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Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor to headline Psycho Las Vegas 2020

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Danzig, shown here performing at Psycho Las Vegas 2018, will return to headline the festival’s 2020 edition.
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Psycho Las Vegas has revealed its full 2020 lineup, and the festival’s second Mandalay Bay edition will again fuse heavy metal, indie rock and more experimental sounds.

Topping the bill are three metal giants: New Jersey’s Danzig, scheduled to perform 1990 album Danzig II: Lucifuge in its entirety; Denmark’s Mercyful Fate; and Norway’s Emperor—the latter two making their only U.S. appearances of the year.

The festival’s fifth Vegas edition will take place August 14-16 at venues across Mandalay Bay including the Events Center, House of Blues and Mandalay Bay Beach, with the annual Psycho Swim party kicking things off one night earlier at Daylight Beach Club.

Danzig also headlined Psycho Las Vegas in 2018, playing 1992 album Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (and frontman Glenn Danzig returned to headline the fest as a member of The Original Misfits last year), and Mercyful Fate vocalist King Diamond headlined Psycho Las Vegas in 2017.

Among others added to the bill are alternative rock veterans The Flaming Lips; metal supergroup Down, fronted by ex-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo; garage-rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; Scandinavian metal bands Satyricon and Katatonia; and recently reunited Las Vegas mathcore favorites Curl Up and Die.

They join a list of previously revealed artists including Blue Öyster Cult, Ty Segall, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Watain, Ulver, At the Gates, Poison the Well, Thursday, Pinback, Boris, Windhand, Cursive and Brutus.

Passes for Psycho Las Vegas are on sale now for $199 plus fees and taxes at vivapsycho.com and axs.com, along with tickets to Psycho Swim ($55 plus fees and taxes).

Psycho Las Vegas’ full 2020 lineup:

Danzig

Mercyful Fate

Emperor

The Flaming Lips

Blue Öyster Cult

Down

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Ty Segall

Mayhem

Satyricon

Obituary

Warpaint

Blonde Redhead

Health

Watain

Ulver

Katatonia

At the Gates

Poison the Well

T.S.O.L.

Crowbar

Exhorder

Wolves in the Throne Room

Thursday

Pinback

Zola Jesus

Drab Majesty

Boris

Eyehategod

Repulsion

Immolation

Midnight

Mgla

Windhand

Cursive

Paul Cauthen

Amigo the Devil

King Dude

Pig Destroyer

Brutus

Profanatica

Lower Dens

Cult of Fire

Intronaut

Boysetsfire

Death by Stereo

Curl Up and Die

Adamantium

This Will Destroy You

Khemmis

Mothership

Guantanamo Baywatch

Dengue Fever

Kaelan Mikla

Black Joe Lewis

Fatso Jetson

Wino

Creeping Death

Mephistofeles

Frankie and the Witch Fingers

Toke

Foie Gras

Flavor Crystals

Silvertomb

Lord Buffalo

Warish

Alms

Bömbers

Glacial Tomb

Relaxer

Black Sabbitch

Hippie Death Cult

Vaelmyst

Mother Mercury

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Psycho Swim:

Old Man Gloom

Elder

Polyrythmics

Death Valley Girls

The Skull

Blackwater Holylight

Here Lies Man

DJ Scott Seltzer

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