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Epicenter is back and louder than ever with the release of its 2020 festival lineup. The three-day music festival features an enormous array of top rock groups performing on four different stages. 

As previously announced, Metallica will exclusively headline all five of Danny Wimmer Presents’ hard rock festivals in 2020, with Epicenter being the first. They will perform Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, where they will play a different setlist each night.

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“Metallica isn’t just another headliner,” Danny Wimmer says in a statement. “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. 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?”

In addtion to Metallica, Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. Lynyrd Skynyrd will also be taking part with an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance. The rock group wrapped up their Last of The Street Survivors Farewell tour in October. They now have three tour dates remaining over the next few months, including Epicenter Festival. 

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Other acts announced for the festival include Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge and many others.

Epicenter will take place on May 1, 2 and 3. The festival has been moved to its new home in Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. The new location will offer nearby lodging and more camping options than before. 

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General admission, VIP tickets, parking passes and camping passes are available for purchase now. The current lineup for the Epicenter Festival is available below with the act currently represented by question marks to be announced at a later date.

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 Friday, May 1 

Metallica, Godsmack, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Royal Blood, I Prevail, Ghostemane, Ice Nine Kills, The Darkness, Starset, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, ???, New Years Day, Bones UK, Fire From The Gods, 3Teeth, NASCAR Aloe, Joyous Wolf, Killstation, Stitched Up Heart, Hero The Band, Through Fire

Saturday, May 2

Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd (one of the band’s final appearances ever, as part of their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour), Staind, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Alter Bridge, Code Orange, Of Mice & Men, Saint Asonia, Jinjer, Crown The Empire, Anti-Flag, City Morgue, The Chats, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Clint Lowery, Brkn Love, Brutus, Toothgrinder, Brass Against, Selfish Things, Zero 9:36, Like Machines

Sunday, May 3 

Metallica, Deftones, Volbeat, Gojira, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Hellyeah, Bad Wolves, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens, Power Trip, The Amity Affliction, Des Rocs, Goodbye June, Airbourne, Stray From The Path, Plague Vendor, Ego Kill Talent, Higher Power, Skynd, and more

Who are you most excited to see at Epicenter 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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