In just under a month, the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival will be making its return to Sacramento with one of the largest lineup of bands on the west coast. Since the festival began in 2012, it’s held over 120 individual concerts and has been able to secure acts ranging from Chevelle, Stone Temple Pilots, and Jane’s Addiction to Weezer, Megadeath, and Bush, ensuring that there is something for every rock fan. In total there have been over 110 unique acts who have taken to Aftershock’s stages, and organizers have continued to expand the two-day music lineup, adding 30 new bands to this year’s lineup. With no signs of anything other than an incredible weekend of music, it comes as no surprise that the local economy has seen a boost to the tune of $11 million since the festival’s inception, with as many as 45,000 rock fans making their way through the gates over the two days of concerts in 2015 alone.
Now entering its fifth year, this year’s lineup tops out with over 35 featured bands for the October 22nd and 23rd event that will take place at Discovery Park. Some of the largest names on this year’s lineup include Tool, who will perform in a rare U.S. appearance during the first day of the festival, as well as Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Slayer, Anthrax, and Zakk Sabbath. New bands to take to Aftershock’s stage as part of the 2016 lineup include Primus, Motionless in White, Anthrax, Suicide Silence, Disturbed, and Some Fea