The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1, and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The lineup also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (in an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance), Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail and Alter Bridge.
As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band. Epicenter is the first performance in this festival series.
“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,” said Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the United States. “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 will move to its new home at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2020. The venue hosted several years of the Carolina Rebellion festival before Epicenter moved to Rockingham, North Carolina, in 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that Epicenter is moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds,” Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes said. “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 three-day destination music experience will feature a massive lineup of top rock acts performing on four stages, along with a variety of food and beverage offerings, and various camping options and amenities, with general admission, VIP tickets, and camping available for purchase now at https://EpicenterFestival.com.
The current music lineup for Epicenter is as follows (subject to change):
Friday, May 1: Metallica, Godsmack, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Royal Blood, I Prevail, Ghostemane, Ice Nine Kills, The Darkness, Starset, Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, ?????, New Years Day, Bones UK, Fire from the Gods, 3Teeth, NASCAR Aloe, Joyous Wolf, Killstation, Stitched Up Heart, Hero the Band, Through Fire
Saturday, May 2: Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 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, Like Machines
Sunday, May 3: Metallica, 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 TBA
Festival entry will being at 11:30 a.m. each day.
Current ticket prices for Epicenter are as follows:
- 3-Day Weekend General Admission: 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 also will be available.
Camping at Epicenter will let patrons keep the rock ‘n’ roll party going all weekend long, with campgrounds open from Thursday, April 30, through Monday, May 4. All tent and RV campers will have access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services.
VIP tickets include dedicated entrance lanes into the venue, access to the VIP hang area, VIP-only viewing area f the two main stages, access to the VIP tent, a commemorative Epicenter VIP-only laminate and RFID wristband. The VIP tent is a shaded hang space with dedicated premium bars and comfortable furniture, featuring live audio/video streams of the two main stages, air conditioned flushable restrooms, dedicated merch stand for convenient shopping, dedicated food and beverage offerings (for purchase) and private locker rentals (for purchase).
At Epicenter, fans 21 and old can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden and the Heavy Tiki Bar will provide a shaded tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails.
Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway is at 7301 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. Visit www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for directions and additional venue information.
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