Alpha Wolf and Silent Planet lead CVLTFest, Melbourne’s new metal festival set for October

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Alpha Wolf and Silent Planet lead CVLTFest, Melbourne’s new metal festival set for October

Alpha Wolf. P: Tomise

There's a new metal festival going down at Melbourne Pavillion on October 30 this year.

Alpha Wolf, the Aussie metalcore powerhouse has had a mammoth year and they ain’t slowing down anytime soon. With the release of their epic split EP with Holding Absence just around the corner, they’re pushing boundaries like no other.

A special one-off festival curated by the band themselves, CVLTFest is to be held at Melbourne Pavilion on Sunday 30 October with a solid local and international lineup.

CVLTFest 2022

  • CVLTFest is going down Sunday 30 October 2022
  • Melbourne Pavilion, 135 – 157 Racecourse Road, Kensington
  • Alpha Wolf, Silent Planet (USA), Deez Nuts, Currents (USA), The Beautiful Monument, To The Grave, Bloom, Vengeance, Future Static

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The debut of CVLTFest features Alpha Wolf as the headliners and with friends Silent Planet (USA), DEEZ Nuts (their first show back in Australia in nearly 4 years), Currents (USA), The Beautiful Monument, To The Grave, Bloom, Vengeance and Future Static.

“This has been an idea brewing for quite some time now, we were just waiting for the right time to execute it. The idea behind it being a way to celebrate the heavy scene in Australia, while also bringing a few special international bands into the mix, and a collective way to experience an Alpha Wolf festival the way we would want to experience one,” says Alpha Wolf.

“We aimed to showcase the best Australian talent coming out in right now combined with a bunch of exciting internationals to take it to the next level, all under the Alpha Wolf CVLT brand. We’re yet to see something of this style and scale in Australia for quite a while and we just wanted to make it as exciting as possible for everyone involved.”


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Alpha Wolf released their sophomore album a quiet place to die to critical acclaim including sixth spot on the ARIA charts and a nomination for Best Heavy Album at the ARIA awards. Selling out multiple runs around Australia, and with two European runs under their belt, the band are currently on a huge North American run as direct support to ERRA.

Each band on the lineup will donate 10% of merchandise commission to an organisation of their choice and all festival brand merchandise profits will be donated to a charity by Alpha Wolf: “In our few experiences playing festivals with merch cuts being purely incentivised to advantage the operator of the festival, we wanted to switch that up and make it purely towards charity. With a percentage of each band’s merchandise sales of the day donated to a charity of their choice, we feel it’s our way to give back to the community in a small way, while also hopefully inspiring others to push for the same.”

General tickets on sale Thursday 4 August at 5pm. Tickets from