Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Slayer, Megadeth Confirmed For Inaugural Exit 111 Festival

The new festival is set to debut on 11-13 October at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Exit 111 festival will debut with a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock — from hard to classic, alternative to southern — when it debuts October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.

The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists, including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for Exit 111 go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site — known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival — will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stages with 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers.

This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream… and when we had nightmares and fantasies), the first annual Exit 111 car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a mega sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities announced soon.

For Exit 111, festival promoters have teamed with SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan’s Rise Above charity. Beyond having one of the festival stages named as the Rise Above Stage, Exit 111 will donate $1.00 from every ticket sold to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). These efforts will assist in raising funds for the charity’s life-saving suicide awareness efforts which started at Rise Above festival.

Exit 111 weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale on Thursday, 25 April at 12:00 p.m. ET. A special pre-sale launches Tuesday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. ET – Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET via the festival’s web site. A variety of ticketing options (GA, VIP, four-pack, military discounts, and payment plans), add-ons, camping and parking options are available. Children under 10 are free with paid accompanied adult. For more information, visit the event’s official website.

To date, the Exit 111 line-up is as follows:

Guns N’ Roses
Def Leppard
Lynyrd Skynyrd
ZZ Top
Coheed & Cambria
Lamb Of God
Alter Bridge
Cheap Trick
Blackberry Smoke
Black Label Society
Nothing More
Sleeping With Sirens
Of Mice & Men
Power Trip
Black Stone Cherry
Fever 333
The Cadillac Three
10 Years
From Ashes To New
Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown
New Years Day
Alien Weaponry
Bishop Gunn
Dead Sara
Plague Vendor
Dirty Honey
Kyle Shutt

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