The fifth edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest happens Aug 27-29, 2021 in White Hall, Maryland.
We are excited to announce our final lineup for our FINAL festival!
Performance times will be Friday between 6 pm and 11 pm and Saturday between noon and 11 pm. There are no bands on Sunday. Exact set times will be posted soon. Ticket buyers should know that Panopticon, Falls of Rauros, Destroyer of Light, and Darsombra will play Saturday; Borracho, Neolithic, TEL, and Holy Fingers will perform Friday. Workshops, including yoga, will be held Saturday morning. There will also be a vendor marketplace and food vendors. Attendees are reminded to NOT bring any outside alcohol, no glass containers, and the venue site does NOT allow pets. Once again, tickets may be found on Eventbrite at https://shadowwoods2021.eventbrite.com . Advanced sales only. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Note, if you plan to stay overnight, you must also purchase a camping or cabin pass.
The fest will take place at its traditional location, Camp Hidden Valley (at Deer Creek Preserve ), a wooded, 200-acre property about 45 minutes north of Baltimore that hosts everything from weddings to children’s summer camps. Attendees may drive from home, camp, or stay in nearby hotels or private rentals. Check the website for any cabin options that may be available, but many are already sold out. Ticket holders should watch their emails for important updates about the fest.
Event organizer M. A. Spiro says that this will be the last time she will do the fest. “I hope people come out for it. The bands need it. The fans need it. The production people need it. But one thing I learned after this last year is that I personally do not have to be the one to do these events any more. It’s a ton of work, a lot of risk financially and emotionally, and I am just not interested in carrying that mantle forward any longer. I would love it if someone created a new camping music fest nearby that I could go to and enjoy. But Shadow Woods as people have come to know it will be laid to rest after 2021.”
Organizers are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously. They state:
We are requiring all attendees show proof of vaccination for Covid-19 at registration. If this is not possible, rapid COVID testing will be available for a fee upon entry. Covid-19 prevention protocols will be in effect throughout the weekend, including masking, hand washing, and physical distancing in crowded situations and will reflect the local, state and federal recommendations at the time of the fest. The fest will have trained medical professionals on site and if anyone tests positive for COVID or has any indicative symptoms such as a fever, coughing, chills, extreme fatigue, etc., we ask that you STAY HOME or leave the fest immediately, even if it is last minute. Everyone will be required to sign the typical camp liability waiver that we have used every year, but it will also include additional language and questions related to COVID to facilitate contract tracing, should that become necessary. We will be following whatever federal and local recommended protocols and guidelines for COVID safety that are in place at the time of the fest. All this is subject to change based on the current situation with the pandemic.
Rapid Covid-19 testing will be provided by The CrewWorks based in Baltimore, MD. The CrewWorks is an event crew services company that added its own Covid-19 testing laboratory through the State of Maryland in order to offer reduced cost testing to ensure that the entertainment industry can go back to work safely. Send an email to email@example.com with the word “SW21” in the subject line and copy Mary Spiro at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent instructions on how to reserve and pre-pay for a test. Testing cost is $25 in advance, or $35 at the gate. Tests purchased are non-refundable, but they are transferable.
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