The fifteenth annual edition of the THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL is now just one week away, set to overthrow Worcester, Massachusetts from Thursday, April 18th through Sunday, April 21st with almost ninety of today’s most underground and elite acts!
With the most expansive installment of this mass gathering near, the organizers of the long-running event have today posted a brand new documentary on the festival. Packed full of high-octane live footage, exclusive photos, fan interaction, interviews with MassConcerts promoters on how organizing a massive festival of this caliber comes together, as well as interviews with many notable performers of festivals past including members of Shadows Fall, Bury Your Dead, Death Threat, All That Remains, Skeletonwitch, Palehorse, The Acacia Strain and tons more, and sponsored by SoundRink, Shook, Plug Your Holes, The Palladium, Rock and Shock, All In Merchandise and Monster Energy.
Since 1999, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester, Massachusetts’ massive venue The Palladium. This special 15th installment of the annual event merges multiple national tours including Paganfest, Metal Alliance, and the promoters’ own Road To Metalfest and Mission Quest To Metalfest tours. Overall, including the pre-party show, the NEMHF XV lineup boasts nearly ninety bands, some of the main acts including Hatebreed, Opeth, Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Exodus, Ensiferum, Katatonia, Terror, Sick of It All, D.R.I., Shadows Fall, Black Breath as well as thrash legends Anthrax, performing their classic Among The Living full-length in its entirety.
Coverage of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV is being brought to you in full force by Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.
THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV
Full Itinerary & Ticketing Options:
Thursday, April 18th / Pre-Fest Party:
Revocation, The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teeth
Friday, April 19th:
Anthrax, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, Black Breath, Trap Them, Death Before Dishonor, Xibalba, The Mongoloids, Power Trip, Expire, Twitching Tongues, Suburban Scum, Rude Awakening, Antagonist A.D., Disgrace, Code Orange Kids, Battlecross, Holy Grail, VYGR, Alleageon, Mutilation Rites
Saturday, April 20th:
Opeth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Katatonia, Ensiferum, Born of Osiris, Terror, After The Burial, Within The Ruins, The Contortionist, Tyr, Glass Cloud, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott, Alpha & Omega, Fit For An Autopsy, Murder Death Kill, Born Low, City In The Sea, Reflections, Years Since The Storm, Mouth of the South, Dead By Wednesday, Ark of the Covenant, Those Who Fear, Saving Grace, Within The Ruins, Goatwhore
Sunday, April 21st:
Suicidal Tendencies, Sick of it All, D.R.I., Miss May I, Job For A Cowboy, Trapped Under Ice, Texas In July, The Plot In You, I Declare War, Your Memorial, Legion, Erra, Brick By Brick, Dark Sermon, Remembering Never, Bracewar, Gideon, Warhound, Incendiary, Sworn In, The Greenery, Waking The Dead, Thick As Blood, Turnstile, Agitator, To The Wind, Beyond The Shore
Weekend Pass For All 3 Days – $90 [BUY HERE]
Thursday, April 18th – Kick Off Party – $12 In Advance/$15 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
Friday, April 19th: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
Saturday, April 20th: $40 In Advance/$45 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
Sunday, April 21st: $35 In Advance/$40 Day-Of [BUY HERE]
VIP Three-Day Package – $165: Includes one three-day NEMHHF Pass, entry to Thursday’s pre-party, an NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, early entry each day, NEHMF guitar picks, NEHMF button pack, raffles for exclusive gear, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]
VIP One-Day Pass – $80: Includes one NEMHF day pass for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, an NEMHF T-shirt, 18 x 24 NEMHF poster, NEMHF sampler CD, exclusive meet and greets with artists all weekend, NEHMF guitar picks, NEMHF beer koozie, NEMHF + Shock Clothing key chain, free Monster energy drink at the signing tent. [BUY HERE]