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Cult of Luna, Sleep and Pentagram Will Headline Psycho California Fest

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Psycho California Fest 2015The Psycho California Festival is billing itself as “a must see for fans of doom, heavy psych and sludge,” and holy shit, they’re not kidding! The three-day festival — which will take place on May 15, 16 and 17 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA — just announced their headliners: Sleep, Pentagram, and Cult of Luna, the latter of whom are coming out of hibernation for what could be their lone show of 2015.

But headliners do not a festival make: who wants to stand around all day waiting for the only bands you care about to take the stage? Fortunately you won’t have to at Psycho California, because the lineups for all three days are positively STACKED with excellent bands. Plus there are plenty of opportunities to discover new favorites on the day’s earlier portions. Check it out:

Sleep
Pentagram
Cult of Luna
Kylesa
OM
Earth
Russian Circles
Bedemon
Conan
Wrench
Eyehategod
Indian
Earthless
Pallbearer
Stoned Jesus
Old Man Gloom
Cave In
Acid Witch
Truckfighters
Tombs
Bang
Electric Citizen
Coffinworm
SubRosa
Eagle Twin
Mammatus
True Widow
Anciients
Bellwitch
Dead Meadow
Lord Dying
Death By Stereo
Radio Moscow
Ancient Altar
Samsara Blues Experiment
Atriarch
Elder
Mothership
The Well
Deathkings
Wo Fat
Rozamov
Destroyer of Light
Highlands
Bloodmoon
Slow Season
Goatsnake
Crypt Trip
Wrench
Lords of Beacon House
Tumbleweed Dealer
Sinister Haze
Blackout
Red Wizard
Banquet and Loom

WOW, amirite?

Psycho California is in its first official year, although the same organizers ran the smaller Psycho de Mayo for the past two years. Clearly this fest is a huge deal and a huge investment, and we hope it all works out: the U.S. could use more destination metal festivals.

Previously announced early bird tickets sold out immediately. Tickets for the festival are on-sale now with both a 3-day pass ($149.50) and a 3-day VIP pass available ($256.66). Buy them here.

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