5 stages will be utilized at MDF 2024. All of the stages are contained to one general area and will not require much walking between them.

Power Plant Live! is an entertainment complex with an in-house stage. This stage is technically open-air, but the area is covered by a translucent canopy to keep away the weather elements.

Power Plant has a variety of places to eat and drink, including Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden, Underground Pizza Company, Tin Roof, and Luckie’s Tavern.

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

New to the MDF format will be the inclusion of Market Place, just across the street from Power Plant. An open-air stage will be located here. In addition, there will be more food vendors and other activities to partake in at Market Place.

Soundstage is an indoor venue located on Market Place. It is also just across the street from Power Plant.

Angel’s Rock Bar is a small, indoor venue located upstairs at the Power Plant complex.


There will be at least 25 merch vendors selling a variety of metal-related items at MDF 2024.

These vendors will be located around the fountain at Power Plant and on both sides of Water St, which is just next to the Power Plant complex en route to the other stages.

A full list of vendors that will be attending will be posted as we get closer to the event.