Artwork by Prilzor

Metalesque Fest ® is the World's First  showcase of brutal burlesque + performance art

set to heavy metal music...

2020 will be our FIFTH year,  with THREE show nights 

showcasing pole, aerial, fire, drag, circus and burlesque performers

from across the U.S! And live metal music!

Portland is home to one of the nation’s most active burlesque communities AND metal music scenes.

Metalesque Fest ® merges the two art forms in a weekend long celebration,

curated by local metal burlesque troupe Sign of the Beast Burlesque. 

Your producers for this event are local burlesque performers/producers

Hai Fleisch, Rocket Queen, Dee Dee Pepper, Wanda Bones and Rummy Rose.

Surrounded by the epic landscape of the Pacific Northwest,

Portland is renowned for it’s innovative art and live music, bicycle culture, coffee, and beer.

October is dark and stormy, the perfect time and place to celebrate metal.

Join us as we crank up the volume in the Portland's premiere venues, showcasing the most brutal and

bewitching  entertainers from our city and beyond. AND live metal music from our favorite local bands! 

"This Fest is one of the best & unique festivals I've ever been in.

It was an evil & metal sundae in the most delicious combo..."

- Calamity Chang 2019 Headliner

Performer Applications for 2020 open in March! stay tuned!

METALESQUE FEST ®  is trademarked by  Sign of the Beast Burlesque LLC.

VIDEO CREATED BY WATSON CINEMATICS

FEATURING JOHNNY NURIEL, ISAIAH ESQUIRE, ROCKET QUEEN, HAI FLEISCH, WANDA BONES, MISS ABIGAIL RHYS, HYACINTH LEE,  PEARL E. GATES, DEE DEE PEPPER, DIAMONDBACK ANNIE, NATASHA RIOT, NIKKI LEV, NINA NIGHTSHADE, RUMMY ROSE, MEGHAN MAYHEM AND SLY VIOLET!

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Images from Metalesque Fests 2016-2019

Thank you to our photographers Lisa K Smith, Kenneth Barton, Kaelyn Rose, Casey Campbell & Scott Foster!