Dark Lord Day 2023

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Date: May 20th, 2023.


It was announced that the festival would return as an in-person event along with the announcement of the 2022 Dark Lord packages on July 28th, 2022. The festival & ticket sales dates were announced, and the website was updated on November 18th, 2022.

Ticket prices and packages were announced on February 22nd. New this year is Deluxe tickets, which include the regular ticket items as well as a Dark Lord Merch package, and access to the Deluxe tent

The Deluxe tent is located in the stage lot and includes access to an exclusive bar featuring rare 3 Floyds beer with tap times, private restrooms, and a separate food tent.

Band lineup was announced on March 8th. Guest breweries were announced on March 10th.

Variants were teased on March 13th, suggesting there will be 6 variants. Actual variants were announced March 15th.

Additional details regarding the Deluxe tickets were provided on March 16th.

On April 19th, it was announced that the final band would be Municipal Waste. Also, a limited number of tickets would go on sale at Noon 4/19.

Sybris was added to the lineup on April 21st.

On May 10th, the Festival Map was released.

On May 11th, band set times were announced.


The festival hours are: 9AM – 9PM

Wax Color


Allotment & Price

1 bottle of Dark Lord and 3 Dark Lord variants. Included in ticket price.


7,500 - 8,000

Food Trucks

  • Wild Fries
  • Big Rig's Burgers
  • DOC's BBQ
  • Crave Belly
  • DönerMen
  • Dr Vegetable
  • The Wurst
  • Bean Me Up Roastery
  • Hi-Way Bakery


High: 61 °F Low: 55 °F

Sunny with a high around 61, low-mid 50s in the morning.

Group Sales Schedule

  • Group A - 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Group B - 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Group C - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Group D - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Group E - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Festival Map & Layout

Dark Lord Day 2023 Map


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On Sale: March 18th, 2023 at Noon.

Vendor: eTix

Presale for those who purchased 2021 Dark Lord packages went live on March 17th, 2023 at Noon. An email with a presale code was sent around 11:00am.

This year there are two tiers of tickets, regular and deluxe.

Regular Ticket

Cost: $200

Included with the ticket:

  • Festival admission
  • Metal show
  • 1 bottle of 2023 Dark Lord
  • 3 bottles of 2023 Dark Lord variants at random
  • Tote bag

Deluxe Ticket

Cost: $333

Included with the ticket:

  • Festival admission
  • Metal show
  • access to Deluxe tent
  • 1 bottle of 2023 Dark Lord
  • 3 bottles of 2023 Dark Lord variants at random
  • Dark Lord merch package
  • Tote bag

Additional Deluxe Ticket details:

  • Deluxe Tent located in stage lot
  • Exclusive bar area featuring ultra-rare barrel aged dark lord variants from the 3 Floyds vault
  • Private Restrooms
  • Separate Food Tent
  • Merch Package consists of: 1. Exclusive Shirt 2. Limited Edition Screenprint 3. Special Edition Bottle Opener
  • Only 300 Deluxe Tickets will be available.


Customers who purchased 2022 Dark Lord packages were sent a presale code the day before public ticket sales. The presale went live on March 17 at Noon Central, presale codes were sent out approximately one hour before hand. The presale code provided was generic and ended up being shared around the internet, but that did not appear to cause any major issues. The Deluxe tickets which were allotted for the presale sold out quickly in a couple minutes. General tickets were available throughout the afternoon and evening.

The public sale went live on Saturday March 18th at Noon Central, Deluxe Tickets sold out quickly in just a few minutes. Group A sold out late afternoon.

On March 21st, Three Floyds posted that tickets were still available along with promoting the bottle share at the event. Three Floyd's issued a low ticket alert on their Instagram stories on March 23rd, tickets for Groups B-E were still available at this time and were still available over the next couple days. On March 25th, the ticketing site changed to a "Not on Sale" status.

On the morning of April 19th, they announced a limited number of tickets would go on sale again at noon Central via eTix. Group's B-E were available, late that evening Group B had sold out. On April 24th tickets sales were again taken down.

Ticket Sweepstakes

There was a ticket sweepstakes to win a pair of Dark Lord Day tickets running this year. This was advertised at various retailers, grocery stores, and liquor stores with a QR code to enter. You could also enter online.

Winners were announced on and around February 7th.

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Guest Breweries

This is a list of guest breweries that were pouring at the festival.

  • 18th Street Brewery
  • 450 North Brewing Company
  • Acopon Brewing
  • Alvarado Street Brewery
  • Anspach & Hobday
  • Ardent Craft Ales
  • Art History Brewing
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Burial Beer Company
  • Carbon Copy
  • Cloudburst Brewing
  • Commonwealth Brewing
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Gigantic Brewing
  • Goldfinger Brewing Company
  • Half Acre Beer
  • Hill Farmstead Brewery
  • Hold Out Brewing
  • Hop Butcher for the World
  • Lady Justice Brewing
  • Les Intenables
  • Marz Community Brewing
  • Modist Brewing
  • New Oberpfalz Brewing
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Penrose Brewing
  • Phase Three Brewing
  • Pipeworks Brewing
  • Pizza Port Brewing
  • Radiant Beer Co.
  • Scarlet Lane Brewing
  • Seven Island Brewery
  • Side Project Brewing
  • Sun King Brewery
  • Wake Brewing
  • WarPigs USA Brewing
  • Weathered Souls Brewing
  • Wiseacre Brewing


  • Marshmallow Handjee - Bourbon barrel aged Dark Lord with vanilla beans
  • Chemtrailmix - Rye barrel aged Dark Lord with cinnamon + pink peppercorns
  • 'Rarri Crochet - Port & Madeira aged Dark Lord with toasted coconut, freeze dried strawberries, vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs.
  • Sundae Thunderstorm - Bourbon barrel aged Dark Lord with coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans.
  • Naturally Upset - Dark Lord aged for two years in single malt whiskey barrels.
  • Raspberry Diamonds - Rye barrel aged Dark Lord with freeze dried raspberries.


  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Municipal Waste
  • Pelican Video
  • Enforced
  • Sybris


Artist: Dan Grzeca

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