Metal Magic Festival is an annual, three day Heavy Metal Festival located in the city of Fredericia.
The festival was first held in 2008. The driving force behind the festival had since 2006 been putting on shows in Fredericia with Ungdommens Hus as the venue. In 2008 he was suddenly offered an opportunity to host three bands he couldn’t turn down. However, he had already booked a number of bands to play at that show, so there wasn’t room on the bill for the three new bands. A quick decision was made that expanded the concert with one day, making it into a two day event. Metal Magic Festival was thus born!
After the first spontaneous two day event, the festival quickly expanded to accommodate the guests’ demands and the ambitions of the people behind the festival. This meant that already the second year the festival was a three day event, with music on two stages, one indoor stage and one outdoor, and with the possibility to camp at the festival site. The third year the MMF Crew started to organize a bus trip from the airport in Copenhagen to the festival and back again at the end of the festival. This is how the festival still works today.
When booking bands for the festival there is a focus on bands that have never or rarely played in Denmark. A good mixture of young upcoming bands that deserve attention and old favorites still going strong! Bands from all parts of the world!
The ambition is to give the audience an unique experience. Fueled by this ambition, Metal Magic has also managed to persuade a handful of old Danish bands to get back together, in order to treat the festival audience with something special.
Since 2017 the festival has been located at Dronningepladsen in Fredericia in a much bigger and free area than at UngdommensHus. Except during the worldwide Covid pandemic, were Metal Magic still managed to keep the festival going in 2020 at ‘Det Bruunske Pakhus’ and in 2021 at ‘Eksercerhuset, both also in Fredericia. With everyone else cancelling, now Metal Magic is the longest continiously running festival in Denmark 😉
Metal Magic Festival continues to grow and the staff works hard at making the festival the best of its kind in Scandinavia; with a killer line-up, excellent atmosphere at the festival ground and severe volumes of cold, Danish quality beer at a good price!