Festival Noize: High Elevation, Mysteryland USA, Five Fox Festival

High Elevation Rock Festival unveils its lineup, topped by Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, and A Day To Remember … Mysteryland USA calls off its 2017 event … Babymetal announces details for “The Five Fox Festival,” with some interesting attendance policies.

Jonathan Davis of Korn
Steve Brazill
– Jonathan Davis of Korn
Jonathan Davis of Korn plays House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., March 6.

High Elevation Rock Festival is following up its 2016 debut by expanding to two days. Mark your calendars for Sept. 22-23 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, Colo., just outside of the Mile High City (aka Denver).

Along with Korn and Five Finger Death Punch, the lineup includes A Day To Remember, Stone Sour, Halestorm, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Starset, P.O.D., All That Remains, Beartooth, Avatar, Red Sun Rising, Radkey, While She Sleeps, Letters From The Fire,

New this year is the exclusive VIP experience, boasting shade, seating areas, premium food and beverage options, and private restrooms.

A presale begins April 19 and tickets go on sale to the general public April 21, starting at $99 for two-day general admission on the lawn.

Discounts will be available for active military members through festival partner GovX.

Visit HighElevationFestival.com for more information.

Despite having a terrific lineup and location, the 2017 edition of Mysteryland USA has been canceled. 

Organizers released a statement saying the event had been nixed because of “unforeseen circumstances.”

Mysteryland USA was scheduled June 9-12 at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in Bethel, N.Y. – the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The lineup included big names in EDM and hip hop like G-Eazy, LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Run The Jewels, Porter Robinson, and RL Grime.

Here is the full statement from organizers:

Dear Nomads,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mysteryland USA will no longer take place in 2017.

Since 2014, we have strived to produce the best possible experience for our festival attendees, and are truly humbled by all of the love and support that you, the artists, the beautiful venue of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Town of Bethel have shown us as we celebrated life through music, culture and art.

Paylogic has started the refund process. Full refunds will be issued automatically to the account used to pay for the order within the next 3-5 business days. You will receive a second email from Paylogic with the details of the refund process. The refunds will be processed automatically. No further action is required from your side.

If you purchased tickets with a Payment Plan, your installments paid up until this point will be refunded in full, and your payments owed will be cancelled.

If you have any questions about the status of your refund, please contact Paylogic.

If you purchased your ticket through another sales channel, please contact them directly.

Visit Mysteryland.us for a list of frequently asked questions related to refunds.

While it’s common to see concerts restricted to fans 21 and over, it’s not every day that you see shows with restrictions like Babymetal’s The Five Fox Festival, which is broken down by gender, age and dress code.

The Japanese metal idol band is hosting nine events in its home country this summer, with the Black Fox Festival limited to males, the Red Fox Festival strictly for females, and the Gold Fox Festival open to teenagers. Multiple evenings are planned for the Silver Fox Festival (elementary school children and fans age 60 and up) and the White Fox Festival (open to anyone wearing corpse paint).

Northern Invasion
– Babymetal

Fans know that the fox is very important in Babymetal’s world. Su-metal explained to Nylon magazine in a 2015 interview that the group receives revelations from the Fox God via producer Kobametal.

“We don’t really know a lot about the Fox God, but we believe in him,” Su-metal told Nylon. “We never imagined ourselves in this unbelievable situation that we’re in today such as having concerts all over the world and we believe this is all given to us by the Fox God.”

Here’s the Five Fox schedule:

Black Fox Festival: July 18 – Tokyo, Japan, Akasaka Blitz (males only)
Red Fox Festival: July 19 – Tokyo, Japan, Akasaka Blitz (females only)
Gold Fox Festival: July 20 – Tokyo, Japan, Akasaka Blitz (teenagers only)
Silver Fox Festival: July 25 – Tokyo, Japan, Zepp DiverCity (elementary school children & 60+)
White Fox Festival: July 26 – Tokyo, Japan, Zepp DiverCity (dress code: corpse paint)
Silver Fox Festival: Aug. 8 – Nagoya, Japan, Zepp Nagoya (elementary school children & 60+)
White Fox Festival: Aug. 9 – Nagoya, Japan, Zepp Nagoya (dress code: corpse paint)
Silver Fox Festival: Aug. 29 – Osaka, Japan, Zepp Osaka Bayside (elementary school children & 60+)
White Fox Festival: Aug. 30 – Osaka, Japan, Zepp Osaka Bayside (dress code: corpse paint)

Presale tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 27.

Previously announced dates for Babymetal include support shows with Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as Korn.

Visit Babymetal.com for more information.