The music lineup led by iconic bands Tool (in a rare U.S. festival appearance) and Avenged Sevenfold has been unveiled for the fifth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, which returns to Sacramento, CA's Discovery Park Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.
The California rock festival will feature over 35 bands on three stages at Discovery Park, conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The current daily music lineup for Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is as follows:
Saturday, Oct. 22
Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah, the Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Baroness, Face To Face, Deafheaven, Motionless In White, Avatar, American Sharks, Whores, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Shrine, Aeges, Big Jesus
Sunday, Oct. 23
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Disturbed, Puscifer, Chevelle, Ghost, Parkway Drive, the Amity Affliction, Zakk Sabbath, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Ignite, Some Fear None, Silver Snakes
"We're excited to give fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Primus, Slayer, Korn, Disturbed and the rest of this great lineup all together during this special weekend. Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets AFTERSHOCK apart," says Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.
Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK tickets are on sale at AFTERSHOCKConcert.com. VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of main stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded food and drink selections (for purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK2016 laminate.
In 2015, a sold-out crowd of 45,000 was in attendance at Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK to experience hard rock, metal and alternative artists, along with gourmet food trucks and extensive onsite experiences.
Loudwire.com called the festival "one of the nation's premier music events."
Elsewhere, Johnny Firecloud of CraveOnline.com noted, "…Aftershock has found a new thread, and the way they're approaching the festival ecosystem may just defibrillate the soul of rock fests in America. They're mixing vibrant alt rock colors into what was typically a monolithic skull-and-crossbones metal template of black on black, side-stepping the big-box corporate model and building peripheral excitement through on-site activities, enhanced Gourmet Man Food attractions and more.”
This year Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is also offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, since parking at Discovery Park is limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking for your vehicle at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save.
For pricing and more details, visit AFTERSHOCKConcert.com.