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Aftershock lineup unveiled, packed with big headliners for three-day rock festival

Watch as thousands gather at Aftershock Festival

Sacramento local, Harley McPherson, talks about his first time attending Aftershock on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
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Sacramento local, Harley McPherson, talks about his first time attending Aftershock on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

The lineup for this year’s Aftershock Festival was released Tuesday morning, and it’s packed with big-name rock acts for three full days in October.

Headliners and notable performers will include blink-182, Slipknot, Staind, Tool, Korn, Marilyn Manson, A Day to Remember, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Sum 41, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more.

The eighth annual Aftershock will run Oct. 11 to Oct. 13 at Discovery Park in Sacramento. Doors open at 11 a.m. each day.

Tickets go on sale starting at noon Friday.

General admission starts at $99.50 (plus fees) for a single day and $269.50 for three days. VIP passes are $199.50 for one-day and $449.50 for the whole weekend.

According to a post on the Sacramento Reddit page, Aftershock supposedly posted the lineup Monday before deleting it. The real lineup is nearly identical to the leaked image, with a few acts differing. A few users on Reddit wrote off the leaked lineup as fake, essentially saying it was too good to be true.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.


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