M3 Rock Festival is celebrating a dirty dozen – the 12th edition of Merriweather Post Pavilion’s internationally-renowned ‘80s metal festival promises three days of excitement with festivities beginning Friday, May 1st with the annual Kix-off party, followed by a full weekend of performances Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
M3 Rock Festival’s Official M3 Kix-Off Party Friday, May 1st features hometown heroes KIX with special guests Heaven’s Edge and Slaughter. The full-blown 2020 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 2nd and includes multiplatinum-selling internationally known ‘80s artists: Tesla, Accept, Y&T, Doro, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Killer Dwarfs and more. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Stick around for Sunday, May 3rd featuring RATT, Night Ranger, Stryper, Stephen Adler of Guns and Roses, Steelheart, Bang Tango (with the original lineup), Dangerous Toys, Tyketto and Little Ceasar. That’s still not all – stay tuned for even more artist announcements.
Take to the skies this year with Merriweather Post Pavilion’s new SkyLawn – keeping your feet on the grassy ground while soaring 43 feet above the pavilion. It’s like walking on air, with the views to match!
Over the past decade, M3 has become more than a festival – it’s an ‘80s arena rock experience. Drawing diehard fans from six continents, 20 countries, and every state, M3 has evolved into an annual pilgrimage for those who grew up with ‘80s rock (a genre of music now referred to as the “new classic rock”) as well as for younger fans who embrace the fun and excitement of the glam metal era.
Each year, VIP and Pavilion seats sell out quickly. Three-day and VIP packages go on sale Friday, Dec. 13th at 10am EST through ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9:30 Club, The Anthem and Lincoln Theatre during normal box office hours. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com or M3rockfest.com.
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based independent concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Festival in the U.S. and Preakness InField Fest and programming and producing the Sweetlife Festival, the principals at I.M.P. own Washington D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting-edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Anthem is the company’s new 2,500 – 6,000 person capacity venue, which opened October of 2017 on the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. Over the last 39 years, I.M.P. has put on nearly 20,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.