Can I bring my dog/cat/fish etc?
No pets of any kind are allowed on the grounds. We know this can be inconvenient but it is for the safety of our guests as well as your pet.
Can I take photos?
Absolutely. Try to be respectful when taking photos as professional photographers have the right of way, please if asked give them the space they need. Any images posted online may be used for promotional purposes by Armstrong MetalFest.
Are there nearby gas stations/restaurants/grocery stores etc?
Yes! There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants within five minutes of the Hassen Arena. Everything you need is just a quick walk away. We also have food vendors on site if you need a quick and convenient bite to eat.
Will there be medics?
Medical professionals will be present during the daytime, up until the campsite settles down, to help with injuries and the general welfare of participants.
Will there be security?
Security will be on site 24/7. Armstrong MetalFest hires security officers who are fully certified with their BST. Both male and female officers will patrolling the grounds and will be eager to help if any issues should arise.
Can I bring glass bottles?
Please do not bring glass bottles. Glass bottles are a safety hazard for everyone because if they break the broken glass can never fully be cleaned up.
Can I bring a BBQ?
BBQ can be used as long as its operated on top of gravel or a paved surface.
Can I have a campfire?
The Interior Provincial Exhibition grounds do not allowed open flame. No campfires allowed.
Whats your policy on smoking?
There is to be no smoking or vaping inside the venue or fifteen feet from any entrance or exit – in compliance with provincial law.
My ID was lost/stolen during the festival, and I want in the beer gardens. I was in the gardens yesterday!
Proper ID must be shown every time you enter the gardens. We cannot let you in without it, even if we recognize you from earlier.
Whats your policy on alcohol?
It is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol into the venue, please keep alcohol at your campsite. There are beer gardens inside the venue so you can grab a refreshing beverage while watching the bands.
Where do I go to the bathroom?
There are 2 separate bathroom facilities that may be used, both in the arena and camping area. Bathrooms include stalls as well as showers.
Will there be a family camping area?
Yes, there is a “family camping area” called Atlantis and is suitable for campers that would prefer a more peaceful experience.
How much does camping cost?
Camping is included in the price of a weekend pass or will be an additional $20 for day pass holders.
Why is Armstrong MetalFest indoors?
Finding a suitable area to host a heavy metal festival and campers was no easy task. The Hassen Arena has graciously allowed us to use their facilities and grounds, which has allowed us to offer camping and amenities to a larger number of people than was possible at our old location. Armstrong MetalFest is planned to be held outdoors again in the future.
How old do I have to be to attend?
Armstrong MetalFest is an all ages event. However, if you are 16 or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
How early can I arrive/when do I have to leave?
Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday after 11:00 AM to setup their camping area and must leave before noon on Sunday.
When is the festival?
The festival runs from 11:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2018 until 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 13, 2018.
Where is Armstrong MetalFest held and how do I get there?
Armstrong, British Columbia — at the head of the Okanagan Valley. Basically half way between Vancouver and Calgary, click here for directions!
Tickets & Passes
Do you ship tickets and merch internationally?
We sure do. Shipping prices vary depending on location.
Can I buy a day pass?
Absolutely. Day passes are available at the gate for $70 per day and do not include camping. Camping is an additional $20 per night for day pass holders.
How much are tickets?
A limited quantity of early bird pre-sale tickets are available at $99 a ticket until February 1, 2019, online only. Regular pre-sale tickets will then be available online for $135 and physical ticket locations will be announced. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $175. Weekend Pass tickets include a 2 day pass and camping. Children nine and under get in free.