliners to promising newcomers, the 2024 lineup is set to showcase the best of diverse metal genres, ensuring an electrifying experience for all.”

This year’s lineup will be headlined by Californian tech death giants Decrepit Birth, and Kansas City’s The Browning, unleashing their unique, eclectic blend of electronicore and deathcore.

Also featured for this year’s two-day festival is the return of Okanagan black metallers XUL (Vernon); Armstrong’s own Odinfist; Edmonton death metallers Eye of Horus; first-time performances from Vancouver twin brother duo Opal in Sky; San Francisco’s outside-the-box prog metallers Cyborg Octopus, plus the tech death fury of Riverside, CA’s Arkaik, among many more.

Festival weekend passes are on sale now. All tickets provide general aAdmission and grant access to the festival grounds, camping area, and arena from 9 a.m. on Friday, July 12, until 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.


• Decrepit Birth (Santa Cruz, CA.);

• The Browning (Kansas City, MO.);

• Xul (Vernon);

• Opal In Sky (Vancouver);

• Cyborg Octopus (San Francisco);

• Eye Of Horus (Edmonton);

• Arkaik (Riverside, CA.);

• Nott (Seattle);

• Dessiderium (Phoenix);

• Odinfist (Armstrong);

• Misyrion (Vancouver);

• Death Machine (Kelowna);

• Satanic Tea Company (Calgary);

• Ravensun (Nanaimo);

• Crown Of Madness (Vancouver);

• Vaegon (Edmonton);

• Lynx (Calgary);

• Kelevra (Regina);

• Kings Rot (Calgary);

• Dendros (Kamloops);

• Thirteen Goats (Vancouver);

• Anomalist (Prince George);

• Burn It All (Kamloops);

• Augur (Kamloops).

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Roger Knox

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