When I first saw the lineup for Resurrection Fest 2019 I was more than impressed. This festival had managed to capture Slayer’s final Spanish show, the last tour date for Lamb of God and Gojira and other great bands like Testament, Arch Enemy, Trivium and of course the hugely anticipated Slipknot! It has lived up to the hype completely and put on an amazing show.
And so here we are, two insane days down in the small town of Viveiro in northern Spain. Welcome to Day 3 of the 14th Chapter of Northern Spain’s finest: Resurrection Fest 2019.
Fans have already had plenty of metal leading in to the Saturday of the festival, having seen Slipknot, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Gojira but there are still great acts to come today. Our third day mostly focusses on the Main Stage again with great bands like the legends of thrash metal lore Testament and American metal icons Lamb of God before departing the festival to make our flight on time! We also find time to fit in some photos of the very entertaining Vhaldemar on the Ritual Stage.
Just like with Copenhell in Denmark I was once again surprised at how few people from the UK and Ireland were at the event, I spoke with loads of people over the course of the week and overheard thousands of people as they walked past and spoke in the bars and food stands and I met literally not one person from the British Isles. This is baffling to me considering how amazing European music festivals are and how easy to get to most of them are (granted Resurrection Fest might not be as accessible to people from Ireland) as well as offering great prices and a fun vibe!
Your Power Of Metal.dk Resurrection Fest 2019 team
Words and Photos: Joseph Cullen