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HYPERSPACE METALFEST Announces 2024 Lineup

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 @ 12:14 AM


April 11th - 13th In Vancouver, BC At Wise Hall And Rickshaw Theatre

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Canada's premier melodic and power metal festival HYPERSPACE Metal Fest will be returning for its 5th edition after selling out its first two of three nights during its 2023 event. Their forthcoming 2024 lineup is their most epic to date to be hosted from April 11th to 13th in Vancouver, BC at Wise Hall and Rickshaw Theatre. The lineup will feature headliners TYR, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and SKELATOR along with additions of TROLLFEST, THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD to join AETHER REALM, IRON KINGDOM, and more out of the 15 bands performing over the three nights.

Festival organizer Joey Hockin of Journeyman Productions adds:

"Here we go with another Hyperspace Metal Festival, and this is the biggest one yet! I feel like this is a dream lineup for us, one that we've been working towards since the inception of the festival! Unfortunately, TRANSGRESSIVE has had to drop out of the lineup. We hope to have them in 2025! We couldn't have come nearly this far without the incredible support we've received from the power metal community. So, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN! See you in April!"

Hailing from the Faroe Islands, TYR has been performing Viking and folk metal since first forming in 1998. The band will be supporting their upcoming 2024 album Battle Ballads being released by Metal Balde Records. The album follows their 2022 live record A Night at the Nordic House and their eighth full-length Hel (2019).

Legends in their own right, Phoenix, AZ's FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have been rumbling thrash around the world since their beginnings in the early 80's touring alongside every heavyweight known in metal. They have released fourteen studio albums in their career, with the latest being 2021's Blood In The Water (AFM Records). No filler, all killer, Blood In The Water is once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf) and sees FLOTSAM AND JETSAM exploding with creativity, moving forward but nodding to their past.

Seattle, WA's SKELATOR are all speed and no need for posers with their epic heavy and thrash metal spirit conquering fans for 20 years. Over the span of their career, they have shared with fans six full-lengths and two EPs, their latest Blood Empire was released in 2022 from Gates of Hell Records.

From Oslo, Norway, pioneers of true Norwegian Balkan Metal, TROLLFEST are all fun, with titles such as "All Drinks On Me", "Pina Colada", "Twenty Mile and Hour" and "Flamingo Libre" among many, many more from their 10 album discography. Their latest Flamingo Overlord (Napalm Records) was released in 2022. The band makes sure their tracks have the highest possible singalong factor and are guaranteed to make you stomp your feet and sing yourself hoarse while sharing the best of times with your finest friends.

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD is an acoustic pirate band from San Diego, CA. They play a combination of folk music, heavy metal, and traditional Celtic music. The band performs using only traditional and acoustic instruments, including the accordion, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki, toy piano, and stand-up bass. They have unleashed four self-released albums, their latest being Lawful Evil (2016).

Hyperspace Metal Festival V

​ April 11-13, 2024
3 Day Pass - $90
Thursday - The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
Doors 6PM $30
Friday & Saturday - Rickshaw Theatre - 254 E Hastings, Vancouver
Doors 7PM $40

Tickets are on sale HERE.
​ Facebook Event HERE.

​ ​ ​Thursday, April 11th (The Wise Hall)

  • Skelator
  • Tylor Dory Trio
  • Syryn
  • Naitaka
  • Sleeper Ship
​ ​Friday, April 12th (Rickshaw Theatre)
  • Tyr
  • Trollfest
  • Aether Realm
  • The Dread Crew Of Oddwood
  • Balrogath
​ ​Saturday, April 13th (Rickshaw Theatre)
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Iron Kingdom
  • Borealis
  • Osyron
  • Odinfist
To follow updates for Hyperspace Metal Festival 2024, please visit the following links:
​Facebook.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival
​ ​Instagram.com/HyperspaceMetalFestival​

Over the four editions of Hyperspace Metal Festival, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, melodic death, and speed metal on the Canadian West Coast. The festival has presented lineups that have included performances by Exmortus, Striker, Riot City, Into Eternity, Witherfall, Planeswalker, Iron Kingdom, Helion Prime, Ravenous, Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Tanagra, Scythia, Greyhawk, The Order of Chaos, Red Cain, and many more.


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