MAGfest Full Band Lineup Released





Washington DC, VA, MD – October 31st, 2012 – MAGFest, the Music And Gaming Festival has strived since 2002 to create the very best lineup of musicians, combining the incomparable enthusiasm of the video game music community and game industry greats on hand to perform live in front of thousands of fans. Over a decade, over 50 different bands and artists have taken the stage at our festival.

MAGFest 11 will celebrate the 10th anniversary with our best music lineup yet!
On January 3rd -6th, 2013, almost 40 music acts will take part in the festivities and put on the greatest show in the world, featuring music from your favorite video games taken to unimaginable places.

The stage is set, and MAGFest 11 will be the biggest MAGFest to date. The concerts will take place in a unique double stage setting which allows for concerts around the clock over the 4 days of the festival, and with over 10 new debuts, return of fan favorites and true video game legends in attendance, you can be sure that once again, MAGFest is an experience not to be missed!

The full line up for MAGFest XI is:

Special Guests:

Main Stage:

Second Stage:



(Visuals will be suplied by Batsly AdamsInvaderbaccaNO CARRIER, and Pixelseed)

About MAGFest:
MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event in the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland area dedicated to the celebration of video games and video game music. Each year, MAGFest offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, over twelve live video game cover bands, chiptunes, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. It also features a “JamSpace” available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. Numerous other events are scheduled each day. The 11th annual MAGFest, or MAGFest 11 for short, is scheduled for January 3-6 2013. For more details regarding MAGFest, contact Nick Marinelli, MAGFest press and public relations director, [email protected].

About Gamester81

John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007