The past few years have been exciting for the US with all the festivals happening around the country, bringing high quality bands worth traveling for. Many festivals likes Maryland Deathfest, Hells Headbash or Martyrdoom happen in the East Coast but now is time to get some of that thrill in the West Coast with the launch of Migration Festival.
Migration Festival will take place at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington this coming August 12th-14th and will boasts bands from two underground labels, 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media. 20 Buck Spin founder David Adelson said about the festival:
“I’d heard Adam (Bartlett, Gilead Media boss) was thinking of coming West to do the next iteration of Gilead Fest. I’d been thinking of doing something similar myself for years but never had, and so suggested we join up and do something together. Adam was immediately receptive and the idea for Migration Festival was born right then.” said David Adelson, 20 Buck Spin founder. “Olympia felt right since I’m already based here, and because of its small size and walkability this is a great place to have it, both for locals, and for out-of-towers.
Gilead Media founder, Adam Barlett also discussed the conception of the event:
“After two successful installments of my own Gilead Fest in this small Wisconsin town it seemed like the time was right to branch out and try something different. The idea to work with Dave and his label on a collaborative event makes perfect sense given our similar music backgrounds and diverse, but complimentary label families. And Olympia serves as the perfect central location for this type of festival.”
More information regarding tickets and other Festival details will be announced in the coming weeks and months but the first set of bands have been announced, with possibly 6 more to be added. Bands confirmed are as follow:
The Body & Krieg collaborative performance
Dead To A Dying World
Full Of Hell
Kowloon Walled City