MAGFest returns to Maryland in February 2016

**It has been announced that the enduring music and gaming festival MAGFest will return once more next year. MAGFest 2016 will occur between February 18 and 21, 2016 at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD. The February dates mean the festival will occur a month later than usual next year. While guest registration isn’t up yet, the organisers are already calling for artists interested in performing on stage to sign up.


Since its inception in 2002, MAGFest has celebrated video game culture with chiptune sets, cover band concerts, open video gaming rooms, special panels, and more. The festivals feature many of the greatest chiptune artists (e.g. Jake Kaufman, Mega Ran, Cheap Dinosaurs), cover bands (e.g. Armcannon, The Protomen, Powerglove), and even special overseas guests (e.g. Yuzo Koshiro, Nobuo Uematsu, Yuu Miyake). Its attendance has gradually grown from hundreds of people in its early days to 17,000 guests this year.

To learn more about the festival, read Patrick Kulikowski’s indepth MAGFest 13 report.

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 9, 2015.


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