Missy Elliot, Vampire Weekend, and Stevie Nicks to headlines Governors Bal 2020

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When we tell you that music festival organizers are taking the request for more genre (and general) diversity to heart, we weren’t kidding.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), the people behind New York’s Governors Ball announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event. Headlining this year’s festivities are Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, Flume, and a slew more.

According to Billboard, Governors Ball 2020 will be Missy Elliot’s first major headlining gig in New York in over a decade (we should also point out she released her critically acclaimed EP ICONOLOGY last year).

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s bill are Solange, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., Portugal. The Man, Rüfüs Du Sol, Summer Walker, Foals, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maren Morris, Bleachers, Danny Brown, Of Monsters and Men, Alessia Cara, A R I Z O N A, Oliver Tree, Banks, PUP, Alec Benjamin, and many more.

At the end of the three-day event, a total of over 70 acts would have performed on one of the four stages. Insane, right?

In addition to all the music-centric goodness, Governors Ball has also revealed that this year’s event will include food that “highlights the city’s best eats,” visual artists from New York City (and around the world), tons of alcohol (because what’s a music festival without alcohol?), art installations including murals, statues, and flying inflatables, and yet-to-be-announced pop-up performances.

Not a bad way to celebrate your tenth anniversary.

Governors Ball 2020 returns to its home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City during the weekend of June 5-7.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17, at noon ET.

For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the festival’s official website here.

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Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit to headline Inkcarceration 2020

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If you’re shaking your head, not quite sure what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the current state of fashion or the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of Ohio’s Inkcarceration Festival.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), the people behind the annual rock-centric music and tattoo festival unveiled their lineup for their third annual event.

Headlining the three-day festivities are Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit (yes, Limp Bizkit).

Joining Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit on the 2020 roster will be Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Atreyu, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and many more.

According to a press statement, additional bands will be unveiled at a later time. Over 40 groups will reportedly take over one of two stages during the weekend-long gig.

Because this is a music and tattoo festival, festival organizers also revealed that 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to give concertgoers some new ink.

In addition to the killer musical lineup and tattoo artists, the event will also include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank prison), gourmet food trucks, drinks, and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Talk about celebrating Halloween in July.

Inkcarceration 2020 will return to its home at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, during the weekend of July 10-12.

Tickets for Inkcarceration 2020 are currently available for purchase here.

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The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Strokes to headline Shaky Knees 2020

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It’s starting to look a lot like music festival season!

On Wednesday (Nov. 20), Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival unveiled its lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event.

Headlining the three-day gig will be The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Strokes.

Joining the already-stacked lineup will be the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portugal. The Man, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Of Monster and Men, Liam Gallagher (hopefully not throwing shade at this brother for once), Angels and Airwaves, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes fame, The Front Bottoms, The Darkness, and a slew more.

If you thought that was enough, then you would be wrong. According to the official poster for the event, more acts will be announced at a later date.

“I am really excited to bring our fans a lineup that continues to celebrate both up, and coming acts and established powerhouses like the return of headliner The Strokes and first-time headliners The Black Keys and The Smashing Pumpkins,” Shaky Knees founder Tim Sweetwood said in a press statement.

“To be able to produce a world-class festival in my hometown of Atlanta, year after year, is truly special.”

At the time of publication, it was rumored that over 65 artists will take over one of the four stages during the weekend-long show.

Shaky Knees will return to its home of Central Park in downtown Atlanta during the weekend of May 1-3. Tickets are currently on sale on the music festival’s website. There are several packages to pick from, which is good for people who may be strapped for cash cause you know, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner.

Check out the full lineup below.

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The Killers, The 1975 to headline Riptide Music Festival 2019

Hold onto your surfboards Chum Club; 104.3 The Shark has announced the long-awaited lineup for the 2019 incarnation of their Riptide Music Festival. On Monday (Aug. 9), the South Florida-based radio station unveiled their rock and indie-centric lineup for the annual event.

Headlining the fall time festival will be The Killers and The 1975. Rounding out the roster will be The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, K. Flay, Barns Courtney, SHAED, Reel Big Fish, Mogxn, Switchfoot, New Politics, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, The Band Camino, and many more.

The listing comes weeks after the radio station announced the return of their annual festivities. As with previous years, the station uploaded videos of crocheted versions of the musical acts, and let the listeners guess who will take the sandy stage in late-November.

Riptide returns to its longtime home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day event will take place during the weekend of Nov. 23-24.

Chum Club tickets have officially been classified as sold out, and early-bird tickets go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. local time.

With an epic lineup like this, it looks like it may be wise to get your tickets as soon as possible.

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Rob Zombie, The Used, Bring Me the Horizon to headline Las Rageous 2019

Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, and The Used are just some of the bands heading to Las Vegas in October for the third annual Las Rageous music festival. On Tuesday (June 11), festival organizers unveiled the lineup for this year’s multi-day event.

Joining Zombie, The Used, and Bring Me the Horizon on the roster will be Chevelle, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Beartooth, Fever 333, Whitechapel, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, He is Legend, The Hu, Shvpes, and more.

“This city has such a rich history of rock and metal music, and we are proud to continue this legacy with Las Rageous,” Live Nation Las Vegas’ Billy Conn said in a press statement.

He adds: “We are looking forward to bringing some of the world’s biggest acts to Downtown Las Vegas for the third year in a row.”

“A lot of festivals take a few years to develop loyalty in the field of tourism, but we’re seeing fans return to Las Rageous for their second or third year based on [the] quality of experience from prior years,” said Bud Pico, general manager of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

“Customer satisfaction significantly contributes to the social and economic benefits Las Rageous has generated for the City of Las Vegas.”

In addition to the rocking lineup, the event will also feature several new onsite activities like the Bud Light Rock & Refuel Culinary Experience featuring a wide array of dining options and an onsite wedding experience for those feeling a little romantic.

Pre-sales for previous attendees and Las Rageous subscribers begin this Wednesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. PT. For 24 hours, the price for two-day passes will be $149. After the 24-hour window closes, prices will increase to $159.

General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. PT.

For those feeling like going all out during this year’s event, Las Rageous will be offering two different VIP packages to choose from; the Weekend Metal VIP package and the Weekend Heavy Metal VIP package. More information about the VIP packages, lineup, and general inquiries can be found on Las Rageous’ website.

Las Rageous will return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas during the weekend of Oct. 18 -19.

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.

AFTERSHOCK 2019 DAILY LINEUP:

Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight

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Back to the Beach 2019 announces daily performance times

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Travis Barker and John Feldmann’s Back to the Beach music festival is a few short days away from invading Southern California. Now, fans have finally gotten what they’ve been patiently waiting for; the performance times. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers unveiled the performance times for the second annual event.

The first day of the festivities will include performances by Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, the English Beat, and the Drowns while blink-182, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish are set to close out the night.

Day two of the show will include performances by The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Story of the Year, Teenage Wrist, and Lowlives while The Used, The Story So Far, and Anthony Green of Circa Survive will close out the final night of the event.

In addition to the rocking daily lineup, Back to the Beach also announced the Lil’ Punk KidZone. The kid-centric area will include a set each day from kid band The Twits and 13-year-old DJ De Crazy Cat, a scavenger hunt with prizes, mermaid photo sessions, hula hoop, face painting, a cartoonist, a palm reader, hair braiding, and a giant cornhole game.

All kids age ten and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Back to the Beach will return to its home of Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s event will take place during the weekend of April 27-28.

A limited number of Sunday general admission and VIP passes are still available for purchase.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Back to the Beach’s website.

The daily performance times can be found below.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27:

7:35 p.m. – blink-182
6:15 p.m. – Goldfinger
5:10 p.m. – Reel Big Fish
4:10 p.m. – Streetlight Manifesto
3:15 p.m. – The Aquabats
2:20 p.m. – Save Ferris
1: 30 p.m. – The English Beat
12: 45 p.m. – The Drowns

SUNDAY, APRIL 29:

7:40 p.m. – The Used
6:20 p.m. – The Story So Far
5:15 p.m. – Anthony Green
4:20 p.m. – The Wonder Years
3:25 p.m. – Less Than Jake
2:30 p.m. – Story of the Year
1:40 p.m. – Teenage Wrist
1:00 p.m. – Lowlives

Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup

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Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.

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Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Jawbox to headline Fest 18

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Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, and the newly reunited Jawbox are just some of the acts who will make their way to Gainesville, Florida this fall for the 2019 edition of the Fest. On Wednesday (April 3), festival organizers unveiled the first wave of bands scheduled to perform at this year’s event.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on the roster are Mariachi El Bronx, Off With Their Heads, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, No Trigger, The Copyrights, Audio Karate, Kepi Ghoulie, Tsunami Bomb, Brendan Kelly (of The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon), Screaming Females, Tim Barry (of Avail), Planes Mistaken For Stars, Gouge Away, and many others.

While this is just the first set of bands to be unveiled, the music festival boasts that over 300 groups will appear at the three-day event. More acts will reportedly be announced at a later date.

As if a massive punk, ska, and hardcore-centric lineup wasn’t enough, festival organizers have also revealed that the event will include comedians and professional wrestlers. Nothing says punk rock like professional wrestlers battling it out while a band you grew up listening to plays in the background.

Tickets for the Fest are currently available on the festival’s website. Unlike previous years, this year the Fest will enact a price tier policy. For every 500 passes sold, the prices will increase by $10. As per their website, organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid an increase in price.

In the spirit of giving back, they also announced that they have joined forces with Plus 1 to collect $1 from every Fest 18 pass sold. The money allocated will be given to Grace Marketplace, a local organization that works towards providing safe shelter, effective services, and permanent housing solutions to end homelessness in Gainesville and Alachua County.

In addition to working with Grace Marketplace, Fest 18 has also partnered with We Are Neutral, “an environmental nonprofit that helps businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints.”

Fest 18 will take place during the weekend of Nov. 1-3. The event will be spread out across a slew of downtown venues.

For now, the full list of first wave bands can be found below.

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Mayday Parade, the Maine, the Wonder Years to headline inaugural Sad Summer Fest

sadsummer2019Dear Emo kids, we know the days of following Warped Tour across the country have come to an end, but that’s okay because it looks like we’ll be getting a new traveling music fest really soon. On Tuesday (March 19), the first annual Sad Summer Fest was announced. Following a week of cryptic online posts from several bands on the lineup, the event and its accompanying list were confirmed.

The cross-country event will feature performances by Mayday Parade, State Champs, the Maine, the Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T., and Just Friends. In addition to the acts mentioned above, who will play almost all the dates on the gig’s itinerary, acts like Every Avenue, Four Year Strong, Set It Off, Forever the Sickest Kids, and Emo Nite will also appear on select dates.

The impending tour will include stops in major markets such as Houston, Orlando, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, and a two-night engagement at the Masquerade in Atlanta (July 8 and 9).

Sad Summer Fest will start its summertime excursion on July 5 at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas. The trek will wrap up a month later on Aug. 3 at the City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim.

“What could be better than being emo with your best friends in the sweet summer sun? Being emotional with your friends in the sweet summer sun at the Sad Summer Festival, that’s what,” the Maine’s John O’Callaghan said in a press release.

Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders adds: “This tour is about putting aside our differences and coming together as a community of people to enjoy music and art. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I can’t wait to see everyone out there.”

Limited pre-sale tickets are currently available on the traveling festival’s website with the code SAD. General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in October, Every Avenue announced two reunion shows following six years on hiatus. Similarly, Forever the Sickest Kids began teasing fans of a possible return at the beginning of the year. Last year, they re-issued their debut album Underdog Alma Mater on vinyl.

For now, the full Sad Summer Fest tour itinerary can be found below.

SAD SUMMER FEST 2019 TOUR DATES:

July 5 –Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! *#
July 6 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *#
July 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Mayday Parade, State Champs, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T.)
July 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends)
July 10 –Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater %
July 12 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
July 13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
July 14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
July 16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE
July 20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor
July 21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in *$
July 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
July 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live @
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *+
Aug. 3 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *

@ without The Maine
* without The Wonder Years
$ Every Avenue
^ Four Year Strong
% Set It Off
# Forever the Sickest Kids
+ Emo Nite