Aftershock 2021 Lineup Announced: Metallica, My Chemical Romance, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat & More October 7-10, 2021 In Sacramento, CA; Produced By DWP

Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce the return of Aftershock—the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. The expanded 2021 event will be bigger and better than ever, including the new Thursday night concert, presented by Jack Daniel’s–an epic celebratory evening to kick off the anticipated return of the festival that has sold out for the last five consecutive years.

As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by Metallica (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday)and My Chemical Romance (Saturday), who were both confirmed for the sold-out postponed 2020 event. The incredible and diverse Aftershock 2021 lineup will also include: Limp BizkitRancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more.

Passes for Aftershock 2021 are on sale now at www.AftershockFestival.com.

Rancid said, “We can’t wait to play at Aftershock 2021 with our Bay Area brothers Metallica. We first played with them on the Lollapalooza tour in 1996 along with the Ramones and later down the road we toured across South America together. It’s gonna be wild, see ya in the pit!”

The current Aftershock 2021 music lineup is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King

Friday, October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, SEETHER, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, Contracult Collective

Saturday, October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, ?? ??? (TBA reunion), Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, American Teeth

Sunday, October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien WeaponryLAW, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, The Cold Stares

Passes are on sale now and can be purchased for only $20 down. Payments will then be spread out over the next nine months, beginning in December. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save since 3-Day and Single Day pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. 4-Day passes are very limited and there will be no single day passes sold for Thursday night. Passes for Aftershock have sold out for five years straight.

General Admission and VIP Aftershock passesstart at following prices:

●      Single Day General Admission: starting at $119.50 + fees

●      Single Day VIP: starting at $249.50 + fees

●      3-Day General Admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $329.50 + fees

●      3-Day VIP (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $599.50 + fees

●      4-Day General Admission (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $379.50 + fees

●      4-Day VIP (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): $674.50 + fees

Pass purchasers will receive info about the festival’s Park & Ride shuttle program closer to the show, as there will be no onsite parking for Aftershock 2021.


VIP passes include access to all general admission areas in the festival grounds, as well as dedicated VIP entrance lanes into the venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, VIP-only viewing area of main stage, video screens featuring live feeds, upgraded food and drink selections (for additional purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms and festival merchandise stand, and commemorative Aftershock 2021 laminate and RFID wristband.

New in 2021 is the exclusive Aftershock’s 10 Days of Shocking Giveaways which launches Friday, October 23, 2020 and will include the opportunity to win amazing prize packs from festival sponsors, along with passes to Aftershock 2021. Visit www.AftershockFestival.com and follow Aftershock on social media to learn more.

In 2019, Aftershock celebrated its biggest year in the history of the California rock festival with 97,500 in attendance during the sold-out three-day event. The sold-out 2020 festival was rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19 guidelines.

As Aftershock 2021 draws near, Danny Wimmer Presents will be working with local officials to make sure the festival conforms to the then-current social distancing protocols. 

Aftershock partners include Jack Daniel’s, Coors Seltzer, KOLAS, Mortus Viventi, FYE, Warheads, The Music Experience, The Pretty Cult, Spencer’s Gifts, Ernie Ball, Diamond Resorts, Fearless Records, Helpful Hemp, FC Cancer, Visit Sacramento and Take Me Home.

Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

About RJ Frometa

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