Metallica, Disturbed Lead Stacked 2020 Epicenter Festival Lineup
The time has come. The first major U.S. festival lineup announcement for 2020 is the Epicenter Festival, which will take place May 1-3 at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. As was previously revealed, Metallica will play two headline sets at the music weekend, with Disturbed headlining the middle day.
Metallica will headline the Friday night (May 1) bill, performing after sets from Godsmack, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Royal Blood, I Prevail, Ghostemane, Ice Nine Kills, The Darkness, Starset, Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, a still-to-be-named mystery act, New Years Day, Bones UK, Fire From the Gods, 3Teeth, NASCAR Aloe, Joyous Wolf, Killstation, Stitched Up Heart, Hero the Band and Through Fire.
Disturbed lead the Saturday (May 2) bill, which also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd playing one of their final appearances ever, as part of their "Last of the Street Survivors" Farewell Tour. Saturday will also feature Staind, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Alter Bridge, Code Orange, Of Mice & Men, Saint Asonia, Jinjer, Crown the Empire, Anti-Flag, City Morgue, The Chats, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Clint Lowery, Brkn Love, Brutus, Toothgrinder, Brass Against, Selfish Things, Zero 9:36 and Like Machines.
Metallica will return to close out the festival on Sunday (May 3), playing a different set than what they provided on Friday (May 1). The rest of the Sunday lineup includes Deftones, Volbeat, Gojira, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Hellyeah, Bad Wolves, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens, Power Trip, The Amity Affliction, Des Rocs, Goodbye June, Airbourne, Stray From the Path, Plague Vendor, Ego Kill Talent, Higher Power, Skynd and more.
Festival entry begins at 11:30 AM each day.
In addition to snagging Metallica for two headline sets, organizers Danny Wimmer Presents will partner with Metallica to offer the band's Blackened American Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner for thirsty festival goers. “Metallica isn’t just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we've set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the U.S. “Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”
Epicenter moves to its new home at Charlotte Motor Speedway for 2020. “We’re pleased to announce that Epicenter is moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds,” says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes. “The new location offers plenty of nearby lodging, increased camping, and convenient travel options. The number one request we received from the fans was to move the festival to Charlotte...and we listened.”
The 3-day destination music experience will also provide a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, various camping options and amenities, with General Admission, VIP tickets, and camping available for purchase now at the Epicenter festival website.
Current ticket prices for Epicenter are as follows:
● 3-Day Weekend General Admission: currently starting at $189.50 + fees
● 3-Day VIP: $499.50 + fees
● 3-Day Military General Admission: $175.00 (no fees)
● Single Day General Admission: starting at $99.50 + fees
● Single Day VIP: $199.50 + fees
● Weekend Car Camping: $225.00 per car
● RV Camping (no hookup): $299.00
● RV Camping (full hookup): $499.00
A limited number of GA ticket 4-packs will also be available. Be sure to visit the Epicenter website for all camping and ticketing details.
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