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Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anthrax Confirmed For Epicenter 2020 Festival

Also confirmed for the May 2020 event are Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, The Darkness and more.

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Metallica and Disturbed have been confirmed as Epicenter UK 2020 headliners.

As part of the Danny Wimmer Presents events, it had already been announced that Metallica would be claiming a double-headline slot at Epicenter 2020, which takes place at the Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now, however, the Epicenter organisers have also revealed the names of the full roster of artists who’ll play at next year’s festival, which will take place from 1 to 3 May. Joining Metallica as headliners are Disturbed, who will take the Saturday night headline slot, with Metallica headlining on Friday and Sunday.

Also confirmed are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, The Darkness, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, Agnostic Front and many, many more.

Of Epicenter 2020, Wimmer says: “Metallica isn’t just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we’ve set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between.

“I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America. Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”

Tickets are available now from Epicenter festival’s official website, with general admission weekend tickets starting at $189.50.

In October, Metallica revealed that Epicenter would be one of five selected US festivals in 2020 where they will play two headlining sets. They will also headline twice at Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock.

Welcome To Rockville is set for 8-10 May at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Florida; and the Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival will take place 15 to 17 May at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Louder Than Life will be on between 15-17 September at Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, while Aftershock will be on 9-11 October at Sacramento’s Discovery Park in California.

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