Metalocalypstick Fest, the Candian festival celebrating women in metal, has confirmed 2017's initial round of bands including Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite, and Remnants.
This is the event's second year and is held during Canada Day weekend (July 1-2) in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park. Founded by Kaija Kinney vocalist in Vancouver-based band Anarcheon, the outdoor festival boasts the Canadian Rockies as its backdrop.
Kinney commented: "This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can't we celebrate that?"
Not only does Metalocalypstick Fest celebrate women, but it's also a non-profit organization which shares 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus an audience picked foundation.