Blacken Open Air Festival returns in 2022 with Revocation, Psycroptic and more

Blacken Open Air 2022

How far would you go to attend a heavy metal camping festival in the heart of Australia? How about a 40,000 km return trip, nearly the circumference of the globe? For American tech death titans, REVOCATION, this is the insane itinerary! Traveling all the way from Boston, Massachusetts, REVOCATION are making an exclusive headline appearance at BLACKEN OPEN AIR.

This is a significant milestone for a festival that was last year dealt a near-fatal blow. After announcing a lineup that captured the imagination of the nation, momentum was quickly building then, just ten days out, state borders slammed shut.

“Last year’s devastation was lessened by the huge outpouring of support from the Australian community. We came very close to abandoning ship. But Blacken is the best gig in the desert. So we are back and giving it everything we’ve got” – Pirate, The Black Wreath

For event organisers, there is perhaps nowhere more difficult to pull together a festival this ambitious. But the extreme challenge, the distance, the adversity, is at the core of BLACKEN’s identity. Against all odds, BLACKEN returns with an even bigger, bolder and more brutal lineup.

Another huge name on the bill is Melbourne punk rock force, Amyl and the Sniffers. The ARIA award winning band have blown up internationally since last year’s release of their second album Comfort To Me. They’re making their way to perform in the desert in between sold out shows across the globe.

Australia’s biggest international death metal export Psycroptic, join New Zealand’s Shepherd’s Reign, Aussie death metal pioneers Abramelin, and forty more bands from across the nation.

Headbangers unite! Blacken is Back! Tickets on sale now at:



Revocation (Exclusive Australian Show)

Amyl and The Sniffers, Psycroptic, Shepherds Reign (New Zealand), Abramelin,
Lagerstein, Hadal Maw, Southeast Desert Metal, Ruins, Miazma, Potion, Lo!,
Coffin, Suldusk, Black Rheno, Hammers, Snakes, Growth, The Furor, Dead, The
Neptune Power Federation, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, R U N, Diploid,
Astrodeath, 100 YEARS WAR, Descend To Acheron, Myriad Drone, Fuxache,
DisKust, Fleshvoid, Jeremy Whiskey, The Holy Dimes, Xanadoom, Mulga Bore
Hard Rock, NGLAH, Whet, Slugboiler, 3wayjays, Tombfeeder

Blacken Open Air 2022