Great weather, great food, great beer, great company, and of course, great music! Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion’s 8th year was one for the books with its 4 stages and over 60 bands including Alice in Chains, Muse, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots and many more. Make that 5 stages if you want to include the hidden Zippo Acoustic Stage for when you wanted to get away from the big crown and take it down a notch but still catch great acts like Butcher Babies, Jellyroll, and Stone Sour performing acoustic versions of their hits.
Three days of beautiful weather brought out a crowd of over 100,000 from all walks of life to see one of the most diverse rock festivals ever. Young acts like Bad Wolves, Cane Hill, Power Trip, and Stick To Your Guns please the younger crowd just as much as bands like Clutch, Quicksand, and Godsmack please the older crowds but at the end of the day everyone walks away with the love and appreciation for new music.
Overall, it was an amazing weekend filled with memories that will last forever and that’s what keeps people coming back year after year to Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion. Until next year…
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