Furnace Fest

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Throwdown, from Southern California, at the 2003 Furnace Fest

Furnace Fest was a Christian punk/hardcore/metal concert held annually during August at Sloss Furnaces from 2000 to 2003. It was hosted by local record label Takehold Records.


The 2000 Furnace Fest was held on August 11-13.



The 2002 Furnace Fest was held on August 1-3 with 80+ bands including Andrew W.K., From Autumn to Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Hatebreed, Norma Jean, Eso-Charis, Pedro the Lion, Stretch Arm Strong, This Day Forward, and ZAO.


The 2003 Furnace Fest was held on August 15-17 with 81 artists, including Finch, Taking Back Sunday, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Minus the Bear, Mae, Armor for Sleep, From First to Last, As I Lay Dying, Copeland, Silverstein, Further Seems Forever, Stretch Arm Strong, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die, Andrew W.K., Norma Jean, and others. Hum performed a reunion show at the festival. Day passes were $30 and weekend passes $60.

External links

  • Photographs from Furnace Fest 2003 (day one and day two) on Flickr.com