NewsNovember 19, 2019 10:36 AM ET4,205 views

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

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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