PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Gears Up for Epic Festival Weekend at Mandalay Bay Complete with Immersive Experiences
August 16 – 18
JUST ANNOUNCED: Sumac and Weedeater added to the lineup this Saturday and Sunday
Blackjack Tournament, High on Fire music video, new OBEY + PSYCHO LAS VEGAS line, Zia Records Pop-Up Shop, and Local Brews round out the weekend
LAS VEGAS (August 15, 2019) – PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is bringing a celebration of all that is rock and metal to Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoAugust 16 –18, and is doubling down with a wide range of experiences for fans to partake in.
Those not yet committed to the awesomeness that is PSYCHO LAS VEGAS, featuring 70-plus bands including The Original Misfits, Opeth, Electric Wizard, Beach House, Clutch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai, among many others, can still purchase a three-day GA pass for $249 (excluding tax and fees) or single day tickets starting at $109 (excluding tax and fees). A limited number of single day tickets for Saturday, headlined by The Original Misfits, have recently been released.
Additionally, post-metal powerhouse trio Sumac will take the stage on Saturday at the Beach and the original weed-metal band, Weedeaters, will now kick off Sunday in the Events Center.
Newly added activations to the already amazing lineup of bands include:
High on Fire Music Video
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:15 p.m.
Those looking to immortalize their PSYCHO LAS VEGAS trip can be a part of fan favorite High on Fire’s upcoming music video which will be filmed during their set on Friday, Aug. 16. Heavy metal rock band High on Fire has a long history performing at PSYCHO LAS VEGAS and lead man Matt Pike has some surprises both on and off the guitar throughout the weekend.
2nd Annual PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Blackjack Tournament
Sunday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.
Fans of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS and fans of Blackjack alike will regale in this tournament and the bounty of its prize package valued at $36,000. Entry for the tournament is $65 for this winner-takes-all prize package. The prize package features a custom 2005 Harley Davidson EVO Chopper, Lucky 7’s Dunable guitar and Fuzz pedal, Heil Microphone Package*, Lifetime PSYCHO LAS VEGAS High Roller Passes, MGM Resorts Las Vegas Vacation Package, Vegas Indoor Skydiving Party Block, Relapse Records rare vinyl lot and limited-edition PSYCHO LAS VEGAS + OBEY exclusive merchandise. *Heil Microphone is the official microphone of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS.
Guests can reserve their tournament spot by registering online here and submitting payment in person to the Mandalay Bay Box Office by 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 inside the Orchid Lounge off the casino floor. All rounds will consist of 10 tournament hands and will be dealt from an eight-deck shoe. For complete rules, go to https://www.vivapsycho.com/pages/blackjack-tournament.
Exclusive OBEY + PSYCHO LAS VEGAS line
Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to Midnight
For the fifth year in a row, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is partnering with OBEY to present an exclusive clothing line. Going back to the days of Psycho de Mayo and Days of the Shred, this is a partnership born to make a statement. Find OBEY in the merch room at Tradewinds Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 12 midnight Friday through Sunday.
Zia Records at PSYCHO LAS VEGAS pop-up shop
Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to Midnight
Peruse some amazing records while enjoying a break between sets with the Zia Records pop-up shop. In addition to a host of fest-inspired bands and records, Zia will have two PSYCHO LAS VEGAS color vinyl exclusive pressings – Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Blood Lust and The Black Angels’ Directions to See a Ghost. Find the Zia Records pop-up shop in the merch room at Tradewinds Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 12 midnight Friday through Sunday.
Local brewery CraftHaus Brewery makes debut at PSYCHO LAS VEGAS
Fans can rejoice in the flavors of Vegas as local brewer CraftHaus Brewery brings some of its top beers to the festival. From Silver State, a blonde ale with round notes of caramel, in cans to Evocation, a farmhouse ale-saison with notes of citrus and pepper on draft – both are drinkable and delicious at 4.8% and 4.7% ABV.
More than 70 bands will grace four stages at Mandalay Bay over the three-day festival, including the newly renovated Mandalay Bay Events Center; the iconic House of Blues Las Vegas; Mandalay Bay Beach, featuring a wave pool and lazy river; and Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, a Vegas-style lounge in the middle of the casino floor. Tickets can be purchased at VivaPsycho.com and AXS.com.
Kicking off the three-day PSYCHO LAS VEGAS festival is Psycho Swim, an all-day music filled pool party at DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Thursday, Aug. 15. Tickets are included in the VIP High Roller package or can be purchased online starting at $35 (excluding tax and fees) for those 21 years of age and older.
2019 Psycho Swim lineup:
Thursday, Aug. 15: Corrosion of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Yakuza, Monophonics, Motorbabe, Mother Mercury, Idle Hands, Howling Giant and Thrown Into Exile.
2019 PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Daily Lineup:
Friday, Aug. 16: Electric Wizard, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, High on Fire, Bad Religion, Graveyard, Glassjaw, Cold Cave, Fu Manchu, Power Trip, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Goatwhore, En Minor, Nothing, Perturbator, Royal Thunder, Hangman’s Chair, Led Zeppelin II, L.A. Witch, Spindrift, Ilsa, Devil Master, Electric Citizen, Candy, DJ Ethan McCarthy and DJ Pain Killer.
Saturday, Aug. 17: The Original Misfits, Clutch, The Black Angels, Mark Lanegan, Sumac, The Faint, Triumph of Death, Carcass, Old Man Gloom, Tobacco, Black Mountain, Full of Hell, The Obsessed, Soft Kill, Grails, Mork, Nighthorse, Monophonics, Tomb Mold, Led Zeppelin II, Danava and Levitation Room.
Sunday, Aug. 18: Opeth, Beach House, Mogwai, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Weedeater, Deafheaven, 1349, Dead Meadow, YOB, Kadavar, Amenra, Vio-Lence, Truckfighters, Have A Nice Life, Warhorse, Twin Temple, Polyrhythmics, Hellfire, Two Minutes to Late Night and Andrew W.K. closing the festival.
*Please note daily lineup is subject to slight changes.
About PSYCHO LAS VEGAS
PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is the premier vacation-destination music festival in the U.S. for those who worship all that is rock ‘n’ roll. After three award-winning years housed under the confines of the Hard Rock, America’s rock ‘n’ roll bacchanal is moving to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino through an exclusive partnership with MGM Entertainment, and will usher in a new era of spectacle, performance and production. This milestone accomplishment for the 7th edition of the event will ravish the senses across four stages including the newly renovated Events Center, the iconic House of Blues, the Mandalay Bay Beach and a takeover of the old-school Vegas-style Rhythm & Riffs Lounge in the very center of the casino floor. In 2019, Psycho is rebooting America’s conception of what a festival can be, on its own terms and with its signature mix of grit and grandeur. For more information or to purchase tickets, visitVivaPsycho.com. Connect socially on Facebook and Instagram @PsychoLasVegas.
About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium, and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.