In an Instagram post, the festival organizers have announced that Mercyful Fate will be exclusively playing the festival, making it their only performance in the United States and first in over twenty years. With the recent news that some of the performers who were originally set to play Psycho Las Vegas this year have now postponed their sets to 2022, Mercyful Fate decided to do so. Other bands that postponed include Boris, At the Gates, Katatonia, Wolves in the Throne Room, Elder and Bömbers.
The 2021 edition is still going strong, featuring headlining sets from Danzig, Emperor and Down. Other performers include The Flaming Lips, Cannibal Corpse, Satyricon, Exodus, Mayhem, High on Fire, The Sword, Watain, Ty Segall, Obituary, Dying Fetus, Poison the Well, Red Fang, Cephalic Carnage, Weedeater, Pig Destroyer, Full of Hell, Midnight, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Exhorder, Primitive Man, Curl Up & Die, Khemmis, Wino, Creeping Death and more. It is set to take place on August 19 and 20 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Ticket transfers from 2021 to 2022 are not currently available but refunds are available for fans who were wanting to see the postponed acts at the festival’s website.
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Most bands who were originally on the 2020 lineup are still on the lineup this year. The 2020 festival had been canceled due to COVID-19.