Jose Mangin has signed a multiyear deal with Danny Wimmer Presents to serve as the official host and live correspondent of rock festivals Welcome to Rockville, Inkcarcration, Aftershock and Louder Than Life.
“We are so thrilled to be having Jose Mangin at our rock festivals as our official host and backstage correspondent, bringing exclusive band interviews and content to the fans,” DWP said. “He’s such an amazing ambassador in our community, so to be able to have him at all our events exclusively is incredibly exciting! Jose’s energy is contagious and we know our fans will dig getting to see him at the festival, along with all the great content he’ll be grabbing backstage. Welcome to the family Jose!”
“I’m completely blown away to be DWP’s first ever main host for ALL their incredible rock/metal festivals!” Mangin said “I’ve been manifesting this dream scenario for over a decade, as I’m the biggest fan of what Danny and his all-star team have done for our community. I want to help make the fan’s experience something super cool, and by adding an authentic, passionate, friendly and energetic voice to all of these festivals means the world to me. I love bringing people together through our mutual adoration of the heavy music scene. I can’t wait to fly the flag for ALL of us for the next two f’in years!!!”
Mangin, known as the “Metal Ambassador,” is one of the most recognized personalities and voices in hard rock, heavy metal and extreme music culture as an on-air host on SiriusXM’s Octane and Liquid Metal. With more than 20 years under his belt, he is SiriusXM’s longest-running rock radio host. He’s regularly appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” “Raw Dog Comedy” and the “Covino & Rich Show.”
The 2022 festival schedule is as follows.
- Welcome to Rockville (Daytona, Florida), May 19 to 22
- Inkcarceration (Mansfield, Ohio), July 15 to 17
- Louder Than Life (Louisville, Kentucky), Sept. 22 to 25
- Aftershock (Sacramento, California), Oct. 6 to 9
In addition, Mangin will serve as the official host of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, which will be held Sept. 8 to 11 in Danville, Virginia. It is not a DWP event.