Following on the heels of this year’s massive Rock On The Range festival lineup, three more of the spring’s signature rock events have rolled out their lineups as well. First up is Welcome To Rockville on April 29th and 30th at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park in Florida. The Saturday bill is headlined by Soundgarden, A Perfect Circleand The Offspring, with Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Highly Suspect, Eagles Of Death Metal, All that Remains, Starset, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Crobot and more on tap.

Sunday’s Welcome To Rockville bill features Def Leppard, Chevelle and Papa Roach, with support from Alter Bridge, Seether, Three Days Grace, In This Moment, Gojira, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Rival Sons, Beartooth, Every Time I Die and others.

Meanwhile, the Fort Rock festival will take place the exact same dates, April 29th and 30th, in Fort Myers, Florida, with many of the same bands pulling double duty and showing up there as well. The headliners will be reversed, with Def Leppard, Chevelle and Papa Roach leading the charge on Saturday in Fort Myers as Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle and The Offspring headline on Sunday.

  • Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler told us a while back why he enjoys playing festivals: [“From my perspective, it’s really fun because, when you’re on a tour, you’re usually with the same one or two or three bands for, like, months at a time. And so if you didn’t have those festivals and things like that, you wouldn’t have a chance to go and see a bunch of your friends in other bands, and make new friends in other bands. In that sort of sense, it’s like us going to a concert, so that’s pretty cool.”]
  • Tickets for both Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock begin going on sale Tuesday (December 6th) with special price deals and VIP packages available.

One week after the two Florida events, the seventh annual Carolina Rebellion festival will showcase a slightly different look, as Avenged Sevenfold will join headliners Soundgarden and Def Leppard at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on May 5th, 6th and 7th. The festival’s four stages will also include sets from A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, Volbeat, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Highly Suspect, The Pretty Reckless, Sum 41, Skillet, In This Moment and many others.

  • Presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages are available for purchase now at
  • The Carolina Rebellion public on-sale date is Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. EST. Beginning at that time, ticket prices will increase.
  • All three festivals, along with Rock On The Range, are part of the “World’s Loudest Month” concert series, which also includes events later in May and June.