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Epicenter Festival Announces 2020 Lineup
Rock fest returns to Concord

By Jeff Hahne

November 19, 2019

Metallica will headline Epicenter Festival for two of the three nights. (Photo by Ross Halfin)

Following a frustrating year in Rockingham, Epicenter Festival will return to Concord’s Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2020, as the three-day music event will take place on May 1, 2 and 3.

While it was already announced that Metallica would headline two nights, the rest of the lineup has been a mystery until today. While there’s no Rage Against the Machine, Tool or System of a Down, as many had hoped, there are plenty of other bands to fill the schedule.

Here’s the full lineup:

Friday, May 1: Metallica, Godsmack, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Royal Blood, I Prevail, Ghostemane, Ice Nine Kills, The Darkness, Starset, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, ??? ??, New Years Day, Bones UK, Fire From The Gods, 3Teeth, NASCAR Aloe, Joyous Wolf, Killstation, Stitched Up Heart, Hero The Band, Through Fire

Saturday, May 2: Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd (one of the band’s final appearances ever, as part of their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour), Staind, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Alter Bridge, Code Orange, Of Mice & Men, Saint Asonia, Jinjer, Crown The Empire, Anti-Flag, City Morgue, The Chats, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Clint Lowery, Brkn Love, Brutus, Toothgrinder, Brass Against, Selfish Things, Zero 9:36, Like Machines

Sunday, May 3: Metallica, Deftones, Volbeat, Gojira, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Hellyeah, Bad Wolves, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens, Power Trip, The Amity Affliction, Des Rocs, Goodbye June, Airbourne, Stray From The Path, Plague Vendor, Ego Kill Talent, Higher Power, Skynd, and more. 

Find tickets and more information at the festival’s website.

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