NewsOctober 10, 2019 3:22 PM ET7,802 views

Metallica to headline five U.S. festivals in 2020

Metallica festival 2020 Official press release: Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce that rock icons Metallica will exclusively headline all five of the premier independent producer's hard rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band. Recently named the world's biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar, Metallica will—for the first time ever—perform two separate headlining sets at all of the following events in 2020: - Epicenter (May 1-3) at its new location at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC - Welcome To Rockville (May 8-10) at its new location at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL - Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival (May 15-17) at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH - Louder Than Life (September 18-20) at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, -Aftershock (October 9-11) at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA Visit now to watch the press conference, streaming live from Metallica HQ starting at Noon PT / 3:00 PM ET. These events will be the only chance to see Metallica at a U.S. festival in 2020. In addition to two appearances at each festival, Metallica will also deliver a unique set list for each performance, resulting in 10 different shows over the course of the year. "Metallica isn't just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it's an event. It's an experience. That's the same standard we've set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can't wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America," says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the U.S. "Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?" Tickets for all events go on sale today (October 10) at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET for Fan Club members and for past purchasers of tickets for Danny Wimmer Presents events. The general public onsale begins Monday, October 14 at 9:00 AM PT / Noon ET. Find more info and buy tickets at: or the Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louder Than Life and Aftershock websites. Watch the official DWP 2020 festival announcement trailer here:


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anonymous 10/10/2019 12:30:30 PM

Now this, this is sh*t news. Are the Saturdays for rehab?

anonymous 10/10/2019 1:00:38 PM

sobriety and Napster are not stoked!

anonymous 10/10/2019 1:05:31 PM

The Simpsons of metal

anonymous 10/10/2019 1:27:34 PM

How's about hosting a few AA festivals ...amirite???

anonymous 10/10/2019 2:09:12 PM

Can you imagine Trump going off to Metallica? Wagging his finger in delight as they boogie down on Enter Sandman. Grimacing while playing air guitar during Kirk Hammet's solos. Shaking that little (tremendous) tush to the intro to Battery? This right here is why they are fighting so hard to impeach him. They are fcking terrified.

anonymous 10/10/2019 2:50:01 PM

"Can you imagine Trump... (blah... blah... blah...(some liberal bullshit))" ^^^^^ yes

anonymous 10/10/2019 4:32:02 PM

James was my fcking straight edge hero. He got that dope edge tattoo and was all about that straight edge life, much like my heroes Mean Pete and Isa from Good Clean Fun. Then he goes and breaks my heart while breaking edge. You let me down Hedge (that was my nickname for him. (Hetfield/Edge)

anonymous 10/10/2019 4:33:24 PM

Methadone Clinic Tour 2020

anonymous 10/10/2019 4:34:42 PM

sweaty dads with opioid addictions are stoked!

anonymous 10/10/2019 5:28:08 PM

""Can you imagine Trump... (blah... blah... blah...(some liberal bullshit))" ^^^^^ yes" dude we know you stopped beating off to oompa loompa porn just to post this

anonymous 10/10/2019 5:38:53 PM

butt rock is amped

anonymous 10/10/2019 6:07:58 PM

no coachella no care

anonymous 10/10/2019 7:10:07 PM

One of the sets should just be The Black Album

anonymous 10/10/2019 9:18:17 PM

"unique set list" = St. Anger played in it's entirety...or opening & closing with Frantic. hopefully lars takes some drum lessons before these shows, wouldn't wanna embarrass himself & Metallica......

anonymous 10/11/2019 12:46:00 AM

Trash. Metallica is done. These fcking old fcks are killing Rock n Roll.

anonymous 10/11/2019 6:51:54 AM

""Can you imagine Trump... (blah... blah... blah...(some liberal bullshit))" ^^^^^ yes" dude we know you stopped beating off to oompa loompa porn just to post this ^^^^^ liberal sex offender

truthstar 10/11/2019 7:15:44 AM

Is it Metallicaxx because the singer lost the straight edge? down to two x's I guess

anonymous 10/11/2019 12:38:50 PM

Cancel all festivals

anonymous 10/11/2019 3:02:28 PM

Yeaaaah this is kind-of dumb.

anonymous 10/11/2019 3:54:47 PM

Trash. Metallica is done. These fcking old fcks are killing Rock n Roll. Then tell us oh wise one what band is spearheading "rock n roll" right now? Hard pressed to find any rock/metal band that can sell out arenas now

anonymous 10/13/2019 12:23:33 AM

Fat Pat here. My band should be headlining these festivals. We've been packing kids into d-list venues for years now. How else am I going to live my pimp-it lifestyle? Out with the old and in with the new. SxE for life.

anonymous 10/14/2019 7:47:26 PM

$18 budweiser tall cans are stoooked!

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