Gilead Fest


The Gilead Media Music Festival will return July 18th-20th, 2014. Once again in lovely downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Tickets are on sale now. See below the confirmed lineup.


Friday – July 18th, 2014
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oozing Wound (
Thou + The Body Collaboration
False (
Inter Arma (
Hell (
Ash Borer (

Saturday, July 19, 2014
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Protestant (
Hexer (
Owlfood (
Sea of Bones (
Geryon (
Kowloon Walled City (
Mutilation Rites (
Bastard Sapling
The Body (
Wolvserpent (

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Northless (
Alraune (
Generation of Vipers (
Seidr (
Lychgate (
Uzala (
Loss (
Barghest (
Thou (



Day passes are now available in addition to weekend passes. Weekend pass price will remain the same, but are now of limited availability. As of 3/9/2014 the fest is 40% sold out. Don’t hesitate, my friends.

Although I’ve done everything in my power to ensure Gilead Fest proceeds as planned, the performance schedule is subject to change without notice. Gilead Media, LLC is not responsible if your favorite band playing the festival breaks up and decides to cancel, nor will Gilead Media, LLC be responsible for the cancellation of any other band for any other reason.

Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE. Gilead Media, LLC is not responsible for loss or expenses incurred by attendees as a result of changes in festival scheduling, or responsible for loss or expenses incurred for any other reason. Passes will be transferable, please contact Gilead Media, LLC for specifications for transferring passes. All transfers MUST be completed by 7/12/2014. Re-entry will be allowed as long as an in-tact weekend pass wrist-band is presented upon re-entry.

There will be NO PHYSICAL PASSES MAILED. All passes sold are WILL CALL only. Attendees must have valid photo ID when they check in at the festival to receive their day or weekend pass, with a name that matches the paypal transaction of their paypal pass purchase. If you cannot provide ID matching the paypal transaction for your pass purchase please email Gilead Media, LLC IMMEDIATELY at If more than one pass is purchased by a single individual and paypal ID, then ALL passes included within that purchase will be held under the purchaser’s name.

The festival will be all-ages, and alcohol will be served by the Oshkosh Masonic Center to anyone who is 21+ with a valid ID, although alcohol will not be permitted within the Gilead Fest room. No carry-ins allowed in the Oshkosh Masonic Center. Amateur photography and filming is permitted as long as you don’t obstruct the view or negatively affect the experience of other Gilead Fest attendees. If you obstruct attendees’ experience you will be ejected from the festival and your wrist-band pass will be taken without refund. No professional filming equipment will be permitted.

Gilead Media, LLC reserves the right to deny entrance to any person for any reason and reserves the right to eject any attendee for any reason without a refund. No weapons, concealed or open, are allowed on Oshkosh Masonic Center premises. Moshing will be strictly prohibited at Gilead Fest.

The pass holders assumes all responsibility for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending this attraction and waive all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during, or after the attraction.

By purchasing a pass for the Gilead Fest 2014 you agree to the above terms and conditions.




I’m pleased to announce that EMPEROR Cabinets out of Chicago will be sponsoring Gilead Fest 2014! The backline for the fest will be provided by Emperor, who make some of the most amazing cabinets in the industry. Check them out:



Gilead Fest will take place at the Oshkosh Masonic Center, 204 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

The OMC is a historic building set in downtown Oshkosh. It is a beautiful space with great character, and the main ballroom is simply gorgeous. Very pleased to be working with them this year.



There are a ton of hotels in Oshkosh, but July is a busy month so be sure to book your rooms early. These three say they will be offering discounted rates to Gilead Fest folks:

Americinn – 1495 West South Park Avenue  Oshkosh, WI 54902 – (920) 232-0300 (3 miles from venue)

Hilton Garden Inn – 355 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh, WI – (920) 966-1300 (2.9 miles from venue)

Motel 6 – 1015 S Washburn St, Oshkosh, WI 54904 – (920) 233-4300 (2.9 miles from venue)

I truly appreciate the email inquiries regarding open slots on the festival line up. I’m glad the event is appealing and something that people want their band to be a part of. That said, my thing about Gilead Fest is that I hand select every band that plays, and nearly all of them I already hold personal ties with. It keeps it positive and fun for me, the bands, and all the attendees. It’s a large reason why there was the unique “summer camp” type of environment so many spoke of in 2012, and it will help carry that aesthetic/vibe over into 2014. So on all accounts, I must respectfully decline all requests for bands to play. I have contacted every band I intend to have take part in Gilead Fest 2014. Unless you’re Neurosis and willing to play a tiny music fest in Wisconsin.

Talk soon, my friends. I sincerely can not wait to see you all again.

-Adam Bartlett/Gilead Media


Recap of Gilead Fest 2012. Photos, write ups, etc: