Metallica were recently named the world's biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar and they're not done yet. The legendary rock icons will exclusively headline all five of the Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020.

These five festivals are Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louder Than Life and Aftershock. Metallica will be performing two unique setlists at each event.

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This is an unprecedented collaboration that has never occurred for a promoter or band. The five festival dates and locations are below.

  • 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 (Sep. 18-20) at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY
  • Aftershock (Oct. 9-11) at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA

These are the only festivals Metallica is performing at in the United States in 2020. Thee two unique setlists at each festival will be entirely different than the other festivals. This means that there will essentially be 10 different shows.

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“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.

Tickets for Fan Club members and for past purchasers of tickets for Danny Wimmer Presents events go on sale today. The general public on-sale begins Oct. 14 at 9:00 AM PT / Noon ET. Tickets are available at or the Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louder Than Life and Aftershock websites.

For each ticket sold through November 19, Danny Wimmer Presents will donate 25 cents to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

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AWMH is described as a nonprofit organization "dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services." 100% of donations go directly to local organizations that the Foundation supports. Information is available here.
Danny Wimmer Presents is also presenting Golden Ticket contest. One lucky person will win an all-expenses paid trip to any DWP festival of their choice to see Metallica. The prize package includes rock star accommodations, exclusive festival access, opportunities to watch the show from the legendary Metallica Snake Pit, meet and greets, amazing memorabilia and more.
"Fans are automatically entered to win by purchasing a Weekend GA or Weekend VIP pass to any of the five Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. 2020 rock festivals featuring Metallica, by signing up for the Fifth Member Fan Club or by subscribing to any of the five Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. 2020 rock festival newsletters." The contest only runs between  Oct. 10 and Nov. 19.
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