Yesterday, Aftershock Festival confirmed Tool, Slipknot, and Korn among a number of other acts for the massive three-day festival lasting from Oct. 11-13 on three stages.

The event, happening in Sacramento at Discovery Park, is in its eighth year and has become popular for blending entertainment with the local cuisine and culture of the area. (Watch Revolver’s trip around the city with Deftones from last year below.)

Also of note, Staind will be reuniting and performing on Oct. 11. Other bands include Beartooth, blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, and more. (Full artist list available at the end of this article.)

As mentioned above, local spots including Florez Bar and Grill, Pica Pica Arepas, Gerard’s Paella and BBQ joints Buckhorn BBQ and Big Joe’s will be on-site for food. Food trucks will also be rolling up to the festival grounds, including Baconmania, Dogtown, Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches, La Mex Taqueria, Hefty Gyros, and Cousins Maine Lobster.

Full List of Performers

  • Tool
  • Slipknot
  • blink-182
  • Korn
  • Staind
  • Rob Zombie
  • A Day to Remember
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Lamb of God
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Chevelle
  • Halestorm
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Bad Religion
  • Babymetal
  • Sum 41
  • Gojira
  • Clutch
  • Highly Suspect
  • I Prevail
  • Ghostemane
  • Fidlar
  • Falling in Reverse
  • The Interrupters
  • Beartooth
  • Motionless in White
  • Andrew WK
  • Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals
  • Fishbone
  • Deadland Ritual
  • Fu Manchu
  • The Crystal Method
  • Badflower
  • HO99O9
  • Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
  • Knocked Loose
  • Angel Du$t
  • Health
  • Parlor Mob
  • The Hu
  • Sick Puppies
  • Poppy
  • Ded
  • Fire from the Gods
  • Spirit Adrift
  • New Language
  • Evan Konrad
  • Brkn Love
  • Broken Hands
  • Dead Posey
  • The Pink Slips
  • Santa Cruz
  • Blue Midnight


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