WORCESTER, Mass. – The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is pleased to announce Planet Wave, d’addario, Pro Mark, and Evans as sponsors of this year’s show.
Carnifex, Dead End Path, Gaza, Goatwhore, Structures, Glass Cloud, and The Air I Breathe have also been added to the show’s massive three-day lineup.
Headliners of this year’s festival, which will take place the weekend of April 20-22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., are Killswitch Engage (Sunday), The Black Dahlia Murder (Friday), and a very special headliner to be announced (Saturday).
Last week’s huge announcement of KSE’s return to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was met with such an enthusiastic response that festival’s website crashed from all the action.
The lineup for Friday April 20th includes The Black Dahlia Murder, The Acacia Strain, Oceano, All Shall Perish, Nile, Skeletonwitch, Lionheart, Fleshgod Apocalypse, First Blood, Molotov Solution, The Contortionist, Reign Supreme, Conducting From The Grave, Fit For An Autopsy, Incendiary, Palehorse, Hour Of Penance, Legion and Relentless.
On Saturday April 21st we have a very special headliner that we will be announcing on January 2nd. The other bands we can confirm for Saturday are Overkill, iwrestledabearonce, Protest the Hero, Periphery, Bane, Shipwreck, Cruel Hand, Aborted, The Mongoloids, Belphegor, System Divide, Naysayer, The Greenery, Diamond Plate, Rotting Out, Expire, Elitist, Trump The Harlot, Manners and Malefice.
Bands scheduled for Sunday April 22nd are Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Vanna, For Today, Chelsea Grin, Sleeping Giant, Stick To Your Guns, Attila, On Broken Wings, Mychildren Mybride, For The Fallen Dreams, Texas In July, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Like Moths To Flames, Hundredth, No Bragging Rights, Counterparts and Gideon.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices are: $40 (Friday), $45 (Saturday), and $40 (Sunday) or $115 (three-day pass).
Sponsors this year include All In Merch, Monster, Tama, Ibanez, Zildjian, Metal Blade Records, Break Thru Music, Shook Clothing and many more to be announced including some amazing vendors.
Performers are subject to change.