The 90-band congregation will spans hardcore, punk and metal while featuring exclusive performances like Thrice performing The Illusion of Safety and Blindside performing Silence in full.
After an unprecedented 2021, the organizers of Birmingham, Alabama’s resurrected Furnace Fest has certainly met and exceeded the challenge of going bigger with their 2022 edition of the event.
Having previously announced confirmed performances from the likes of The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, New Found Glory, The Acacia Strain, Anti-Flag, Earth Crisis, Elliott, The Joy Formidable, Kublai Khan TX, Nothing, Shadows Fall, Stretch Armstrong, and Strike Anywhere to name a few, Furnace Fest was already well on it’s way to eclipse the record-setting showing of 2021.
Back in full swing and still feeding off the momentum of the triumphant 2021 return, Furnace Fest is out to make another statement in 2022 and their final line-up for the event proves as much. Producers have revealed the final 2022 roster and with over 90 bands featured, the final product is magnificent.
Furnace Fest 2022 has added, Mastodon, Descendents, The Story So Far, Midtown, Poison the Well, Manchester Orchestra, In Flames, Four Year Strong, Drug Church, Dying Wish, The Spill Canvas, Life in Your Way, and Movements among others. The festival will also play host to exclusive performances like Thrice performing The Illusion of Safety (2002), Blindside performing Silence (2002), and Four Year Strong performing Enemy Of The World (2010).
What makes this success story even more compelling is the reignited version of the festival happened after a 17-year hiatus. Founded Chad Johnson of Takehold Records, the first iteration of the 3-day music festival executed a successful run from 2000-2003 at Sloss Furnace Historic Landmark. During that time, the fest played host to more than 300 bands on 2 stages. It would then go dormant for 17 years. Though there were attempted efforts to bring the fest back, the pandemic had other plans. Despite the unanticipated roadblocks, the delays only allowed for extra time, giving organizers the room to make Furnace Fest 2.0, the best edition yet.
“Furnace Fest took a seventeen year nap before a group of us banded together with hopes of a one-time reunion,” the Furnace Fest team shares. “After countless difficulties (like a global pandemic and rescheduling three times) the ‘one-time resurrection’ went so well that we knew it was only fair to share the experience again. We’re beyond excited to share this lineup and are thrilled to welcome 90 total bands on four stages in one, if not the, most unique venues on the planet. To us, Furnace Fest isn’t a festival. This is a family reunion of the most epic kind.”
Furnace Fest is set for September 23 through September 25 and again holds court at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama. Passes are currently on-sale – HERE. The complete of new additions to line up can be found below.