dystopian metal festival

A groundbreaking rock event

Mauritius Meltdown

Welcome to the inaugural Dystopian MetalFest, a groundbreaking rock event hitting the shores of Mauritius for the first time.

Prepare to be immersed in a sonic landscape where raw energy meets introspective depth, as the island transforms into a haven for fans of intense music. Experience the power of heavy riffs, industrial beats, and captivating melodies echoing across paradise. With a lineup curated to ignite your senses, this festival promises an unforgettable journey through the realms of alternative and progressive rock. Join us as we delve into the heart of the dystopian sound, amidst the beauty of Mauritius.



Tool is a progressive metal band known for their intricate compositions, philosophical lyrics, and intense performances. Formed in 1990, their music blends elements of alternative, metal, and art rock. With albums like 'Lateralus' and 'Ænima,' they've garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase worldwide. Tool will perform on Sunday 24th of November.


Nine Inch Nails

Formed by Trent Reznor in 1988, Nine Inch Nails is an influential industrial rock band. Renowned for their provocative lyrics, innovative soundscapes, and Reznor's dynamic stage presence, their albums like 'The Downward Spiral' and 'Pretty Hate Machine' have left a lasting impact on the music industry. Nine Inch Nails will perform on Saturday 23rd of November.




Formed in 1994 in Germany, Rammstein is a pioneering industrial metal band renowned for their explosive performances and provocative lyrics. Their unique blend of heavy riffs, electronic elements, and theatrical stage shows has earned them a devoted global following. Hits like 'Du Hast' and 'Engel' have cemented their legacy as one of the most influential acts in the genre. Rammstein will perform on Saturday 23rd of November. 

Foo Fighters

Formed by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1994, Foo Fighters is a prominent rock band known for their high-energy performances and catchy melodies. With hits like 'Everlong' and 'The Pretender,' they've achieved commercial success and earned numerous awards, solidifying their status as rock icons. Foo Fighters will perform on Sunday 24th of November.


Queens of the Stone Age

Formed in 1996 by Josh Homme, Queens of the Stone Age blends hard rock with desert rock and alternative influences. Known for their dynamic sound and Homme's distinctive vocals, hits like 'No One Knows' and 'Go With the Flow' showcase their raw energy and musical versatility.Queens of the Stone Age, formed in 1996 by Josh Homme, blends hard rock with desert rock and alternative influences. Known for their dynamic sound and Homme's distinctive vocals, hits like 'No One Knows' and 'Go With the Flow' showcase their raw energy and musical versatility. Queens of the Stone Age will perform on Sunday 24th of November.

Alice In Chains

Originating from Seattle in 1987, Alice In Chains is a seminal grunge band known for their haunting melodies and dark lyrics. With iconic albums like 'Dirt' and 'Jar of Flies,' their sound blends heavy rock with introspective themes, solidifying their place as legends of the '90s Seattle music scene. Alice In Chains will perform on Sunday 24th of November.

Rob Zombie

A multifaceted artist, Rob Zombie rose to fame as the frontman of White Zombie before embarking on a successful solo career. Known for his distinctive blend of heavy metal, industrial, and horror-inspired imagery, Zombie's hits like 'Dragula' and 'Living Dead Girl' have solidified his status as a pioneering figure in the world of shock rock. Rob Zombie & his band will perform on Saturday 23rd of November. 

Royal Blood

A British rock duo formed in 2011, Royal Blood is celebrated for their explosive sound driven by heavy bass riffs and dynamic drumming. With chart-topping hits like 'Out of the Black' and 'Figure It Out,' they've quickly risen to prominence, captivating audiences with their raw energy and undeniable talent. Royal Blood will perform on Sunday 24th of November.



Formed in 2000, Mastodon is a progressive metal band hailed for their complex compositions and conceptual albums. With a blend of sludge, prog, and heavy metal influences, their music explores themes ranging from mythology to existentialism. Albums like 'Crack the Skye' and 'Once More 'Round the Sun' showcase their musical prowess and storytelling abilities, earning them critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase worldwide. Mastodon will perform on Saturday 23rd of November.


Pioneers of nu-metal, Korn emerged in the early '90s with a distinct blend of heavy riffs, hip-hop elements, and emotional lyrics. Hits like 'Freak on a Leash' and 'Blind' propelled them to fame, influencing a generation. With their raw sound and introspective themes, Korn remains a cornerstone of modern rock.  Korn will open the Dystopian MetFest on Saturday 23rd of November.


Formed in 1996, the French metal band Gojira is renowned for their innovative blend of progressive, death, and thrash metal. With environmentally-conscious lyrics and intense compositions, their albums like 'From Mars to Sirius' and 'Magma' have earned critical acclaim, establishing them as leaders in the metal genre. Gojira will perform on Sunday 24th of November.


Dystopian MetalFest

The Domes of Albion, West side of Mauritius Island

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November 2024

By Car: Follow signs to Albion on the West coast. Look for festival signage upon arrival.

Public Transport: Buses and taxis are available from major towns. (Bambous, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Bel Air, Curepipe, Flacq, Grand Bay, Grand Port, Goodlands, Mahébourg, Pamplemousses, Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Rivière du Rempart, Saint Pierre, Triolet, Vacoas)
Drop-off points will be designated near the festival grounds.


  • One-Day Pass: 3.000 MUR ($65)
  • Two-Day Pass: 4.500 MUR ($100)
  • VIP Pass (includes access to VIP areas, exclusive merchandise, and meet-and-greet sessions). TBC

Schedules day 1:

Gates open: 12:00 PM
Performances start: 16:30 PM
Festival ends: 12:30 AM

  • 22:30 00:30 Nine Inch Nails
  • 20:15 22:00 Rammstein
  • 18:45 19:45 Rob Zombie
  • 17:30 18:30 Mastodon
  • 16:30 17:15 Korn

Schedules day 2 :
Gates open: 11:30 AM
Performances start: 15:30 PM
Festival ends: 23:50 AM

  • 22:00 23:50 Tool
  • 20:00 21:40 Foo Fighters
  • 18:45 19:45 Queens Of The Stone Age
  • 17:30 18:30 Alice In Chains
  • 16:30 17:15 Royal Blood
  • 15:30 16:15 Gojira

Additional Attractions:

  • Metal-themed art installations and exhibitions.
  • Merchandise stalls offering band merchandise and memorabilia.
  • Meet-and-greet sessions with select artists (VIP ticket holders only).
  • After-parties featuring guest DJs spinning metal classics.




  • A diverse range of food stalls offering local and international cuisine.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options available.
  • Refreshments include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Beer gardens featuring a selection of local and international brews.


  • Nearby hotels and guesthouses offering special rates for festival attendees.
  • Camping options available for those looking to immerse themselves fully in the festival experience.


  • Trained security personnel onsite to ensure a safe environment.
  • Bag checks and metal detectors at entry points.
  • Emergency medical services available throughout the festival grounds.

Additional Info:

  • Limited parking available onsite; carpooling and Public Transport encouraged.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, and comfortable clothing for outdoor comfort.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed.
  • Follow festival guidelines for a memorable and enjoyable experience.


Join us for an unforgettable weekend of metal madness at Dystopian MetalFest