Foo Fighters, Tool and Korn lead the lineup of Epicenter Festival, a new three-day destination music experience from independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. The festival will feature more than 65 music artists performing on four stages at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina, on Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Epicenter also will feature sets from Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me the Horizon, The Prodigy, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, Live and dozens more. The festival grounds, being developed in coordination with Rockingham Dragway, the Rock (Rockingham Speedway) and other local land owners, promise nonstop entertainment, extensive camping options and no curfew.
General admission, VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Epicenter go on sale at noon ET Friday, Dec 14, at https://epicenterfestival.com.
Korn released the following statement:
“There are many defining moments that dramatically mark a band’s history, and one such moment in time happened in North Carolina with Korn. NC holds a special place in Korn’s heart, as we unexpectedly reunited with our old friend Head. It’s been a great 6+ years with Head back in Korn and we look forward to rocking NC again with Foo Fighters, Tool and many other great bands.”
Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes said, “We’re very excited to be playing next year’s Epicenter Festival in Rockingham. It’s a privilege to be sharing a stage alongside some of our favourite acts and to be back in North Carolina.”
The daily music lineup is as follows:
Friday, May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro the Hero, Amigo the Devil, Arrested Youth, Vein, Black Coffee and more TBD
Saturday, May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset,Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Issues, High on Fire, Wage War, Crobot, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde
Sunday, May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me the Horizon, 311, Live, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, The Dirty Nil
Festival gates will open at 11 a.m. daily.
In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided by DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC.
Fans 21+ can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden. Experience abounds at the Heavy Tiki Bar (a tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade). Fans also can enjoy a large variety of local and regional brews at the Epicenter Craft Beer Garden.
Initial ticket prices for Epicenter will be as follows:
Weekend General Admission: starting at $149.50 plus fees
Weekend VIP: starting at $399.50 plus fees
Single Day General Admission: starting at $79.50 plus fees
Single Day VIP: starting at $199.50 plus fees
Camping at Epicenter will let patrons keep the rock ‘n’ roll party going all through the weekend and will set this festival apart from other U.S. rock shows. Camping spots are connected to the festival grounds, and include perks like access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services, as well as a Thursday night pre-show party. Campers also will have late night access to Rockingham Village, an impressive promenade featuring food, drinks, merch shopping, entertainment, art and activities until 2 a.m. daily. Rockingham Village will be located immediately in front of the venue, adjacent to the North Premium campgrounds. Camping options will include immersive, Premium Spaces on the North Side of the site, as well as free options in the South Side campgrounds.
Rockingham Village at Epicenter will be open for extended hours to allow fans to eat, drink, shop and see performing artists before and after the main event. Featured vendors will include festival merchandise, artist merchandise, lockers for rent, lifestyle shopping booths, a full General Store, coffee shop, craft beer at Headbangers Beer Bar, Caduceus wine bar, breakfast vendors for campers, as well as late night food served after the main venue closes. The Village also will have a stage featuring cover bands and Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow performances throughout the weekend.
“The creation of the ‘Epicenter of rock ‘n’ roll’ in the heart of North Carolina gives us the ability to expand on the festival experience with enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock, metal and alternative rock music,” said festival producer Danny Wimmer.
Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents, talked about the development of the Rockingham Festival Grounds: “We have a long-term arrangement with all of the property owners: The Rock (Rockingham Speedway), Richmond County, Rockingham Dragway and other local land owners. We’re working together to define the long-term vision for the festival area. For 2019, the primary festival grounds will be in a grassy area connected to the Rockingham Dragway. The area across the street surrounding The Rock (Speedway) will be utilized for patron parking and camping.”
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