New Heavy Metal Festival Coming to Chicago This Fall!!!
Chicago is expanding its musical horizons. In addition to iconic festivals like Lollapalooza and Riot Festival, a brand-new destination is coming to town. The city’s newest music venue Avondale Music Hall announced its inaugural heavy metal festival – Heavy Chicago – which will include three shows happening over two weekends, starting in late October. See the lineup below.
Saturday, Oct. 28 will see Chicago bands such as Acid King, Novembers Doom, and Trouble, which happens to be the band’s first show in five years. In addition, stoner rock band Bongzilla from Madison, WI will be in attendance.
The following weekend, Nov. 4 includes Corrosion of Conformity as the headlining act. In addition, California space rock band Nebula and Milwaukee’s The Crosses will be the supporting performers for that day. The festival will end with a band with performances from thrash band DRI, grindcore legends Repulsion, and local Chicago band Macabre. More acts will be announced in the upcoming future.
Music will not be the only thing that will be enjoyed by the concert-goers but burger joint Kuma’s has partnered up with the venue and will be selling food onsite. In addition, there will be specials on Pabst Blue Ribbon drinks.
Presale for the event began on June 23 and general public sales began the next day on the website. Prices range from $70-100, depending if the show will be attended for one night or stick out for the rest of the ride. Last Rites founder and Heavy Chicago partner Sean Duffy shares his excitement for the premiere of the metal festival.
“We are so excited to be partnering with Live Wire, Kuma’s and Pabst Blue Ribbon to bring a brand-new metal festival to Chicago, hosted in the city’s newest music venue, Avondale Music Hall, which even Time Out says is located in one of the buzziest neighborhoods in the world. Three shows over two weekends will bring some of the heaviest music the Northside has seen, including Trouble’s first Chicago show in over five years, Acid King, Corrosion of Conformity, DRI on their 40th anniversary tour for Crossover and the ONLY show in 2023 for Repulsion. We wanted to make sure to bring out as many metalheads as possible and have kept the prices super affordable with three-day tickets starting at $100 (that’s just $33.33 a day). We look forward to seeing everyone in the inaugural year in what we hope is an annual event.”
Purchase tickets and find more info at www.HeavyChicago.com
Venue Location: 3336 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641