Alternative rock, Hard rock, Industrial rock, Heavy metal, Grunge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
Huntington, West Virginia,
1995 - present
X-Fest is an annual music festival held each year in various venues throughout the U.S. by Clear Channel Communications radio stations. It features alternative rock, hard rock, heavy metal, grunge, and industrial rock bands.
Noblesville (Indianapolis), Indiana [ edit ]
The event is hosted by
radio station X103 of Indianapolis and has been held since 1995 at the  Klipsch Music Center (née Verizon Wireless Music Center and Deer Creek Amphitheater), about 25 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis in the suburb of Noblesville. Since its inception, the Indianapolis-Noblesville X-Fest has drawn about a quarter million people. 
Lineups [ edit ]
Bush, Weezer, Sponge, Fig Dish, Neena Foundry, Teenage Fanclub, Toadies, Quicksand, Birdmen of Alcatraz, Johnny Socko, Sponge, Letters to Cleo, Sugar Ray, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Material Issue, 15 Minutes
Super 8, Reacharound, Goldfinger, The Nixons, Prong, Spacehog, Seven Mary Three, Everclear, The Why Store, No Doubt, The Verve Pipe
Bloodhound Gang, Matchbox Twenty, Sugar Ray, The Vents, Artificial Joy Club, Local H, Gravity Kills, Wilco, The Why Store, Better Than Ezra, Reel Big Fish
Our Lady Peace, Limp Bizkit, Marcy Playground, Stabbing Westward, Third Eye Blind, Creed, Athenaeum, Eve 6, Black Lab, Sprung Monkey
Kid Rock, Everclear, Powerman 5000, Fear Factory, Oleander, The Verve Pipe, Buckcherry, Loudmouth, Pennywise, Push Down & Turn
Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Fuel, Wheatus, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Disturbed, Kittie, Kottonmouth Kings, Vallejo
Rammstein, Live, Days of the New, Better Than Ezra, Lifehouse, Zoo Story, Linkin Park, Static-X, Mudvayne, Nonpoint, Saliva
Toadies were originally scheduled to play 2nd on the second stage, but they broke up days before the concert, therefore Nonpoint stepped in and took their place.
Kid Rock, Stone Temple Pilots, Earshot, Uncle Kracker, Trust Company, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Extra Blue Kind, Static-X, Birdmen of Alcatraz,
Godsmack, Seether, Alien Ant Farm, Violent Femmes, Eve 6, Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Smile Empty Soul, Ill Niño, SR-71
Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, The Used, Less Than Jake, Ghostface Killah, M.O.P., Funeral for a Friend, downset.
Disturbed, Fuel, Shinedown, Smile Empty Soul, Cold, Ill Niño, 10 Years, Megan McCauley
Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Bullet for My Valentine, Alien Ant Farm, Eighteen Visions, The Classic Crime
The Smashing Pumpkins, Fuel, Hurt, Alter Bridge, Another Animal, Black Light Burns, Sick Puppies, A Band Called Pain, The Bravery
Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Candlebox, Bullet for My Valentine, Apocalyptica, Trapt, Hinder
Alice in Chains, Hollywood Undead, Hurt, Red, Sick Puppies, Framing Hanley, Cavo, Cage the Elephant
Buckcherry, Sublime with Rome, Seether, Papa Roach, Drowning Pool, Dirty Heads, Haste the Day, Red Line Chemistry
Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet for My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Hell Or Highwater ( Uproar Festival), Noctura, and Velero
2012 (Day 1):
Cake, Metric, The Wombats, others TBA
2012 (Day 2):
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy, Redlight King, Deuce, Cruz, Candlelight Red, Mindset Evolution, Within Reason, 7 Days Away, Uncrowned
Papa Roach, scheduled between Staind and Adelitas Way, canceled due to vocalist Jacoby Shaddix needing surgery to remove a nodule on his left vocal cord. 
Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Dead Daisies, Danko Jones
Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Escape The Fate, Within Reason, 3 Years Hollow, Sons of Revelry, battle band winner.
Dayton, Ohio [ edit ]
Formerly known as "Edge-Fest" when 103.9 was "The Edge". Became X-Fest in 1998 when 103.9 became "The X". Held at The
University of Dayton Arena from 1996 to 1999. Held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds by WXEG since 2000.
Lineups [ edit ]
Seven Mary Three, Poe, Guided by Voices, The Verve Pipe, Howlin Maggie, A Flock of Seagulls, Magnapop, Van Gogh's Daughter
Matthew Sweet, Veruca Salt, The Refreshments, Kara's Flowers, Sponge, Jars of Clay, K's Choice, Plumb
The Fixx, Better Than Ezra, Everything, Reel Big Fish, Agents of Good Roots, Candlebox, K's Choice, The Urge, Sprung Monkey
Citizen King, Joydrop, Men at Work, Guided by Voices, Fuel, The Verve Pipe, Fastball, Jimmie's Chicken Shack
2000: Due to birthday bash there was no X-Fest
Stroke 9, Transmatic, Jettingham, 8stops7, Tantric, American Hi-Fi, The Calling, Leo
Sevendust, Filter, The Union Underground, Stroke 9, Seether, Audiovent, Goldfinger, Chevelle, Sinch, and Jeremiah Freed
Mudvayne, Cold, Seether, Powerman 5000, Eve 6, Smile Empty Soul, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, V Shape Mind, and Sloth
Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Shinedown, Smile Empty Soul, Breaking Benjamin, Future Leaders of the World, Crossfade, Finger Eleven, Silvertide, and Earshot
Seether, Papa Roach, Crossfade, 10 Years, Cold, Theory of a Deadman, Hawthorne Heights, Dark New Day, Day of Fire, and Thirty Seconds to Mars
Staind, Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Hinder, Bullet for My Valentine, Hurt, Damone, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions
Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Sum 41, Seether, Flyleaf, Finger Eleven, Sick Puppies, Evans Blue, Fair to Midland plus Battle for X-Fest 2007 winners Fluwid, Ithika, and Disagreed.
Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Buckcherry, 10 Years, Shinedown, Candlebox, Saving Abel, Five Finger Death Punch, Theory of a Deadman, Red, Black Tide, plus Battle for X-Fest 13 winners Chapter of Progress, Hollows End, Seconds Fall, and Felix Tucker. ( Avenged Sevenfold was going to play this year but due to Matt "Shadows" Sanders' illness, they had to cancel all their September tour dates. Red blew a tire on the way to the show, and was scheduled to play later on the local stage, but never did. Also, because of high winds due to Hurricane Ike, X-fest 13 was cut short (after Candlebox and before Shinedown). As a result, WXEG traded X-Fest tickets for free tickets to the Jagermeister Tour and half-price vouchers for X-Fest 2K9.)
Alice in Chains, Mudvayne, Our Lady Peace, Hollywood Undead, Cage the Elephant, Hurt, Red, Cavo, Sick Puppies, and Halestorm, plus local bands Three Barrel, Chapter of Progress, Shamus Stone, and Hollows End.
Shinedown, Seether, Papa Roach, Sublime with Rome, Drowning Pool, Dirty Heads, Red Line Chemistry, Paper Tongues, American Bang, Janus. As per a release on WXEG. Sublime with Rome pulled out and were replaced with Sick Puppies.
Staind, Theory of a Deadman, Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Skillet, Adelitas Way, Kopek, Black Stone Cherry, Emphatic, Downplay
Seether, Sick Puppies, 10 Years, Dropkick Murphys, Filter, Pop Evil, Falling in Reverse, Kyng, Young Guns, Dangerkids, Xfest 2012 was cancelled officially on 8/28/2012 following poor ticket sales, and has not been held in Dayton since.
San Diego, California [ edit ]
XTRA in the Qualcomm Stadium.
Held at Concerts On The Green at
Qualcomm Stadium, (2006–2008) (2017-present)
Sleep Train Amphitheatre, (2010–2016)
Lineups [ edit ]
The Cult, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, The Sounds, Echo & the Bunnymen, She Wants Revenge, Hard-Fi, the noise, Reeve Oliver, The Stranger's Six
Sum 41, Social Distortion, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Bravery, Silversun Pickups, The Used, Amelie, Arm the Angels, Every Thirteen Days, Fight Fair, Four Minutes Til Midnight, The New Addiction, The Paper Dolls, The Power Chords, Sayvinyl, Secret Apollo, The Skank Agents, The Stranger's Six, The Material, Tragedy and Triumph, The Transit War, Two Word Name, White Apple Tree, Yesterdays Rising, Vanity Affair
The Offspring, Pennywise, Jimmy Eat World, MGMT, Ludo, My American Heart, The Material, Weatherbox, The Burning of Rome, The Sess, Shark Attack
311, The Offspring, Cake, Unwritten Law, Pepper, Authority Zero, Neon Trees, Paper Tongues, Circa Survive, Civil Twilight
Incubus, Bush, Face to Face, Iration, Middle Class Rut, Viva Brother, Little Hurricane, Graffiti6
Jane's Addiction, Garbage, Angels & Airwaves, P.O.D., Rebelution, Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Neon Trees, Eve 6, Walk the Moon
Blink-182, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups, Dirty Heads, Fitz and The Tantrums (cancelled the day of the show), Wavves, Atlas Genius, New Politics, I Am Dynamite
311, Foster the People, Panic! at the Disco, Iration, Phantogram, Capital Cities, MS MR, Bleachers, Sir Sly, Cherub, Skaters, KONGOS
Modest Mouse, The Cult, Pennywise, Public Enemy, Cold War Kids, Death from Above 1979, Yelawolf, Atlas Genius, The Orwells, Robert DeLong, Meg Myers, Shady Francos
Cheap Trick, The Offspring, Iration, KONGOS, Wolfmother, The Shelters, Chevy Metal, SWMRS, The Frights, Grace Mitchell, The Young Wild
Phoenix, Empire of the Sun, Creature Canyon, Bob Moses, Skip Marley, Missio, the Lemon Twigs, Sir Sly, and Lo Moon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [ edit ]
The event has, historically, been held at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in late May, hosted by
WXDX-FM. However, a recent decline in the Pittsburgh concert market has forced the festival's format to change yearly.
Lineups [ edit ]
1998 (partial list):
Green Day, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Scott Weiland, The Clarks, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Fuel, Deftones, God Lives Underwater, The Urge, Black Lab ( Stabbing Westward were forced to cancel on the day of the show)
The Offspring, Orgy, Live, Lit, Fuel, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sponge, Citizen King, The Flys, Staind, Videodrone, The Living End, Liars Inc., The Ike McCoy Band, Grapevine, The Distractions, The Buddy Brown Show
2000 (May 29) : (partial list)
Stone Temple Pilots, Everclear, Eve 6, Stroke 9, Cypress Hill, Staind, The Flys, Crazy Town, Dynamite Hack, 8stops7, Stir, Grapevine, 7th House, The Distractions
2001 (May 18) : (partial list)
Staind, Fuel, Our Lady Peace, The Clarks, Crazy Town, Dope, Train, The Buzz Poets, Disturbed, Saliva, Hed PE, New Invisible Joy, Dharma Sons, Juliana Theory
2002 (partial list):
Tenacious D, Puddle of Mudd, Rob Zombie, Hoobastank, Reveille, Quarashi, Dashboard Confessional, Static-X, 3rd Strike, Custom, Trik Turner, Unwritten Law, The Clarks
Staind, Evanescence, Godsmack, Punchline, Cold (cancelled the day of the show), The Donnas, The Juliana Theory, Seether, The Used, Breaking Benjamin, Eve 6, 12 Stones, Taproot, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul
2004 (May 28) : (partial list)
The Offspring, Cypress Hill, New Found Glory, Drowning Pool, Switchfoot, Story of the Year, Punchline, Finger Eleven
The initial 2005 festival was to be held May 27 at the Chevrolet Amphitheater. This would be the first year that the festival was not held at the Post-Gazette Pavilion. However, the event, which featured
Social Distortion, My Chemical Romance, Sum 41, Unwritten Law, and Thirty Seconds to Mars, was not given the X-Fest name. Sum 41 was scheduled to play this show, but was forced to cancel the day of due to sickness in the band. The festival occurred later in the year at the Post-Gazette Pavilion.
2005 (September 9):
Disturbed, Our Lady Peace, Megan McCauley, Bloodhound Gang, Cold, Ill Niño, Thirty Seconds to Mars, 10 Years.
In 2006, the festival was changed to a concert series, with multiple (smaller) concerts throughout the summer.
2006 (May 27, Verizon Wireless Music Center):
Staind, Three Days Grace, Blue October, People in Planes, Hurt
2006 (June 27, Chevrolet Amphitheater):
Taking Back Sunday, Angels & Airwaves, Head Automatica, The Subways, and Punchline.
2006 (July 18, Chevrolet Amphitheater):
Panic! at the Disco, The Dresden Dolls, The Hush Sound
2015 (July 25, Stage AE):
Rise Against, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, letlive., and Meg Myers
2015 (August 21, Stage AE):
Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish, Nikki Lane, X Ambassadors, and Drag the River
2016 (July 3, Stage AE):
Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Huntington, West Virginia [ edit ]
Held at Harris Riverfront Park by
Lineups [ edit ]
Days of the New, Jimmie's Chicken Shack
The Nixons, Mighty Joe Plum
Sponge, Machine Head, Agent Orange, Soulmotor, DoubleDrive, Loudmouth
Disturbed, The Union Underground, Days of the New, Bobaflex, Finger Eleven, Marvelous 3, SR-71
Nickelback, Rollins Band, Soil, Lifer
SR-71, Clutch, Hatebreed, Flaw, 3rd Strike
Type O Negative, Shinedown, Ra, Soil, DoubleDrive, Lacuna Coil
Sevendust, Monster Magnet, Earshot, Bobaflex, Soundevice
Seether, Crossfade, Dark New Day, Cold, Smile Empty Soul
Black Stone Cherry, Evans Blue, Three Days Grace, Byzantine, Staind
Hinder, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Revelation Theory, Stereoside, Cinder Road
Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, Midnight to Twelve XII, Egypt Central, Another Black Day, Pop Evil, Downtrend, PI
Shinedown, Chevelle, Since October, Tantric, Adelitas Way, Bobaflex, Stitch Rivet, Split Nixon, Blue Sky Falling, Voices of Anatole, Let the Guilty Hang
Seether, Sick Puppies, Cavo, Nonpoint, Stitch Rivet, Byzantine, Bud Carroll, Broken Shadows, Dirt Merchant
Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Emphatic, Adelitas Way, (loud n local bands to be announced.)
Cleveland, Ohio [ edit ]
Held at Tower City Amphitheater by
Lineups [ edit ]
Staind, Cold, Trapt, Hed PE, Ra, Smile Empty Soul, Seether, Dirt, The Used were booked but canceled due to an illness
Godsmack, Cypress Hill, New Found Glory, Fuel, Dropbox, Breaking Benjamin, My Chemical Romance
Baton Rouge, Louisiana [ edit ]
Held at the Baton Rouge River Center. Hosted by 104.5/104.9 The X radio station.
Lineups [ edit ]
2007: The Howling Bells
Saosin, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Papa Roach, Jet, AFI, The Killers
My Chemical Romance, Puddle of Mudd, Finger Eleven, Atreyu, Story of the Year, Billy Talent, Meriwether
Fayetteville, Arkansas [ edit ]
Held at Randall Tyson Indoor Track Center by
Lineups [ edit ]
Saliva, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Three Days Grace
3 Doors Down, Chevelle, Hurt, Sick Puppies, Benjamin Del Shreve
12 Stones was originally booked but dropped the show and was replaced by the Sick Puppies.
Tucson, Arizona [ edit ]
Held at the
Pima County Fairgrounds, sponsored by KLPX.
Lineups [ edit ]
2007: Rick Derringer, Starship, The Marshall Tucker Band, Loverboy, Kansas, The Doobie Brothers.
Styx, REO Speedwagon, War, Eddie Money, Great White
References [ edit ]
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