SCARBOROUGH — A day-long music festival featuring heavy metal bands is the first announced show for the new “Music at the Track” concert series at Scarborough Downs.

The show – an annual Maine rock festival known as Oxxfest – is scheduled for noon on Friday, Aug. 10.  The headliner will be nationally known heavy metal band 5 Finger Death Punch. Other national acts will include Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, God Forbid, Emmure, and Battle Cross. The festival will include local bands on a separate stage.

The show is the first in the series to be announced by the promoters, Waterfront Concerts of Bangor. Waterfront Concerts got Town Council approval to hold outdoor concerts at Scarborough Downs earlier this spring, but had no specific dates or shows to announce at that time. Alex Gray of Waterfront Concerts said at the time he didn’t know for sure who many shows would be held this summer.

Tickets for Oxxfest will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday online at or by calling (800) 745-3000. The price is $39.50, general admission. Previously, Oxxfest had been held in various Maine locations over the past few years, including Oxford and Wiscasset.

Last year Scarborough Downs hosted a country concert featuring Brad Paisley, but has not hosted a regular concert series featuring national acts.