2023 Aftershock festival kicks off in Sacramento – discovery park
Over 100 bands will perform at Discovery Park during the Sacramento, California, 2023 Aftershock Music Festival, which will last four days.
The all-ages festival—billed as the largest rock festival of its kind in California—offers a range of all types of metal music, including rock, heavy metal, punk, hardcore and nu-metal. Among the headliners are Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Korn, and Guns N’ Roses.
The festival set a record last year with more than 160,000 fans, bringing in nearly $30 million to the Sacramento region.Music lovers from all 50 states and 35 countries make up more than 65% of attendance, according to the organizers.
This is the largest rock festival on the West Coast, after all. We’ve been doing this for over a decade, and I mean it’s gone from a one-day event to four days, 40,000 people a day,” said Chemie McCurry, CMO of Danny Wimmer Presents.
On Thursday, doors open at noon, and on Sunday, the final performance concludes at 11 p.m. These tickets are still available in some cases.
Here is more information about the occasion this year.
What bands are playing at Aftershock?
80s and 90s legends include: Limp Bizkit, Guns N’ Roses, Korn, Megadeth, and Tool
Pioneers: AFI, L7, Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots, Rancid, The Cult
Bands with large fan bases: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Skillet, 311, Corey Taylor (lead singer of Slipknot), Queens of the Stone Age
Rising stars for the festival: Bad Omens and I Prevail have helped lead the rapid rise of hardcore and nu metal – fusing driving rhythms and screaming choruses bordering on pop chart hits with stunning vocal range and catchy hooks.
Two Sacramento bands who have achieved success and acclaim internationally: Gavin Dance and Rain City Drive. Both perform on Sundays.
International acts: Two of Australia’s most popular metal acts—Parkway Drive and The Amity Affliction—are performing. A Mongolian band called The Who has collaborated with many of metal’s top acts.
Other bands you might want to stop by to listen to include: Memphis May Fire, Iron Jones, Daughtry, Turnstile, Fever 333, Avatar, Catch Your Breath, and Cohead and Cambria.
One band will leave you guessing: Sleep Token, a band that will keep you guessing, comes from Britain and has just released an incredible album. But they wear costumes, don’t do interviews – and no one knows who they are. On Saturday, they will electrify the crowd.
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How to get aftershock?
Downtown Sacramento’s Discovery Park is situated next to Interstate 5, and there are two ways to enter it: from the north on Garden Highway or from the south on Jibboom Street.
Fans cannot park at Discovery Park, so they are encouraged to take the shuttle, SacRT light rail and supplemental bus service, ride share or taxi, or bike to the event.
What else to know?
The festival’s organizers advise attendees against bringing bags, however those who do are only permitted to bring small purses/bags, fanny packs, or clear bags.
People can bring a sealed water bottle or an empty plastic refillable water bottle, towels or light blankets.