The scene’s biggest night just got a whole lot bigger.

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In addition to the collaborative performance from BABYMETAL and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford announced yesterday, Dashboard Confessional will take the stage, plus special guest performances including Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind, Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive, Machine Gun Kelly, MAX, Eddy Brewerton of Moose Blood and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.

Additional special appearances will be made by  Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, Real Friends, Jeffree Star, Jarrod Alonge, Telle Smith of the Word Alive, Bradley Walden of Emarosa, Garret Rapp of the Color Morale, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Matt Brandyberry of From Ashes To New, 3OH!3Killswitch Engage Masato Hayakawa of coldrain and Brenton Dean of Holy White Hounds.

Want to be a part of our scene’s biggest night? Get your tickets now! VIP experience packages are available via SoundRink—An Experience Company—and will include limited merchandise, elite access to the red carpet and prime indoor seating and VIP meet-and-greets. The VIP Pit Experience is for the loudest, most energetic fan of the APMAs. This is the best experience for the fan who wants to be so close to the action that they’re a part of it, themselves. Tickets are extremely limited! The VIP Pit Experience is located in the center of the largest stage the APMAs has ever had. The stage features a large V-thrust that makes every seat the best seat in the house. Pick up your VIP Pit Experience tickets now via

Other 2016 APMAs performers include platinum-selling headliners A Day To Remember, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Of Mice & Men, Papa Roach, Issues, the Maine, Mayday Parade and Beartooth, with more artists still to be announced. The 2016 APMAs also will feature a special appearance from Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underøath. This year’s Icon Award, presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNOW, will be awarded to platinum-selling rock legend Marilyn Manson.

Read more: Marilyn Manson to receive APMAs 2016 Icon Award

There are only 30 days left to vote and help your favorite artists bring home a Skully. Visit the APMAs Vans Voting Site at to check out all of this year’s nominees and vote for your favorites now!

Vote for your favorite artists here.

Keep checking our APMAs page for future performing artists, honorees and presenter announcements, tickets and VIP packages, pre-show parties, red carpet appearances and beyond.

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