WALPURGIS NIGHT was a May Day’s eve festival when witches met and held revels with their gods to stir up trouble before the spring came. Sounds like a good night to hold a metal gig.
The fourth annual music fest Walpurgis Night this year will be held at The Loft (formerly Kelly’s upstairs ) on Bank Holiday Sunday May 3 from 5pm, featuring Irish doom metal, sludge, and trash metal bands, as well as hard rock, heavy blues, and punk acts.
Headliners will be Dublin’s Wizards Of Firetop Mountain, whose music fuses hard rock and stoner rock. Also playing are fellow Dubliners Electric Taurus, who play old school heavy blues mixed with more modern stoner rock/grunge, and doom metal.
The line up is completed by a third Dublin act, Nautilus, Tipperary doom metallers Brigantia; thrash metal band Twisted Wrath; Negativ Result, whose sound is a kind of groovier Machine Head like thrash, Connemara sludge metal band Ten Ton Slug; and punk/hardcore bands Psychopigs and Kamikaze.
The event is organised by HexenHaus Productions. Admission is €5.