Armstrong Metalfest 2022 a huge success
Western Canada’s largest extreme music event, Armstrong MetalFest 2022 returned to the Okanagan after pausing 2020 and 2021 productions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosting two days of live metal and camping on July 15-16 Armstrong, BC at the IPE Grounds and the Hassen Arena, this year’s lineup helped create the most successful event to date.
The 2022 featured headliners Spokane, WA deathcore titans ENTERPRISE EARTH, who performed in support of their latest album “The Chosen”. The lineup also saw Vancouver’s cult-loved pyro maniacs ZIMMERS HOLE perform for the first time at AMF along with the return of festival alumni progressive death kings NECK of THE WOODS. AMF also presented a very special performance from Kelowna’s OMNIA NIHIL (formerly Apollyon) in memory of beloved vocalist Matt Depper who suddenly passed away this past January.
A total of 28 bands from across Western Canada and the USA fueled the moshpit for much-needed music therapy.
“Armstrong Metalfest 2022 was the most successful event we have ever had! This year’s attendance was the closest we’ve ever come to selling out! We also sold out of 2022 merchandise and sold out the beer gardens! After postponing the event for two years, we still got it! An enormous Thank You to the volunteers, artists, sponsors, media outlets and various companies that came together to make Armstrong Metalfest 2022 run smoothly. We’re more excited than ever to keep growing to make this the best experience for everyone! Depper forever \m/\m/” – Armstrong MetalFest
2022 Sponsors / Partners:Legion HQ West Metal Entertainment WCMFA BC Arts Council Rancho Vignola Mason Henniger Nor-Val Rentals Exclaim! Askew’s Foods Armstrong Tourism Creative BC Swag Merch Bravewords Absolute Underground Mag Broken Neck Radio V13 Metal-Rules Trash Talk w/ Nate Posteblocke Media Asher Media Relations