The fourth annual Monster Energy Aftershock festival will feature a spectacular music lineup of hard rock, alternative and metal artists, as well as an expanded festival site with onsite camping Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at its new home at Gibson Ranch just outside Sacramento, California. In addition, the festival will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE's NXT Superstars.
The band lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock 2015 includes SLIPKNOT, FAITH NO MORE, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN, JANE'S ADDICTION, MARILYN MANSON, COHEED & CAMBRIA, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SEETHER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, ALL TIME LOW, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, and many more performing on four stages. See below for the band lineup by day.
Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT says, "We are really looking forward to playing Aftershock in Sacramento! A lot of great bands — can't wait to see everyone, from MANSON to CLUTCH. Sacramento won't know what hit it when me and my friends are through."
DEFTONES' Chino Moreno says, "We're looking forward to being one of the headliners at Aftershock this year and performing in our hometown. It's always special to return to the city that made us."
In addition to music performances, Monster Energy Aftershock will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE's NXT superstars. NXT is WWE's developmental division based out of the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Over the past two years, NXT has grown into one of the hottest sports entertainment brands in the world, featuring incredible athleticism and compelling storylines that can be seen every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on the award-winning WWE network.
A special "pre-shock" discounted Weekend Ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Aftershock will begin on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT and run through Sunday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT (or when pre-sale tickets sell out) at AftershockConcert.com, with regularly priced tickets going on sale Monday, June 1.
The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:
Saturday, October 24:
BRING ME THE HORIZON
BLACK VEIL BRIDES
ALL THAT REMAINS
ART OF DYING
KILL IT KID
DEVOUR THE DAY
STARS IN STEREO
Sunday, October 25:
FAITH NO MORE
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
COHEED & CAMBRIA
ALL TIME LOW
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
ONE OK ROCK
California's biggest rock festival hosted over 37,000 fans in 2014 and is expanding the festival experience in 2015 to include onsite camping and the Monster Energy Aftershock Tequila World. Additional experiences include artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig, the Monster Energy viewing area with beverage sampling, Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge, the Jack Daniel's Experience, The Crazy Dave's Music Experience, band autograph signings, various onsite sponsor activities, and a variety of food and beverage options, including local gourmet food trucks.
Monster Energy Aftershock producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains, "I loved Discovery Park as a venue. But after two straight years of selling out, there was no room left to grow the festival. Like Discovery Park, Gibson Ranch is a beautiful space that will keep the natural feel of the festival grounds but also gives us room to add new experiences such as camping, Tequila World and the Jack Daniel's mobile museum. And I am particularly excited about bringing WWE's NXT brand to Aftershock. After attending WrestleMania last year, I knew NXT was a perfect fit. WWE has been a part of mainstream entertainment and pop culture for years and has always been connected with the world of music. NXT's energy is a phenomenal match for Aftershock."
The new Monster Energy Aftershock Tequila World will feature a wide range of tequilas, extreme margaritas, gourmet tacos, mixologists and more. Tequilas that will be offered in Monster Energy Aftershock Tequila World include: Patron, Don Julio, Cuervo, El Jimador, Cabo Wabo and Espolon. Admission to this area is free and open to those 21 and up.
The Jack Daniel's Experience mobile museum will bring a "Taste of Tennessee" to Sacramento this year. Visitors will learn who Mr. Jack Daniel was and how he ended up with the best selling whiskey in the world. Guests will also see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee's finest whiskey.
The Crazy Dave's 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 artist signings with members of various Aftershock bands. Monster Energy Aftershock and The Crazy Dave's Music Experience also host a group of local music students as part of The Student Experience, which includes a backstage educational tour and participation in various contests and activities at The Crazy Dave's Music Experience tent.
Monster Energy Aftershock generates a substantial economic impact in the Sacramento metro area. Based on economic impact studies done at other Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, event producers estimate an economic impact of over $11 million in 2015.
"The Monster Energy Aftershock festival has proven itself as a tidal wave of economic impact for Sacramento," said Mike Testa, COO of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It drives thousands of hotel room nights to the city and county, directly spends close to a million dollars at local businesses, and provides millions of dollars in overall economic impact to the region."
A special "Pre-Shock" discounted Weekend Ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Aftershock will run from Wednesday, May 27 through Sunday, May 31 (while supplies last) at AftershockConcert.com. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission tickets will be available for purchase. The Pre-Shock ticket prices are as follows:
Pre-Sale #1: Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.: $79.50 (Weekend GA)
Pre-Sale #2: $89.50 (Weekend GA), begins when Pre-Sale #1 tickets are sold out
Pre-Sale #3: $99.50 (Weekend GA), begins when Pre-Sale #2 tickets are sold out
Camping and hotel packages, as well as discounted VIP tickets and General Admission ticket 4-packs, will also be available for purchase during the Pre-Shock pre-sale. Visit AftershockConcert.com for details and pricing.
Regularly priced weekend tickets go on sale Monday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. PT at AftershockConcert.com. Ticket prices will be as follows:
2-Day General Admission: $114.50
Single Day General Admission: $64.50
Single Day VIP: $119.50
VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to the Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; a VIP commemorative guest laminate, and more.
As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Aftershock partner GovX. For full details about all tickets, military ticket discounts, hotel and VIP packages, visit AftershockConcert.com. Gates for Monster Energy Aftershock festival open at 11:00 a.m. each day.