Carolina Rebellion is a Monster, not just in the sense of its physical size, but its massive line-up as well. This 3-day festival included camping, vendor village, and some of the biggest names in music… names so big it took 4 stages and 36 hours of music to feature them all. So who and what did you miss if you didn’t make it to this sold out festival? Keep reading to find out!
Friday May 6th included: Sick Puppies, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Sixx A.M., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aranda, Lacey Sturm, Avatar, HELLYEAH, 3 Doors, Down, Scorpions, Glorious Sons, Big Jesus, Candle Box, Filter, Collective Soul, Stitched Up Heart, From Ashes to New, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and Between the Buried and Me.
Saturday May 7th: Saint Asonia, P.O.D., Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Red Sun Rising, Trivium, Sevendust, Bullet for My Valentine, A Day To Remember, Shinedown, Monster Truck, Andrew Watt, Audiotopsy, Parkway Drive, Ghost, Lamb of God, Cane Hill, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Sword, and Clutch.
Sunday May 8th: Thousand Foot Krutch, Yelawolf, Cypress Hill, Deftones, Rob Zombie, Hands Like Houses, The Struts, Pennywise, Bring Me the Horizon, Disturbed, The Shrine, Royal Thunder, Enter Shikari, Baby Metal, Alice Cooper, 68, Unlocking the Truth, Code Orange, August Burns Red, and Asking Alexandria.
Now that you know what you missed, you can plan to get your tickets to next years’ festival. For now, here is a recap.
If the lineup didn’t speak for itself, let me spell it out for you. Carolina Rebellion is a MUST for any festival goer. With music from Rock to Rap and Metal in the mix, there truly is an experience for everyone. Combined with that, the fact that this festival was sold out again is proof that this event is a mecca of music and a destination festival.
What makes this festival more than just a bunch of bands playing on stage? One big difference is the meet and greets that bands do for their fans. That’s right – not only can you see your favorite bands perform on stage, but many band members do signings at this festival for FREE. Now that is a fan experience that lasts a lifetime.
Many of the bands who played Carolina Rebellion are doing the “Worlds Loudest Month” aka festivals that are stretched out over a month all across the US. These festivals offer camping, music, and meet and greets with fans. I can not stress how, as a music fan myself, these are the events you don’t want to miss.
What else makes these events so special? Bands also take the time to do interviews with outlets like ROCKwell UnScene and Tattoo.com. Why should that matter to you? Well, we get the time to ask bands about their music, their ink, their tours and more.
Bands that are dropping new music that are on the tour include: HELLYEAH, Sick Puppies, Avatar, Candlebox, Black Stone Cherry, Thousand Foot Krutch, and more. Also taking the stage are bands like Audiotopsy and Saint Asonia that I consider superbands (by that I mean bands comprised of musicians that are from former iconic bands). Audiotopsy has members formerly of Mudvayne, Scrape and more. Saint Asonia has members from 3 Days Grace and other notable acts.
Now that you know what Carolina Rebellion is about and now have a brief introduction to the Worlds Loudest Month festival tour, make sure to plan on attending next years event and get yourself to all the others happening across the country. Stay tuned to Rockwell UnScene at Tattoo.com for interviews, pics, and coverage on America’s biggest, baddest music festivals!