Your Guide to Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Events

It’s no secret that Decibel Metal & Beer Fest grew in size for its 2018 edition. And although there are a lot of shows being held and beers being poured around the fest, it’s entirely possible to catch all of it with this guide to all events!

Official Kickoff Party
Who: Incantation, Believer, Belus
Where: Saint Vitus Bar (Brooklyn, NY)
When: March 23, 2018

Prefest Show
Who: Midnight, Necrot, Powermad, Coffin Dust
Where: The Foundry (Philadelphia, PA)
When: March 30, 2018

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Day 1
Who: At the Gates, Monster Magnet, Pallbearer, Integrity, Evoken, Horrendous, Spirit Adrift
Where: The Fillmore (Philadelphia, PA)
When: March 31, 2018

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Day 2
Who: Carcass, Mayhem, Repulsion, Incantation, Sumerlands, Spectral Voice, All Hell
Where: The Fillmore (Philadelphia, PA)
When: April 1, 2018

After Party
Who: Primitive Man, Black Urn
Where: Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA)
When: April 1, 2018 (following Carcass’ set. Easy walking distance from the Fillmore)

Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 1
Full March 31-April 1 Weekend Tickets

Metal & Beer Fest FAQs

What are my ticket options?
You can purchase a one- or two-day “Metal & Beer Ticket,” which allows you to watch all bands performing. It also gives you access to samples from all 20 breweries who will be at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, as well as access to all breweries and bars plus a Decibel Metal and Beer Fest tasting cup.

You may also purchase a one- or two- day “Just Metal” ticket (limited to 500 each day) that grants you access to all four bars on the first floor, as well as the ability to see each band playing. You will also have the opportunity to purchase samples of featured breweries from the bar.

How much does it cost?
“Metal & Beer” tickets are $80 for one day and $150 for both.

“Just Metal” tickets are $42 for one day and $82 for both.

If you bought four craft beers at the fest, you would be spending more than $40. The “Metal and Beer Ticket” pays for itself and then some!

Are the breweries in an area separate from the bands?
No, Decibel Metal & Beer Fest is a fully integrated fan experience. You can walk over to the Oliver Brewing table, sample a “Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume” beer, co-brewed by Integrity and consume it WHILE you watch Integrity!

Where can I purchase tickets?
Purchase Saturday tickets here.
Purchase Sunday tickets here.
Purchase full weekend tickets here.

Is the event 21+, even if I purchase a “Just Metal” ticket? 
Yes, the event is strictly 21+.

Will there be bottles/cans/etc. available to purchase from the breweries?
Nope. The only way to guarantee you can try every beer you want is to purchase a weekend-long “Metal & Beer Ticket.”

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer PRE-FEST with Midnight, Powermad, Necrot and Coffin Dust at the Foundry in Philadelphia, PA?
Oh, those are right here.

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Kickoff Party with Incantation (special doom set), Believer (special old-school thrash set) and Belus at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY?
They’re over here.

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest After Party with Primitive Man and Black Urn at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA?
Why, right here.

Can I get a “Just Beer” ticket?
No. Leave the hall, poser.

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