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: Blacken Open Air festival returns this year!

By on February 15, 2017

After being a success last year, the newly annual Blacken Open Air festival is set to return again this year, with a whole myriad of bright-faced local bands, ready to melt your faces at the heart of Australia.

Presented by The Black Wreath, and taking place live in Alice Springs over an epic weekend in April, the festival was announced via the Racket radio program. Headliners include Melbourne’s Desecrator and Whoretopsy. Check the poster below for the full lineup!

The monster lineup for BLACKEN Open Air has been announced, boasting 30 bands from every corner of the country. Now in it’s fifth incarnation, the event inspires an annual pilgrimage into the heart of Australia.

Announced live on Triple J last night, International touring acts including Desecrator, Whoretopsy and Truth Corroded join the NT’s biggest bands such as The Horror, Miazma and Southeast Desert Metal.

The Racket host, Lochlan Watt, said “I’ve been to every BLACKEN and I’ll be going to this one. I’ve never been to a festival like it anywhere in the world, and I’ve been to a lot of festivals!”

The two day and night heavy metal camping event takes place over the Easter long weekend. The venue features two stages, two bars and two swimming pools. A fully-equipped campground, a skate ramp, street-art demos and food trucks are also on-site.

BLACKEN OPEN AIR 2017 Lineup:

Desecrator
Whoretopsy
Miazma
Zeolite
The Horror
Southeast Desert Metal
Truth Corroded
Hollow World
Exdemission
Alkira
Eternal Rest
Beyond Mortal Dreams
Voros
SNAKES
Nucleust
Tempest Rising
The Holy Dimes
Flaming Wreckage
Agonhymn
Deadspace
Bad Maths
The Black Scorpions
Stellar Sea
Endall
Hell Machine
Atomic Death Squad
Dr Flouride
Scaphis
Sickness
The Kraken

blacken open air

Tickets go on sale this Friday via www.blackfestival.com.

Check out the promo video from last year’s event.

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Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.