FESTIVAL REVIEW: Exit 111 Festival 2019 – Manchester, Tennessee

Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists). Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Exit 111 Festival

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The inaugural Exit 111 Festival takes place starting today at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee — the home of Bonnaroo — October 11 – 13. Ghost Cult is honored to be a part of this historic event! Headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with appearances by Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Megadeth, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Blackberry Smoke, Ministry, Cheap Trick, Killswitch Engage, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and many more! In addition to the hours of great music, Exit 111 will host experiences such as “The Paranormal Cirque,” “The Red Bull Freestyle Motorcross Experience,” “Mega Sports Bar” and more. Radio personality and metal legend Eddie Trunk will host. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25 at 12 p.m. ET via Front Gate Tickets. Check out our day by day preview: Continue reading

Monster Energy Aftershock Festival 2018 Live At Discovery Park

As 2018 nears its close, Danny Wimmer Presents and crew once again graced California’s capital with the very popular (and very sold-out) Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, now in its seventh year. How sold-out, you ask? Oh, you know, just a mere 60,000 plus humans—the festival’s biggest turn-out yet. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2018

California biggest rock and metal event of the year, Aftershock Festival, will be kicking all kinds of ass this weekend at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. The fest is totally sold out and Ghost Cult will be there to document the festivities and shenanigans once again! The fest has an insane lineup which features System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, as well as Bullet for My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The FEVER 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks, and more! Check out the full schedule, map of the grounds, including the exclusive after party featuring Amigo The Devil and all of the unique festival experiences. Continue reading

System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Booked For Aftershock 2018

California biggest rock and metal event of the year, Aftershock Festival,  just announced their lineup for 2018! It features System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, At The Drive In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, Bullet for My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, HELLYEAH, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, RED SUN RISING, Bad Wolves, The FEVER 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks, and more! Ticket link and on sale date info below!

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Musink Festival – Orange County Event Center

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For the ninth year in a row music lovers and tattoo culture seekers joined at the Travis Barker’s (Blink 182) Musink Festival. Held at the Orange County Event Center and Fairgrounds in California and featured headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, and Circa Survive, as well as the Transplants come back show, Yelawolf, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor, Atreyu, Face to Face, Spirit In The Room and more. Continue reading

Festival Preview: Musink 2016

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Music fans, tattoo lovers and all kinds of awesomeness is set to collide at the Travis Barker’s (Blink 182) 9th Annual Musink Festival. Sponsored again by Coldcock Whiskey, the fest kicks off today at the Orange County Event Center and Fairgrounds in California and features headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, and Circa Survive, as well as the Transplants come back show, Yelawolf, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor, Atreyu, Face to Face and many more. Ghost Cult will be there once again to cover it!

A plethora of infamous master tattooists such as Paul Booth, Gtc’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, Oc Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, Bj Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi and more.

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Friday night’s music action kicks off at 3 PM and features none other than hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, playing for practically a hometown crowd. Joining him are Barker’s Transplants band and the sensational Yelawolf.

Saturday the fairgrounds open at noon for a full day of tats, contests, food and fun. Saturday is headlined by Deftones, who are gearing up for the release of their new album Gore (Warner Brothers). Joining them will be the always fun live Taking Back Sunday. Miss Musink will be crowned on the stage, and Plague Vendor will also play.

Sunday has another “pinch” me type bill with Circa Survive and the reunited Atreyu back to back! Face To Face is also playing so get your spot early and prepare to dance!

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In addition to special Coldcock events and tastings for those over 21, there are a bunch of other contests and a cool lowrider car show and contest. There are VIP packages to meet Travis Barker as well. VIP tickets as well as general tickets and info can be found at: Additionally there is an extremely limited supply of VIP Meet & Greet packages with Travis Barker available at this link http://musink.org/

Meet And Greet with Travis Barker hours:

Friday, March 4th: 3pm-10pm

Saturday, March 5th: noon-10pm

Sunday, March 6th: noon-9pm

 

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