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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 25: Corey Taylor from Slipknot performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 25, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Welcome to Rockville Festival has announced its 2023 lineup, and it features a collection of big-named rock and metal acts. The four-day festival will welcome headliners Pantera, Tool, Slipknot, and Avenged Sevenfold, as well as dozens of additional bands.

Welcome to Rockville Festival is set for May 18 through 21 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Other acts set to perform in 2023 include Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Evanescence, Alice Cooper, Incubus and The Mars Volta, among others.

“We are so excited to be bringing this fantastic lineup to Welcome To Rockville,” Danny Wimmer, founder of promoter Danny Wimmer Presents, said in a statement. “Our fans have been wanting Pantera and along with one of Avenged Sevenfold’s first live shows in five years, crowd favorite Slipknot, AND one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Tool, we are delivering a jam-packed weekend to the ‘The World Center of Rock.’ Can’t wait to see everyone in May!”

As for the daily lineup, Slipknot will headline on Thursday (May 18th). Other acts set for that day include Bullet for My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Puscifer, Trivium, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Converge, Band-Maid, Bloodywood and more. Avenged Sevenfold are on tap for Friday (May 19th), along with support from Evanescence, Hardy, I Prevail, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Badflower, Ayron Jones, Memphis May Fire and more.

Panetra will headline the Saturday (May 20th). Other acts that day include Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Alter Bridge, Suicide Silence, Sepultura, The Bronx, Knocked Loose, Rival Sons, Chevelle, Ho99o9 and more. Finally, Tool will headline the final day of the event on Sunday (May 21st), with additional performances from Deftones, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Pennywise, Ghostemane, Grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Senses Fail, Nova Twins and more.

For information and tickets, go here.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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