*****EDIT MAY 2021: The original Misfits have replaced My Chemical Romance as the headliner on Saturday, Oct. 9.*****
The Aftershock will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2021. The expanded event will include a new Thursday night concert.
As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by Metallica (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday) and My Chemical Romance (Saturday), both of which were confirmed for the sold-out, postponed 2020 event. The lineup also will include Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, Seether and Parkway Drive.
Passes for Aftershock 2021 are on sale now at www.AftershockFestival.com.
Rancid said, “We can’t wait to play at Aftershock 2021 with our Bay Area brothers Metallica. We first played with them on the Lollapalooza tour in 1996 along with the Ramones and later down the road we toured across South America together. It’s gonna be wild, see ya in the pit!”
The current Aftershock 2021 music lineup is as follows (subject to change):
Thursday, Oct. 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit for a King
Friday, Oct. 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Live, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, Contracult Collective
Saturday, Oct. 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, ????? (TBA reunion), Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, American Teeth
Sunday, Oct. 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes to New, Alien Weaponry, LAW, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, The Cold Stares
Passes are on sale now and can be purchased for only $20 down. Payments will then be spread out over the next nine months, beginning in December. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save since 3-Day and Single Day pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. 4-Day passes are limited, and there will be no single day passes sold for Thursday night. Passes for Aftershock have sold out for five years straight.
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