Metallica To Headline Five U.S. Festivals In 2020

Josh Lowe for Alternative Revolt

Metallica will headline all five festivals next year.

Metallica: “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,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the U.S. “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. Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”

Metallica’s festivals for 2020:

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