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Mead, Metal and Viking festival plundering in Milton

The theme of the fifth annual Mead, Metal and Viking Festival at Brimming Horn Meadery in Milton on June 8 was Party like It’s 793, and the crowd certainly lived up to that ideal.

The three-day festival was a celebration of the Viking aesthetic, as a large number of people dressed in traditional Norse garb and horns were raised, not only in the glasses serving Brimming Horn meadows or on the costumes, but also in the music. . Acts alternated between traditional heavy metal and the Viking-influenced subgenre, folk metal, which incorporates traditional Scandinavian instrumentation. The festival also featured booths with Viking-themed crafts and performers.