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World's Loudest Month offers six hard rock fests


Dubbed the World’s Loudest Month, it highlights six hard rock festivals playing in the United States.

The moshing begins with Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Festival, April 26 and 27 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida.

The lineup includes Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Motorhead, Volbeat, Alter Bridge, Hellyeah, Black Label Society, Seether, Fozzy, Lacuna Coil and Twelve Foot Ninja.

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The Monster Energy Fort Rock, April 26 at Jetblue Park in Ft. Myers, presents the biggest rock festival in South Florida.

The lineup includes Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, Trivium, Skindred, The Pretty Reckless and Twelve Foot Ninja.

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Moving north, we arrive on May 3 and 4 at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina just in time for the Monster’s Energy Carolina Rebellion.

Playing the fest are Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Motorhead, 311, Staind, Alter Bridge, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Fuel, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Trivium, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Thousand Foot Krutch and Truckfighters.

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Columbus, Ohio’s Rock on the Range continues to grow. This year, May 16-18 at Columbus Crew Stadium, it will present three full days of hard rock and heavy metal artists.

Headliners Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock will be joined by Slayer, Motorhead, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Mastodon, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel and The Pretty Reckless

There will also be a Comedy Tent featuring Jim Breuer and Jim Florentine (“That Metal Show”)

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The eighth annual Rocklahoma fest, May 23-25 in Pryor, Oklahoma, hosts Motorhead, Kid Rock, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Label Society, Staind, Killswitch Engage, Filter and The Pretty Reckless.

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Finally, Rockfest completes the month (technically it’s 36 days, but who’s really counting) on May 31 at the Lincoln Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

The lineup announcement is set for March 3.