Blacken Open Air
- Ross River Resort, Hale NT
Blacken Open Air is a three-day open air music festival in the Northern Territory. It was established in 2016 as an extension of a smaller local festival called Blacken the Earth highlighting metal and heavy rock from the NT. After several events in and around Alice Springs at various locations, the Blacken Open Air festival moved to the Ross River Resort in Hale in 2019. There was no festival in 2020 due to COVID and the 2021 festival was cancelled a month before it took place. Blacken Open Air returned in 2022 with US death metal band Revocation headlining.
Line up history
- 15 & 16 April 2017 - Desecrator, Whoretopsy, Miazma, Zeolite, The Horror, Southeast Desert Metal, Truth Corroded, Hollow World, Exdemission, Alkira, Eternal Rest, Beyond Mortal Dreams, Voros, SNAKES, Nucleust, Tempest Rising, The Holy Dimes, Dr Flouride, Flaming Wrekage, Agonhymn, Deadspace, Bad Maths, The Black Scorpions, Stellar Sea, Endall, Hell Machine, Atomic Death Squad, Scaphis, Sickness, The Kraken
- March 31 - April 2 2018 - High Tension, Earth Rot, The Horror, Southeast Desert Metal, Miazma, Vicious Circle, Hybrid Nightmare, Shadow Realm, Abola, SNAKES, Scaphis, Kaerulean, Shatter Brain, Dead Root, Annihilist, Apakatiah, Hell Machine, The Holy Dimes, Summit, Big Eyed, Endall, Freedom of Fear, Kayoss, Fly 990, Dr Fluoride and JJ Speedball, Anxiety Nation, The Wiggle of Judas
- 4 & 5 May 2019 - Cosmic Psychos, Disentomb, Boris the Blade, Witchgrinder, Frankenbok, Miazma, NOLA, Southeast Desert Metal, Batpiss, Exdemission, Christ Dismembered, Altar Defecation, Flaming Wrekage, Freedom of Fear, Mammoth, Envenomed, Wraith, Primitive, Maniacal, Hell Machine, Biome, Assailant, Death by Carrot, NGLAH, Fat Pigeon, Adjusted, Anxiety Nation
- June 30 - August 2 2022 - Revocation, Amyl and the Sniffers, Psycroptic, Shepherds Reign, Abramelin, Hadal Maw, Lagerstein, Miazma, Lo!, Southeast Desert Metal, Freedom of Fear, Potion, Hammers, C.O.F.F.I.N., SNAKES, Black Rheno, Suldusk, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, The Neptune Power Federation, The Furor, DEAD, 100 Years War, Astrodeath, Fuxache, Descend to Acheron, Myriad Drone, DisKust, The Holy Dimes, Jeremy Whiskey, Mulga Bore Hard Rock, Xanadoom, Flesh Void, NGLAH, Tombfeeder, PistonFist, Whet, Midnight Rangers