Maryland Deathfest issued a statement ahead of the 2022 edition of the festival saying this year might be the last. According to festival promoters, the uncertainty stemmed from a variety of reasons including "the state of world and if we have the ability to put other things in our personal lives on hold to give the event the kind of attention it has always needed and received."
Now in a new statement, promoters have confirmed that Maryland Deathfest will return on May 23 through 26, 2024, though in a possibly different format than previous iterations have been in. The promoters also confirm that UK Deathfest 2022 will be the last UK Deathfest, and that any non-Maryland events will no longer be held.
"Maryland Deathfest will return in 2024 for its 19th edition on May 23-26, 2024.
We won't be determining the venue format, booking/announcing bands, or going on sale with tickets for MDF XIX until sometime in the first half of 2023, but for now, go ahead and pencil in the dates.
"Moving forward, Maryland Deathfest will be the one and only festival we produce. The upcoming UK Deathfest in London next month will be the last of our events outside of Maryland."
The final UK Deathfest will be held between September 2 and 4 at the Electric Ballroom, Underworld, and Black Heart in Camden, London. The full lineup includes Gorgoroth, Autopsy, Triumph Of Death playing the music of Hellhammer, Immolation, Nuclear Assault, and many more. Check out the full lineup here.