As the world continues to grapple with the deadly (and still very much ongoing) COVID-19 crisis, literally every large-scale festival in the world has been postponed indefinitely, pushed to next year, or outright canceled. Except one.

Knowing people are in desperate to get their nu-metal fix during these strange and uncertain times, rural Wisconsin concert organizers have decided to throw caution—along with sound judgement and CDC recommendations—to the wind and be the first music festival with national headliners to happen during a global pandemic when “Herd Immunity Fest” comes to Ringle, Wisconsin next month.

The three-day “mini-fest”—scheduled to take place July 16-18—will bring a total of 15 bands to an outdoor stage at the Q&Z Expo Center. The event will be headlined by Static-X, who rose to metal semi-consciousness in 1999 with their debut album entitled Wisconsin Death Trip. Nonpoint, Dope, Bobaflex, Royal Bliss are among the other acts booked to perform.

So how much does it cost to risk your health, as well as the lives of family, friends, and countless strangers to see a bunch of nu-metal bands in Ringle, Wisconsin? Three-day passes can be all yours for the baffling high price of $105.50 (plus shipping). Single-day passes are not available. And should you want to see Static-X—whose current singer wears a mask of Wayne Static, the deceased singer he replaced—in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, make sure to act fast. Attendance will be limited to just 2,500 people.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.