Resurrection Fest
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Resurrection Fest
Resurrection Fest
Resurrection Fest 2013 - Trivium.jpg
Trivium at Resurrection Fest 2013
GenreHeavy metal, hardcore punk, punk rock
DatesJuly, August
Location(s)Viveiro, Spain
Years active2006-present
Founded byO.N.P. Producciones

Resurrection Fest is a rock music festival that takes place in Viveiro, region of Lugo, Spain. This festival is held annually since 2006 during July or early August, and features mainly heavy metal, hardcore punk and punk rock bands. Since its emergence it has become one of the most important music festivals in Spain due to its genre specialization. In 2013 edition set its record in 33.000 attendees,[1] with a measured socio-economic impact of 3.3 millions of euros in the region.[2] In 2015, these numbers increased to more than 54.500 people and a 6.15-million euros impact.[3]

Along its history, more than 200 bands have performed, including world-wide important groups such as Iron Maiden, Korn, Motörhead, Kiss, Scorpions, Rammstein, In Flames, Black Label Society, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Sabaton, NOFX, Lamb of God, Refused, Testament, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Down, Crowbar, Sick of It All, Bad Religion, Bullet for My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Pennywise, Hatebreed, At the Gates, Dead Kennedys, Exodus, or Black Flag, among others.[4]


The festival was first held in August 2006 under the name of Viveiro Summer Fest and it was for free thanks to local government. Two days before to the event, its headliner Sick of It All had to cancel its show because a sudden illness of one of their members. Besides the lack of support after this unexpected accident, it was postponed until November of the same year being called Resurrection Fest and it enjoyed great success.[5]

Nowadays it is a four-day festival (3-days since 2010, 4-days since 2015), the number of performances has reached 78 in 2015,[6] and every year the attendance record is broken with the current one of 54.500 people in 2015, coming mostly from all over Spain and other countries like Portugal or France mainly.[7]


Confirmed bands during the different editions of the festival:[8]


Dates: 18 November


Dates: 17 and 18 August


Dates: 1 and 2 August


Dates: 31 July and 1 August


Dates: 29, 30 and 31 July


Dates: 28, 29 and 30 July


Dates: 2, 3 and 4 August


Dates: 1, 2 and 3 August


Dates: 15, 16, 17 and 18 July

  • Biohazard
  • Pro-Pain
  • The Decline
  • Killus
  • Bastards on Parade
  • Mutant Squad (few weeks after they switch their name to "Mutant")
  • Defclones (Spanish tribute to Deftones)


Dates: 6, 7, 8, and 9 July

  • Skindred
  • Narco
  • Eskimo Callboy
  • Siberian Meat Grinder
  • For the Glory
  • Hyde Abbey

See also


  1. ^ [1] Faro de Vigo: El Resurrection Fest opta a Mejor Festival en los European Festival Awards 2013
  2. ^ [2] Galicia Confidencial: «"Noutros países non se maltrata así a cultura"»
  3. ^ La organización estima que el Resu ha dejado 6,15 millones en Viveiro
  4. ^ [3] La Opinión de A Coruña: Pennywise y Meshuggah, platos fuertes del Resurrection Fest 2011
  7. ^ [4] La Voz de Galicia: El Resurrection Fest abarrota Viveiro por tercer día consecutivo
  8. ^ RESURRECTION FEST - History album

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