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2023 Aftershock Is A Wrap...

Sacramento was the place to be for music fans this October for the heavy rock and metal event Aftershock (held October 5-8) at Discovery Park.

The event brought in 220,000 people combined including a massive sold-out crowd of 160,000 music fans for Aftershock, which has retained its title as West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival for another year. Notably, the 2023 edition brought in fans from all 50 states, 40 countries, and every continent besides Antarctica.


Those in attendance were treated to a stacked lineup of performances from incredible artists in both genres. At Aftershock, headliners included Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn (their last performance of 2023) as well as memorable sets from Godsmack, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Rancid, Turnstile, 311, Megadeth, The Cult, AFI, I Prevail, Sacramento’s own Dance Gavin Dance, and many more. Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin also returned as 2023’s host.

In total, more than 100 bands played on four stages over the course of the Aftershock weekend and fans were treated to some of the best food and drinks that the Sacramento area has to offer, as well as various sponsor activations and experiences.


Throughout the Aftershock weekend, DWP’s music news show “The Power Hour” — hosted by Matt Pinfield, Caity Babs, and Josh Bernstein — filmed interviews with various artists as well as skits that will appear on upcoming episodes of the show, which just was renewed for a second season on AXS TV.

The 2024, Aftershock will be held October 10-13, 2024, with Iron Maiden already announced as one of the headliners. Passes for Aftershock are available now at www.AftershockFestival.com. Aftershock is offering limited-time promotions with passes starting at $10 down.



Photos courtesy of Steve Thrasher, Prisicilla Rodriguez, Nathan Zucker. Lexie Alley and Danny Wimmer Presents

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