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Welcome To Rockville announces 2018 line-up

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Welcome to Rockville is an annual weekend rock festival held in the spring that features modern & classic rock and metal bands. The festival is held at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville.
The first Welcome to Rockville festival was held in 2011. It was founded and is produced by Danny Wimmer through his festival production company, Danny Wimmer Presents, which produces rock festivals in the United States such as Rock on the Range, AFTERSHOCK, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, and Chicago Open Air.
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Festival announcements have been coming out of the woodwork these past few weeks. With today’s announcement, they’re only getting better! For their 9th year, Welcome to Rockville is pulling out all the stops! Starting off as a single day festival in 2011, Welcome to Rockville expanded to two days in 2013, and sold out 2014, 2015, and 2016. The event finally bolstered to a 3 day massive event in 2018, and 2019 will also find the festival dominating a three day weekend.
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Friday’s line-up will include major acts Korn, The Prodigy, and Evanescence. Rob Zombie, Shinedown, and Judas Priest bring the rock to Saturday. TOOL, Incubus, and Bring Me the Horizon close out Sunday’s festivities.
Metal God Rob Halford recently told Consequence Of Sound, “Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!”
Incubus turntablist/keyboardist Chris Kilmore added, “We’re excited to return to Jacksonville and play at Welcome To Rockville in 2019! There are some great bands on the bill and we can’t wait to see our friends in Tool, The Prodigy, as well as many others. See you there!”
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Throughout the weekend, the festival’s the Monster Energy Stage and the Metropolitan Stage will feature amazing bands like Beartooth, Starset, Dorothy, Crobot, The Fever 33, and some of the best up-and-coming acts currently touring the world.
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You have 149 days to get your tickets, but don’t wait. This is sure to sell out!
Click HERE for the full line-up, and HERE to get your tickets when they go on sale Friday, December 7th!
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Also check out the VIP package which includes:
Access to all General Admission areas PLUS:
– Access to the VIP Hang Area, an exclusive hang area for VIPs only
– VIP-only viewing of the Monster Energy Stage and the Metropolitan Stage
– Access to The VIP Tent – a shaded hang space with dedicated bars & comfortable furniture
– Live audio/video streams of the Monster Energy and Metropolitan Stages
– Air conditioned, flushable restrooms
– A dedicated merchandise stand for convenient shopping
– Dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase)
– Private locker rentals (for additional purchase)
– Dedicated entrance lanes into the festival
– A commemorative VIP-only laminate & RFID wristband
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A Brief History of the Festival.
The first Welcome to Rockville was held on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011, at the Metropolitan Park. The festival was a one day event, and ran all day Sunday, beginning around 11:00 am and ending after 10:00 pm due to city noise ordinances. A second festival the following year was planned for 2012. The second festival was another one day event that was held on Sunday April 29, 2011. This show saw the return of Jacksonville natives Shinedown to headline the festival along with Korn. The Welcome to Rockville festival was expanded from a one day event to a two-day event in 2013, and three Jacksonville native bands headlined: Limpbizkit, Shinedown, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The 2013 festival marked the start of a minor controversy about the enforcement of the city noise ordinances with respect to the festival. The lineup for the 2013 festival was announced on Friday, January 25, 2013.

Monster Energy has been a major partner in the festival since Welcome to Rockville’s inception in 2011, and the main stages bear the Monster Energy name such as “Monster Energy Metropolitan Stage”. The general layout of the festival is that 3 or 4 stages are spread across the venue, and entertainment & food tents are placed between the stages. Regular sponsors are f.y.e., Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s, and Zippo.

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