Good news for hard rock fans: The Aftershock Festival is coming back this year. So prepare to pump your fist and shout along to the best performances on earth!
For four days, Oct. 7-10, this amazing music festival will feature some of the best acts on a large stage at Discovery Park in Sacramento. The names change each night, so mark your calendar for your favorite act’ performances. Check out the best acts that you should miss on big days.
1. The Epic Aftershock Festival Lineup This Year
Known as one of the heaviest music festivals on earth, the Aftershock Festival offers some of the top names on the bill. It’s also the true strength of the fest compared to other fall music festivals.
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021
Cypress Hill, Testament, Anthrax, Exodus, Fit For A King, Knocked Loose, Oxymorrons, Death Angel.
Friday, Oct 8, 2021
Metallica, DES ROCS, Rancid, Volbeat, Dropkick Murphys, Skillet, Butcher Babies, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Crobot, cleopatrick, Seether, Ego Kill Talent, Unity-TX, Contracult, Black Map
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021
The Misfits, Mudvayne, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Alien Weaponry, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, The Black Moods, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Bones (UK), Another Day Dawns, American Teeth, South of Eden, DED, Blame My Youth
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021
Metallica, Pennywise, Social Distortion, Grandson, Rise Against, Mastodon, Steel Panther, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, All Good Things, The Blue Stones, LAW, The Cold Stares, Tempt.
2. Best Artists And Bands To Watch At The Aftershock Festival
If you’re a big fan of rock, you will know Metallica. This year, this biggest-selling band will headline two nights of the festival, Friday and Sunday. The Original Misfits will headline on Saturday while Hip-hop crew Cypress Hilltops the marquee on Thursday. Don’t miss the performances of the Offspring, Anthrax, Rancid, Social Distortion and Testament.
While you’re waiting for Metallica and other big names, make sure to catch the performances of these amazing acts.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Exodus, one of the cherished by those in the know. The band has the famous pre-Metallica rock star, Kirk Hammett in its lineup. Head to the Aftershock Festival on October 7th to meet Exodus in person and witness the band’s signature East Bay thrash-metal outfit.
Ayron Jones will perform on October 8th so mark your calendar for him. He might not be a household name yet, but he’s the one who handles himself nicely on the microphone and plays some of the hardest and hottest blues-rock guitar licks.
Also on October 8, The Canadian hard-rock duo including Luke Gruntz and Ian Fraser will be performing. They began making music together in grade school, and they are still at it today. Come to the Aftershock Festival to listen to some music from their debut studio album “Bummer” released recently.
Gojira is a real monster in the metal world, assembled by four French rock players. Gojira ranks among the top five metal bands on the planet, yet there are still many folks outside the scene not knowing their name.
At the festival this year, Gojira will showcase some finest songs on their latest-released album, “Fortitude”. This album is acknowledged as one of the best offerings from any genre in 2021. Check it out on October 9.
The last name on the list is Bones UK, a London act that was nominated for a best rock performance Grammy in 2019. This amazing band will be performing on October 9. So let’s hope that they will showcase their striking cover version of “I’m Afraid of Americans”, one of David Bowie’s big hits.
3. Some Further Information About The Festival This Year
Tickets for the Aftershock Festival this year were sold out. But don’t worry. You can purchase it on the secondary market. Besides, there is no parking available around the festival grounds. And by that, you probably don’t want to drive there.
The most convenient way to get to the festival is the park and ride program, provided by the fest itself. Each pass of the park and ride shuttle includes a parking pass for your vehicle at the sleep train arena and a direct non-stop shuttle.
Moreover, the festival also provides lockers of varying sizes and alcohol for fest-goers over 21. So you can find out more information on the official website of the festival.
4. Some Outfit Tips For Attendees
The weather in fall is sometimes unpredictable. That’s why you should check out the weather forecast and dress accordingly. After sunset, the temperature tends to dip dramatically, so remember to bring an extra jacket. It would keep you warm during the night.
Our recommendation is to wear simple clothes. Opt for a rock tee or crop top and pair it with denim shorts. Cover them with any kind of jackets you love from rain jackets, leather jackets or bomber jackets. Complete your outfit with a pair of cozy and comfortable booties.
Are you ready to rock this fall season at the Aftershock Festival? Purchase your ticket right away to drown in live music at one of the craziest music parties in The United States.
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