About the Fest

Migration Fest will take place July 27th, 28th, and 29th at Mr. Smalls in Millvale, PA.

20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, two of underground metal’s leading underdog record labels, have joined forces in to present the biennial Migration Festival. Jointly conceived by the two labels, Migration will primarily showcase bands from each label’s roster, as well as select other affiliated and respected artists, highlighting the distinct and contrasting styles that makes each label stand out.

 

NO GUEST LISTS. NO PASSES.
We will not be issuing guest list spots, press passes, or photo passes for Migration Fest.

THE FEST IS FULLY BOOKED. NO BAND SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED.
Although we appreciate the interest of bands that want to join us for the weekend, no submissions or requests to play will be considered. Migration Fest is a curated event, all bands are personally selected by Dave and Adam from 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media.

ABOUT THE CURATORS:
20 Buck Spin was founded in early 2005 in the East Bay area of California and was based in Olympia, WA from 2007 until 2017, when it relocated to Pittsburgh, PA. The label has released approximately 100 records during that time steadily increasing its yearly output and range.

“I’d heard Adam (Bartlett, Gilead Media boss) was thinking of coming West to do the next iteration of Gilead Fest. I’d been thinking of doing something similar myself for years but never had, and so suggested we join up and do something together. Adam was immediately receptive and the idea for Migration Festival was born right then.” said David Adelson, 20 Buck Spin founder. “Olympia felt right since I’m already based here, and because of its small size and walkability this is a great place to have it, both for locals, and for out-of-towners.

Gilead Media was founded in 2005 in Toledo, OH, and in 2007 relocated to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the hometown of founder Adam Bartlett. Since its inception the label has focused on releasing thought-provoking art from across the spectrum of dark and heavy music.