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Alice In Chains, Godsmack, Shinedown To Headline Carolina Rebellion

Carolina Rebellion is set for May 4,5,6 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Headliners include Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots and Bullet For My Valentine. Other bands on the bill are Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, and Red Fang. For lovers of modern rock and metal, this is a very impressive lineup. What do you think? 

Reader Comments (8)

I'm going to this festival: lots of the same bands but better headliners ie. Ozzy/w Zakk,foo fighters and Billy Idol.
December 5, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercrued
so this is the base for the hard rock festival circuit this year? not bad, but not great. my question is when did stone sour become a festival headliner? i didn’t even know they existed anymore.
December 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterstu
Not huge on some of the band's, but solid lineup and solid bands all over the place.
Stu, I think they got there with the success of House Of Gold And Bones which were really great albums, also considering the fact that Corey Taylor is one of the biggest names that keeps putting out solid albums. They released an album Hydrograd this year which I highly recommend, it's one of the best albums this year in my opinion.
I love how these festivals mix in the old and new and different styles, could really turn fans on to some different stuff.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDj
You can see one truly great band each day ...

Friday: Texas Hippie Coalition
Saturday: Black Veil Brides
Sunday: Greta Van Fleet
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm gonna hit it again, again and again, pass the joint my friend.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
If you cross-apply my comments on Rock on the Range, you can get my general opinion of this festival line-up as well.

A larger issue (one that some of you seem to like and others also question) is that we have such a consolidated festival market these days, run by one or two major players, that we will only get variations on the same line-up spread across the country. In that sense, these aren't really stand-alone festivals; rather, this is a touring package that is simply branded as a unique festival for geography's sake.

Now, I know, I know, I know. This has been going on for years. Who cares what it is called if the line-up is good? I guess the answer depends on how you feel about festivals like this (and we all know I have been to a few over the years). And I guess my larger point is that we are treated to a semblance of choice--nationally--that really isn't. So we take what we can get and get what we choose to take.

The other issue is cost-creep (again, see my RotR comments). But that is fodder for another post.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHim
You bring up an interesting point HIM.
Although I like a lot of these bands and yet to have gone to one of these festivals it does seem like the festival market in the US is over saturated. Not only because of similar bands, but so many different festivals running at the same time, it's like that in the pop world to a certain extent as well.
I think to make it more special there should maybe only be two or three of these big ones, but they could narrow it down to one day so each festival could have different bands every year, while still being diverse.
I went to my first festival this past summer (warped tour) and while it focused mainly on newer established bands in that world, they also sprinkled in some newer small level bands and brought in some legacy punk and hardcore bands as well.
I think those destination festivals could make the same type of impact if they did something like that.
But then again live music is a money machine and the formula seems to be working.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDj
HIM’s got it right ... They call ‘em Festivals but they’re actually “Tour Packages”.

Kidz, there’s actually ONE band on the bill of most of these so called Festivals that’s absolutely MUST-SEE:


They’re selling out everywhere they play and the closest thing to Led Zeppelin out on the road today. In fact, I predict this tour will be the last time they ever play clubs again. Find it hard to believe? Just type in GRETA VAN FLEET on YouTube and watch the concerts.
December 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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