Blue Ridge Rock Fest wraps up the week with almost 50 artists announced to date. The Festival returns September 7-10, 2023, with a pre-party available to campers on September 6. Since announcing Pantera as one of their eight headliners last week, they’ve added some of the biggest names in rock including the return of Spiritbox and Motionless in White. Blue Ridge also welcomes Parkway Drive with a massive pyrotechnic performance and Attila‘s 10-year anniversary of their pivotal record “About That Life.”
Blue Ridge Rock Fest has historically been one of special performances and reunions with 2023 following closely. Stabbing Westward will make their debut next year, following their first new album in 22 years, and TRUSTcompany‘s original lineup will reunite for the first time in over a decade. The Festival prides itself on delivering a “Fan-Driven Experience,” and perhaps nothing says this as loudly as welcoming the independent powerhouse Patient Sixty-Seven for their first ever US performance.
With over 100 more artists to go, the lineup so far includes, in alphabetical order:
10 Years ◦ Adema ◦ After The Burial ◦ Alpha Wolf ◦ Atreyu ◦ Attila ◦ Avatar ◦ Beartooth ◦ Born Of Osiris ◦ Bury Tomorrow ◦ CKY ◦ Coal Chamber ◦ Cold ◦ Crown The Empire ◦ Dayseeker ◦ Dropout Kings ◦ Drowning Pool ◦ Escape The Fate ◦ Finger Eleven ◦ Flyleaf ◦ Jinjer ◦ Kublai Khan TX ◦ Like Moths To Flames ◦ Motionless In White ◦ No Resolve ◦ Nonpoint ◦ Pantera ◦ Parkway Drive ◦ Patient Sixty-Seven ◦ Scott Stapp ◦ Senses Fail ◦ Spiritbox ◦ Stabbing Westward ◦ Tantric ◦ Taproot ◦ Tech N9ne ◦ The Amity Affliction ◦ The Ghost Inside ◦ TRUSTcompany ◦ Upon A Burning Body ◦ Vince Neil ◦ VV (Ville Valo/HIM) ◦ Woe, Is Me
Independently-owned, Blue Ridge Rock Festival is the home of the “Fan Driven Experience,” with fans voting on the lineup and festival experiences through surveys across social media. What started as a one-day event in 2017 has since exploded into a 4-day festival in 2022, featuring almost 200 bands and proudly hosting a community of over 150,000 at the VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Last year’s headliners included Slipknot, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Ghost, and featured special reunions and performances from the likes of Kittie, Shadows Fall, Starset, Tenacious D and Insane Clown Posse.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival runs Sept 7-10, 2023. For Tickets & More Information: BlueRidgeRockFest.com
Need a refresher? You can still check out last year’s coverage from The Threshold here!