To mark the fourth outing of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Purpose Driven Events has amassed a lineup of more the 180 bands for the Sept. 9 to 12, 2021, event at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a new large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia.
The lineup includes headliners Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit and more than 180 bands who will appear on six stages over four days. The weekend-long event also will include additional onsite activities and activations. Special features include Club Experience, a first-ever soundproofed club at a rock festival. Headliners for this special club include Ludacris, T-Pai, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show by Hellzapoppin’s ringleader and producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O, delivering stunts, comedy and emcee duties for the first time ever at a rock festival, and special guest Lou Brutus.
The 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival lineup (in alphabetical order) is as follows (as of June 30):
10 Years, A Day to Remember, Adelitas Way, All Good Things, All That Remains, Another Day Dawns, Anthrax (40th anniversary), Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, August Burns Red, Avatar, Ayron Jones, Bad Omens, Badflower, Beartooth, Black Label Society, Body Count (featuring Ice-T), Brand of Sacrifice, Breaking Benjamin (only festival performance of 2021), Burden of the Sky, Bush, Chelsea Grin, Chevelle, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Crown The Empire, Currents, Cypress Hill (30th anniversary), D.R.U.G.S. (first show in nearly a decade), Drowning Pool, Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, Fame on Fire, Fever 333, Fire from the Gods, Fit for a King, Five Finger Death Punch, Fozzy, From Ashes to New, The Ghost Inside (rare comeback show), Gojira, Halestorm, Hatebreed, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Ill Niño, In Flames, Islander, I Prevail (only show of 2021), Jelly Roll, Killswitch Engage, Knocked Loose, Lamb of God, Lil Jon, Light the Torch, Limp Bizkit, Ludacris, Mastodon, Megadeth, Miss May I, Motionless in White, Nonpoint, P.O.D. (performing it multi-platinum album “Satellite” in its entirety for its 20th anniversary), Papa Roach (playing “Infest” in its entirety and greatest hits), Philip Anselmo & the Illegals (performing Pantera’s greatest hits), Pop Evil, Rev Run (Run-DMC), Rise Against, Rob Zombie, Sabaton, Saul, Seether, Sevendust, Shinedown, Skillet (full pyrotechnic performance), Slaves, Spiritbox, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Tech N9ne, Testament, Texas Hippie Coalition, Theory of a Deadman, Trivium, T-Pain, Underoath, Wage War, We Came As Romans and many local and regional acts.
The festival will be held at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a 35,000-capacity outdoor festival site (just off Route 29 on the Chatham-Danville line). The venue will be convenient for fans from neighboring citie,s including Lynchburg, Roanoke, Danville, and Greensboro. Sponsors include Monster Energy Drink; LitBar; Good Life Alternatives, LLC; Danville Toyota; Mortus Viventi; MAKO Medical; Thunder Road Harley Davidson; URW Credit Union; and ZYN.
Tickets start at $65 for one day; weekend passes are available from $165; and single-day parking is priced at $20. Other amenities include on site camping (RV or car), hotel and tickets packages, onsite parking and locker rentals. Military and first responder discounts are also available. Additional details, including all ticketing information, can be found here. Follow on social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“What is taking place with Blue Ridge Rock Festival this year is truly humbling and very special,” said Purpose Driven Events CEO Jonathan Slye. “The entire event is centered around a mission that resonates in a profound way with the fans. We are working around the clock to constantly innovate, listen to our fans, and fight for our passionate community. The rapid, organic growth of Blue Ridge from 3,500 attendees on our first weekend, to an already near sell-out of 150,000 this year is a true testament to that.”