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Devil Side Festival Bands Announced; Are One Day Events the Way to Go?

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments4 Comments

A few hours ago I got a press release announcing the Devil Side Festival at Landschaftspark in Duisburg-Nord, Germany. The one-day festival is June 28 and will feature these bands:

All Shall Perish
Anthrax
Bloodhound Gang
The Bones
The Carburetors
CRO-MAGS
Discipline
Disco Ensemble
Elvis Jackson
Five Finger Death Punch
Hammerhead
Millencolin
Misfits
Motorhead (headliner)
Peter Pan Speedrock
Soulfly

Personally, I think this is a great one day Metal lineup. The more I think about it - perhaps one day fests are the way to go. On the Glammer side of things, both the M3 Fest (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Desert Invasion (Phoenix, Arizona) have great lineups. M3 features:

Twisted Sister
Ratt
Extreme
Kix
Slaughter
Dokken
Y&T
Gilby Clarke
Jani Lane
Keel
Jetboy
L.A. Guns
XYZ
SLAMM

The Desert Invasion features:

Dee Snider (host)
Night Ranger
Skid Row
L.A. Guns
Trixter
Kix
Bulletboys
Firehouse
Bang Tango

The way  the economy and tour routings are going this year, it seems that more and more promoters are cashing in on one and two day events that give fans the festival experience without the expense of a week-long vacation.

At any rate, I won't be at any of these three events because I went ahead and signed up for more traditional, multi-day fests. Still, if I had an infinite amount of cash, you'd better believe I'd be at M3 - no question.

 

Reader Comments (4)

Interesting article Ally...i think it may be the way to go in today's economy. As long as you have a strong lineup, makes total sense to me!
April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Definitely the way to go. Rock Gone Wild sucks!!!!
April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter80's fan
Personally I think if that M3 concert actually toured it would be a success, tix are only like $80 and If it hit major cities with enough advance time it would be ok, I live in Buffalo, NY but would travel up to 3 hours to see that, unlike Rocklahoma which is quite a hike( although the 1st one was one of my favorite events in my life). Metal bands do it (Ozzfest, Mayhem Fest, Warped Tour etc) so I do not see why it wouldnt work. Especially with the REAL L.A. Guns !!!!
April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
The Bulletboys are at the M3 fest also.
April 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter-T

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