Festival Area

MDF 2024 will feature 5 stages conveniently situated in one general area, minimizing the need for extensive walking between them.

Power Plant Live!: This entertainment hub boasts an in-house stage sheltered by a translucent canopy, ensuring weather protection. Within Power Plant Live!, patrons can indulge in various dining and beverage options at spots like Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden, Underground Pizza Company, Tin Roof, and Luckie’s Tavern.

Rams Head Live!: Nestled within the Power Plant complex, Rams Head Live! is an indoor, multi-level venue.

Market Place: A new addition to the MDF layout, Market Place, located just across the street from Power Plant, will host an open-air stage. Moreover, attendees can enjoy an expanded array of food vendors and additional activities at Market Place.

Soundstage: Another indoor venue situated on Market Place, Soundstage offers a diverse lineup and is conveniently close to Power Plant.

Angel’s Rock Bar: Tucked away upstairs at the Power Plant complex, Angel’s Rock Bar is a cozy indoor venue. Admission to Angel’s events is complimentary with the day’s MDF ticket.


Convenient parking options include Harbor Park Garage (55 Market Place, entrance from Lombard St) and Parkway-Lockwood Place Garage (124 Market Place, entrance from Lombard St).


Wednesday (Pre-Festival): Wristband redemption starts at 3 pm. Please proceed to the designated table in the Rams Head hallway (near the front entrance). Those with 4-day passes can also obtain their weekend wristband on Wednesday, streamlining entry on Thursday.

Thursday: Wristband redemption begins at 1 pm. Head to the tent near the fountain at Power Plant for wristband pickup.

Friday – Sunday: Wristband redemption starts at 12:00 pm. Visit the “Box Office / Check-In” location marked on the map, located at Lombard St and Market Place.


Re-entry is permitted at all venues.

Backpacks and purses are allowed but subject to search upon entry. Backpacks must be checked at the coat check inside Rams Head but can be carried at all other venues. Cameras, including DSLRs, are permitted.

Sealed water bottles are permitted throughout the festival grounds.

Attendees with specific medical or diabetic needs may bring essential items.

Set Times

Stay updated on set times at

QR code banners placed around the festival grounds facilitate real-time updates.

Lineup, day splits and set times subject to change. Follow us on social media for announcements.

MDF & Band Merchandise

Wednesday (Pre-Festival): Only merchandise for bands performing that day will be available inside Rams Head and Soundstage.

Thursday: MDF merchandise and band-specific items will be sold at Rams Head and Soundstage. Those attending the Sodom ‘Agent Orange’ set with a Power Plant-only ticket can purchase Sodom merchandise near the Rams Head entrance.

Friday – Sunday: Find MDF and band merchandise at the large Merch & Lounge tent located as indicated on the map, in front of Soundstage.


Browse merchandise and food vendors around the fountain at Power Plant and along both sides of Water St, adjacent to the Power Plant complex.

Metal Merch Vendors: ChopoBrujos • Creeping Death Designs • Dave’s Metal • Death Rattle Market • Diggers Leather • Decibel Magazine • Ghostwolf Pepper Co • Gutter Christ • Hells Headbangers • Kinky Earrings • Last Nightmare • Lock N Shock • MM Fabrications • Metal Haven (Chicago) • Mexico Steel • Morbid Metal Records • Mutilated Records • Necroharmonic • Necronomicharm • Pallbearer Press • Peril Hot Sauce • Pizza Party Printing • Portland Distro • Pyre Press • Sabi • Sean Dietrich Art • Season of Mist • Sigler’s Spooky Art • Thrash Corner Records • Tomb Gallery • Unholy Anarchy • Utterly Somber • Vectorscoope • Vienna Music Exchange

Food Vendors on Market Place: Ellies Tavern (Crab Cakes, Crab Rangoon Dip, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Chicken Tenders, Fries etc) • Tarin Thai Cuisine (Pad Thai, Fried Rice, Drunken Noodles, Spring Rolls, Chicken on a stick etc) • Taco Town (Tacos, Burritos, Tortas, Ensaladas etc) • Soundstage Grill (Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, Veggie Bratwurst, Steak Subs) • Underground Pizza (huge slices – also vegan & gluten free options) • CWagon (Bubble Waffle Cones, Ice Cream, Coffee) • Sugar Exchange (Snowballs, Dirty Sodas)

Vendors list subject to change. Follow us on social media for announcements.

First Aid

For medical assistance, visit the EMTs at the First Aid tent marked on the map.