Metallica to Headline Five 2020 Festivals, Performing Two Sets at Each
Festival-goers, Danny Wimmer Presents has something special for you in 2020. They've invited Metallica to headline all five of their major hard rock festivals next year, and the band will be playing special sets at each event.
Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock will all feature Metallica playing two separate headlining sets at each stop. These events will be the only chance to see Metallica at a U.S. festival in 2020. In addition to two appearances at each festival, Metallica also will deliver a unique set list for each performance, resulting in 10 different shows over the course of the year. So for the hardcore Metallica fan, you might want to make sure you've saved up your travel miles and get to booking your 2020 flight plans.
Epicenter will take place May 1-3 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Welcome to Rockville will take place at its new location at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the weekend of May 8-10. Sonic Temple is on the books for May 15-17 at Columbus, Ohio's MAPFRE Stadium. Then, in the fall, Louder Than Life will take over the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, the weekend of Sept. 18-20 and Aftershock returns to Sacramento, California's Discovery Park on Oct. 9-11.
Tickets for all of the events will go on sale today (Oct. 10) at 3PM ET / 12PM PT for Fan Club members and past purchasers of tickets for Danny Wimmer Presents events. The general public on sale starts Monday, Oct. 14 at 12N ET / 9AM PT. Get more ticketing info at MetallicaXX.com or at the Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock festival websites. For each ticket sold through Nov. 19, Danny Wimmer Presents will donate 25 cents to Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation.
Head over to MetallicaXX.com for a press conference announcing the pairing or watch below.
To further celebrate this historic collaboration, Danny Wimmer Presents invites fans to enter the Golden Ticket contest. One lucky person will win an all-expenses paid trip to any DWP festival of their choice to see Metallica play two different nights and two different sets over one incredible weekend. The prize package includes rock star accommodations, exclusive festival access, opportunities to watch the show from the legendary Metallica Snake Pit, meet and greets, amazing memorabilia and more.
Fans are automatically entered to win by purchasing a Weekend GA or Weekend VIP pass to any of the five Danny Wimmer Presents North American 2020 rock festivals featuring Metallica, by signing up for the Fifth Member Fan Club or by subscribing to any of the five Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. 2020 rock festival newsletters. Offer only valid on purchases or signups between Oct. 10, 2019 and Nov. 19, 2019. Winner must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2020. For further info, visit www.MetallicaXX.com.
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