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May 26-28, 2023


February 14th band update

Lamb Of God will be playing a special set to celebrate 20 years of “As The Palaces Burn” 

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!"

Re-entry allowed until 6pm


This will be an indoor/outdoor event utilizing multiple stages in The Rave/Eagles Club, and our Eagles Craft Beer Garden outside with half a dozen food trucks, craft beers and liquor,  and patio tables. Grab a bite, a drink and a seat between bands, and then head back in for your next band. 

Food truck lineup:

Pig Tailz (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 
Marco Pollo (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 
Jalisco's (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 
Roll MKE (Saturday, Sunday)
Mitchell's Smokin' BBQ (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Joe Dog (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Twisted Plants (Friday, Sunday)



  Milwaukee Metal Fest
Lamb Of God, Machine Head, After The Burial, The Halo Effect, Broken Hope, Cephalic Carnage, Gatecreeper, Unearth, Sanguissugabogg, Bodysnatcher, Vended, Dying Wish, Dead To Fall, Pissing Razors, Angelus Apatrida, High Command, Morta Skuld, Casket Robbery, Fuming Mouth, Molder, Hath, Repentance, Thrown Into Exile, Gates To Hell, Dead By Wednesday, Demonscar, & more Tonight! Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 1pm
The Rave/Eagles Club