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Monster Energy Aftershock Announces Festival Experiences And Full Schedule

California’s Biggest Rock Festival Returns To Sacramento’s Discovery Park October 13 & 14 With System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311 & Many More

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The band performance times, festival experiences, an after-party, and additional food & beverage details have been announced for the 7th annual Monster Energy Aftershock, returning to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

California’s biggest rock festival will feature performances from System Of A Down (celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark self-titled first album), Deftones (headlining their hometown for the first time in seven years and celebrating their 30th anniversary), Alice In ChainsIncubusGodsmackShinedown311Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The ConspiratorsAt The Drive-InSeether and many more.

All VIP and hotel packages and weekend general admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock are sold out. However, a limited number of general admission tickets for Saturday, October 13 are still available at www.AftershockFestival.com.

The Monster Energy Aftershock band performance times are as follows:

Saturday, October 13
Monster Energy Stage 
8:50 PMDeftones  
6:50 PM311  
5:30 PMAction Bronson  
4:15 PMJonathan Davis  
3:10 PMSevendust  
2:05 PMRed Sun Rising  
1:00 PMDirty Honey  
Discovery StageCapital Stage
7:50 PMGodsmack8:00 PMGWAR
5:55 PMShinedown6:10 PMMonster Magnet
4:45 PMUnderoath5:00 PMEmmure
3:40 PMAsking Alexandria3:45 PMStick To Your Guns
2:35 PMVinnie Paul Tribute2:35 PMWage War
1:30 PMHyro The Hero1:30 PMThe Dose
12:30 PMViza12:00 PMProvoker
Sunday, October 14
Monster Energy Stage 
7:30 PMSystem Of A Down  
5:20 PMIncubus  
3:55 PMAt The Drive In  
2:40 PMBullet For My Valentine  
1:40 PMDorothy  
12:40 PMAmigo The Devil  
Discovery StageCapital Stage
6:25 PMAlice In Chains6:40 PMEverlast
4:45 PMSlash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators4:45 PMThe Fever 333
3:20 PMSeether3:20 PMPlague Vendor
2:10 PMBlack Veil Brides2:10 PMAll Them Witches
1:10 PMDance Gavin Dance1:10 PMSlothrust
12:10 PMLAW12:10 PMThe Jacks


In addition to two full days of unforgettable sets from today’s biggest rock and metal artists, Monster Energy Aftershock also invites ticketholders to an exclusive after-party:


The Official Monster Energy Aftershock Post-Mortem Party

With Amigo The Devil and BlackCraft Cult

Sunday, October 14

Goldfield Trading Post, 1630 J Street, Sacramento

Anyone with a weekend pass or single day Saturday or Sunday ticket will be allowed free entry on a first come, first served basis.

Onsite experiences at Monster Energy Aftershock will include: 

  • Monster Energy Experience: Fueling the festival with energy and offering interactive artist experiences
  • f.y.e Fan Experience: The only place for your favorite bands’ music; hosting the ultimate fan & artist interactive experiences
  • Coors Light: Refreshing festival attendees (21+) with the crisp taste of the Rockies
  • The Music Experience: Interactive exhibit featuring guitars, basses, amps, drums and more, as well as artist meet & greets and contests
  • The Student Experience: Offering a unique opportunity for youth engaged in music and art related academic programs with unprecedented access and an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the festival
  • Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live: Fighting cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection. The Dyin 2 Live wish-granting program looks to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring joy, hope, inspiration, and courage into their lives.
  • Kolas: Kolas represents a lifestyle and culture for anyone ready to take their passion for cannabis to the next level. Swing by the Kolas booth for some fun swag, great industry information and promotions from leading brands, and other surprises you won’t want to miss out on.
  • : Offering a full stock of Zippo lighters, including limited-edition festival designs. Visit early every day for a chance to get access to some of the best “seats” in the house, the Zippo Hot Seat!

The official Monster Energy Aftershock mobile app will be available for download starting September 25. Attendees can build their own schedule, 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.

As previously announced, in addition to performances from top music artists, Monster Energy Aftershock will also feature a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences.

Beverages: Festivalgoers 21+ can enjoy a variety of beverages at one of the festival’s many bar locations. Specialty experiences include Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden (owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) and the Belching Beaver Bar (featuring drafts from the Vista, California brewer, including the popular Phantom Bride IPA, a collaboration with Deftones). Coors Light and other beverage options will also be available throughout the festival grounds.

Eats: Food and Beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Sacramento’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine and food trucks such as: Angry Bird Grill, Bacon Mania, Barrett’s Burgers, Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza, Big Joe’s BBQ,  Buckhorn BBQ, Cousins Maine Lobster, Deluxe Chinese Cuisine, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Dogtown, Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches & Twisted Tacos, Florez Bar And Grill, Gyro Stop, Island Noodles, La Terraza, La Mex Taqueria, Master of Patties, Mount Olympus, Pica Pica Arepas, Saucy Lito’s, Sausage King, Slider Nation, Smoothie Patrol, Spicy Pie Pizza, Strawberry Fields Wraps and Salads, Thai One On, and What’s Poppin’ Kettle Corn. (Note: Some food offerings are only available in the VIP Lounge (check festival website for details.)

Monster Energy Aftershock is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2018 sponsors include f.y.e., Coors Light, Zippo, The Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Belching Beaver, Caduceus Wine, Heavy Grass, The Stash, Blackcraft Cult, Fearless Records, Roadrunner Records, Ace of Spades, Kolas, Cyco Flower Nutrients, Warner Bros. Records, Captain Morgan, Don Julio, Smirnoff and Bulleit Bourbon.

Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Bourbon & Beyond, Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Aftershock, Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion, the recently announced Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and more. 


For more information on Monster Energy Aftershock, visit:

Website: www.AftershockFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AftershockSac

Instagram: www.instagram.com/AftershockConcert/

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