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Rock Monsters 2023 Festival Lineup Announced ft. Northlane, Written By Wolves, Crooked Royals + More

Rock Monsters 2023 Festival Lineup Announced ft. Northlane, Written By Wolves, Crooked Royals + More

Chris Cudby / Friday 2nd June, 2023 9:32AM

Aotearoa's heavy music legions will be making their pilgrimage to Butlers Reef in Ōakura on 2nd December for the megaton-hitting ROCK MONSTERS 2023 festival, an epic one day celebration of all things metalcore, progressive rock and metal headlined by Sydney superstars Northlane. Arriving on our shores following the launch of their 2022 opus Obsidian, Northlane will be joined by small army of guitar-wielding local heroes — including Tāmaki Makaurau's Written By Wolves, post-hardcore / metalcore crew Crooked Royals, prog / post-rock elementalists Coridian, Whanganui progressive metal collective Pull Down the Sun, Te Whanganui-a-Tara heavy hitters Clæmus and Ōtautahi's ELIDI. Be sure to bring earplugs for this guaranteed to be high decibel extravaganza, grip the official details below...

Rock Monsters 2023
Featuring... Northlane, Written By Wolves, Crooked Royals, Coridian, Pull Down the Sun, Clæmus, ELIDI
Saturday 2nd December - Butlers Reef Marquee, Ōakura

Early bird tickets available via

Experience the onslaught of 'Carbonized' from Northlanes 2022 album Obsidian...

Take in the audio-visual insanity of Written By Wolves' 2023 single 'GIVE 'EM HELL'...

Watch the official video for Crooked Royals' 2022 anthem 'Counterfeit'...

Press release:

Waxstar Touring & Panhead Custom Ales are proud to present - ROCK MONSTERS 2023

Fans of Metalcore, Progressive Rock & Metal rejoice, because the ultimate heavy prog festival is about to invade Oakura at Butlers Reef Saturday December 02 and this festival will take no prisoners.

Seven bands absolutely crushing it in New Zealand & Australia and beyond will perform under the mighty marquee this December, ROCK MONSTERS will unite them all in one face melting, tech defying beast of an event. Get ready for a day and night of pure metal mayhem Aotearoa!

The chart topping, award-winning metal band NORTHLANE will headline ROCK MONSTERS 2023.


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