Metallica and My Chemical Romance headlining the rescheduled Aftershock festival for 2021


Aftershock Festival 2020, originally scheduled for October 9-11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, has been pushed back to October 7-10, 2021, with Metallica and My Chemical Romance headlining.

Danny Wimmer Presents, the music festival production and promotion company in charge of Aftershock, added a fourth night in partnership with Jack Daniels at the 2021 edition of the gigantic West Coast Rock Festival.

“After all of the damage from COVID-19, there is nothing we wanted more than to celebrate Aftershock with you in October at Discovery Park for what was going to be a monumental weekend,” the statement read. of the DWP. “We the artists and Sacramento County all thought we had a chance to be the first post-COVID festival to happen. It really would have been amazing. We’ve waited as long as possible but unfortunately the recent spike in cases now requires us to postpone the sold-out aftershock from this year to 2021. ”

Metallica still plans to play two single sets on Friday and Sunday night, as legendary heavy metal and alternative rock acts have been confirmed for the 2020 sold-out show. The rest of the 2021 lineup will be announced in October.

“Everyone in the Metallica camp is beyond disappointment that we couldn’t get in touch with all of the amazing music fans in Sacramento and the surrounding area this October which as you know is right on top of. Interstate 80 where we are based, ”Metallica wrote in the release. “We’re counting the days until we can see you in October 2021 and can’t wait to join our brothers in My Chemical Romance and all the other great artists (to be announced) for an amazing weekend of music, good vibes , and lots of lines! ”

Festival goers who have previously purchased tickets for Aftershock 2020 will receive an email on Monday July 27 regarding their tickets. But there is an advantage for those who keep them until next year: the fourth extra night is offered to them at no additional cost.

“It’s a bittersweet moment looking at the 2020 calendar and looking at all of the amazing experiences we had planned to share with each other and our fans this year slowly escaping,” My Chemical Romance said. “We can’t wait to be a part of Aftershock2021 in Sacramento, CA over the weekend of October 7-10 with Metallica and so many other amazing bands. We are counting the minutes until we can all see you again, but until then, please: Stay safe, Stay sane, be kind, and keep the faith. XO. ”

Visit the official Aftershock website for more information.


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