Aftershock–the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6th-9th bigger than ever, expanding to four full days (after a half 4th day in 2021), adding a 4th music stage and featuring over 90 bands. The latest edition aims to top 2021’s record-setting, sold-out attendance of 145,000, which marked five consecutive sold out events for Aftershock.

The weekend’s stellar lineup of rock and metal heavyweights features headliners Slipknot and Rob Zombie (Thursday), KISS and Judas Priest (Friday), My Chemical Romance and Papa Roach (Saturday) and Foo Fighters and Shinedown (Sunday), along with a range of additional top music artists including Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, A Day To Remember, Architects, HalestormStone Temple PilotsChevelle, and many more.

Aftershock passes are on sale now at AftershockFestival.com.

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix said, “I am over the moon stoked to be one of the headliners of Aftershock this year. Honestly, this is like a dream come true. We have worked our whole career for moments like this, and cannot wait to be back in Sacramento, where it all began, for the hometown throwdown!!!! NorCal better be f**king ready, ‘cause it’s about to go down at Aftershock 2022.”

“Aftershock is one of our favorite festivals. Always an amazing weekend. We are ready to take it to the next level this year,” says Rob Zombie.

Amy Lee of Evanescence adds, “We are so stoked to play at Aftershock in Sacramento this fall! MCRFoo FightersKISSSlipknot, there’s so much to look forward to! We absolutely cannot wait for this epic festival.”

The current Aftershock 2022 lineup is as follows (subject to change):

October 6th: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, POORSTACY, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, Bloodywood

October 7th: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Jinjer, GWAR, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Mike’s Dead, Wargasm, NEMOPHILA, Orbit Culture, Archetypes Collide

October 8th: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory of a Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Enter Shikari, Thrice, Thursday, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, Crooked T

October 9th: Foo Fighters, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, The Alive, Eva Under Fire, Jared James Nicholsichols

Aftershock Weekend General Admission passes start at $359.99 plus fees and Weekend VIP passes are already at level two pricing, $699.99 plus fees. Single Day General Admission passes start at $119.99 plus fees. Single Day VIP passes start at $269.99 plus fees. Layaway options are available for only $10.00 down through March 31st, with payments amortized over five months (April-August). Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save since prices will increase in the coming weeks and traditionally sell out prior to the event.

Pass purchasers will receive info about the festival’s Park & Ride shuttle program closer to the show, as there is no onsite parking at Aftershock.

Aftershock VIP passes offer the opportunity for fans to “live their best life,” enjoying the ultimate festival experience. VIP pass-holders will enter the festival through the express, VIP-Only Entrance lanes, using a commemorative Aftershock VIP laminate and wristband which also provide full access to the Aftershock VIP area. Throughout the VIP areas on the festival grounds, VIPs will enjoy the tree-shaded lounge spaces, and have access to a main stage viewing area, dedicated bars, specialty food vendors, a festival merchandise booth, private locker rentals with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), a free water refill station, air-conditioned and flushable restroom facilities, and a dedicated VIP guest services team. The VIP Lounge offers a private bar, comfortable lounge seating, and live audio/video streams of the main stages.  In addition, all Aftershock VIP’s will get a front row view of That Space Zebra show commentary and exclusive artist interviews.

All attendees at Aftershock can enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, including some of the best food and drinks that the Sacramento area has to offer.

For more information on #Aftershock please visit: AftershockFestival.com, facebook.com/AftershockFestival, twitter.com/AftershockSac and instagram.com/AftershockConcert.

8 Responses

  1. This looks like a great festival , ticket prices seemed pretty affordable considering the lineup-
    Just curious..since kiss is lipsyncing… how many other bands are doing the same .. ?
    And is ghost not playing ? Unless I missed them ~

    1. Regarding KISS’ alleged onstage lip-syncing, I would love to hear from a sound engineer (perhaps an idea for a future guest, Eddie?) about what exactly is involved technically/logistically in putting on a show where the singer is lip-syncing. I saw KISS twice on their EOTR tour and I was objectively confused. For someone who is allegedly lip-syncing, Paul Stanley sounded pretty ragged. The guitars were clearly tuned down, his voice was very raspy and limited in range. If that was lip-syncing, it was terrible! My best explanation is that, if he is actually lip-syncing, he’s doing it to tracks that he’s recorded in the studio recently because, as I said, his voice does not sound good. I’m not really sure what purpose that serves other than the fact that they can play consecutive nights. You would think that if he were lip-syncing, he’d be doing it to soundboard vocal tracks from songs he sang in the 1990s/early 2000s when his voice was still intact (after all, their set list has remained essentially the same).

    2. My fiancee is a recording engineer, I could ask him when he has some spare time.

      Just a thought, it’s possible that Stanley doesn’t want it to be obvious that maybe lip syncing, so he is using inferior vocal tracks to make it more realistic?

    3. @RTunes68, I’ve used backing tracks extensively at our church and it’s amazing what the technology can do at all levels of production. They can be run from something as simple as an iPad (which is what I do) to a computer with a multi-channel interface where every “track” is brought into the house mixer and mixed individually along with the other channels of live audio. In any case, there are two tracks that only go to the in-ear monitors, and that is the click track and the vocal cue track. And each musician can have as little or as much of either of these in their ears. As you probably already know from listening to Eddie, the process is very, very common in all genres of music.

  2. Eddie found a leaked recording of a kiss stage monitor mix on his show, where you can hear a click track along with the piped in vocal track and countdowns to the important changes – as long as your proficient in playing to a click track ,it’s pretty easy, the entire band has the click going in their in ear monitors there are prerecorded cues exmp: ” 1,2,3,4, before important musical changes , I believe all or most backing vocals are piped in along with rhythm guitar and most of Paul’s lead vocals , Paul will actually croak out a couple lines here and there to sell the fakery….

  3. I get that KISS or rather Paul Stanley not being honest with his live singing is something that people like to discuss but for all the other things that could be discussed in this specific news article I would think there would be other, more relevant things to talk about.

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