We don’t know about you guys but we’re pretty ready to move on to 2019. Considering how things have gone this year, the idea of a new year with new music and new shows sounds pretty refreshing – especially when you read the news we’re about to tell you.
Just announced today, four major punk and hard rock festivals have revealed their enormously stacked lineups featuring acts like Rancid, Bring Me The Horizon, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Foo Fighters, New Found Glory and more.
Let’s take a look at the US festivals and see which lineup you think is best.
Taking the place of Carolina Rebellion (similar to Sonic Temple replacing Rock On The Range) the inaugural Epicenter Festival is looking to kick things off in a major way boasting a huge three-day lineup featuring Korn, Rob Zombie, Tool, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Fever 333, The Damned Things and so much more.
Commenting on the new festival, founder/creator Danny Wimmer says:
“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.”
Tickets for the can’t miss three-day festival at North Carolina’s Rockingham Festival Grounds can be found here.
Returning for their 12th time to Southern California, Travis Barker’s annual music festival and tattoo convention Musink has just revealed their loaded punk rock-heavy lineup. Expanding their roster to feature more live acts, Barker’s three-day festival taking place March 8th - March 10th will include Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, Ho99o9, Dead Kennedys, Anti-Flag and Limp Bizkit. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday and can be found here.
Continuing the major festival announcements is a brand new punk rock fest out in Thornville, Ohio. Billed as a three-day punk rock campout is the new Camp Anarchy featuring the likes of The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Less Than Jake, The Bronx and many more.
Sharing his excitement for the upcoming punk rock camping experience, Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge said:
“Super stoked to be taking part in the first ever Camp Anarchy music and camping fest next year!!! 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 fuck? Does the lineup get better? Craft beer tastings, shit to buy, shit to eat, booze to drink and camping chaos till all hours? There is no question that this is gonna be a fucking crazy good three days!!! Not to mention, this will be NOFX’s first performance in America in over a year…who the fuck is gonna miss that shit?! I’m not!! See you in the pit fuckers! That’s where I’ll be!!”
VIP, GA and camping tickets for the May 31 - June 2nd event go on sale this Friday and can be found here.
Back for their second go around the breakfast table, New Found Glory will be bringing their music and coffee/food festival BreakFest back to Franklin, Tennesee. Including Real Friends, Hawthorne Heights, Mae, The Early November, Microwave and more, New Found Glory’s game-changing early-day festival (doors open at 8am) will take place June 2nd.
Touching on the tasty combo of breakfast foods and kickass bands, New Found Glory said: “They said our idea was too crazy. They said it was too early. They said you would still be asleep. Well what they said was just a bunch of biscuits. You made our first year such a big success that we are back with more! We are so excited to announce the second annual BreakFest! The punk rock/alternative music and breakfast food festival will take place again in Franklin, TN on Sun., June 2 at Liberty Hall inside the Factory! This year joining New Found Glory will be Real Friends, Hawthorne Heights, Mae, Early November, Microwave, Jetty Bones, Hard, Love You Later and Doll Skin! We also have some of our favorite vendors joining us again like Frothy Monkey, High Brow Coffee & Tea, Triple Crown Bakery, Honest Coffee Roasters, and Five Daughters Bakery as well as some new ones like Mojos Tacos, Muletown Coffee, Tiny Little Donuts, and Juice Bar! Door time we’ll remain the same at 8 am so get there early! We can’t wait to celebrate Music, Community and Breakfast with all of you again in 2019!”
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be found here.