It seems that along with the Holiday flurry of motion that the touring announcements are coming in fast and furious and this piece of recent news is bound to excite all of those Metal heads that like to travel and be immersed in a festival environment for not one, not two, but three full days. Check out the press release about the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion event that will take place in May of next year.
The Press Release:
MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION EXPANDS TO THREE FULL DAYS IN 2016
May 6-8 at Rock City Campgrounds @ Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion expands to three full days in 2016, featuring best of today’s rock, along with legendary classic artists playing on four stages, the expanded Pig-Out BBQ village, and premium camping facilities. The 2016 festival is set for May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, NC, and will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists including Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and many others.
The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival sold out in advance in 2015, with a record-setting 80,000 fans in attendance for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2016 Lineup: Disturbed, The Scorpions, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Ghost, Sixx:A.M., Anthrax, Collective Soul, Clutch, The Sword, The Struts, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, BABYMETAL, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, P.O.D., Sevendust, Hellyeah, Between The Buried & Me, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Saint Asonia, Trivium, Escape The Fate, August Burns Red, Turbowolf, Enter Shikari, Sick Puppies, Filter, Candlebox, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, New Years Day, Aranda, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Sun Rising, Texas Hippie Coalition, Hands Like Houses, Code Orange, Failure Anthem, Avatar, Lacey Sturm, The Glorious Sons, From Ashes To New, Wilson, I Prevail, Monster Truck, Audiotopsy, Wild Throne, and RavenEye.
Brent Smith of Shinedown comments, “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Rock n’ Roll is a way of life, and Carolina Rebellion is living proof…We are honored to be on this year’s lineup. We hope the Rebels are ready, because we are!!!”
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says, “ZZ Top is coming at’cha with some raucous rock ‘n roll to the Rebellion. We are looking forward to this massive rock party…Come on!”
Co-Executive Producer Danny Wimmer says, “From its inception, we believed Carolina Rebellion would grow into a three day festival. There is a loyal rock fan base here to support Rebellion’s continued growth. While this of course means another full day of music, including more classic artists, the entire festival experience will be noticeably enhanced. This year’s emphasis will be on food. We will be hosting a ‘Gourmet Man Food’ offering that reflects the cultural food explosion that is happening all around the country.”
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase now. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save since ticket prices will increase at the public on-sale on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM ET at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
Current Ticket Prices are as follows:
3 Day Weekend General Admission from $139 + fees
3 Day Weekend General Admission 4-Packs from $419 + fees
1 Day General Admission (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday only) from $79.50 + fees
New for 2016, fans can also purchase special 2 Day General Admission (Friday/Saturday only or Saturday/Sunday only) from $99 + fees.
Hotel and Camping Packages are also available now at www.CarolinaRebellion.com. All Hotel Packages are for three or four nights and are available for 2 or 4 people. Each package includes access to the Thursday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds. Camping is open from Noon on Thursday, May 5 through Noon on Monday, May 9. Camping Packages also include a $25 merchandise voucher (one per person), access to the VIP Lounge in the concert site, event poster (one per person), and access to the Thursday Night Campground Party.
A VIP Lounge Upgrade with access to the Pabst 1844 VIP Lounge and the Jack Daniel’s Old #7 Club is also available for purchase to those who purchase Weekend General Admission tickets during the presale and general on-sale.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2016 layaway packages are still available for purchase. This includes all Hotel, Camping, and VIP packages. For full details and to purchase layaway, general admission and VIP tickets, as well as Hotel and Camping packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion partner GovX (www.govx.com).
Download the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is supported by great corporate partners including Monster Energy, Zippo Encore, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jack Daniel’s, Bud Light, and The Music Experience. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival. Monster Energy returns as the festival’s naming rights sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew that is one helluva lineup if you ask me and looking over it there are about thirty bands that I have seen but with more than fifty over the course of the three days I can honestly say that this is something that I might have to get myself to North Carolina for. I can think of no better way to start ones Metal Month of May because there is so many awesome bands on the roster and quite a few surprise names in there as well. This event, as grand as it is, makes me sad that we don’t get stuff like this in NYC because our regions Metalheads have been clamoring for a full on Metal Festival for as long as I can remember. Yeah we all used to get Ozzfest and until recently the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, but this is something entirely different. I know I’d like to visit this massive happening and know full well that I would have to extend my Southern visit to see my family who now reside in South Carolina or risk being written off. What do you readers think about this Festival and is it something you will be packing the van up for with your significant other or a bunch of buddies. Let me know in the comments section below. Oh and hey who has room in the RV with some proper WiFi