Gothicfest 2007

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Want to play in a major US festival? Gothicfest is North America's largest Gothic Festival and Expo! This two day event will take place at Excalibur in Chicago, IL from October 12-13, 2007, showcasing some of the best gothic, dark symphonic, hardcore, and industrial bands on the planet! Gothicfest is the official expo for the gothic subculture, featuring an entire weekend of music, tattoos, extreme exhibits, clothing, fashion, body art and accessories. Also featured are magazines, webzines, record labels, and so much more! This event is 21 and over.

Gothicfest offers showcase packages for up and coming artists. Genres accepted include gothic, industrial, electronica, black metal, dark symphonic, EBM, hardcore and ethereal. Artists must be able to provide their own transportation and lodging for the weekend of the event, have at least one year of experience playing live, and have at least 3 studio quality recordings in their EPK.

One Sonicbids artist will be selected to perform at Gothicfest with all showcase fees waived! Additionally, showcase spots are available for a fee.

Bands confirmed for Gothicfest 2007 are: Bella Morte, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Regenerator, Attrition, Grigori 3, Red Flag, Ghost Orgy, Element a440, Deepest Symphony, Sin Division, Volkmar, 13 Winters and many more.

Sponsors for the 2007 Gothicfest include Rhino Records, Dark Star Records, Lollipop Magazine, Goth Magazine, Rebel Radio, and more!

Gothicfest 2007 will be held at the Excalibur in downtown Chicago. This castle like building, designed by Henry Ives Cobb, was built in 1892. The massive multi room, nine level maze can be a bit intimidating at first. With its gothic overtones, dark winding corridors and spiral staircases, it should come as no surprise that the space was once a downtown church.

Patrons and employees reported strange occurrences, such as glasses falling and shattering for no explainable reason. People claim that they saw a child and a woman wearing a red dress briefly appear before vanishing into thin air. Excalibur gained so much notoriety that it was featured on the History Channel's Haunted History program. Inside the venue are multiple rooms, two of which will feature bands from around the world. Every band will perform in a multi level room with state of the art lights and sound.