Epicenter (music festival)

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KISS Performing at Epicenter 2010
Location(s)Southern California, Rockingham Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Years active2009–2013, 2015, 2019, 2020

Epicenter is an annual rock festival started in Southern California by Danny Wimmer Presents, featuring acts on multiple stages, continuing in North Carolina. In 2019, Epicenter took the place of the Carolina Rebellion.[1]

Date Lineup
August 22, 2009

Fairplex – Pomona, California[2]

Main stage: Tool, Linkin Park with Dead by Sunrise, Alice in Chains, Wolfmother, Atreyu, Hollywood Undead, Street Sweeper Social Club, DJ "Scratch N Sniff"

Monster Energy stage: Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Paper Tongues, Sonny, After Midnight Project

September 25–26, 2010

Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, California[3]

Day 1

Main stage: Kiss, Eminem, Bush, Papa Roach, Big Boi, Crash Kings, Deuce (formerly of Hollywood Undead)

Monster Energy stage: House of Pain, Big B with Scott Russo (from Unwritten Law), The Knux, Smile Empty Soul, Kinda Major, The Envy

VIP stage: DMX

Day 2

Main stage: Blink-182, Rise Against, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Bad Religion, Against Me!, A Day to Remember, The Academy Is...

Monster Energy stage: Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Pacific, New Politics, Black Veil Brides, Biffy Clyro

September 24, 2011

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, California[4]

Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Everlast, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Skillet, Crossfade, Red, Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Drive A
September 22, 2012

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, California[5]

Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Scars on Broadway, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Escape the Fate, Dead Sara, Crash Kings, Hyro Da Hero, Beware of Darkness
September 21, 2013

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, California[6]

The Offspring, A Day to Remember, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Falling in Reverse, The Wonder Years, FIDLAR, New Beat Fund, Plague Vendor
March 14, 2015

The Forum, – Inglewood, California[7]

Korn, Limp Bizkit, House of Pain, P.O.D., Suicidal Tendencies, Hopsin
May 10–12, 2019

Rockingham Speedway - Rockingham, North Carolina[8]

Day 1

Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro the Hero, Amigo the Devil, Ded, Arrested Youth, Vein, Black Coffee

Day 2

Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless in White, The Damned Things, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Light the Torch, Wage War, Crobot, Dead Girls Academy, Sylar, Counterfeit, Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde, Tetrarch

Day 3

Foo Fighters, Bring Me the Horizon, 311, Live, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, The Interrupters, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, The Dirty Nil


  1. ^ "New festival Epicenter replaces Carolina Rebellion in North Carolina". Consequence of Sound. November 30, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "08/22/2009: Epicenter Festival 2009 @ | Concert Archives". www.concertarchives.org. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "09/25/2010: Epicenter Festival 2010 @ Auto Club Speedway | Concert Archives". www.concertarchives.org. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Epicenter 2011 Press Release" (PDF) (Press release). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 11, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "09/22/2012: Epicenter Festival 2012 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre | Concert Archives". www.concertarchives.org. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Epicenter 2013 - Festival Outlook". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Epicenter Festival 2015 - 14/03/2015 - Inglewood - California - United States | Concerts-Metal Calendar". en.concerts-metal.com. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Epicenter Festival 2019 Lineup - May 10 - 12, 2019". JamBase. November 30, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2019.

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