Next weekend, Saturday May 31st and Sunday June 1st, Winchester, VA is being invaded by the inaugural metalcore and post-hardcore festival Driven Fest. The two day festival is headlined by Close To Home and A Bullet For Pretty Boy on Saturday and Shai Hulud and xLookingForwardx on Sunday. The two day, two stage festival will feature 70 bands and just released its schedule HERE. The festival will take place outdoors at the Winchester Academy Grounds and will have free on-site camping. This year’s sponsors include Party Sober Clothing, At Your Command Records, Syke, Luxor Records, HM Magazine, Imminence Records, Reviews From The Cave, and many more.
This year’s main stage is proudly sponsored by At Your Command Records and features Saturday notables Close To Home, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Everyone Dies In Utah, In Dying Arms, InDirections, and Blood Of The Martyrs. Sunday features metal heavyweights Shai Hulud, the reunion of xLookingForwardx, It Lies Within, As They Sleep, and Deception of A Ghost. This is At Your Command Records’ second stage sponsorship this year after sponsoring Hear This! Fest’s second stage.
The second stage this year is Virginia’s own Syke, who has worked since 2008 to promote and bring forth a smokefree scene by showing the manipulation of the tobacco industry along with the damage it does to our world. On Saturday the Syke stage will feature My Ransomed Soul, For The Broken, Nevada Rose, Pyro Ohio, and Provoke Destroy. Saturday will also feature At Your Command Records’ artists All For One and Amongst The Forgotten along with Imminence Records’ newest signing Definitely A First. Sunday will feature One Year Later, Forsake The Fallen, Of The Beloved, and Eye 4 An Eye.
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