Carolina Rebellion 2017 lineup for May 5-7, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Carolina Rebellion 2017 lineup for May 5-7, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

courtesy of Ashton-Magnuson Media

After much speculation and plenty of anticipation, the initial lineup for Carolina Rebellion 2017 has been revealed.

Headliners (announced today, Dec. 5) for the three-day rock music fest, May 5-7, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, are Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday). As in years past, the 7th annual event features today’s top rock bands, in addition to renowned classic acts.

According to festival press release, the full 2017 Carolina Rebellion lineup is: Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Sum 41, Skillet, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, In Flames, In This Moment, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Rival Sons, Every Time I Die, Fozzy, All That Remains, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Kyng, Crobot, Radkey, Volumes, Dorothy, As Lions, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Sylar, Wage War, Badflower, DED, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Cover Your Tracks, and Citizen Zero.

“We are losing our minds at the thought of bringing our new music and show to the Carolina Rebellion,” Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows said in the statement. “The Stage has been set!”

Last year’s Carolina Rebellion saw yet another record-breaking attendance, with more than 90,000 fans. It also marked the first year that the festival expanded from two days to three days, after selling out in 2015.

In addition to bands playing four stages, Carolina Rebellion also features VIP options, a BBQ village and camping facilities. Carolina Rebellion is part of the World's Loudest Month concert series.

Presale tickets and layaway packages, plus hotel, camping and VIP packages, are on sale now at www.CarolinaRebellion.com.