Bringing together the best bands in Metalcore, Punk, Rock, and Metal, Furnace Fest has been announced for this fall at Sloss Furnaces September. 24-26 this year and features a plethora of huge bands such as Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, End, ERRA, Every Time I Die, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boy Sets Fire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, Fit for a King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Zao and more! The full day-by-day lineups and tickets can be found below!
“Thank you for being patient with us,” the Facebook announcement post said. “When life hands you lemons, make Furnace Fest 2021.”
FRIDAY: Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, End, ERRA, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn to Ashes, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Luxury, Mr. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim the Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, Zao
SATURDAY: All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, Forever Starts Today, Further Seems Forever, He is Legend, Hopesfall, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Touché Amoré, Turnstile
SUNDAY: ’68, Andrew W.K. As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boy Sets Fire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, Fit for a King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Holy+Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love is Red, Meadows, mewithoutYou, Piebald, Showbread, Unearth
The post also addresses why they’re confidence they’ll hold to the planned September 2021 date, with so many lingering concerns about COVID safety.
“We get it! First of all, we’ll observe all local & national large gathering guidelines for both the audience and the artists, with safety being 100% the top priority on both sides of the fence,” the post says.
“We are more confident than ever that Furnace Fest will happen this September. Covid cases are trending down. We have access to three highly effective vaccines with others in development. Much larger events have either already happened (Super Bowl) or are scheduled for our same timeframe (Riot, Alabama Football, Louder than Life).”
They say “in a worst-case scenario,” they’ll be transparent with fans about the possibility of any postponement.
The event’s Facebook page also shares some key information, what you mind find on an FAQ page, specifically about the safety protocols they will follow.
Furnace Fest is a 100 percent outdoor event with no gatherings indoors at all.
Masks will be required (unless the CDC says no masks are OK).
Hand sanitizer will be available at the gate and throughout the grounds.
An isolation area will be available if anyone needs first aid or doesn’t feel well after entering the fest.
High-touch surfaces will be routinely cleaned, including handles/toilets/buttons/handrails (unless the CDC suggests otherwise).
Staff & volunteers will be required to wear face masks and receive temperature scans. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 will be sent home.
Full weekend passes, single-day tickets and VIP upgrades for this one-time event at Sloss Furnaces are available now at www.furnacefest.us.
The Facebook post says if you have already purchased passes, you can either keep your current tickets which will be valid for the new fall days (no additional steps required) or if you cannot make the new dates, they’ll open a 30-day refund window (March 6-April 5) on tickets purchased before Friday. Deadline for refund requests is April 2.
While the festival is for all ages, the festival website considers of a slightly more mature occasion: “We’d suggest you look at Furnace Fest more as a sexy, extended date-night than a Fall, family fair (imagine you and your spouse spin-kicking for 3-days straight! How hot is that!) but we’re happy to admit children ages five and younger free of charge (with a ticket-carrying adult of course).”
More on Furnace Fest on the official website, including ticket information, acceptable and prohibited items, safety guidelines and more.