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Monster Energy Aftershock at Discovery Park, Sacramento on October 13/14, 2018


Monster Energy Aftershock
Discovery Park, Sacramento
October 13/14, 2018
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The much-anticipated  Monster Energy Aftershock is back, and will once again be taking place at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA, on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

System Of A DownDeftonesAlice In ChainsIncubusGodsmackShinedown311Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The ConspiratorsAt The Drive-InSeether, and Jonathan Davis lead the lineup for the seventh installment of the festival.

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents hinted at the lineup back in February with a teaser video that had many correctly guessing that System Of A Down would be one of the headliners. The band makes their Monster Energy Aftershock debut in 2018, marking their first-announced appearance in the States in three years, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark self-titled first album.

Also leading the talent lineup is Sacramento’s own Deftones, who make their debut as a headlining act at Monster Energy Aftershock after previously playing the festival in 2012 and 2015. It’s been seven years since Deftones‘ last headlining hometown performance, and the band will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.

“Sacto, we’re coming for you. Proud that you’re our capital and not D.C.,” says System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian, and the band’s guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian says, “It’s been a minute since we’ve played Sacramento, so it just felt right to return by headlining Aftershock.

Godsmack‘s Sully Erna says, “Sacto!! We can’t wait to be a part of Aftershock this year. Do not miss this show! It’s big, it’s loud and it’s angry…So buckle up, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fasssst!!! See ya in Oct.!

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows: System Of A DownDeftonesAlice In ChainsIncubusGodsmackShinedown311Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The ConspiratorsAt The Drive-InSeetherJonathan DavisBullet For My ValentineUnderoathBlack Veil BridesHellyeahAsking AlexandriaSevendustEverlastGWAREmmureStick To Your GunsDance Gavin DanceMonster MagnetRed Sun RisingBad WolvesThe Fever 333DorothyWage WarPlague VendorHyro The HeroAmigo The DevilAll Them WitchesSlothrustThe DoseVizaThe Jacks and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Aftershock will also feature a variety of unique entertainment options to go along with the incredible music lineup, including the Monster Energy Experience (where fans can meet Aftershock artists and sample Monster beverages), The Music Experience (an interactive exhibit and musical instrument retailer) and The Student ExperienceTake Me Home nonprofit animal rescue organization, Heavy Grass (check out new premium weed products and merchandise), the f.y.e. Fan Experience (where fans can purchase music from all the performing bands and take part in meet & greets and artist signings), Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer (wish-granting organization), Zippo Encore (spin the wheel to win prizes, and check out Zippo lighters, including limited-edition festival designs), and SWFTCharge (quick, portable and convenient phone-charging service).

Monster Energy Aftershock tickets, as well as hotel and VIP packages, are on sale now at


About Author

Jeff Spirer is Managing Editor of SF Sonic. He is a professional writer, a professional photographer, and a full-time music lover. He has written and photographed for Mercedes-Benz and Marlon Wayans, although he didn't write comedy, and lots of arts/music productions. He does volunteer photography for non-profits Rebuilding Together and Kitchen Table Advisors.

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