Do you love metal music and movies? Then you’ll be excited to hear that Milwaukee Metalfest is returning in 2023! Prepare for the upcoming lineup announcement by revisiting some epic bands—all of who have graced us with their presence in years past. Don’t miss out on this heavy metal extravaganza!

Jamey Jasta announces that Milwaukee Metalfest will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in 2023

Jamey Jasta has just announced some fantastic news – Milwaukee Metalfest is returning in 2023 and will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, making it the perfect way to kick off the summer! Jasta, frontman of legendary hardcore/metal band Hatebreed, said he’s been looking forward to this day since starting the festival in 1990. So whether you’re already a fan of Jasta or crave a weekend full of metal, Milwaukee Metalfest is sure to please – no matter what your favorite style or subgenre of metal might be. So make sure you mark this weekend in your calendar and start preparing for an unforgettable experience.

A full lineup announcement is coming on January 30

Milwaukee Metalfest has been the premier stop for metal fans all along the midwestern United States since its inception more than 25 years ago. This year, festival headliner Jamey Jasta promises Milwaukee Metalfest will be bigger and better than ever when the full lineup announcement is made on January 30th. With some of the biggest names in metal slated to appear, this event promises to be one you will want to attend. So be sure to tune in on January 30th for Milwaukee Metalfest’s epic lineup announcement!

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“Milwaukee Metal Fest has been a labor of love for me,” added Koshick. “I started working on it when I was 29; I am now 66. I want to thank all those living and dead for making this dream come true. Most of all, I want to thank the bands, fans, and crews that made this happen. The time has come to move on. I feel Jamey Jasta and his partners will do a fine job representing the brand. Until we meet again, I love you all.”

Jamey Jasta is honored to be taking over the torch from Jack Koshick, who has been a visionary leader of Milwaukee Metalfest for nearly four decades. Jasta noted that many people have fond memories of the festival, and it was time for it to return. For Jasta personally, he had spoken on a podcast with late Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad about possibly resurrecting it and curating it together, so this felt like a vital mission following Strnad’s death. Koshick had nothing but love for those that made his dream come true and were integral in making the festival what it is today. With Jasta’s support and Koshick’s blessing, Jasta aims to bring Milwaukee Metalfest back bigger than ever in 2023.

“I am so grateful and thrilled that [Milwaukee Metalfest founder] Jack Koshick has passed the Milwaukee Metalfest torch off to me,” Jasta said at the time. “He is a visionary, and we will carry on the MMF legacy for years to come. So many of us have great memories from Milwaukee Metalfest, and the time is right for it to return.”

This year’s metal festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, with the best metal bands from all corners of the globe!

Jamey Jasta, the mastermind behind Milwaukee Metalfest, is back at it again with an even bigger and better festival this year! Jamey has gathered some of the top metal bands worldwide to put on a show like no other. Whether you’re attending the festival or not, Jamey Jasta will create incredible memories that will last a lifetime. All fans can look forward to an unforgettable experience with one of this year’s biggest festivals!

We’re excited to see Metalfest return in 2023, and we can’t wait to see the lineup. This is sure to be a metalhead’s paradise, with great bands from all over the world. If you’re a fan of metal music, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.