Epicenter Festival Replaces Carolina Rebellion, Full Lineup Coming In December

Epicenter Festival has been announced as the replacement for the successful Carolina Rebellion fest which has been retired after seven years. Epicenter will be a new three-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. Moving to the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina and taking place on Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019. The new festival grounds will be developed in coordination with Rockingham Dragway and Rockingham Speedway, with even more music, extensive camping options, and no curfew. The full lineup will be announced on December 10th and of course, we will have it here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air Get Rebranded, 2019 Dates Booked

In a major shake-up to the US music festival scene, Danny Wimmer Presents, purveyors of the biggest rock and metal festivals has announced major changes to its spring 2019 lineup. Columbus, Ohio’s Rock on the Range is over after 12 years and being named the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. It will debut at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus (traditionally the home of Rock on the Range) on May 17 – 19, 2019. The changes are due to a split between Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, the two companies who have co-produced the event in the past. Continue reading

Chicago Open Air – Daytona Park, Bridgeview, IL

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Fans gathered from around the USA and even the far reaches of the globe to attend the second annual Chicago Open Air festival. Although Rock On The Range, Louder than Life, Aftershock and others wear the crown for the greatest commercial rock and metal festivals in America, COA is poised to challenge both of those fests. Over 70,000 fans from everywhere came out to the fest in one of America’s greatest cities to see 40 bands on two stages. From what Ghost Cult saw, heard, tasted, and imbibed this weekend, this is a legit possibility. Continue reading

Chicago Open Air Set Times Announced For Festival Next Month

Slayer, by Lisa Schuchmann

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Chicago Open Air Announces Experiences With Pop Up Party Tonight

 

The countdown to the 2nd Chicago Open Air Festival is on, with just 7 weeks to go. Tonight their will be a Pop up party celebrating the Kickoff Dinner hosted by Danny Wimmer Presents as the official Chicago Open Air Kickoff Dinner, held at Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont) on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m. For $50, attendees will be treated to burgers, appetizers and beer, and will have the chance to hang out with host Jose Mangin, from SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. A limited quantity of only 100 tickets will be available at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com. Tonight’s pop up party is going down at the new Kuma’s location. More details below: Continue reading

Aftershock 2016: Live At Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA

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Disturbed, by Meg Loyal Photography

Sacramento, California once again hosted the top west coast rock and metal festival in America this year as Monster Energy Aftershock took over NorCal for an entire weekend. The lineup was killer, the fest goers were chill, and the non-music events and activities were fun for all. Danny Wimmer Presents and the team at AEG Live who also put on fests such as Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life and more do a fantastic job from start to finish, as with every fest they manage. Continue reading

Aftershock Festival Set Times Announced, Single Day Tickets Still Available

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The Monster Energy Aftershock Festival has announced it daily lineups and set times for this years event. Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold are the headliners along with Primus, Meshuggah, Korn, Disturbed.The fest takes place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 22nd & 23rd. The lineup is below: Continue reading

Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Meshuggah, Korn, Disturbed Booked For Aftershock Festival

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The première music festival on the west coast, Monster Energy Aftershock is booked for a fifth edition this October 22nd and 23rd at Sacramento, California’s Discovery Park. Continue reading