Armstrong MetalFest Opens Band Submissions For 2019 Edition


Submissions for Armstrong Metal Festival are now open and all bands are welcome to submit themselves to play Western Canada’s longest running metal festival. For 10 years running, West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest has not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands, but brought in well-known, international acts to the sleepy, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia. The 2019 edition of the festival will take place on July 12-13.

West Metal Entertainment promoter Jesse Valstar is getting ready for the biggest year yet commenting: “I am very excited to announce that Armstrong Metalfest 2019 is full steam ahead! We are embarking into a new decade of metal so we figure we may as well kick off this one right! Our team is expanded, refined and better than ever,! We are looking forward to putting in the time to provide the best Armstrong Metalfest possible.”

This is guaranteed to be a monumental year for not only the festival, but for the underground Canadian metal community in general, so get creative and apply quickly! Submissions are now open until November 1, 2018; more information on how to submit available at the official website:

Each year up to 700 metalheads from Canada and USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun they spend 3 days camping, taking in over 40 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts and catching up with their metal family.

The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Katakysym, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.

West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C. but gives bands opportunities to play different venues throughout the region including all ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.