Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, Lights added to Slam Dunk 2019 lineup

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights are just some of the latest additions to this year’s Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Jan. 29), festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of ten more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

Joining the Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights on the newly released list are Microwave, Tigers Jaw, Wage War, Our Hollow Our Home, Touché Amoré, Wallflower, and Employed to Serve.

“We’re totally giddy to be invited over to Slam Dunk this year,” says Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Klein. “The line-up is insane, so many friends and lovers in one spot, it’ll be a completely gratuitous smile fest.”

“I’m so pumped to be on the Slam Dunk bill for the first time,” says Lights. “Not only am I excited to play with a bunch of great bands, but it’s been over two years since I’ve been back in the UK, so needless to say Slam Dunk can’t come soon enough!”

The newest additions to the Slam Dunk bill will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Real Friends, Cancer Bats, Gallows, Mad Caddies, Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Trophy Eyes, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Milk Teeth, WSTR, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, and Angel Du$t on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will take place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.

SLAM DUNK 2019 FOURTH WAVE:

Plain White T’s
Hellogoodbye
Lights
Microwave
Tigers Jaw
Wage War
Our Hollow Our Home,
Touché Amoré
Wallflower
Employed to Serve

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Blink-182, Goldfinger, The Used to headline Back to the Beach Fest 2019

Blink-182, Goldfinger, and The Used are just some of the bands heading “back to the beach” in late April for the 2019 edition of Back to the Beach Fest. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), KROQ, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, and Goldfinger’s John “Feldy” Feldmann announced the lineup for the second annual California-centric music festival.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s roster are Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, Less Than Jake, The Wonder Years, Save Ferris, Story of the Year, and more to be announced at a later time.

“Back to the Beach has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever been part of. What could be better than a mostly ska festival?” festival co-producer and Goldfinger vocalist/guitarist John Feldman says in a press statement.

He continues: “I grew up on ska music and I had the best time of my life last year at the show… This year may even be better! Travis and I are so excited to do the show yet again… I cannot wait!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. PST. A limited number of weekend general admission passes will be available for $79.99 (plus fees) while supplies last. VIP ticket packages will also be available at that time. For those with a special pre-sale code, pre-sales are now available.

The two-day music festival 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.

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

The daily schedule can be found below.

Saturday, April 27: blink-182, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, The English Beat, and The Drowns

Sunday, April 28: The Used, The Story So Far, Anthony Green, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Story Of The Year, Teenage Wrist, and Lowlives

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Godsmack, Fiver Finger Death Punch, Taking Back Sunday lead INKCARCERATION 2019 lineup

Godsmack, Taking Back Sunday, Five Finger Death Punch, and Shinedown are just some of the acts who will head to Ohio this summer for the second annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 15), festival organizers unveiled the rock-centric roster for this year’s event.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill are +LIVE+, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Motionless in White, Red Sun Rising, Fozzy, Buckcherry, POD, Andrew W.K., the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and more. In total, over 30 bands will take over one of two stages throughout the weekend-long festivities.

In addition to the rocking lineup, the music festival will also include over 70 booths of local and regional tattoo artists. The list of tattoo artists who will be attending this year’s event can be found here. For those who are interested in getting a tattoo during the three-day event, all you need to do is select the artist you would like to work with and schedule an appointment. Simple as that.

If music and tattoos weren’t enough to get you excited, organizers also revealed that attendees can experience Escape From Blood Prison, the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the Ohio State Reformatory during the months of September, October, and November. This year, the attraction will give attendees the opportunity to experience the frights and sights in early July.

“It’s an honor to be able to open the doors of Blood Prison a couple of months early and give the guests of INKCARCERATION a few scares in July! The warden, his family and the Blood Prison inmates are all excited to meet the fans at INKCARCERATION,” says Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison.

But music, tattoos, and haunted houses are not the only chilling attractions INKCARCERATION will offer this year. Organizers also revealed that attendees can take part in self-guided tours of the historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the “Shawshank Prison,” during the music festival. According to the festival’s website, the complete, immersive tour should take roughly an hour and a half, so it may be wise to plan accordingly.

“Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two,” begins a press statement from the music festival’s promoters.

“With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, INKCARCERATION 2019 will be the don’t miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!”

INKCARCERATION 2019 will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio during the weekend of July 12-14. Tickets for the music festival are currently available here.

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Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Travis Scott lead Boston Calling 2019 lineup

Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, and Travis Scott are just some of the artists who will make their way to Boston during Memorial Day weekend for the 2019 edition of Boston Calling. On Thursday (Jan. 10), festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the music festival’s ten-year anniversary set to take place later this spring.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s roster are ODESZA, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lord Huron, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Christine and the Queens, Guster, Pale Waves, and more.

In total, over 50 musicians will take over one of three stages during the weekend-long festivities.

In addition to all the musical acts, Boston Calling will also feature a comedy and entertainment lineup. This year, current and former “Saturday Night Live” cast members such Michael Che, Fred Armisen, and Boston native Jenny Slate will perform at the festival. There will also be some non-comedy performances by the Boston Ballet and a spoken word performance by Imogen Heap.

Boston Calling will take over the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts during the weekend of May 24-26.

Three-day general admission, VIP, and Platinum passes are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing. This offer is only valid for the next 24 hours. After that, prices for passes will gradually increase. Like many music festivals as of late, Boston Calling is also offering payment plans.

For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Boston Calling’s website here. The full lineup for the festival’s ten-year celebration can be seen below.

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Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Son, Neil Young lead 2019 BottleRock lineup

Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, and Neil Young are just some of the musicians who will make their way to California in the spring for the 2019 incarnation of the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival. On Monday (Jan. 7), music festival organizers unveiled their musically diverse lineup for this year’s festivities due to take place in late-May.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill this year will be OneRepublic, Flogging Molly, Jenny Lewis, AJR, Lovelytheband, Pharrell Williams, Logic, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweat, Juanes, Against Me!, and two of the “greatest living guitarists” Gary Clark Jr. and Carlos Santana.

“We definitely put the emphasis on the rock in BottleRock, with Santana and Gary Clark Jr. We’re also strong on the Latino influence with Santana and Juanes. And Pharrell Williams has produced some of the most well-known songs today,” Dave Graham of BottleRock Presents said in a statement.

“Imagine Dragons can cater to 12-year-olds, soccer moms and 25- to 30-year-olds, and their music appeals to my age and up. I’m 46. Since they played BottleRock the first time in 2015, they’ve taken off and exploded. In 2017, they came out with ‘Believer,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Natural.’ We’re glad to have them back,” adds Graham.

In total over 80 acts will take over one of six stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking roster, the event will also include access to wine, food, and craft beers all from the Napa Valley area as well as a culinary stage, VIP experiences, spa and salon options, and a silent disco.

Three-day passes for the upcoming festival go on sale beginning this Tuesday. Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. PT. Single-day passes will go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 10. For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to BottleRock’s website here.

BottleRock will take place in Napa Valley during the weekend of May 24 – 26. Doors open each day at 11:30 a.m. while the last act ends at 10 p.m. each night.

The full lineup for this year’s BottleRock can be found below.

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Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, The 1975 lead Governors Ball 2019 lineup

Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, and the 1975 are just some of the artists who will make their way to New York during the last weekend in May for the 2019 edition of the Governors Ball. On Monday (Jan. 7), Founder Entertainment announced the full roster for the ninth annual summertime event.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup boosts performances by be Tyler, the Creator, SZA, Nas, Blood Orange, Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, Brockhampton, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Dreamers, and more. In total, over 60 artists will take over one of four stages during the weekend-long music festival.

In addition to the diverse roster of acts, Governors Ball will also include a robust number of gourmet food options from different establishments from around New York City, craft beer and cocktails as well as surprise pop up performances, lawn games, street art and a 21+ Best Kept Secret area.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website with a special “Announce Day” pricing until 11:59:59 p.m. EST. After that, regular pricing will begin. For those feeling a little strapped for cash following the holiday season, there’s no need to worry because Governors Ball is offering payment plan options.

For those who purchase passes today, a special 2019 collectible charger can be added to your order, because one can never have too many chargers especially at a music festival.

Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. The full lineup for this year’s event can be found below.

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Ghost, System of a Down, the Prodigy lead 2019 Chicago Open Air

Ghost, System of a Down, and the Prodigy are just some of the bands who will make their way to Chicago in the springtime for the 2019 incarnation of Chicago Open Air. On Tuesday (Dec. 11), U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents unleashed the full lineup for next year’s event following its one-year hiatus.

In addition to the aforementioned bands, Tool, Meshuggah, Beartooth, Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein, Gojira, In this Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Alien Weaponry will round out the roster for next year’s event. Unlike the other Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals, which boost a large array of performers throughout the day, Chicago Open Air will only have seven bands performing a day.

“I can’t even begin to express how excited we are to be playing Chicago Open Air Presents. We had such a blast last time!” In this Moment frontwoman Maria Brink said in a press statement.

“Tool, the Prodigy, and System of a Down. That’s insane and such a powerful lineup. We feel blessed to be a part of it all. These are some of our all-time favorite bands, I can’t wait to see you all there with In this Moment.”

In addition to the rocking lineup, attendees will also be able to indulge in a variety of local and regional craft beers and delicious Chicago-centric cuisine during the weekend-long festivities.

Chicago Open Air will take over the SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, Illinois during the weekend of May 18 – 19. Doors for the two-day event will open at 2 p.m. each day.

Tickets for the music festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 14, at noon CT on Chicago Open Air’s website.

The festival will offer several package for attendees to choose from including several single-day and two-day packages.

The full lineup for the event can be seen below.

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The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX lead inaugural Camp Anarchy lineup

The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, and Less than Jake are just some of the bands that will make their way to Ohio during the springtime for the first annual Camp Anarchy. On Monday (Dec. 10), Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. and Brew Ha Ha Productions announced the debut of their brand new, punk rock-centric music festival due to take place during the final weekend of May 2019.

Joining the aforementioned bands on the inaugural roster are X, Fear, Sick of It All, Strung Out, Death By Stereo, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, Off!, The Suicide Machines, A Wilhelm Scream, Voodoo Glow Skulls, T.S.O.L., and The Bronx. According to the festival’s official flyer, more bands will be announced at a later date.

“[Camp Anarchy is] a punker’s dream…three days of the best bands and so much to do while camping under the stars in Ohio. What could be better?” John Reese, Camp Anarchy co-producer and founder of Synergy Global Entertainment, says in a press statement.

Mirroring Reese’s excitement about the upcoming three-day event is Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge who said: “Super stoked to be taking part in the first ever Camp Anarchy music and camping fest next year!!!”

Dragge adds: “Looks like Legend Valley will become ground zero for some serious punk rock debauchery and musical mayhem. The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear? What the f*ck?!”

In addition to the rocking lineup, the event will also include craft beer tastings, dodge ball games, fair games, scavenger hunts, a flea market “full of stuff you probably don’t need but know you will want,” and a s’mores station for those with an epic sweet tooth.

Camp Anarchy will make its rocking debut at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about the festival, the lineup, tickets prices, and more, head on over to Camp Anarchy’s website.

For now, the complete lineup can be seen below.

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Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie lead Welcome to Rockville 2019 lineup

Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, and Incubus are some of the bands slated to make their way to north Florida in the spring for the ninth annual Welcome to Rockville. On Monday (Dec. 3), Danny Wimmer Presents unleashed the full lineup for next year’s edition of the annual rock and metal-centric music festival.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the event’s roster will be the Prodigy, Bring Me the Horizon, Evanescence, Chevelle, Flogging Molly, Killswitch Engage, Circa Survive, Tom Morello, Shinedown, and Judas Priest, who will make their Welcome to Rockville debut.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!” lead vocalist Rob Halford said in a press statement.

Chris Kilmore of Incubus adds: “We’re excited to return to Jacksonville and play at Welcome to Rockville in 2019! There are some great bands on the bill and we can’t wait to see our friends in Tool, the Prodigy, as well as many others. See you there!”

As if the lineup for next year’s event wasn’t enough, festival organizers also revealed that the yearly event has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience,” the music festival will return to its longtime home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of May 3-5.

Last year’s event was certificated sold out with a whopping 90,000 attendees showing up for the two-day event.

Tickets for Welcome to Rockville go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7, at noon EST. Tickets available include weekend general admission, weekend VIP, single-day general admission, and single-day VIP. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general questions, head on over to Welcome to Rockville’s website.

For now, the complete daily music lineup can be seen below.

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Slam Dunk 2019 add Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day

Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, and Saves the Day are just some of the latest additions to the 2019 Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Nov. 20) festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of 11 more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

“Being asked to headline Slam Dunk off the back of Gravity is a massive compliment on how diverse our band is, we’re very happy and honored that we get regarded as a headliner for Slam Dunk,” Bullet for My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck told Metal Hammer about the recently announced news.

Mirroring Tuck’s sentiment is Saves the Day frontman Chris Conley: “We are so excited to play Slam Dunk next year! It’s always a blast to come overseas and sing Saves songs with all our fans. See you soon!!”

In addition to Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, and Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Meand Slam Dunk veterans Trophy Eyes will round out the second wave of performers.

The newest additions will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Gallows, Mad Caddies, and Silverstein on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.

SLAM DUNK 2019 SECOND WAVE:

Bullet for My Valentine
Simple Plan
Saves the Day
Glassjaw
Knocked Loose
The Get Up Kids
Turnstiles
Tiny Moving Parts
Trophy Eyes
The Menzingers
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me