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Rock Fest 2021 Will Headline WIth Heavy Hitters Korn, Rob Zombie, Danzig & More

Organizers of two major US rock festivals are relying on a relative return to normal this summer. Officially announcing the lineups for Wisconsin’s Rock Fest and Michigan’s Upheaval Festival today (March 31st). Rob Zombie, Korn, Staind, and Chevelle are among the bands set to play both fests. While the larger Rock Fest also will feature Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Danzig, and more — as long as the events are ready to go off as scheduled.

Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin may be a long-running annual event, while Upheaval in Grand Rapids, Michigan was alleged to stage its inaugural festival last year. Both were called off in 2020 thanks to the pandemic. Therefore the 2021 lineups are fairly almost like those that were set for last year. The large difference is that Disturbed has dropped off both events. Also, Slipknot will not get on the Rock Fest bill. In their place, Rob Zombie and Korn have stepped into the headlining slots for both festivals. While Danzig has been added to Rock Fest.

Taking place July 15th-17th (Thursday through Saturday). Rock Fest is additionally slated to feature Anthrax, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Avatar, Motionless in White, and lots more bands. A special Wednesday night (July 14th) pre-fest bill will feature Queensrÿche, Slaughter, and more.

Upheaval Festival is about for July 16th-17th. With bands like Joyous Wolf, Gemini Syndrome, Skillet. More will be joining aforementioned acts Rob Zombie, Korn, Staind, and Chevelle on the two-day lineup.

For full ticket info and more information, visit the official Rock Fest and Upheaval Festival websites. See the complete lineups within the posters below.

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I love music. I love crowded venues, loud music, and sweat-soaked fans. I love the sound of a venue opening its doors to the public.

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In 2014, I developed a passion for all things media-related and began exploring content creation and concert photography opportunities. I have no formal training in these areas, but in 2017, I decided to take it to the next level by pursuing a degree in the arts, specifically in radio, television, and film. I am currently a multimedia journalist for the student life department at ACC. I have received a scholarship from the Austin Film Society.

I've been blessed to have been mentored as a talent buyer under the legendary Mark Lee of 462 Concerts (now known as Live Nation) in Dallas, Tx, for nearly a decade. I've also had the opportunity to work as a camera operator for the Full Moon Features Puppetmaster sequel: Doktor Death and filmed multiple music videos, including SSB's feature single with Bernz, "Insane," and the Dirty Wormz dub hop single with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko "2INCH REEL KILLA".

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