Somewhere in the nineties, a couple of guys started to organise punk, hardcore and metal shows in Erica.
The little venue could hold 150 people and grew into a great DIY underground location.
Bands like Peter Pan Speedrock, Altar, Cold as Life, Tech-9, Born from Pain, Comin Correct, Seein Red, Discipline, the Collywobbles, The Apers and many many more hit the stage.
In 2015, some of the guys woke up from their long hibernation. They decided to put up a revival festival to honour the old days. Pitfest was born.
The first edition (april 2016) was a big success. Combine a fantastic atmosphere with a killer line-up and a great location and you get an unforgettable event.
That was the trigger to make this festival the best for all you (extreme) metalheads, hardcore kids and punkrockers!
The 2017 edition sold out three months in advance, with bands like Napalm Death, Crowbar, God Dethroned and No Turning Back on the bill!
In 2018, Pitfest expanded. It grew into a 2 day event, on an new (outdoor) location in Erica. And it sold out again!
With bands like Bloodbath, Altar (original lineup), Victims, Witchery, Martyrdöd, Vader and so many more….
Our fourth edition, in 2019, sold out in advance again. We welcomed visitors from all over the world en got a lot of great feedback.