“HeavyCon is a unique opportunity for fans of rock and metal to immerse themselves in the world they love at the first-ever show of its kind,” say the organizers. “Rock and metal’s living legends – plus stars-in-the-making and key figures from behind-the-scenes – will be in attendance at the ultimate fan convention alongside gear, stage props and memorabilia that have shaped the last fifty years of riotous rebellion.”

While no lineup has been announced, the festival’s organizers sure are throwing around some big names as examples of just how alive and kickin’ rock and metal continue to be in 2016.

“With the biggest and most exciting bands on the planet—AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden—still flying the flag for brilliantly heavy music, a worldwide army of passionate fans and over fifty years of rock to celebrate, there has never been a better time to create rock and metal’s first dedicated convention,” according to an official statement on the festival’s website. “HeavyCon is organized by Heavy Con Ltd, a company [with] considerable experience organizing consumer exhibitions at all major venues in the UK as well as promoting music festivals and events across Asia.”