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SWR Barroselas Metalfest 2017

The Portuguese metal fiesta celebrates 20 years

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This guide is for the 2017 edition of the festival, but we have a new one for 2018:
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The Basics

28-30 April 2017
Barroselas, Portugal

SWR Barroselas Metalfest is a heavy metal music festival held in Barroselas, Portugal. Celebrating its 20th edition this year, the festival is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.

The festival's lineup brings together heavy hitters from across the world with Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem and brutal Belgian death metallers Aborted leading the charge for this year's anniversary celebrations.

Spanning three stages and with a 'metal market', talks, and meet & greets with the bands, the festival is an all-encompassing celebration of the genre, beloved by fans from Portugal and from across the world.


2018 2017


  • Aborted
  • Holocausto Canibal
  • Inquisition
  • Master
  • Pillorian
  • The Ruins of Beverast
  • Antichrist
  • Besta
  • Enlighten
  • Marginal
  • The Ominous Circle
  • Valborg
  • Cobalt
  • Dead Congregation
  • Extreme Noise Terror
  • Oranssi Pazuzu
  • Venom Inc
  • Alcoholocaust
  • Darvaza
  • Fides Inversa
  • Goldenpyre
  • Grog
  • Nashgul
  • Systemik Violence
  • Akercocke
  • Avulsed
  • Lich King
  • Mayhem
  • Nader Sadek
  • Steelharmonics
  • Corpus Christi
  • Gust
  • Marthyrium
  • The Arson Project
  • Warfect

The Venue

SWR Barroselas Metalfest 2017

Avenida São Paolo da Cruz

Located around 15km from Viano do Castelo in the northwest of Portugal, Barraselos first hosted the festival back in 1998.  

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