The Press Release:
Epicenter Festival–a new 3-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents–will debut in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, 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 Festival replaces “Carolina Rebellion”, which was held in North Carolina from 2011 – 2018. With a move to the new venue, Epicenter Festival offers an enhanced festival experience. The new festival grounds will be developed in coordination with Rockingham Dragway and Rockingham Speedway, with even more music, extensive camping options, and no curfew.
Festival producer Danny Wimmer explains, “We are very proud of what Carolina Rebellion represented, so we understand that our decision to replace it was confusing to people. It took more time than we had hoped to make the final decision and then work out all of the details. Ultimately, we felt that there was so much more that we could accomplish in the right circumstances. 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. There’s always a next level to strive for – and after 8 great years of Carolina Rebellion, Epicenter is that next level.”
Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes adds, “In a project being led by the new owners of the Rockingham Speedway (the Rock), together with Richmond County, Rockingham Dragway and the other local land owners, we are working to develop a first class destination festival site. We are grateful to the Rock’s Dan Lovenheim and Richmond County Manager Bryan Land for spearheading this move and look forward to unveiling the lineup. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.”
The music lineup for Epicenter and further details will be revealed on Monday, December 10 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. General Admission, VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Epicenter Festival go on sale Friday, December 14 at Noon ET.
Rockingham Festival Grounds are located at 2153 North U.S. Highway 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.
Epicenter Festival is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination rock music festivals in America. DWP events include Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Welcome To Rockville, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air and more. They’re also the co-creators of Carolina Rebellion, which wrapped in 2018 after 8 record breaking years, including over 100,000 in attendance multiple years at the annual event.
About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, and Chicago Open Air, among others. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, and others.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly we never managed to get to the Carolina Rebellion Festival but that was more based on logistics and staffing more than disinterest. Plus there are enough things to keep me occupied in my Media Metropolis of NYC but who knows, depending on the scheduled items, finances and travel time – perhaps I will be a part of the debut festival this coming year. What do you think about the announcement of a brand new music festival? Will you be heading out to this one even before learning the bands that will be performing? Chime in down below and know that I will return with the lineup reveals as they make them. See you then.
Danny Wimmer Presents: http://www.DannyWimmerPresents.com
Epicenter Festival: https://epicenterfestival.com/
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