Rock Fest’s sigle-day lineup is now released: DISTURBED will close out Rock Fest 2018 on Saturday, July 14, INCUBUS debuts at Rock Fest for the opening Thursday, July 12 headlining slot, GODSMACK returns as the Friday, July 13 headlining act, hosted by Lou Brutus.
Single-day tickets are on now sale for the 25th Annual Rock Fest, July 12-14, 2018. All tickets can be purchased online at www.rock-fest.com. The single-day price of $69 is the lowest that fans will see, and the three-day general admission ticket is on sale for $89. A full price increase will happen March 10 at midnight. All admission ticket prices will increase at this time.
Scheduled national acts for Rock Fest 2018 (*denotes debut performance at Rock Fest):
Saturday, July 14:
*DISTURBED, *A Day To Remember, *Black Label Society, *Underoath, Sevendust, Adelitas Way, *Powerman 5000, *Attila, *Deadset Society, Wayland
Friday, July 13:
GODSMACK, Halestorm, *Bush, *Dee Snider, Pop Evil, *Trivium, *Fozzy, *Otep, *Ded, Shallow Side
Thursday, July 12:
*INCUBUS, Rise Against, Seether, Nothing More, *GWAR, *Beartooth, *Red, *Through Fire, *Blacktop Mojo, Dead Girls Academy
Wednesday, July 11 Bonus Bash exclusive for three-day ticket holders:
*ACE FREHLEY, *Skid Row, *Autograph, *Soil
DISTURBED will be making their debut appearance at Rock Fest in July 2018. Disturbed have made good on every promise since their genesis. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders. Throughout their career, they received a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance” for “Inside the Fire” in 2009 and churned out nine No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, while selling over 12 million records globally. Immortalized (2015) lived up to its title and fortified their legacy further.
Following a tradition of outside-the-box covers, Disturbed tackled Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “The Sound of Silence” for Immortalized (2015). Rather than amplifying it, they went the other direction, tapping into vocalist David Draiman’s classical training and guitarist Dan Donegan’s knack for arrangement. With an orchestral expanse, acoustic leads, and chilling delivery, it’s unlike anything in the group’s catalog.
INCUBUS will be performing at Rock Fest for their first time. Since their formation in 1991, iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus have consciously and continually shifted their perspective with each subsequent album, preserving the spirit that initially drove them and simultaneously challenging themselves as artists and human beings. Their eighth full-length, the aptly titled 8, arrives at a significant milestone for Incubus—releasing exactly 20 years since their major label debut S.C.I.E.N.C.E. landed back in 1997. A little older, a lot wiser, quite tighter, but equally ready to challenge themselves and rock music at large, Incubus change their perspective once more in 2017.
By 2017, the band’s sales exceeded 23 million worldwide, while landing four Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and one #1 album. They’ve graced the stages of festivals everywhere from Lollapalooza and Air + Style to Download Festival and Pinkpop in addition to touring with Linkin Park, OutKast, Moby, Jane’s Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age and many more.
GODSMACK returns to Rock Fest after headlining in 2015. Twenty years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, Godsmack are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of When Legends Rise, their first album in four years that’s due out April 27, 2018. “Bulletproof,” the first single off the new album doubles down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, with melodic precision and tight songcraft. When Legends Rise, the band’s seventh studio album, is produced by Erik Ron and Sully Erna.
The band’s strong live performances, coupled with high record sales and growing number of fans, landed them time slots on Ozzfest 1999 and 2000, a European tour with Black Sabbath and an appearance at Woodstock 1999. In 2000, Godsmack released their second CD, Awake. This album’s title track dominated rock radio and broke chart records throughout 2000 and 2001. The CD’s instrumental track “Vampires” earned the band its first Grammy nomination!
About Rock Fest Three-day ticket holders are invited to an exclusive Bonus Bash on Wednesday, July 11 that will feature debut Rock Fest performers Ace Frehley, Skid Row, Autograph, and Soil. Gates will open to all other fans Thursday, July 12. Rock Fest is set on 320 acres in central Wisconsin, and fans can camp on-site in one of nearly 7,000 campsites surrounding the concert grounds. Guests staying in nearby hotels can purchase shuttle rides to the Fest grounds via the Rock Fest website. With major airports and hotels nearby, as well as the shuttle service, there are options for every fan.
Rock Fest is an RFID festival, offering attendees the convenience of a cashless festival experience. Fans can utilize the Rock Fest mobile app, set for release in late February, to see details about the lineup, artists, festival experiences, official Rock Fest Spotify playlists, convenient wristband registration, Rock Fest social media and so much more.