Villains and heroes alike will once again come together on August 10, 2019 to enjoy a buffet of power metal, arcade games and other nerdy delights at the third Mad With Power Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. This one-day fest boasts seven kickass bands playing a variety of power metal and an exclusive appearance from Phillip Ahn, M.D. the actor who played Shang Tsung on Mortal Kombat II.
Headbanging isn’t the only thing to do at the fest, attendees can enjoy tons of free pinball and arcade games; try to beat your friend’s high score or destroy them with a head splitting fatality! Concert goers can expect other entertainment that includes metal opera battles, a heavy metal video game themed museum, and perusing the nerdy goods sold by vendors all whilst sipping the official Bos Meadery “Mad With Power” mead.
This year’s 2019 lineup includes:
Theocracy – Progressive Power Metal from Athens, GA!
Lords of the Trident – Madison’s own Power Metal Heroes!
Judicator – Historical Power Metal from Arizona!
Helion Prime – Sci-Fi Power Metal from California!
Novareign – Heavy Power Metal from California!
Widow – Traditional Heavy metal from North Carolina!
Fiakra – Power Metal from New Jersey!
Tickets and more information can be found at the following links:
(please note Gold and Silver VIP tickets are sold out, general admin, 18+, and sponsorship ($250) tickets still available) Tickets available HERE
Visit the official site HERE
Mad With Power – the Midwest’s only arcade and heavy metal festival – was a fest built out of spite. Angered by other fests making and breaking promises to him over and over again, fest founder Ty Christian did the only rational thing: make his own fest – and make it better – by filling venues to the brim with free-play arcade and pinball games!
Now in its third year, Mad With Power fest continues to highlight up-and-coming bands in the power metal, thrash metal, and traditional heavy metal sub-genres, and attracts more and more concertgoers with new exclusives every year. In just a few years, the fest has created an official drink (Bos Meadery’s “Mad With Power” mead, available on-tap), shocked fans with power metal opera battles, and crafted unique experiences like a playable “heavy metal-themed video game museum” with the help of local sponsors.
The fest has grown year-by-year, and continues to attract attendees from not only the midwest, but across North America and Canada as well!
About The founders:
Ty Christian is the vocalist for the band Lords of the Trident, and the founder of Mad With Power fest. Ty has been playing in, touring with, booking, and managing bands since 1999, and was a roadie and mixing engineer for bands such as Steppenwolf, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Molly Hatchet, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Ty is also the creative director of the Madison Area Music Association – a charity organization that raises funds to put instruments and music education into local schools – and prides himself on being a leader of the DIY musician movement.