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Monster Energy’s Aftershock Returns To Sacramento’s Discovery Park September 13 & 14


Massive Lineup Includes Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Chevelle, Awolnation, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and Many More

Black Label Society by Frank Poulin for FW

Black Label Society by Frank Poulin for FW

“Pre-Shock” Discount Ticket Pre-Sale Starts June 3 ~ Regularly Priced Tickets On Sale June 6

Lacuna Coil by Julie Williams for FW

Lacuna Coil by Julie Williams for FW

We haven’t even caught our breath from ROTR yet and it’s already time to announce that the third annual Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK Festival returns to Discovery Park, a 160-acre park conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet, September 13 & 14 ~ and after the major success of last year’s festival (sold-out with 32,000 in attendance), California’s biggest rock festival has expanded to four stages in 2014, meaning it’ll be bringing us more bands than ever! The daily band lineup (gates open at 11:00 AM each day) for Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK Festival is as follows, with more bands to be announced on July 1:

Saturday, September 13

Limp Bizkit by Seth M

Limp Bizkit by Seth M

Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem (stay tuned for our review and live pix from their Chicago show!), Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid


Sunday, September 14

Rob Zombie by Craig Lindberg for FW

Rob Zombie by Craig Lindberg for FW

Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Black Stone Cherry, KYNG, Otherwise, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver


The Offspring’s Dexter Holland says, “We’re thrilled to cap off our summer tour at AFTERSHOCK 2014 and play our Smash album in its entirety for NorCal music fans.  It’s going to be an epic weekend.” 

A special “Pre-Shock” discounted Weekend Ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK Festival will take place from June 3-5 at During the pre-sale ~ which begins at 10:00 AM PT on Tuesday, June 3–a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission tickets will be available for purchase. In addition, Weekend VIP tickets will be available at a reduced price during all three days of the Pre-Shock. The Pre-Shock ticket prices are as follows:


Tuesday, June 3-Thursday, June 5: $199.50 (Pre-Shock Weekend VIP)

Tuesday, June 3: $69.50 (Weekend GA)

Wednesday, June 4: $79.50 (Weekend GA)

Thursday, June 5: $89.50 (Weekend GA)

Hotel packages will also be available for purchase during the Pre-Shock pre-sale.


Butcher Babies by Seth M for FW

Butcher Babies by Seth M for FW

Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets go on sale Friday, June 6 at 10:00 AM PT at, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices will be as follows until June 9, when prices will increase:

Anti-Mortem by Julie Williams for FW

Anti-Mortem by Julie Williams for FW

2-Day General Admission: $99.50

2-Day VIP: $209.50

GA Ticket 4-Pack: $360.00

Single Day General Admission: $59.50

Single Day VIP: $109.50

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; a VIP commemorative guest laminate, and more.

As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military through AFTERSHOCK partner GovX.

For full details about all tickets, military ticket discounts, hotel and VIP packages, visit

The sold-out crowd goes wild at Aftershock 2013

The sold-out crowd goes wild at Aftershock 2013

“After a sold out 2013, I’m excited to bring a more diverse lineup to AFTERSHOCK with many of the top artists of the last two decades in rock, alternative, punk and metal,” says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “The addition of a third main stage this year and the expanded rock genres will only add to the excitement of what makes Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK a one of a kind experience.”


The third annual Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK Festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, Epicenter ~ Southern California’s Rock Festival, Rockwave, The Big Ticket, Chill On The Hill, and Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2014 sponsors include: Coors Light, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, F*ck Cancer, U.S. Army, and others yet to be announced.






DANNY CROPAbout Danny Wimmer Presents

Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals.  Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

About Discovery Park 

Discovery Park is a 160-acre park conveniently located near downtown Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento Rivers meet. The Discovery Park boat launch allows boaters access to both the American and Sacramento Rivers, and the park features bike trails, picnic areas, and a playground. Discovery Park is located beside I-5 near downtown Sacramento. From I-5, take the Richards Blvd. off-ramp, then go west to get to the south entrance of the park, or follow the Garden Highway exit east from I-5 to find the north entrance. Signs denote the park’s location from I-5.

MonsterAbout Monster Energy

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

About Coors Light

Coors Light, World’s Most Refreshing Beer is proud to sponsor the Aftershock Festival. Coors Light goes to great lengths to bring you the coldest, most refreshing beer and reminds us all to please remember to drink responsibly.