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Epicenter 2020 to feature Metallica, Deftones, Power Trip, more

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:36 AM PT
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The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. As previously announced, metal legends Metallica will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The massive line-up for Epicenter also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd (in an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance), Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, and more.

As previously announced, Metallica will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration for any American festival promoter or band. Epicenter is the first performance in this festival series.

"Metallica isn't just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it's an event. It's an experience. That's the same standard we've set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can't wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America," says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the U.S. "Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?"

Epicenter moves to its new home at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2020. "We're pleased to announce that Epicenter is moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway's Rock City Campgrounds," says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes. "The new location offers plenty of nearby lodging, increased camping, and convenient travel options. The number one request we received from the fans was to move the festival to Charlotte…and we listened."

The 3-day destination music experience will feature a slew of top rock acts performing on four stages, along with a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, and various camping options and amenities, with General Admission, VIP tickets, and camping.

The current music lineup for Epicenter is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 1:

Metallica
Godsmack
Papa Roach
David Lee Roth
Royal Blood
I Prevail
Ghostemane
Ice Nine Kills
The Darkness
Starset
Sick Of It All
Agnostic Front
New Years Day
Bones UK
Fire From The Gods
3Teeth
Nascar Aloe
Joyous Wolf
Killstation
Stitched Up Heart
Hero The Band
Through Fire

Saturday, May 2:

Disturbed
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Staind
Chevelle
Cypress Hill
Anthrax
Alter Bridge
Code Orange
Of Mice & Men
Saint Asonia
Jinjer
Crown The Empire
Anti-Flag
City Morgue
The Chats
Dinosaur Pile-Up
Clint Lowery
Brkn Love
Brutus
Toothgrinder
Brass Against
Selfish Things
Zero 9:36
Like Machines

Sunday, May 3:
Metallica
Deftones
Volbeat
Gojira
Rancid
Dropkick Murphys
Hellyeah
Bad Wolves
Hollywood Undead
Sleeping With Sirens
Power Trip
The Amity Affliction
Des Rocs
Goodbye June
Airbourne
Stray From The Path
Plague Vendor
Ego Kill Talent
Higher Power
Skynd






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