Carolina Rebellion returns for seventh year and potentially its biggest yet


The Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival (and loudest festival) returns to North Carolina for the seventh year and all signs point to 2017 being its biggest yet. Bolstered by the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Def Leppard, and Soundgarden – the 60 total bands set to perform at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. are guaranteed to boil your blood (in a good way).

M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold said:

We are losing our minds at the thought of bringing our new music and show to the Carolina Rebellion. The Stage has been set!

The three-day, epic soirée in early May (6th-8th) will feature A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, plus many more.

Pete Loeffler of Chevelle performing at the 20145 Carolina Rebellion. Photo by Benjamin Robson

Pete Loeffler of Chevelle performing at the 2015 Carolina Rebellion. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Many bands including Korn return for the first time since 2015, however this year, the rock legends bring new music with them. With added songs on their setlist, notably from their 12th studio album The Serenity Of Suffering. Over the past six months, the band has toured extensively, perfecting their live show which will undeniably benefit any and all rebels.

Read more: Goodbye June on Carolina Rebellion: “There’s gonna be hair, sweat, maybe blood, possible vomit, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll”

For those who favor the punk side of rock, Carolina Rebellion will satisfy that desire. Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse and Sum 41 highlight the genre – each offering something unique. For those unfamiliar with each, Pierce The Veil is notorious for their live shows – winners of Alternative Press’ Best Liveband – while Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse consistently leaves his audience wanting more.

Pierce The Veil - Photo by Benjamin Robson

Pierce The Veil on the Misadventures Tour. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Both bands carry new albums with them into Carolina Rebellion. While Pierce The Veil is only a year removed from releasing Misadventures, their most commercially successful record to date, Falling In Reverse unveils their fourth studio album Coming Home in the Spring.

With Carolina Rebellion’s storied success over the past half-decade, welcoming 90,000 fans last year, the most in history, it’s no surprise that the three day festival could be in for its biggest year yet.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard commented:

There are some amazing acts on Carolina Rebellion; it’s a privilege to be part of what’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved.

The music will unfold across four separate stages and the festival will once again include top-notch food including a “world-class BBQ village.”

The stage is set for another Monster year and only one question remains: Are you ready to get rocked?

For full festival details and to purchase tickets, visit Weekend and single day passes are still available, get your tickets soon!

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Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Jared is an aspiring journalist and avid music listener living in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys live music, long car rides with Kellin Quinn and trips to the local record store, even though he still doesn't own a turntable in fear that his roommates will evict him.

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