Mayhem Festival

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Mayhem Festival is a touring metal festival, that usually takes place during the mid to late summer. Touring across the United States and a few dates in Canada, the tour has been sponsored by Rockstar Energy Company since it's launch in 2008.



With tickets going on sale from noon on 23rd March, the following acts have been confirmed:

Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Job For A Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, Motionless In White, Thrown Into Exile, City Sea and more to be announced.

2012 line-up

The 2012 line-up includes Slipknot, Slayer and Anthrax, to view the full line-up as it is updated, click here.

Tickets are due to go on sale on April 6th.

The special main stage guest will be announced March 5th.

A list of the full tour dates can be found here

2011 line-up

The main headliners for Mayhem 2011 included Disturbed, Machine Head, In Flames, The Athiarchists and Trivum. To read more about the past Mayhem festival highlights click here.


Although all the kinds of bands that appear fall under the heavy metal umbrella, the event tries to cater to all of the sub-genres, bo

History and facts

The tour was founded by Kevin Lyman (who is also the founder of Vans Warped Tour) and John Resse ( who is also Lyman's partner in the taste of Chaos tour)

Festival contact and ticket information

Tickets range from $35.50 - $83.50, depending on where you choose to sit.

To purchase a VIP ticket will cost you $200, you can choose a reserved seat or choose general admission, and both selections include the following perks:

  • Early entry into the venue
  • Specially designed, limited edition Mayhem mini statue (custom box)
  • Exclusive Mayhem Festival Zippo lighter
  • Collectible tour poster (limited, numbered)
  • Official set of Mayhem guitar picks
  • Official VIP commemorative laminate
  • Commemorative VIP Ticket
  • Exclusive tour gift item
  • On site VIP Host.