Monday, July 8, 2013

30 Seconds, Sublime with Rome headline Weenie

WEND 106.5 The End announced the lineup for its End of Summer Weenie Roast 13 today. While the festival's return last summer looked back at some of the radio station's history with headliners like The Offspring and a reunited Garbage, this year's bill is a bit more current with 30 Seconds To Mars taking the top spot.

The reconfigured Sublime with Rome and Filter - who do recall the decade when the Weenie Roast the got its start - will play along with AWOLNation, Sick Puppies, Airborne Toxic Event, New Politics, Manchester Orchestra, Biffy Clyro, Langhorne Slim, Matrimony, the Unlikely Candidates, Leogun, and DJ Skratch n' Sniff.

The all day festival will take place Saturday, September 28 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale July 12 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets.

Most of these acts are no stranger to Charlotte. Actor Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars has worked its way up from playing large clubs like Amos' and Tremont as well as the Warped Tour. Others like AWOLNation, Sick Puppies, and Langhorne Slim play Charlotte almost annually.

Charlotte's Matrimony will represent its hometown as Paper Tongues, who were easily one of 2012's highlights, did last year. The lineup features other national and international up and comers including London trio Leogun, Fort Worth's Unlikely Candidates, and Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro.

The End Of Summer Weenie Roast took six years off between what was thought to be its last hurrah in 2005 and last year's resurrection. With a second, umm, second act, let's hope it's here to stay.