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How the music fest will be different (and the same)

Summerfest is back after canceling for the first time in its 53-year history in 2020.But it won't be exactly the same Summerfest experience.For starters, it's happening later than usual. A couple of stages won't look the same. And with COVID-19 cases surging in Wisconsin and across the country due to the more-contagious delta variant, new safety protocols are in place.Nevertheless, once you walk through the turnstiles at Maier Festival Park, it'll […]

todayDecember 26, 2021 3

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77 Must See Photos of Metallica + More From 2021 Aftershock Fest

Sacramento was the place to be this past weekend as the Aftershock Festival return for its ninth installment after skipping 2020 due to the national pandemic. This marked the first year that Aftershock moved to a four day event, and there was plenty of rock to go around for those in attendance.Metallica were the big draw of this year's event, playing a set heavy on their '80s material on Friday […]

todayOctober 12, 2021 3

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Ohana Fest Temporarily Shut Down Before All-Star Eddie Vedder Set

The 2021 Ohana Festival in Dana Point, Calif., curated by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, was momentarily evacuated on Friday (Sept. 24) due to inclement weather just hours into the event, causing thousands of concertgoers to scramble, according to the Orange County Register.It soon reopened, with Vedder ultimately performing a headlining solo set backed by a pickup group anchored by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith that included guitarist-producer Andrew Watt, bassist Pino Palladino and Glen Hansard, plus ex-Chili Peppers […]

todaySeptember 25, 2021 2

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The Music Experience Strikes New Partnership Ahead of Fest Events

If you have been to a rock and metal festival in the U.S. over the last few years, there's a good chance you've walked into a tent, operated by The Music Experience, loaded with guitars and basses on the walls, all of which can be taken down, plugged in and played. Well, maybe not the acoustic instruments! Now, The Music Experience has struck a partnership with the American Musical Supply retailer and […]

todayAugust 26, 2021 3

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Slipknot Fill 2021 Riot Fest Vacancy After Nine Inch Nails Exit

Riot Fest may have just lost Nine Inch Nails as a headliner, but they've moved quickly to fill the void, with Slipknot stepping in to close out the music weekend in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 19.It's one of a few new alterations for the 2021 edition of Riot Fest. Organizers have also announced that Morrissey will play a special Thursday (Sept. 16) bill that he's also curating with some special […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 16

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Blue Ridge Rock Fest Adds Falling in Reverse + 2 More Big Bands

Virginia's Blue Ridge Rock Festival has gone to great lengths to provide an entirely "fan-driven" artist lineup for its 4th annual event this September. In keeping with that aim, the fest has just added three more headliners to what was already believed to be the final lineup.As revealed on Wednesday (June 30), the fest made a point to get Falling in Reverse back on the bill after the Ronnie Radke-led rockers had to […]

todayJuly 1, 2021 7

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10 Must-See Riot Fest 2021 Bands – A Conversation

Remember Scott Waldman, the music-loving artist manager and podcast host who also makes his own tunes as Lido Beach? Well, he's headed to Riot Fest 2021 this September, to be accompanied by fellow rocker (and client) Fred Mascherino of Terrible Things, The Color Fred and formerly Taking Back Sunday.Naturally, they're both super excited about the whole excursion. And seeing as how Waldman frequently contributes to Loudwire, often in the form of […]

todayJune 25, 2021 1

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10,000 Fans Attend First U.K. Fest Since Pandemic

Slowly but surely live shows are coming back as the world starts to open up after year-long pandemic lockdown. In the U.K., the first major festival event is taking place this weekend with the Download Pilot Festival, which allowed 10,000 fans to come camp out in Donington Park as part of a government program to research the return of live music events on a large scale.In the U.K., researchers have […]

todayJune 19, 2021 3

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Vince Neil, Tesla Lead Inaugural Monsters on the Mountain Fest

The folks at the Monsters of Rock Cruise are heading to higher elevations for their next event, announcing the inaugural Monsters on the Mountain three-day-hard rock festival. Located at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the hard rocking weekend will spool out over October 15-17 with Vince Neil and Tesla leading the way.The weekend promises a mix of hard rock music and interactive events and activities with ticket holders […]

todayJune 12, 2021 8