As every live event in 2020, the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic hit the festival scene hard. Now, with faith and hope in live music to happen again next summer, Portugal’s ever-growing festival institution, Vagos Metal Fest, returns with an eclectic band announcement for 2021, which will probably mark the festival’s heaviest and best line-up to date!
The festival will be taking place between July 29th – 31st 2021 in the unique surroundings of Vagos, which is close to Porto and the Atlantic Ocean. Alongside many postponed gigs from 2020 of acts alike UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, TROLLFEST, ASPHYX, HIGH FIGHTER and many more, as well as mighty new names such as MY DYING BRIDE, EXODUS or CATTLE DECAPITATION, VAGOS METAL FEST has also confirmed legendary Black Metal titans EMPEROR as headliners alongside DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT!
Says Luís Salgado, organiser of Vagos Metal Fest: “Like everyone else, we are shooting without clear sight on how next year’s going to be.The only certainty that we at Amazing Events have right now is that the Music Industry cannot stop, because that would mean an irreparable blow to our Culture, especially to our so called “underground circuit”. Although the Portuguese Government’s absolute inertia on helping out artists, venues and promoters (which could be done with a well thought financial relief plan like the one implemented in the UK), we are not giving up.
And of course, we truly hope this Covid situation is solved by the time of Vagos Metal Fest 2021, because the line-up we are setting up is too good to be postponed or cancelled.
A huge “thank you” to all of the great partners that stuck with us through these dark times, especially to the city of Vagos. To all of those that are suffering the consequences of this virus, we wish you well, a speedy recovery and hope that we can all restart celebrating life among our friends, family and favourite artists, as soon as possible. ”
The current line-up for Vagos Metal Fest 2021, with many more fantastic bands to be revealed in the weeks ahead, looks as follows:
Vagos Metal Fest is one of the biggest and best-known festivals of its kind in Portugal, bringing heavy metal favourites to the town Vagos across four days in the middle of summer.
The festival was born in 2016, and since then the organisers have consistently offered up high-energy performances from some of the scene’s heaviest hitters on a global scale, from the best and heaviest underground acts to Hammerfall, Moonspell, Satyricon, Arch Enemy, Candlemass, Soulfly, Alestorm, Jinjer or Powerwolf, to name just a few.
Let’s count the days until 2020 is over and hopefully return into a heavy and healthy, new live music year stronger than ever! Start to plan your ultimate festival trip into the sun of Portugal next summer, tickets for Vagos Metal Fest 2021 are now available at https://vagosmetalfest.com/