Spring festing in Canada, metal style (part 1)

CEMR Metalfest

April 6-9, 2017

Headliners: Plant Eater (Saskatchewan), Display of Decay (Alberta), Terrifier (BC)

Presented by CEMR Metalfest and Voxx Promos


420 Music & Arts Festival

April 20-22, 2017

Headliners: WO FAT (Dallas, TX), ANCIIENTS (Vancouver), BLACK MASTIFF (Edmonton/Vancouver)

Distortion, Calgary, AB

Presented by Big Rock Brewery & METALHEADS UNITED


Shredmonton Metal Festival & Conference

May 12-14, 2017

Headliners: Psychotic Gardening, Unleash the Archers, Blëed

The Mercury Room, Edmonton, AB

Presented by Prairie Fire Events



May 19-21, 2017

Bands announced so far: ANGANTYR and MYRD (Denmark), BLACK EMPIRE (Québec), DIRT (Ontario)

Downtown Toronto, ON


Are we missing an other worthy metal fests happening in Canada this spring (between now and June 20)? Are there any Canadian metal festivals that you’re looking forward to this summer? Or autumn? 

Let us know in the comments below.

Laura is associate editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She loves doom, prog, cats and basketball, believes in equity and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or oppression.