Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth & More for Blue Ridge Rock Fest

Blue Ridge Rock Fest USA 2023 news

Blue Ridge Rock Festival has confirmed SHINEDOWN as one of eight headlining performances for the 2023 lineup following the prior announcement of PANTERA.

SHINEDOWN returns after their electrifying headlining set in 2021, now celebrating continued success with their seventh album Planet Zero. Despite millions of records sold and copious awards and nominations, the band remains one of rock’s humblest and hardest-working groups out today.

Artists from across the musical spectrum continue to be added to this growing lineup, proudly hosting MEGADETH and the post-hardcore memelords I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE. The last few weeks have also continued to add to the international flair, featuring LANDMVRKS (France), CASKETS (UK), PALEFACE (Switzerland) and HOLDING ABSENCE (Wales). True to their roots, after 30,000+ votes, Blue Ridge also delivered the congratulatory announcement for HEARTSICK, winner of the Unsigned Fan-Voted Talent Search.

Blue Ridge Rock Festival continues to stack the already surreal lineup with even more reunions, special sets, and the announcement of their third headliner: EVANESCENCE, who will close out one of the main stages. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Fallen,” which became 1 of just 27 albums led by a female artist to ever be certified Diamond. Total sales for that album alone exceed 17 million.

In addition to hitting the stage with Pantera, the Festival welcomes Zakk Wylde’s BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. Zakk will be on double duty, also serving as the axe-man for Pantera’s set. Recent announcements also include festival alum ASKING ALEXANDRIA, the comedic metal outfit PSYCHOSTICK, a long-awaited reunion of Brooklyn-based Biohazard, and unsigned talent search winner ETERNAL FREQUENCY from Central PA. Delivering another unique opportunity to the fans, Max and Iggor Cavalera will bring CAVALERA CONSPIRACY to the stage performing a special Sepultura set.

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