Full Terror Assault is the first “TRUE” European style Open Air Festival for extreme music fans right here in the USA. This is NOT a pay to play event and is independently run by a small team of passionate folks, including a promoter who has been involved in the “underground” and extreme music for over 20 years. We know many fans have never had the chance to attend an event like this and we want to change that. Here is what you will find within: An amazing scenic wooded camping area right on festival grounds with over 100 acres containing lakes and a beach. Three(3) days of all things metal on 2 stages, with bands representing all genres of metal and anything with attitude. If that isn’t enough, FTA will have campsite contests, costume contests, a morbid metal market, food vendors, after parties with bands, and a DJ to keep the party going all night.  This event is designed to bring metal fanatics of all walks of life together for a celebration of extreme music without breaking your wallet. 

See you in September!


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FTA Map Icons_restroomsBATHROOMS

Bathrooms are located throughout the campgrounds & are cleaned frequently. They are also used frequently, so please do your part to make the porta-potty experience as enjoyable as possible. Use them only to deposit what nature intended, and help keep them clean. 


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Campers will also find showers in specific campground locations – check your map, Showers are FREE.   

FTA Map Icons_first aidMEDICAL / SAFETY

Medical & safety staff will be available for anyone who needs basic first aid  and will be located centrally within the campground. Check your festival map for specific location & check it often cause things can change.  If you have any concerns, or you feel anything less than well, seek them out.  As we said before, if you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency, act like it is.

FTA believes everyone should feel safe. We will help maintain this by not tolerating harmful behaviors, which may include non-consensual touching or verbal harassment. We have a zero tolerance policy for any type of harassment and if you see something, say something.  Let’s keep it safe for everyone to have a good time!


Lost and found is located at the main gate trailer. If you lose something, or someone, check there , if it (or they) are not there the first time, check again later. If you find something that needs to be returned to its owner, please drop it off at the main gate trailer or give it to a FTA representative.


After the live music stops the party will continue with a DJ spinning all the best in metal.  Of course they will be taking requests so grab a drink and head to the after party tent to meet other metal heads and party till the break of dawn. YES, entry is free!


There are NO GUEST LISTS!  Unless you are a headliner/co-headliner or this was agreed upon during the booking process, no guest lists will be allowed.  So your partner, spouse, merch person will all need to purchase a ticket unless previously agreed upon.


There will not be any lockers available, so lock up all personal items in your car.  Highly suggest buying a car pass.


NO ATMS ON THE GROUND! CASH IS KING!  The nearest ATM is about 20 minutes from the campground so plan ahead.  Cash ONLY at the ticket booth and most vendors are cash only, so bring plenty of cash and keep it safe (car pass hint hint…).


There is cellphone reception on the property, but it can be limited at times so service can be inconsistent.  We will not have phone charging stations on site so to keep your devices charged buy a car pass. Phones for emergencies are available at the main gate trailer.


FTA stands firmly against drug use. First, it’s dangerous to your health, especially in the heat. Second, it can ruin the weekend for you and those around you. Last but not least it’s against the law: If it’s illegal outside the festival, it’s illegal inside too. Remember the fest is in Illinois an abides by the laws of this state. 

If you see someone who is sick, upset, scared or clearly having a bad experience, get help. Find a medical tent or festival staff member. Provide all the information you can to safety or medical staff. Our “no questions asked” policy means neither you nor the sick person can get in trouble when you seek help.

Our number-one concern is the well-being of all FTA attendees. By steering clear of substances and getting help for those who need it, you are contributing positively to the FTA experience, and the entire FTA staff thanks you for that.


This event is BYOB & the sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If you’re legal, you can bring it for your own enjoyment only.

You may bring:  Beer, hard liquor & wine but anything in glass bottles will be confiscated.  Please respect this rule IT IS EXTREMELY HARD TO CLEAN UP BROKEN GLASS AND EASY FOR FESTIVAL ATTENDEES TO GET CUT.

I REPEAT: NO GLASS CONTAINERS of any kind are allowed into the campgrounds or concert areas.



  • Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
  • Camping gear (tent, tarp, sleeping bags, etc.) DUH!
  • Your favorite hoodie
  • Extra shoes/sneakers (in case it rains)
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Aluminum or stainless steel container (or two!) for water
  • Extra plastic bags for trash
  • Toilet paper (you never know)
  • Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
  • Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
  • Extra set of keys to keep with you at all times (avoid keeping keys in your car!)


  • Small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring any valuables – if you must, keep them locked out of view in your vehicle).
  •  Soap, shampoo and Towel
  • Smokers – bring an ashtray! Every butt you throw on the ground, someone has to pick up!
  • Blankets
  • Chairs
  • Earplugs (for sleeping)
  • Portable radio
  • Small grill for cooking


These items are not allowed under any circumstances (Remember, we search every vehicle):

  • Glass containers of any kind (this includes wine/beer bottles, drinking glasses, pickle jars and test tubes)
  • Weapons of any kind (even slingshots)
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal substances
  • Bicycles or scooters or personal motorized vehicles (including, but not limited to: golf carts, ATVs, motor scooters, powered skateboards and airboats)
  • Pets (even really, really small friendly ones)
  • Box trucks or trailers (a camping trailer is OK, but it is considered an RV which requires an RV companion pass)
  • Laser pens or similar focused-light devices
  • Vending food of any kind is not allowed (Sharing yes, selling, no. You know the difference.)


No problem, we’ve got you covered. The well stocked FTA General Store on site offers  some personal hygiene items, ice, beer, water, soda, food – you get the picture. If you forgot something, get it here! Otherwise Elizabethtown is about 14 miles away.


We want to ensure that when this festival is done there is no damage to the campgrounds or the facilities on the campground.  Lets show respect by leaving the grounds the way you found them: clean.  Last year everyone did an amazing job with their clean up.  THANK YOU! If you see something, say something!


Negativity and a bad attitude, we’ve all seen it too many times to leave it unsaid. You’ve seen it too. That one person who just ruins a good time with a bad attitude.  It’s a powerful cautionary tale that can help us all stay safe and have a good time.