Exit 111 Festival will debut with a line-up that celebrates all forms of rock—from hard to classic, alternative to Southern—when it debuts Oct. 11 to 13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of its career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full lineup below). Tickets go on sale at noon ET Thursday, April 25.
Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site—known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival—will be transformed into a rock ‘n’ roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stages, with 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to use the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures will include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theater and cabaret), the first Exit 111 car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities to be announced soon.
The current Exit 111 lineup is as follows:
Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth, Coheed & Cambria, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Seether, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Black Label Society, Ministry, Skillet, Nothing More, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice and Men, Thrice, White Chapel, Power Trip, Black Stone Cherry, Fever 333, Graveyard, The Cadillac Three, 10 Years, From Ashes to New, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, New Years Day, Alien Weaponry, Bishop Gunn, Dead Sara, Plague Vendor, Dirty Honey, Tetrarch, Watermox, Kyle Shutt and O’Brother.
Festival promoters have teamed with Seether frontman Shaun Morgan’s Rise Above charity. Beyond having one of the festival stages named as the Rise Above Stage, EXIT 111 will donate $1 from every ticket sold to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). These efforts will assist in raising funds for the charity’s life-saving suicide awareness efforts which started at Rise Above Festival.
Weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale at noon ET Thursday, April 25. A special pre-sale will run from 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, April 23, to 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 24, via the festival’s website. A variety of ticketing options (GA, VIP, four-pack, military discounts and payment plans), add-ons, camping and parking options can be found here. Children under 10 are free with paid accompanied adult.