Metallica in 2018
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Aftershock Festival Rescheduled For 2021 With Metallica & My Chemical Romance
Aftershock producer Danny Wimmer Presents has rescheduled the festival from Oct. 9-11 to Oct. 7-10, 2021. Previously announced headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance will remain when the 2021 edition of California's favorite rock fest when it returns to Sacramento's Discovery Park next year.
The festival becomes the latest to have to postpone or cancel due to the coronavirus crisis, being forced by the pandemic to shift their focus to next year.
"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," Danny Wimmer Presents said in a statement. "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"
Passes purchased for 2020 can be deferred to 2021. As an aditional incentive for fans, Aftershock is offering free admission to a newly added fourth night of the festival for ticketholders who defer to 2021.
"As always, thank you so much for your patience. Please know that every decision we made for 2020, and will make for 2021, is with you, our fans and friends, at the top of our minds," the statement continued. "We truly hope to see you in 2021. The world needs live music to return so we can feel connected once again, and we can’t wait to bring back the biggest rock experience on the West Coast."
For more information, visit the festival website.