Carolina Rebellion returns Saturday, May 5 bigger and better than ever and boasting a solid rock lineup for the multi-stage festival, including SHINEDOWN, KORN, EVANESCENCE, STAIND, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SLASH.
2012 marks the debut of Carolina Rebellion at its new home at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina, conveniently situated between Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Also new in 2012: weekend RV and Tent Camping and the Friday Night Campground Party presented by Jägermeister, featuring performances from FOXY SHAZAM, LEZ ZEPPELIN, ONE…THE ONLY TRIBUTE TO METALLICA.
The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
WEAVING THE FATE
GHOSTS OF AUGUST
The festival will once again feature the two Monster Energy main stages and the Jägermeister third stage.
Jonathan Davis of KORN says: “We’re excited to bring KORN‘s new show to North Carolina and we fully intend on blasting out the loudest set of new dope shit ever at the Carolina Rebellion!!!”
“It is an absolute honor to be the headliner at such an amazing festival. It’s been a minute North Carolina… It’s good to be back. We can’t wait to see the masses at the Rebellion!” comments Brent Smith of SHINEDOWN.
“Along with AEG Live, Right Arm is beyond excited to unleash the Carolina Rebellion lineup,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producerof the festival for Right Arm Entertainment. “Like last year, it was our goal to make sure the 2012 lineup was stacked from top to bottom. Three stages of non-stop rock ‘n roll and a Friday night party to kick it all off…The ultimate rock festival in the Carolinas. Let the Rebellion begin!”
General-admission tickets for Carolina Rebellion go on sale to the public on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. EST at CarolinaRebellion.com and Ticketmaster.com. To get access to the internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST through Thursday, February 16 at 10 p.m. EST, go to the festival’s web site and sign up to receive the Rebellion newsletter. A limited number of early bird tickets will be available for only $59.50 plus fees.
This year, Carolina Rebellion — which was called “this generation’s Woodstock” by Examiner.com — will also feature an extensive selection of Camping Packages, as well as a VIP Lounge ticket option to invite the “Rebels” to spend the weekend on-site in Rockingham and create an unforgettable party. The packages will be available via the internet pre-sale as well as the public on-sale. With every purchase of a Camping Package come free tickets to the inaugural Friday Night Campground Party!
Based on 2011 attendee feedback, Carolina Rebellion organizers have implemented various upgrades and vast venue improvements to provide a premier concert experience at the multi-stage rock festival. The new centrally-located site provides plenty of space to expand, including more food and beverage stands, merchandise stands, restrooms and parking, and also offers more traffic routes to and from the event.
“When our fans speak, we listen,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We personally responded to every person who sent us comments, and because of that important feedback, our motto this year is ‘Let’s double it!’ Double the number of entrance points into the festival, double the number of concession stands, double the number of merchandise stands, and double the number of locations for free water…We’re taking the steps to make Carolina Rebellion an upgraded experience for everyone.”
In addition, all ticket prices will include parking to ensure quicker access to the parking areas, and earlier entry into the parking areas and will be allowed, along with earlier door times, to better alleviate the traffic and lines. The inclusion of the new Camping Packages will encourage fans to arrive on Friday starting at 10am and stay until Noon on Sunday, thereby relieving traffic congestion on Saturday.
Further improvements to amenities include: a larger box office area for will call pickup, shade locations in public areas and the Hangover Recovery VIP Lounge area inside the festival grounds to allow those with VIP Lounge tickets to have a special place to enjoy the event.
“Our sponsors mean as much to us as our fans do,” added Litvag. “And without the support of music-centric companies like Monster Energy, who present our two main stages at Rebellion, we couldn’t put a festival of this size and scope on for the people.”
Carolina Rebellion is also proud to be sponsored by Jägermeister, Hangover Recovery, and FYE (which will be on site selling CDs and DVDs and will host band autograph signings throughout the festival day). Carolina Rebellion is produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG Live, the same team that produces the highly successful Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for the 2011 inaugural Carolina Rebellion sold out more than one month in advance and attendance exceeded 30,000.