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Scarborough Downs to host Oxxfest music festival

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Scarborough Downs to host Oxxfest music festival

SCARBOROUGH — Heavy metal thunder is coming to the Downs. 

Waterfront Concerts, a Bangor-based production company, announced Tuesday that Scarborough Downs – specifically the harness racetrack's parking lot – will host the summer rock festival Oxxfest on Friday, Aug. 10.

The lineup of bands includes 5 Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, God Forbid, Emmure and Battle Cross. Waterfront Concerts also will announce a list of local bands, who will play a side stage. 

Oxxfest is a collaboration between Waterfront Concerts and Portland radio station WCYY. It has previously been held in Oxford, Wiscasset and Bangor. Tickets go on sale April 27 for $39.50 via waterfrontconcerts.com and TicketMaster.

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray said Oxxfest is the first of five concerts his company will announce at Scarborough Downs this summer.