Lördag 23 maj 2009
Hartland Performing Arts Center
9525 E Highland Road, Howell, 48843, United States
Bled Fest is short for Big Love's Educational Festival. Big Love (named by his mommy and daddy as Ben Staub) started a small house show in 2005 and called it Bled Fest. He invited his favorite bands, and no there were no genre divides. It was a super fun show, with awesome people having an awesome time. In 2006, the show was way too big for his backyard. In 2007, it went to Skateland West, where promoters Stefan Maxx and Brian Brown turned it into a celebration of all things metal, with Black Dahlia Murder headlining. Over 1500 people showed up. Metal kids loved it. Big Love, and anyone who didn't just like metal, hated it. In 2008, Big Love brought Bled Fest back home to Hartland, with the help of local promoters Fusion Shows. They booked a varied lineup, and 900 attendees came out to see a variety of great bands from all rock genres. This year, that mission continues, with the scope being much larger. The lineup will be bigger, louder, and more kick ass than in years past!