Prairie Fire Events Ltd is proud to announce its full line up for the official Farmageddon Open Air indoor sister festival SHREDMONTON Metal Festival and Conference taking place from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, May 8th.
Featuring over 20 bands over the course of 3 days at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center. The full line up consists of an ultra heavy hitting bill that includes headliners Dying Fetus, Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Goatwhore, Finnish power metallers Thunderstone along with some of Western Canada’s best including Disciples of Power, Planet Eater, Scythia, Tylor Dory Trio, Every Hour Kills among many more! Plus clinics by Tylor Dory (Tylor Dory Trio), Tim Waterson and panels at the Shaw Conference Center on recording, photography, video production, publicity, media relations, journalism, and concert promotion / talent buying for festivals / venues with music industry professionals from across Canada (full conference schedule and list of industry reps here).
SHREDPASS (Limited quantity) – $100.00
Access to all FIVE shows, PLUS the conference. Includes a special memento, ability to reserve a festival shirt, and a discount voucher to Farmageddon Open Air 2017.
***$100 Early Bird SHREDPASS pricing in effect until the announcement of the Sunday event…approximately Feb 15/16. SHREDPASS Ticket price will increase to $120.00 after Sunday lineup announcement. Any remaining SHREDPASS tickets will again increase to $140.00 starting May 7 2016.***
Single Event Tickets:
Shredmonton Conference @ The Shaw Conference Center (Salon 4) – $30.00 (details below)
Seminars, discussions, and Q+A sessions with over 20+ industry professionals.
ShrEdmonton Conference and Line Up 2016: http://shredmonton.com/bands/
Venue: Brixx and Starlite Room (same building) (10030 102 St. NW.)
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill – $20.00
5:30pm – Guitar Clinic (Tylor Dory)
6:30pm – Drum Clinic (Tim Waterson)
8pm – Spruce Moose
9pm – Armifera
10pm – The Dead Cold
11pm – Every Hour Kills
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Starlite Room – $30.00
8:15pm – Tylor Dory Trio
9:15pm – Trollband
10:15pm – With Malice
11:15pm – Quietus
12:15am – Disciples Of Power
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill – $20.00
7pm – Juliet Ruin
8pm – Mongol
9pm – Shocker
10pm – Noire
11pm – Planet Eater
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ The Starlite Room – $35.00
7:15pm – WMD
8:15pm – Mortillery
9:15pm – Sleeping In Traffic
10:15pm – Scythia
11:15pm – Thunderstone
12:30am – Goatwhore
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ The Starlite Room – $35.00
**TIMES APPROXIMATE** (Final times TBA)
5:00 pm – Exit Strategy
6:00 pm – Nylithia
7:00 pm – Black Crown Initiate
8:00 pm – Jungle Rot
9:00 pm – The Acacia Strain
10:00 pm – Dying Fetus
Conference Schedule: http://shredmonton.com/conference/
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ Shaw Conference Center – Salon 4 (9797 Jasper Ave NW.)
Panelists and seminars will cover a wide range of skills, markets, and issues in the music industry and topics/agendas will be geared towards further educating the Canadian heavy metal scene about its inner workings. The main panel will feature an eye opening discussion on how the Alberta metal community can break down barriers, grow relationships, and become an internationally known destination where heavy metal thrives.
Ticket Info: $30.00 – http://shredmonton.com/tickets/
M.C. = Cory Bosse (Sonoluminescent Sound)
10:30 AM Introduction
w/ Tyson Travnik, Robert Kreed (ShrEdmonton Organizers)
Tyson Travnik (President) and Robert Kreed (Vice President) of Prairie Fire Events, will be greeting you with a warm welcome to the conference and a summary of what is to be expected during the conference. You will also be introduced to the Master of Ceremonies for the conference, the one and only, Cory Bosse.
11:00 AM Recording and Live Production
w/ Tyson Travnik, Glen Fricker (Spectre Sound Recording Studios), James Seabrook (Two Bodies of Water Productions), Nate Reno (Big Nate Productions), Ryan Semchuck (Loud As Hell Fest), Nino Laruenne (Sonic Pump Studios, Thunderstone, Hevisaurus)
Want to learn how to save money to record your next album? Still on that hunt for the “perfect” guitar tone? Want to get into recording or doing live sound professionally, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a chance to hear from professionals from around the globe, who will address these questions, and many more!
12:00 PM – Photography and Videography
w/ Penny Vanderheyden (Photographer), Dana Zuk (Photographer), Barret Klesko (Fadeback Studios United/All Else Fails/The Order of Chaos)
What makes a promo shoot, a GOOD promo shoot? What do you need to look for when shopping around for a photographer or cinematographer? What is the importance of the music video in today’s industry, and what does it REALLY entail? Recognizable Alberta based professionals are here to help you find out.
1:00 PM – Publicity/Media/Journalism
w/ Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations), Cara Ashbey (Asher Media Relations), Cameron Dalgetty (Metal Nation Radio), Glen Fricker (Spectre Sound Recording Studios), Lacey Paige (Freelancer Writer), Joshua Wood (CJSW 90.9 FM Megawatt Mayhem/Metal Rules)
What does it take to get “big and famous”? How do you grow your fan base? Is it really worth it to spend money on good publicity? These are key points (and more), which will be covered in this seminar.
2:00 PM – – Promotion/Talent Buying/Festivals/Venues – Promotion/Talent Buying/Festivals/Venues
w/ Tyson Travnik (ShrEdmonton), Ryan Semchuck (Loud As Hell Fest), Jesse Valstar (Armstrong Metal Festival), Nate Reno (Big Nate Productions), Kaje Annihalatrix (Annihalatrix Productions), Justin Shadows (Shadows Productions/Leave The Living), Rod Gillis (Dv8), Craig Martell (Promoter)
The “big granddaddy” of seminars that you won’t want to miss. Addressing the current state of the Western Canadian metal scene, and brainstorming what needs to be done as a community to improve it. Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about promoting events, metal festivals, promoters, or venues will be talked about. This segment will prove to be a huge eye opener for many and will prove to inspire!
Brixx Bar and Grill
(Included with Conference ticket and Shredpass)
5:30 PM – Guitar Clinic with Tylor Dory and Guests
Learn some of the wizardry behind some of Alberta’s most iconic metal guitarists, and how to incorporate it into your own playing. Entertainment and education guaranteed!
6:30 PM – Drum Clinic with Tim Waterson
As one of the fastest double bass drum players in the world, watching Tim Waterson play is something that cannot be described, but has to be witnessed to be appreciated. Noting key points from his instructional DVD “Techniques, Motions and Applications for Bass Drum Playing”, Tim will demonstrate how to improve a skill that has proven to be a notable backbone of heavy metal music.