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Download: The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time

Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds

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download Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018

Flemington Racecourse

Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November

www.downloadfestival.com.au Download is an 18+ fully licensed event

 

Korn (Only Australian Show)

Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit

Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX

Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth

Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton

Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far

Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns

      Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf


The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time with a tsunami of international and local acts flooding Melbourne this coming March. Fifteen mammoth years in Donington UK, the spiritual home of rock, two years complete in Paris France, one year in Madrid Spain, and now… we are beyond stoked to be rolling out the welcome mat for Download Melbourne 2018.

 

News that is sure to slap a smile across the face of heavy music fans across the country, pure rock fury is set to burn through Flemington Racecourse this Autumn, twenty-eight bands, across four stages, in one day! Ice cold beer, great food and an endless crew of heavy music fans!

 

It is a great honour and very exciting that we are bringing Download Festival to Australia. Since the inception of Download UK in 2003, we have been looking for other territories to launch the festival and having successfully found a home for Download in France and Spain, we felt that the next country had to be Australia. Many rock fans from Australia have been in contact with us asking us to bring the festival to them – we have finally heard their calling and I cannot wait to put Download Australia on the map!” Andy Copping Download Founder

 

When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here. Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term. We have 28 bands in total, 1/3 of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength.” Nigel Melder Download Melbourne Producer

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Rumors in 2016 of an imminent Australian tour announcement for 2017 from 2-time Grammy winners, Californian alt-metal heavy weights Korn, sent fans into a spin, and we are excited to confirm they will return for the first time in four years for one show only- an Australian exclusive to kick off the inaugural installment of Download! Since 1993, Korn have been obliterating preconceptions of the parameters of alternative and metal, spiked with rhythmic influences, bagpipes, and brutally honest, at times uncomfortably raw lyrics. They initiated one of heavy music’s most profound paradigm shifts in history. Their 1994 self-titled debut LP has been hailed as the most important metal record of the past 25 years.

 

The band has released twelve studio albums, countless platinum and multi-platinum releases, all of which have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Charts. Their most recent LP ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ released in 2016 debuted at #4, saw them dive back into their weighty beginnings, serving up some of the heaviest tracks fans have ever heard from Korn and reaffirming, Korn are still the unparalleled masters of alt-metal.
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. They are beyond being just a band, they are a counteroffensive —  they are Prophets of Rage! An elite task force of revolutionary musicians here to wake us up, encourage us to question everything, find our voice and fight for our rights. All served on a soundtrack of furious rhythm and rhyme. It’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets Of Rage to combat the incoming storm. We welcome them to Download for their first Australian show. A pummeling live set that will feature tracks from their album, as well as a range of tracks from the back catalogues of the aforementioned bands!

 

Limp Bizkit what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Download Melbourne 2018. Songs like ‘Rollin’, ‘My Generation’, and ‘Break Stuff’ will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss this special appearance.

Since forming back in 2000, the mighty Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to their progressive instrumentation and multi vocalist delivery. Mastodon received ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and landed like a nuke on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance earlier this year! These Atlanta natives are the cool kids of metal; fans adore them, critics applauded them and their musical peers wanna be them!
Formed in the mid-90’s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles ‘Little Things’ and ‘Festival Song’. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-platinum albums including The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. In November 2015, Good Charlotte released a video for the song “Makeshift Love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000’s. Now, after the release of their new album “Youth Authority” on MDDN July 15th, 2016, and tour dates around the world in fall 2016 and 2017, Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.

 

Birthed over a sandwich at Fairfax High in 1983, the reigning Californian kings of punk rock, NOFX are one of the most successful independent acts of all time. Successively spanning the scale between hardcore 90’s punk and vicious reggae, NOFX have remained relevant all this time by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. When punk rock catapulted into the mainstream in the mid-nineties, NOFX skated that wave right into the mass populous, thanks to their 1994 LP ‘Punk In Drublic’, all the while keeping their feet cemented in the underground subculture who first embraced them. In the past 34 years, they have gone on to release thirteen studio LPs, including their most recent, ‘First Ditch Effort’ 2016. After battling skinhead punks in the eighties, major-label executives in the nineties and George W. Bush in the early 2000’s, NOFX are finally ready to enjoy the success they’ve been too preoccupied to embrace in the past… and it’s turning out to be pretty exciting.

The god fathers of crossover thrash, Suicidal Tendencies have been serving up their fast
hardcore punk since 1980. An ever-changing line up that remains intimidatingly tight, these Californian’s have released thirteen studio records over the past three decades, touring relentlessly around the globe becoming more intense, and more immense as the year go by! Mike “Cyco Miko” Muir will land in Australia joined by, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Díaz, and ex Slayer drumming genius Dave Lombardo.

 

Musically, French quartet Gojira gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.

Amon Amarth have been marching purposefully from triumph to greater triumph for the last two decades. Formed amid the fertile Swedish metal scene in the mid 90’s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of Viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains. Their latest album, Magma debuted at #11 on the ARIA chart!!
Sweden’s Arch Enemy are one of the most explosive and proficient metal bands of modern times! They have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way since their inception in the mid 90’s.

Vegas rock gods Falling In Reverse walk that fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion! The five piece have built a fanatical fan base off the back of the ridiculous vocal range of frontman Ronnie Radke and their enigmatic, unrelenting live shows that are nothing short of spectacular!

Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep’s trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene.

Our favourite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to worldwide heavy metal domination, these platinum selling these platinum selling, Falun-based heavy metal heroes are headlining to Download, no mercy will be given and all guns will be blazing, when this tireless killing machine will blow fans to another dimension!

If you have any love in your heart for beefy and unpretentious punk rock, Florida’s Hot Water Music are your band! They have remained a vital and increasingly relevant part of the punk landscape for the past twenty-five years, thanks to their no-frills approach and ability to balance their formative punk-rock grit with an engagingly catchy melody.

Of Mice & Men have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released four studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. Of Mice & Men have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere eight years!

The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of The Story So Far is a blast of renewing fresh air! Their refreshing, energetic and impressively honest take on hardcore-infused pop-punk music propelled them to the cover of the 2013 Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, to the enduring subcultural benchmark the Vans Warped Tour, and into the hearts and minds of listeners.

Sydney five-piece Northlane are an ARIA award-winning, chart-topping metal band shaping into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports ever, with critics drawing comparisons to established acts like Linkin Park and System Of A Down. Their latest LP, Mesmer, was released in March 2017 with no forewarning and has been streamed 10 million times since.

Trophy Eyes are known for their raw emotion, depth of introspection and courage whilst at the forefront of a new wave in alternative rock. The Novocastrian five-piece have been amassing a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base across the globe after their critically acclaimed release ‘Chemical Miracle’ debuted in the top 10 in late 2016, selling out headline tours and crashing festival stages worldwide ever since.

 

California’s Nails have parlayed their influences into a ruthless, no compromise explosion of sound, where speed and groove fight for supremacy. Their caustic, take-no-prisoners grindcore tunes have earned them the reputation of being the angriest band in hardcore!

Issues broke big by infusing their metal-punk hybrid with pop-perfect melodies and the heavy rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. With their crushing guitar riffs, commanding vocals, and brutally intense drumming, the Atlanta five piece throw out an untamable energy that’s nothing short of exhilarating.

Los Angeles quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop are on a mission to make the whole world feminist with their aggressive pop punk, and the world is listening, they don’t have a choice, these boss ladies are driving their political soaked message home hard with humour laced ferocity.

Ocean Grove take us on a breathless trip through a 90’s nostalgia that visits the best of the Beastie Boys, Silverchair and Korn, these Melbourne kids nabbed a triple J feature record on their debut ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, that has been hailed as one of the great heavy records of 2017!

Isolation can often result in unique outcomes, Psycroptic hail from the tiny, frosty, untamed and detached Australian state that is Tasmania, and have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic worldwide movement commonly known as death metal!

Melbourne’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot deliver blistering upper-cuts of thrash punk chaos that will leave you dazzled by the road-side, ravaged and aroused, wondering what the hell just hit you!

Insubordinate instigators of madness, Clowns are bad ass motherfuckers from Melbourne manufacturing distortion drenched punk laden power pop, they are coming to kick your arse and ruin your life!

Chase Atlantic are a trio of brothers and one longtime friend who produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B! These Aussies blur the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss!

Cursed Earth are Perth’s most unrelenting metal band! They have been on a fast-upward trajectory since their inception in 2014, Metal Hammer dubbed them a “jaw-dropping edition to the new school of unrelenting hardcore”!

Taking the heavy riffs of their downbeat and deathcore contemporaries, mixing that with the groove of the current wave of nu-metal bands, and adding a melody that completely their own; meet Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf!

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets
Max tickets per transaction – 10

Payment methods – VISA and MasterCard

downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

 

Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November

 

Ticket prices:

GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

 

Optus Perks Presale www.optusperks.com.au/events

Optus customers can grab tickets first with the exclusive Optus Perks Pre-sale, running from 9am (AEDT) Monday 13 November to 9am (AEDT) Tuesday 14 November. Login to Optus Perks or click on “Perks” in the My Optus app to secure your tickets before they go on sale anywhere else.

 

2018 EVENT INFORMATION: 

March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event

  

LISTEN TO THE 2018 LINE-UP PLAYLIST:

 https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/downloadfestau/playlist/05e0VyQ7Aa8DdtSWAdg8jJ

DOWNLOAD APP:

App Store for iOS = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_iOS

 

Google Play Store for Android = http://bit.ly/DLMELB2018_Android

 

TRANSPORT:

Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.

Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.

 

By train

Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.

Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

 

By tram

The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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ROCK ON THE RANGE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

ROTRFESTIVAL WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DISTURBED, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, MEGADETH, AT THE DRIVE-IN, AND MANY MORE

SPECIALLY PRICED PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
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Rock On The Range—the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States—celebrates its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadiumin Columbus, OH. The incredible lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titansDisturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God,Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists.

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

Disturbed says, “We’ve waited long enough, and so have you. Get ready, ’cause Disturbed is back and we can’t wait to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range.”

“Rock On The Range is easily one of the best festivals I’ve ever played. Looking forward to doing it again,” says Rob Zombie.

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah says, “12 years after my last performance in Columbus, Ohio I have decided it’s time to bring the music of Hellyeah to the great rock & roll fans that attend Rock On The Range!! We are looking forward to kickin’ your ass at this great event!!”

The current band lineup for Rock On The Range—fueled by Monster Energy—is as follows: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between The Buried & Me, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Issues, Highly Suspect, The Sword, Tiger Army, Sick Puppies, New Years Day, Aranda, Wilson, Enter Shikari, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Memphis May Fire, Lacey Sturm, Turbowolf, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Monster Truck, Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Cane Hill, and Citizen Zero, with more to be announced.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

“Everything has been turned up a notch to celebrate the10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer of the festival for Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack. “From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the reunion of fan favorites Disturbed, to the welcomed return of Vinnie Pauland his band Hellyeah to the state of Ohio for the first time in over a decade, and countless others, it’s paramount that we continue to raise the bar so Rock On The Range remains the elite rock festival in America. We feel we’ve accomplished this goal and then some.”

Rock On The Range specially priced weekend presale tickets are available now. Visit the ROTR Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase these tickets (Weekend Field GA: $199.50 + fees, Weekend Stadium GA: $99.50 + fees). Layaway Packages, VIP tickets, Camping, Hotel Packages, and Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs ($349 + fees) are also available for purchase at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

Regularly priced General Admission tickets for America’s premier hard rock festival go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10:00 AM ET at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets will be priced as follows:

  • Weekend Field General Admission: $219.50 + fees
  • Weekend Stadium General Admission: $139.50 + fees

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades will be available to all Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range as the main stage sponsor and will be on site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy artist signings, and sampling Monster Energy Drink.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience (formerly known as Crazy Dave’s) and Bud Light.

 

MONSTER ENERGY FORT ROCK

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BAND LINEUP FEATURES

ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED,

SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,

A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON AND MORE

 AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE SELLOUTS, FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO TWO DAYS:

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 & SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016

AT JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS, FL

 DISCOUNTED TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days– Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016–at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.

 

Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for the most current information on the festival.

 

Brent Smith of Shinedown says, “Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”

 

Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch says, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”

 

“With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016.”

 

The daily band lineup is as follows:

 

Saturday, April 30: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Sevendust, Ghost, Issues, Saint Asonia, Avatar, The Glorious Sons

 

Sunday, May 1: Disturbed, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Red Sun Rising

 

Early Bird tickets for Monster Energy Fort Rock are available now until Sunday, December 20. For the first time, tickets are also available for purchase via layaway this year.

 

The Monster Energy Fort Rock discounted Early Bird ticket sale offers a limited number of Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets atwww.FortRockFestival.com. Prices are as follows (plus fees):

 

A limited quantity of Weekend GA tickets will be available for $79.50. Once those are sold out, Early Bird GA Weekend passes will be $89.50 through 11:59 PM onSunday, December 20.

 

VIP Weekend tickets will also be available starting at $199.50. Once that allotment sells out, regular VIP Weekend tickets will continue to be sold at $224.50 during the Early Bird period.

 

A limited number of Weekend TeamRock+ VIP Ticket 2-Packs ($499.99) and Early Bird Ticket 4-Packs ($299.00) will also be available for purchase during the Early Bird period.  

 

Regularly priced tickets go on sale Monday, December 21 for the following prices (plus fees):

 

Weekend General Admission: $99.50

Weekend GA Ticket 4-Pack: $339.00

Weekend VIP: $224.50

Single Day General Admission: $59.50

Single Day VIP: $109.50

 

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

 

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

 

In addition, starting December 21 select Stevie Tomato’s Sports Page locations will be selling General Admission single day and weekend tickets with no service fees.

 

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (www.govx.com).

 

Information on hotel discounts is available at www.FortRockFestival.com.

 

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series kick-off. TheWorld’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct concert atmospheres across the country in April and May.

 

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2016 sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, Bud Light, Marshall Headphones, Stevie Tomato’s Sports Page, and the Boston Red Sox.

 

JetBlue Park is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, located at 11581 Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Website: www.FortRockFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortrockfestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortrockfest

Instagram: http://instagram.com/fortrockfest

 

 

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to multi-day festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents produces some of the largest U.S. festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. By merging well-known talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality, exceptional value entertainment experiences to customers, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities alike. Never satisfied with the status quo, DWP strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. Over the past six years, DWP has grown – while constantly innovating its production, promotion and fan experiences – from a partner in one single event to producing sold out events across the country, doubling its number of produced events between 2012 and 2013 alone. DWP plans to add as many as five new music festivals in 2016 to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, and Monster Energy Fort Rock, among others.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

 

About AEG Live: AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Coloseum at CaesarsPalace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

 

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com |www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

 

About Jack Daniel’s: Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in theUnited States and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Based inLynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

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BRINGS MASSIVE LINEUP OF TOP ROCK ARTISTS TO

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA APRIL 30 & MAY 1

WITH PERFORMANCES FROM ROB ZOMBIE,DISTURBED,

SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,

ZZ TOP, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, 3 DOORS DOWN

AND MANY MORE

ALONG WITH THE DEBUT OF “GOURMET MAN FOOD” AND

JACK DANIEL’S WHISKEY ROW EXPERIENCE

DISCOUNTED TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

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Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville returns to Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenicMetropolitan Park along the St. Johns River Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 with a lineup of over 45 bands, including rock icon/filmmaker Rob ZombieDisturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), Jacksonville’s ownShinedownFive Finger Death PunchZZ TopA Day To RememberBring Me The Horizon and many more. 2016 also marks the return of Tequila World and the debut of “Gourmet Man Food” and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experienceat the festival.

 

Florida’s biggest rock festival kicks off the World’s Loudest Month festival series and will offer multiple onsite experiences, including Monster Energy artist autograph signings and beverage sampling, Gourmet Man FoodTequila World,MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone, the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row ExperienceThe Music ExperienceJacksonville Jaguars facilitating various onsite activities during the festival, other art installations and more to be announced. After expanding into the adjacent EverBank Field grounds in 2015,Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville drew a record crowd of 50,000 and continues to grow.

 

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville 2016 is as follows:

 

Saturday, April 30: Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Sixx:A.M., Collective Soul, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Filter, Escape The Fate, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Wilson, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Cane Hill

 

Sunday, May 1: Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Clutch, Yelawolf, P.O.D., We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Issues, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, Beartooth, Texas Hippie Coalition, Avatar, From Ashes To New, The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne

 

Visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for the most current information on the festival.

 

Here’s what some of the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville artists have to say about the festival:

 

“We are so ready for Welcome To Rockville!!! We are proud to be returning to Jacksonville, FL for this incredible festival.”

 

Brent Smith/Shinedown

 

“The band cannot wait to get back on the stage for our fans at the upcomingWelcome To Rockville festival. 2016 is going to be a huge year for Sixx:A.M. – a double album, tons of high-octane fueled performances. There is SO much to be excited for and we can’t wait to share the experience with all of you!”

— Nikki Sixx/Sixx:A.M.

 

“We’re excited to be back in Florida and to rock with everyone at Rockville this April!”

 Chris Henderson/3 Doors Down

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains, “People thought I was crazy when I launched a festival in Jacksonville. This is my home town, so I ignored everyone, and we came out of the gate with a sold out event. To go from 10,000 tickets that first year to over 50,000 in 2015, and making this Florida’s biggest rock experience, I couldn’t be more proud to be a native of North Florida and to showcase my home town nationally. Welcome To Rockville has become one of rock’s most recognizable festivals, and it’s only going to get better.”

 

Discounted Early Bird tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are available now through Thursday, December 17. For the first time, tickets are also available for purchase via layaway this year.

 

Through December 17, the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Early Bird ticket sale offers a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

 

A limited quantity of Weekend GA tickets will be available for $79.50. Once those are sold out, Early Bird GA Weekend passes will be $89.50 through 11:59 PM onThursday, December 17.

 

VIP Weekend tickets will also be available starting at $234.50. Once that allotment sells out, regular VIP Weekend tickets will continue to be sold at $254.50 during the Early Bird period.

 

A limited number of Weekend Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Packs will also be available for $539.99. Hotel packages are available for purchase as well.

 

Regularly priced tickets go on sale Friday, December 18 for the following prices (plus fees):

 

Weekend General Admission: $99.50

Weekend GA Ticket 4-Pack: $400.00

Weekend VIP: $274.50

Single Day General Admission: $69.50

Single Day VIP: $129.50

 

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

 

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

 

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).

 

In addition to the music, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will offer multiple onsite experiences, including those listed below.

 

Monster Energy: Monster Energy will help fans celebrate the weekend with artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig. As always, come by the Monster hospitality area for an ice cold Monster Energy to refuel and keep the party going all weekend long.

 

www.monsterenergy.comwww.facebook.com/monsterenergy

 

Gourmet Man Food: Gourmet Man Food (“GMF”) has been part of American culture since pioneers started experimenting with their cowboy menus to “kick things up a notch.” Since then, it’s become a phenomenon of artistically created, statement-making food, served in large portions with a powerful presentation. It is a unique twist to foods you know mixed with flavors you don’t expect. The 2016Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Gourmet Man Food lineup includes:Bayou Bill’s CajunBrucci’s PizzaBurrito GalleryCaptain Nemo’sCatullo Brothers Pizza, Char’s Smokehouse BBQ, Cheese LouiseChicago Taste AuthorityClassic Home Cookin’Girls Gone Green Nacho BarGrinders Burger Barn, Hebros Kitchen, Highway 61Iron BarleyIsland Noodles,Knuckle SandwichesMac AttackMama’s Food, Mangroves, Mount Olympus Greek FareMystery Melt Machine, Oli’s TotsPie BabyPounders, Up In Smoke BBQ, and What’s The Catch, with more to be announced. In addition, two St. Louis based restaurants — Food Network star Tom Coghill’s Iron Barley andBill Kunz’ Highway 61 Roadhouse — will be staging a full scale Pig Roast.

 

Jack Daniel’s Experience: Jack Daniel’s will bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to Jacksonville as an official sponsor of Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville. The Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg. The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge throughout the festival. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for personalized Barrelhead Engraving, Jack Daniel’s merchandise for sale, and free Mobile Distillery tours. www.jackdaniels.com

 

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row: 2016 marks the first-ever Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, featuring the full line of Jack Daniel’s products, as well as Woodford Reserve and Old Forrester bourbons.

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World: The Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World returns for its second year and will feature a wide range of tequilas, extreme margaritas, gourmet tacos, mixologists and more. Tequilas that will be offered in Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World include: Cabo Wabo, Corazon, Espolon, El Jimador, Lunazul, Pura Vida, Siete Leguas, Patron, and Don Julio. Admission to this area is free and open to those 21 and up.

 

MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone: This interactive graffiti art installation will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit.

 

The Music Experience: The Music Experience is a free, interactive “rock star” exhibit where fans can get hands-on interaction with tons of musical equipment–much of which is used by their favorite artists performing on stage at the show—and attend meet and greets with various Monster Energy Welcome To Rockvilleartists. The Music Experience will also feature The Student Experience (TSE) for kids enrolled in music programs in the surrounding areas. TSE features a backstage tour for kids to see the inner workings of a festival and all the jobs the music industry has to offer. TSE also offers intimate time with all the instrument manufacturers before the festival opens.

 

Jacksonville JaguarsMonster Energy Welcome To Rockville will include onsite activities facilitated by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will also partner to host theUltimate Rock-N-Jock Experience contest. One lucky winner will receive prizes from the Jaguars and Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville. To kick off festival promotions, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will present a Dec. 20performance by The Struts at the JAX Games Tailgate Party at EverBank Field prior to kickoff of the final regular season home game. The JAX Games will also feature a pregame show with World no. 1 BMX rider Jamie Bestwick and 23-time X Games skateboarding medalist Andy Macdonald on the X Games ramp. Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville “no service fee” tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at the JAX Games.  For more information, visitwww.jaguars.com/jaxgames.

 

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On TheRange, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, The Big Ticket, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

 

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2016 sponsors include: Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, The Music Experience, Sound Exchange, Zippo, Marshall Headphones and more to be announced.

 

For more information on Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, visit:

 

Website: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

 

 

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to multi-day festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents produces some of the largest U.S. festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. By merging well-known talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality, exceptional value entertainment experiences to customers, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities alike. Never satisfied with the status quo, DWP strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. Over the past six years, DWP has grown – while constantly innovating its production, promotion and fan experiences – from a partner in one single event to producing sold out events across the country, doubling its number of produced events between 2012 and 2013 alone. DWP plans to add as many as five new music festivals in 2016 to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, and LOUDER THAN LIFE, among others.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

 

About Metropolitan Park: Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

 

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com;www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

 

About Jack Daniel’s: Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

 

 

 

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