May 26th and 27th will mark the biggest Blackest of the Black yet. Danzig’s first full on festival that will feature 20 bands, booths, rides, and “Castle Danzig” and interactive walk-through experience. With the new album Black Laden Crown also debuting that week, Danzig and legendary artist Simon Bisley have put together a special treat. Read on for the details…
GLENN DANZIG CONFIRMS EXCLUSIVE NEW ALBUM RELEASE AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SESSION MAY 26TH AT BLACKEST OF THE BLACK DESTINATION FESTIVAL. AWARD-WINNING ARTIST SIMON BISLEY CONFIRMED FOR SIGNINGS FRIDAY, MAY 26TH & SATURDAY, MAY 27TH
Two Stages Of Music Performances
INCLUDING DANZIG’S FIRST CONFIRMED U.S. HEADLINE APPEARANCE OF 2017
DEAFHEAVEN ADDED TO FRIDAY NIGHT Plus Special Guests Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps & Dozens More!
Dark Attractions Including Verotik/Comic Con Area, Roaming Freak Show, Thrill Rides & More
Plus Castle Danzig Interactive Walkthrough Experience Including Sacrifice Altar, Suspension Stage, Bondage Stage, Stocks & More
Friday, May 26th & Saturday, May 27th — Memorial Day Weekend
at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA
Blackest Of The Black Destination Festival will be taking over Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County this Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience: an escape. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions, and two music stages curated by Danzig.
Glenn Danzig’s comic book company Verotik will be hosting a few special signings at their booth during the festival. To commemorate the release date of his new album, Black Laden Crown, Danzig has confirmed a rare and exclusive autograph signing session for the first day of the festival only, on Friday, May 26th. Additionally, award-winning comic book artist Simon Bisley will be signing on both nights of the festival, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. Bisley has contributed to a number of comics including Verotik, DC, Fleetway, Full Circle, Marvel, and more, as well as Danzig album covers, including Lost Tracks Of Danzig, 6:66 Satan’s Child, and Thrall: Demonsweatlive. His work has also influenced Beast in the 2006 Doctor Who episode “The Satan Pit,” and Simon Pegg’s character Tim Bisley on the U.K.’s Channel 4 sitcom, Spaced.
The Verotik area is only one of a slew of dark attractions to be featured at Blackest Of The Black. The festival will also feature a roaming freak show filled with contortionists, demons, and more, thrill rides, and a Sugar Skull Contest. The main attraction, Castle Danzig is a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony and ecstasy, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig. Within the vicinity of the eerie castle and courtyard, attendees will find a sacrifice altar, bondage stage, suspension stage, electro stage, blood bath, a padded cell, stocks, cage dancers, and more!
Blackest Of The Black will host two music stages, curated by Danzig, with performances by some of the heaviest acts around. Deafheaven has been added to Friday’s lineup, in place of Belphegor. The music lineup for Blackest Of The Black is as follows:
Friday, May 26: Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Suicide Silence, Discharge, Deafheaven, Butcher Babies, 3 Teeth, and more to be announced!
Saturday, May 27: Danzig, Ministry, Vamps, Atreyu, Venom Inc., DevilDriver, Marduk, Combichrist, Ghoul, Ritual, and more to be announced!
Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at www.BlackestFest.com.
Please note that festival admission is not included with camping spots.
This Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. PT, KLOS-FM will offer a weekend general admission ticket 2-pack for $99.50, plus parking and fees at https://blackestfest.frontgatetickets.com.
Blackest Of The Black is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and presented by KLOS 95.5 FM. Sponsors for Blackest Of The Black include Modelo, Rockstar Energy Drink, Cosmic Fog, Musicians Institute, Blackcraft Whiskey, and SlideBar, with more to be announced.
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