RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy rock, punk, and metal festival that takes place in Greenfield, MA in late August and features around 50 bands, camping, vendors, games, and more. Our goal is to produce not just your typical concert with a bunch of bands, but a weekend-long experience that's unlike anything you've ever attended.
"The most life-changing event I've ever had the absolute pleasure of being a part of."
"A summer metal festival meets a family barbecue."
"One of the best festivals I've ever been to."
"We've had the privilege of playing a lot of festivals this summer, and I have had WAY more fun here."
"Few things in this life make me happier than being at RPM Fest."
The festival, organized by Promotorhead Entertainment and PDP Productions, is the culmination of an underground heavy music scene that has been brewing over the past decade. We have a mutual love of heavy music, 35+ years of combined experience in concert booking, promoting, and live sound, and the desire to put on a high-quality event while keeping the cost affordable for our attendees.
RPM Fest takes place in Western Massachusetts - a relatively rural area, but a hotbed of heavy music that spawned nationally-recognized bands such as Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. Since our inception in 2014, we've seen a resurgence in bands and venues here and in the surrounding areas. Each year, over 600 bands apply to play RPM Fest, and the task of narrowing that field down to something near 50 is a difficult one when there's so much talent and dedication in our music community.
Our goal is to keep fostering the local heavy music scene by showcasing some of the best underground bands that New England has to offer. In future iterations of RPM Fest, we plan to bring bigger national headlining acts and additional sponsors and vendors. Looking further into the future, we hope use the momentum from RPM Fest to found an independent music venue that will become a regular stop on the touring circuit for nationally-known rock, punk, and metal bands.
Any questions? Look on the RPM Fest FAQ page for answers.