Exit 111 Festival will debut with a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock–from hard to classic, alternative to southern–when it debuts October 11th-13th at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for Exit 111 go on sale April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET), with additional ticketing info below.
Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site–known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival–will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stageswith 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream…and when we had nightmares and fantasies), the first annual Exit 111  car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a mega sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities announced soon.
TheExit 111 line-up (as of 4-23) is as follows: Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth, Coheed & Cambria, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Seether, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Black Label Society, Ministry, Skillet, Nothing More, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice and Men, Thrice, White Chapel, Power Trip, Black Stone Cherry, Fever 333, Graveyard, The Cadillac Three, 10 Years, From Ashes to New, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, New Years Day, Alien Weaponry, Bishop Gunn, Dead Sara, Plague Vendor, Dirty Honey, Tetrarch, Watermox, Kyle Shutt, and O’Brother.
For Exit 111 festival promoters have teamed with Seether frontman Shaun Morgan’s Rise Above charity. Beyond having one of the festival stages named as the Rise Above Stage, Exit 111will donate $1.00 from every ticket sold to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). These efforts will assist in raising funds for the charity’s life-saving suicide awareness efforts which started at Rise Above Festival.
Exit 111 weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale April 25th at 12:00 PM (ET). A special pre-sale launches April 23rd at 9:00 AM (ET)-Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59 PM (ET) via the festival’s website. A variety of ticketing options (GA, VIP, four-pack, military discounts, and payment plans), add-ons, camping and parking options, can be found here. Children under 10 are free with paid accompanied adult.

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  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    Great line-up, but man it’s an outrage to see Cheap Trick in a middle slot!

  • dcinsc7 on

    Cadillac Three – Best group on that Friday night. Neil Mason – best drummer in the business. Check out “Tennessee Mojo” and “Hank and Jesus.”

  • shannon mehaffey on

    Skynard following Slayer is just too discombobulated. I keep looking at it and thinking of how to rearrange it so there’s some continuity; but the only way i can would end up with Guns and Def Leppard sharing the bill…which makes more sense…put Ghost, Lamb of God, Deth, Slayer, Coheed…give them all one night…ZZ with Skynard…Cheap Trick with Leppard and Guns…looking at it now gives me a headache…but here’s House of Lords with a really cool song that riffs off of A Touch of Evil…this is really cool…another great song from them is Someday When…


    • Eddie on

      I love it! Super cool all rock lineup I think, and not just because I am hosting it!

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Ed…Slayer and then Lynard Skynard? That’s like 150 proof moonshine, some bad acid, and some poor guy with some front teeth missing losing his mind out in the woods somewhere. Lol…oh my goodness….ok.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    House of Lords is the anti-Ghost…the very charismatic James Christian and his band wipe the floor with those Ghoster Pop Tarts …lol…

    • Jason Falkinham on

      Ha…ok then

  • Charles Clinchot on

    The weirdest thing is I’m so eclectic I could go from Skynyrd to Slayer. But I probably get whiplash.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Here is my last House of Lords post, and this might be the best live performance by a band there is…I say might because I can’t figure out if that is a backing tape the singer is singing to…I know the backing vocals and keyboards are a backing track…the audio is out of sync with the video…so there is no conclusive proof here that the singer is not singing his lead vocal live…can he really sound that good? and that guitar playing is ridiculous…a lot like Sykes too…


      This up here looks like a cool event, and I am glad Eddie is hosting it…but i am not as eclectic as Charles up there….I also wonder how Skynard’s fans are going to take to those Slayer fans…that should be fun.

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