Survive, High on Fire, Goblin among Psycho Las Vegas’ first 2018 acts


Look alive, Psycho Las Vegas fans—the festival's third edition is coming into focus.

The heavy-music gathering, which has dazzled fans of heavy metal and stoner-rock during its 2016 and 2017 takeovers of the Hard Rock Hotel, has unveiled the first handful of its 70-plus-act bill, and there are already some interesting names on the poster.

Austin, Texas, synthwave act Survive, best known for scoring Netflix series Stranger Things, is in. So are the soundtrack specialists of Italy's Goblin, whose prog-rock roots date back to the 1970s. And Swedish hard-rock trio Witchcraft will play just two U.S. shows in 2018, one of them at Psycho Las Vegas, according to festival founder and organizer Evan Hagen.

Also confirmed for the fest, which takes place August 17-19: Oakland metal trio High on Fire, which also played Psycho's first Vegas installment; Chicago noise-metal band Indian; Scottish prog-metal outfit DVNE; and Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath cover group, Zakk Sabbath.

Psycho has also revealed details regarding 2018 tickets, which go on sale Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. here.

Three-day GA passes will cost $249, with the first 2,500 buyers also gaining access to Psycho's annual pool pre-party. Limited VIP passes cost $499. And there's this: Hagen says the first 100 GA passes purchased will cost just $99 apiece, so set your alarms and get your fingers ready.

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