Portland’s gothic industrial festival was originally founded in 2007. This year, 18 incredible goth/industrial and related bands are taking over Paris Theater for 3 action packed nights from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th. You’re probably already familiar with several of the headlining bands, many of which got their start in the 90s and have a solid foundation. This year’s PIG FEST boasts a promising lineup of classic and new industrial and related genres from the Pacific Northwest.
God Module (WA, originally FL) are headlining on opening night Friday. Also on tap that night are space rock trio Photona (PDX), electro rock quartet DIE ROBOT (PDX who recently released their debut album Technopunk), synthpop trio The Secret Light (PDX, featured here), Punish Your God (x-HexRx), and 90s electro-industrial supergroup H3llb3nt (SF)!
Industrial rockers 16 Volt (PDX/LA) are headlining on Saturday– best known for their musical contributions to PlayStation 2 game Primal, although they’ve been around since 1988. Also playing that night are solo electronica artist Unter Null (PDX formed in ’98), darkwave band Adrian H and the Wounds (PDX), horror industrial Dead Animal Assembly Plant (PDX), shock rock five-piece Murder Weapons (SEA), and Portland duo Xibling (my current favorite Portland band who must be experienced to be believed)!
Darkwavers Strap On Halo (SEA) are headlining the final night of PIG FEST. Leading up to them are solo multi-instrumental dance artist Synth Witch (PDX), electro trio Particle Son (PDX), dreampop black sheep Devoured By Flowers (PDX, featured here), synthpop four piece Blakk Glass (SEA, ex-The Break Up), and solo industrial artist nolongerhuman (PDX)!
Please visit the official PIG Fest website for individual tickets and 3-day passes, full lineup, and detailed information for Portland visitors. If you’re local you can also pick up tickets during Shadowplay at Lovecraft on Thursdays! Don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook event page!