Keep It Low is an indoor festival in Munich, showcasing heavy rock, doom metal, stoner, psychedelic and rock and roll. Keep It Low is typically hosted at Feierwerk, roughly two subway stations away from the centre of Munich. Along with multiple stages the festival also features an outside beer garden and skatepark.
While the inaugural edition only spanned a single day the festival has since grown into an event spanning three days and selling out most of their editions. The festival is also sponsored by Sounds of Liberation.
The inaugural Keep It Low Festival would be hosted on a single day with roughly fifteen bands over three stages. This inaugural edition would be hosted on 19 October 2013 at Feierwerk in Munich. Along with the band festivities the festival would host an outdoor skate park, beer garden, a Malleus Rock Art Lab exhibition and celebrate the tenth anniversary of Elektrohasch Schallplatten.
Been Obscene were intended to play the inaugural edition but would disband right before the festival, with Wight and Joules announced as replacements. Not long after the festival would be announced as to have sold out.
Sometime after the inaugural edition Keep It Low would announce a follow-up, this time expanding to two days and more bands. As the months progressed the festival would announce more and more bands, selling out once again before October. The second edition (Keep It Low # 2) would be hosted on 17 and 18 October 2014. The 17 October date would serve as a warm-up showcase featuring Blues Pills and The Vintage Caravan among other bands. Samsara Blues Experiment were intended to play the main festival but would drop off due to illness, with The Picturebooks serving as their replacement.All Them Witches were intended to play the 2014 edition but were forced to cancel due to being unable to make it to Europe.
On 21 November 2015 the fourth edition of Keep It Low (Keep It Low # 4) would be announced for 21 and 22 October 2016. The first bands would be announced on 31 March 2016 in Colour Haze, Monkey3 and Toner Low. This time the festival would expand further, with the first day now hosting two stages with a total of twenty-two bands over the two nights. Grusom would be initially announced but forced to cancel, with Black Voodoo Train as the replacement.
On 16 January 2017 the fifth edition of Keep It Low (Keep It Low #5) would be announced and set for 20 -22 October 2017. On 10 February the first bands would be announced in Kaleidobolt, Elephant Tree and Mount Hush By July most of the lineup would be announced, along with the festival spanning over three days for the first time.
After teasing the 2018 edition on 22 December 2017 the sixth edition (Keep It Low #6) would be announced for 19 and 20 October 2018, with Acid King, Sasquatch and The Great Machine as the first announced bands. A pre-party would be also set for 18 October featuring Timestone, Humulus and Naxatras. By 11 October the festival would be totally sold out.
On 8 November 2018 Keep It Low's seventh edition (Keep It Low #7) would be announced for 11 and 12 October 2019.The Machine, Dopelord, Lo-Pan and Desert Storm would be among the first bands announced. The Obsessed would be initially announced but forced to cancel when they were unable to get into Europe.