The newest heavy metal music festival to hit the U.S., Northern Invasion, will have its debut on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. The venue is about 40 minutes outside of Minneapolis–Saint Paul; there will be on site camping options and hotel packages are also available.
The Northern Invasion concert’s lineup is quite impressive—Five Finger Death Punch, Slipknot, Halestorm, Anthrax, Three Days Grace, Volbeat, The Pretty Reckless, In this Moment, Live, Motionless in White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, We Are Harlot, Starset, and Crobot rounds out the event!
Slipknot will likely focus on songs from their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which was released in October. Although the event falls in the middle of a European and Australian tour, Slipknot will be performing at Northern Invasion during their brief break.
Speaking of European tours, Five Finger Death Punch will also be embarking on one later in May after Northern Invasion. They will be travelling to Germany to perform in the Rockavaria Festival in Munich and the Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock Festival in Nuremberg between May 29 and 31. After that, F.F.D.P. will tour the rest of the continent, including performances in the United Kingdom.
Northern Invasion is part of an extended North American tour for Volbeat, Anthrax, and Crobot. The three bands will be performing together throughout the U.S. and Canada between April and June 2015. Crobot’s debut album, Something Supernatural, was just released in October, 2014.
The Somerset Amphitheater sits on 160 acers and has space for 15,000 campers and 30,000 spectators. This is the perfect location to host such a massive launch as Northern Invasion. Water will be provided for all attendees of the event, free of charge.
Discounted pre-sale tickets are already available for purchase. Regular tickets go on sale December 17, 2014, so act now for the best savings.
For more info, please visit NorthernInvasion.com