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Epicenter Festival Picks Up Where Carolina Rebellion Left Off
Newly announced lineup includes some legends

By Jeff Hahne

December 10, 2018

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. (Photo by Nicolas Padovani)
 
Carolina Rebellion was fun while it lasted, but it’s about time that something bigger and better took its place. While there was a certain convenience to having that large rock festival in nearby Concord each year, the event needed new life.
 
Danny Wimmer Presents is bringing a new three-day fest called the Epicenter Festival to Rockingham in May of 2019. Taking place on May 10-12 at the Rockingham Festival Grounds, the inaugural rock extravaganza will feature Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest and plenty of others.
While Korn and Rob Zombie are no strangers to the Rebellion family, those others are brand new to the Carolina festival scene. The full lineup includes an array of rock and metal artists:
 

Friday, May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Arrested Youth, Vein, Black Coffee and more TBD

Saturday, May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Issues, High On Fire, Wage War, Crobot, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde

Sunday, May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, The Dirty Nil

 
Tickets, which go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at noon, start at $149.50 for weekend passes and camping packages are available.
 
We’ll have plenty more to say about the lineup in the future, but for now, what are your thoughts? Is this a step up from Rebellion’s past?

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