Hammerfest

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

In August, a poster surfaced online advertising that Hammerfest would go down on September 30th in Boise. The event is sponsored by the Hammerskins, a white supremacist group that started in Dallas in the late 1980s. The white power themed concerts have taken place around the country and even in Budapest.

Idaho Human Rights Group Unsurprised By Neo-Nazi Festival

Oct 8, 2012
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A gathering of Neo-Nazi bands in Canyon County this weekend came and went without any reported problems. Hammerfest is the annual gathering of the Hammerskin Nation, and this year the group chose to hold the festival near Boise.

Details of the event were closely watched by state and national human rights groups. Alabama’s Southern Poverty Law Center considers the Hammerskins to be one of the most violent and dominant white supremacist groups in the country.  

Neo-Nazi Group Expected In Boise Area This Weekend

Oct 2, 2012
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Boise Police remain on alert for details about a Neo-Nazi music festival scheduled for this Saturday. Hammerfest is the annual gathering for members of the Hammerskin Nation, a national white supremacist federation.  

Saturday’s Hammerfest will mark the twenty-fifth gathering of its kind. The event is part recruiting tool and part showcase of Neo-Nazi bands.

Although the exact location of the gathering is unknown, online posters show it will occur in Boise.