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Epicenter Festival Announces Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey & Enter Night Pilsner

Plus Band Set Times & Campers' Pre-Party; May 10-12 In Rockingham, NC


To Host Unique Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s

Blackened Whiskey And Enter Night Pilsner


Band Performance Times Announced For

May 10, 11 & 12

At Rockingham Festival Grounds In Rockingham, NC


Inaugural 3-Day Destination Music Experience

Will Feature Performances From

Foo Fighters, Tool & Korn

Along With Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon

& Dozens More


The music performance times and Campers’ Pre-Party details are now available for the debut of Epicenter, May 10, 11 and 12 at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, NC. The new 3-day destination music experience will feature a massive lineup of top rock acts performing on five stages, including Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, +LIVE+ and dozens more.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce a collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner. Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth-shattering music of Metallica, and Enter Night Pilsner, a collaboration with the rockstars of craft brewing Stone Brewing Company, will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-kind musical festival experience. The massive Boilermaker pop-up will feature a Blackened & Enter Night Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails and ice-cold Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals. More info to come…

Epicenter will feature after-hours programming and enhanced onsite experiences, along with a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, and various camping options and amenities. General Admission, VIP tickets, and camping packages for Epicenter are on sale now at https://EpicenterFestival.com.

Band performance times for Epicenter 2019 are as follows (subject to change):


Thursday, May 9 (Campers’ Pre-Party)
Rockingham Village Stage 
11:00 PMNightrain (Guns N’ Roses tribute) 
9:30 PMThunderstruck (AC/DC tribute)  
7:30 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
6:30 PMKillakoi  
Friday, May 10
Monster Energy StageQuarry Stage
11:00 PMKorn9:55 PMRob Zombie
8:50 PMMachine Gun Kelly7:55 PMEvanescence
7:05 PMThe Crystal Method6:15 PMSkillet
5:35 PMDorothy5:00 PMBeartooth
4:25 PMZeal & Ardor3:55 PMHyro The Hero
3:25 PMAmigo The Devil  
SiriusXM Octane StagePine Stage
7:00 PMMeshuggah7:50 PMMark Lanegan Band
5:40 PMKnocked Loose6:15 PMBlack Pistol Fire
4:30 PMVein5:05 PMSlothrust
3:20 PMWilson3:55 PMHands Like Houses
2:10 PMDED2:45 PMArrested Youth
  1:35 PMBlack Coffee
Rockingham Village Stage  
1:35 AMWilson  
12:45 AMHyro The Hero  
11:55 PMArrested Youth  
8:55 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
5:45 PMThat Metal Show reunion  
12:00 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
Saturday, May 11
Monster Energy StageQuarry Stage
10:15 PMTool8:55 PMJudas Priest
7:50 PMThe Cult6:45 PMBush
5:55 PMYelawolf5:15 PMBlack Label Society
4:35 PMMotionless In White3:55 PMThe Damned Things
3:15 PMBadflower2:45 PMSylar
  1:35 PMShvpes
SiriusXM Octane StagePine Stage
7:45 PMCirca Survive6:45 PMMemphis May Fire
6:00 PMGrandson5:15 PMLight The Torch
4:35 PMCrobot3:55 PMWage War
3:20 PMEvan Konrad2:45 PMDirty Honey
2:10 PMDead Girls Academy1:35 PMHyde
1:00 PMTetrarch12:25 PMAlien Weaponry
Rockingham Village Stage  
1:35 AMCrobot  
12:45 AMAmigo The Devil  
11:55 PMGrandson  
8:55 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
5:45 PMThat Metal Show reunion  
12:00 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
Sunday, May 12
Monster Energy StageQuarry Stage
9:40 PMFoo Fighters8:35 PM311
7:35 PMBring Me The Horizon6:40 PMMastodon
5:50 PM+LIVE+5:10 PMThe Interrupters
4:30 PMFever 3333:55 PMReignwolf
3:15 PMYungblud2:45 PMThe Glorious Sons
2:10 PMThe Dirty Nil1:35 PMTeenage Wrist
SiriusXM Octane StagePine Stage
5:50 PMKillswitch Engage6:40 PMTom Morello
4:30 PMArchitects5:15 PMBasement
3:20 PMHo99o93:55 PMMovements
2:10 PMScarlxrd2:45 PMCleopatrick
1:00 PMWhile She Sleeps1:35 PMBoston Manor
  12:25 PMDemob Happy
Rockingham Village Stage  
8:55 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  
12:00 PMHellzapoppin Circus SideShow  


Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.

EpicenterThe expansive Rockingham Festival Grounds promise nonstop entertainment, extensive camping options, and no curfew, so the entertainment will continue after the night’s headliners have played their last song on Friday and Saturday. The Rockingham Village Stage will be the premier spot for after-hours entertainment throughout the weekend, including an exclusive Campers’ Pre-Party on Thursday, May 9 featuring AC/DC tribute act Thunderstruck, Guns N’ Roses tribute Nightrain and local Charlotte hard rockers Killakoi.

The Rockingham Village Stage will also include the anticipated reunion of Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine from That Metal Show for two sets, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, as well as the Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow appearing the entire weekend and also at the Campers’ Pre-Party.

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided by DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC. Fans 21+ can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden. Experience abounds at the Heavy Tiki Bar (a tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade). Fans can also enjoy a large variety of local and regional brews at the Epicenter Craft Beer Garden.

Additional Epicenter onsite experiences include: Monster Energy Experience, f.y.e. Fan Experience, The Music Experience, USMC (United States Marine Corps), Zippo Experience, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program, Take Me Home, and Jack Daniel’s Experience.

Camping at Epicenter will let patrons keep the rock n’ roll party going all through the weekend and will set this festival apart from other U.S. rock shows. Camping spots are connected to the festival grounds and include amenities like access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services, and the Campers’ Pre-Party

The official Epicenter mobile app is now available for download. Attendees can build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival and get the latest must-know information through push notifications. Download it through the Google Play and Apple stores.

Rockingham Festival Grounds are located at 2153 North U.S. Highway 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.

Epicenter sponsors include: Monster Energy, f.y.e., Fxck Cancer, Zippo, Jack Daniel’s, The Music Experience, Sweetwater Studios, USMC, Zyn, Four Saints Brewing and Hugger Mugger Brewing.

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


For more information on Epicenter Festival, visit:

Website: https://EpicenterFestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpicenterFest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/epicenterfest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicenterfest



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