Metallica To Headline Five US Festivals In 2020 And Play Two Sets At Each

Metallica Announce 5 US Festivals 2020

Metallica fans had better start training those neck muscles, because the legendary metal band has announced they'll headline five Danny Wilmer Presents-produced events including Epicenter in Concord, NC; Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL; Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH; Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY; and Aftershock in Sacramento, CA!

Not only will the band play the aforementioned festivals, but they'll play two unique sets over the two nights at each. Furthermore, Metallica has also revealed that these five events will be the only US fests they'll be playing in 2020.

Metallica said in a statement, "You know we love a challenge, so when Danny Wimmer Presents invited us to headline all five of their Spring/Fall U.S. rock festivals, that sounded like great fun. But play two separate sets on two nights in the same weekend? Definitely count us in! In another Metallica first, we’ll be playing at all five of the Wimmer rock festivals in 2020 with two separate sets, one on Friday night, one on Sunday night."

"Metallica isn’t just another headliner," Danny Wimmer added. "When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we’ve set for every DWP festival — from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America."

As of now, no other bands have been revealed for the festivals, but it's worth noting that in recent years, each fest has featured some of the biggest acts in rock and metal.

These are the dates for Metallica's only U.S. festival shows next year:

  • May 1-3 - Epicenter at its new location at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC

  • May 8-10 - Welcome To Rockville at its new location at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL

  • May 15-17 - Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH

  • September 18-20 - Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY

  • October 9-11 - Aftershock at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA

Metallica US Festivals 2020

Tickets for all events are on sale now for Fan Club members and for past purchasers of tickets for Danny Wimmer Presents events. Fan Club members can get their presale code here. The general public onsale begins Monday, October 14th at 9:00 AM PT/noon ET. Visit for more info.

For each ticket sold through November 19th, Danny Wimmer Presents will donate $.25 cents to All Within My Hands. And to further celebrate, every ticket purchased is an entry into the Golden Ticket contest. One lucky fan will win an all-expenses-paid trip to any of the above festivals of their choice with top-notch accommodations, exclusive festival access, Snake Pit and meet and greet passes, along with other cool swag.

Fans are automatically entered to win by purchasing a Weekend GA or Weekend VIP pass to any of the five festivals, by signing up for to be a Fifth Member, or by subscribing to any of the five Danny Wimmer Presents North American 2020 rock festival newsletters.