Before OZZfest. Before Mayhem Festival. Before all of them — there was Milwaukee Metal Fest.
The iconic, midwestern, multi-day event was the stuff of legends and is returning to prominence in 2023. Hatebreed frontman and podcaster Jamey Jasta purchased the rights last year and has announced the lineup for Milwaukee Metal Fest 2023.
The rebooted event will take place on Memorial Day Weekend at The Rave/Eagles Club.
The lineup includes Lamb of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more. The full lineup is below.
"The infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest created so many memories, hosted legendary bands, and gave up and comers something to aspire to. Memorial Day Weekend 2023 (May 26, 27, and 28) — it returns with a stacked line up and a new lease on life," says Jasta. "I cannot wait to see all the bands and hang with everyone in Milwaukee. I'm so grateful for [booking agent] Tim Borror and the Sound Talent Crew; and Leslie, Joe, and everyone at The Rave/Eagles Club for helping us put this event together. Milwaukee Metal Fest is back! See you in Wisconsin this May!"
Says Borror, "Milwaukee Metal Fest was such a huge part of the metal culture back in the day, and it really helped a lot of bands. It was always at The Rave and the combo is iconic. Working with Jamey, the great people at The Rave, and all the bands to bring it back in 2023 is fucking incredible. This is going to be a great event, don't miss it!"
For the first time ever, The Rave / Eagles Club is offering a zero interest payment plan on any Milwaukee Metal Fest item or package.
Get the lowest price tier by purchasing your tickets early. Just make a downpayment at checkout, and make payments on the rest, with no added interest or fees!
This will be an indoor/outdoor event utilizing three stages in The Rave/Eagles Club, and our Eagles Craft Beer Garden outside with half a dozen food trucks, craft beers and liquor, merch tents, and patio tables. Grab a bite, a drink and a seat between bands, and then head back in for your next band. We'll add a site map of the beer garden once we get closer to the event.
Food truck lineup so far: (more to be added)
Pig Tailz (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Marco Pollo (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Jalisco's (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Roll MKE (Saturday, Sunday)
Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel at 509 W. Wisconsin (19 blocks away) is offering 1 King Bed rooms, and 2 Double Bed rooms for $149 each per night for Milwaukee Metal Fest patrons.
There is also a list of local hotels and motels on our lodging page of this website.