Calling all women in metal! Metalocalypstick Festival has opened up submissions for its 2020 edition in the beautiful setting of Lone Butte, BC. The thunderous sounds of the festival will rock the pristine setting once again, with the unique characteristic that each band will have at least one women playing.
The festival will take place on the weekend of June 27-28th, 2020 and along with a myriad of international talent the event will also include life-size metal foosball, a hot sauce challenge, and various other activities that can be enjoyed by attendees.
Last year, bands from Canada, Tasmania, Mexico, Egypt, and the USA graced the stage in a phenomenal display of feminine power at the premiere Canadian festival that puts an emphasis on women. Metalocalypstick is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to giving back to the community and donates 100% of the proceeds to local charities including Girls Rock Camp and the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. On top of these charities, they also select an independent band to be sponsored and be given opportunities to further their career in music.
Don’t delay! Submission to play this one of a kind festival in beautiful British Columbia close on November 18, 2019.
Apply at metalocalypstickfest.
Lone Butte Community Hall
5994 Hwy. 24
Lone Butte, BC
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Featured in publications such as Metal Hammer and Billboard, Metalocalypstick Fest not only celebrates women in metal, but also gives back to the community. Formed in 2016 as a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to raising funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, and Earth Protectors plus they sponsor an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.
The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into her own and decided to produce the event.
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male-dominated world and women are still looked at as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences between men and women rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.