M3 Rock Festival, the definitive, can’t-miss annual gathering of heavy metal bands and those that love them, will turn back clock to the 1980s and ‘90s at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. Known for its idolized metal bands and colorful, devout audience, M3 will once again feature full sets of glam rock and heavy metal hits. The festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or fans can move from stage to stage without missing a note.
M3, internationally renown, has attracted fans from six continents, 10 countries and 40 states. Now in its sixth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, April 25th at 5:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are KIX, Extreme, Lita Ford and Winger. The full-blown 2014 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, April 26th at 11am and will include Tesla, Night Ranger, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, Slaughter, Stryper, LA Guns, Jack Russell’s Great White, Keel, Autograph, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Femme Fatale, John Corabi and Heaven’s Edge.
M3 has become more than a festival. It’s a happening, a congregation of those who fell in love with hair metal in the ‘80s and teenagers getting in on it for the first time. Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out in minutes. Two-day and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, Jan. 14th at 10am EST through ticketfly.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the 9:30 Club Box Office in Washington, D.C. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit ticketfly.com or M3rockfest.com.