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West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival Returns In October

Aftershock: Four days, four stages, 90 bands!

 

Aftershock — the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival — returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento on Oct. 6-9, bigger than ever, expanding to four full days (after a half fourth day in 2021), adding a fourth music stage and featuring over 90 bands. 

The latest edition aims to top 2021’s record-setting, sold-out attendance of 145,000, which marked five consecutive sold out events for Aftershock.

The weekend’s stellar lineup of rock and metal heavyweights features headliners Slipknot and Rob Zombie (Thursday), KISS and Judas Priest (Friday), My Chemical Romance and Papa Roach (Saturday) and Foo Fighters and Shinedown (Sunday), along with a range of additional top music artists including Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, A Day To Remember, Architects, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, and many more.

Aftershock passes are on sale now at www.AftershockFestival.com.

KISS is currently on its ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour, but it looks like the band is going to make a stop in Sacramento after it gets back to the United States.

 

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix said, “I am over the moon stoked to be one of the headliners of Aftershock this year. Honestly, this is like a dream come true. We have worked our whole career for moments like this, and cannot wait to be back in SACRAMENTO, where it all began, for the hometown throwdown!!!! NorCal better be f**king ready, ‘cause it’s about to go down at Aftershock 2022!!!!!”

“Aftershock is one of our favorite festivals. Always an amazing weekend. We are ready to take it to the next level this year,” says Rob Zombie.

Amy Lee of Evanescence adds, “We are so stoked to play at Aftershock in Sacramento this fall! MCR, Foo Fighters, KISS, Slipknot, there’s so much to look forward to! We absolutely cannot wait for this epic festival.”

Watch the Aftershock festival announcement video here: https://youtu.be/VGHWDo_Um3E.

Sacramento Bee has called Aftershock “one of the country’s most anticipated hard rock events.” The 2021 event is estimated to have brought in $30 million to the local economy, with 75 percent of the attendees traveling to Aftershock from outside the region, according to Mike Testa, CEO of Visit Sacramento.

The current Aftershock 2022 lineup is as follows (subject to change):

• Thursday, Oct. 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, POORSTACY, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, Bloodywood

• Friday, Oct. 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Jinjer, GWAR, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Mike’s Dead, Wargasm, NEMOPHILA, Orbit Culture, Archetypes Collide

• Saturday, Oct. 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory of a Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Enter Shikari, Thrice, Thursday, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, Crooked Teeth

• Sunday, Oct. 9: Foo Fighters, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, The Alive, Eva Under Fire, Jared James Nichols

Aftershock Weekend General Admission passes start at $359.99 plus fees and Weekend VIP passes are already at level two pricing, $699.99 plus fees. Single Day General Admission passes start at $119.99 plus fees. Single Day VIP passes start at $269.99 plus fees. Layaway options are available for only $10 down through March 31, with payments amortized over five months (April-August). Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save since prices will increase in the coming weeks and traditionally sell out prior to the event.

Pass purchasers will receive info about the festival’s Park & Ride shuttle program closer to the show, as there is no onsite parking at Aftershock.

Aftershock VIP passes offer the opportunity for fans to “live their best life,” enjoying the ultimate festival experience. VIP pass-holders will enter the festival through the express, VIP-Only Entrance lanes, using a commemorative Aftershock VIP laminate and wristband which also provide full access to the Aftershock VIP area. Throughout the VIP areas on the festival grounds, VIPs will enjoy the tree-shaded lounge spaces, and have access to a main stage viewing area, dedicated bars, specialty food vendors, a festival merchandise booth, private locker rentals with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), a free water refill station, air-conditioned and flushable restroom facilities, and a dedicated VIP guest services team. The VIP Lounge offers a private bar, comfortable lounge seating, and live audio/video streams of the main stages.  In addition, all Aftershock VIP’s will get a front row view of That Space Zebra show commentary and exclusive artist interviews.

All attendees at Aftershock can enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, including some of the best food and drinks that the Sacramento area has to offer.

DWP is proud to host Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light, KOLAS, Weedmaps, TickPick, Blue Moon, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Deep Eddy Vodka, US Army, Mortus Viventi, My Royalty Cosmetics, The Pretty Cult, Hellflower Soap Co., Fxck Cancer, TWLOHA, and Take Me Home. More partners and experiences will be announced closer to the show.

“KOLAS has been a proud sponsor of Aftershock the past five years. We have watched our partnership grow along with that of the amazing festival, and we look forward to doing bigger and louder things in the future,” says Eric Luchini of KOLAS.

Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

Discovery Park is conveniently located near downtown Sacramento at 1600 Garden Highway, at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers.

‘Aftershock 2021’ by Sam Shapiro

 

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