Aftershock Festival Moved To 2021, My Chemical Romance And Metallica To Headline

California’s Aftershock Festival has been officially rescheduled to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.

The festival will now take place October 7th-10th at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. Organizers previously revealed that 2020 headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance would remain on the bill for 2021. So far, no other acts have been confirmed, but organizers added a fourth day, Thursday, October 7th, which will be free to festival pass-holders who defer their 2020 pass to 2021.

Festival organizers released a statement saying:

“After all the harm caused by COVID-19, there is nothing that we wanted more than to be celebrating Aftershock with you this October at Discovery Park for what was going to be a monumental weekend. We, the artists, and Sacramento County all thought we had a shot at being the first post-COVID festival to happen. That really would have been incredible. We waited as long as we could but, unfortunately, the recent spike of cases now requires that we reschedule this year’s sold-out Aftershock to 2021.”

2020 pass-holders will receive an email on today (July 27th) with further details regarding their 2020 purchase.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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