Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Manson, Slayer, Slipknot, Korn head up Carolina Rebellion

Carolina Rebellion revealed the lineup for the fifth annual hard rock festival, which will be held at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 2 and 3.

Korn, who heads up Saturday's lineup with Marilyn Manson, reunited with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the 2012 Carolina Rebellion. Welch left the band in 2005 after becoming a born again Christian and rejoined the group permanently in 2013.

Saturday's lineup features Korn, Manson, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & the Circle (which includes Chickenfoot/Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson), Chevelle, Cheap Trick, Papa Roach, Bush, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Jackyl, Of Mice & Men, Motionless in White, Periphery, Beartooth, Young Guns, Marmozets, and Islander.

Sunday's lineup includes Slipknot, Godsmack, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Queensryche, the Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, In Flames, Suicidal Tendencies, Tremonti, Testament, Hatebreed, Starset, Butcher Babies, We Are Harlot, and Exodus.

As with other recent festivals, in its fifth year Carolina Rebellion's lineup continues to diversify toward a larger cross-section of metal and hard rock with classic rock stalwarts (Cheap Trick, Hagar), grunge era heavy hitters (Weiland, Bush), nu-metal and rap-rock forerunners (Korn, Papa Roach), punk, thrash, and hardcore (Rise Against, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed), female rockers (Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, In This Moment), Southern metal (Jackyl), and newer bands like Butcher Babies, Of Mice & Men, and Periphery. As always the festival boasts some of the biggest names in metal in Slayer, Godsmack, Slipknot, and Manson as well as influential artists like Testament and Exodus and old fashioned rock bands Chevelle and Slash and Myles Kennedy.

"We wanted to acknowledge not only the best in current rock with the likes of Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, and more, but also celebrate some great iconic rock bands like Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Cheap Trick, and Slayer ant others to give the Rebels the wildest range of rock n' roll possible," says co-executive producer Gary Spivack of RockHouse Presents.

Discounted pre-sale tickets are currently available for $99 per weekend pass and $59.50 for a single day pass. Those prices will rise January 16. VIP lounge passes are available starting at $110. Camping passes, military discounts, layaway, and discount packages are available here.