Florida’s biggest rock experience - Welcome to Rockville - released the 2018 band lineup, as the festival grows to three days for the first time.
Iconic rocker Ozzy Osbourne headlines Friday, April 27; fest favorites Avenged Sevenfold top Saturday’s bill; and the legendary Foo Fighters will close out the eighth annual event on Sunday, April 29. Returning to Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park, Welcome to Rockville’s current daily lineup is as follows:
Friday, April 27: Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, The Used, Parkway Drive, Underoath, Trivium, Atreyu, Power Trip, Texas Hippie Coalition, ‘68, Palisades, While She Sleeps, Bad Wolves, and Them Evils.
Saturday, April 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, ??? (to be announced), Hollywood Undead, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Andrew W.K., Avatar, Butcher Babies, Red Sun Rising, Joyous Wolf, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Stick To Your Guns, Palaye Royale, and The Wild!
Sunday, April 29: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Clutch, Bullet For My Valentine, Thrice, Greta Van Fleet, Baroness, Quicksand, Red Fang, The Sword, The Bronx, Turnstile, The Fever, Black Foxxes, Fireball Ministry, and Spirit Animal.
In addition to headliners, other highlights among the artist lineup include Stone Sour's return to Rockville, for the first time since 2013. Meanwhile, veteran rockers Godsmack are celebrating a milestone at this year's fest.
“We’re really excited to be headlining Welcome To Rockville this year,” says Godsmack’s Sully Erna, in a statement. “2018 is the 20th anniversary of Godsmack, so we’re gonna make this year’s shows bigger, louder and more off the hook than ever. See ya there!”
The official kickoff of the annual World’s Loudest Month festival series – which also includes Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and others – Welcome to Rockville features a variety of onsite experiences for fans, in addition to three days of live music from some of the top rock artists. Among them, there’s the Monster Energy Experience which features signings with select Rockville artists, the F.Y.E. Fan Experience, and more.
Tickets for Welcome To Rockville are available on the event’s Website here.
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