If you’re anywhere on the eastern seaboard, you’re probably already making plans to head to the 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA. The event, taking place on August 16th, would have been a must-attend event even before the sad passing of Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie earlier this year. Now, not only will there be a public memorial for him on the day before the event, but GWAR will be playing their first show without him. It’s going to be surreal and poignant, but also a celebration. We’re proud to announce that Metal Insider is a sponsor of the event, and we’ll be giving away a pair of sold-out Premium VIP Tickets!
Even without the festival’s namesake, the lineup is impressive: Body Count, Hatebreed, Bam Margera’s Fuckface Unstoppable, Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Revocation, Noisem, Occultist, The Meatmen, Kepone, Loincloth and Eat the Turnbuckle will be playing from 10:30am up until GWAR’s headlining set. Things will kick off the previous day (8/15), with a public memorial for Brockie, and will be immediately followed by the B4BQ, featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Mobile Deathcamp, Gritter, Venomous Maximus and The Attack.
While VIP tickets for the GWAR-B-Q are sold out, we’ve got a pair, valued at $400, to give away. That will gain you all day entry, an official t-shirt, entry to B4BQ, VIP for a private Gwafter Party, and meet and greets with GWAR, Ice T, Hatebreed, and Bam Margera. You might even get a chance to appear onstage with GWAR! One runner up will get a pair of standard tickets, which is still a $90 value. To enter, just fill out the form below. We’ll pick a winner and runner-up on Friday, August 8th, by noon and notify them the same day. You can purchase tickets here.
[update 8/11: Congrats to Tony Carson, our VIP contest winner]