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Prepared For Aftershock? Now is the time to take the dive for massive rock festival in Sacramento

Multiple ticket packages, prime hotel stays still available but going fast


Central Valley residents are already well into the sweltering heat of summer, and while there’s a current scramble to find cool getaways, music fans would do well to join the legions of others who are already making plans to attend the largest rock and metal festival ever put together in the state of California. 

Yes Aftershock 2024 is coming up relatively fast — Oct. 10 – 13 — and this is one for the ages.

Now in its 12th year, the four-day festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento is featuring its biggest lineup yet (an impressive statement considering past editions). They even added a fifth stage to expand an astounding lineup that includes more than 130 bands.

There’s like eight headliners this year: Slayer and Pantera (Thursday); Slipknot and Five Finger Death Punch (Friday); Iron

Maiden and Judas Priest (Saturday); and Mötley Crüe and Disturbed (Sunday).

And then it just rumbles on with bands such as Halestorm, Evanescence, Anthrax, Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Falling in Reverse, Till Lindemann, Rise Against, Seether, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Mastodon, Anthrax, Architects, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Cypress Hill, Ministry, Rapper Tech N9ne and hip-hop duos Cypress Hill and Insane Clown Posse.

Click here to view the full lineup.

You can find single-day and multiple day ticket passes on the Aftershock website. We recommend serious rockers to dive in and get the Weekend General Admission 4-Pack. VIP packages and Hotel bundles are going fast. Act now! Click here or go here: 

“This is the biggest Aftershock lineup we’ve ever curated, and the largest rock and music festival ever put together in California,” said organizer Danny Wimmer when the lineup was announced earlier this year. 

Last year, Aftershock was a sold-out sensation with over 160,000 music from all over the world in attendance. There were no major problems, with traffic around the venue well-managed, including plenty of options to get to the site. The event also created millons of dollars in revenue for the Sacramento region.

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