The West Coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, will return to Sacramento, CA in 2022 for its longest event to date. On October 6th–9th, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance, and more will descend upon Discovery Park.
Organizers hope to top last year’s record-setting, sold-out attendance of 145,000 people with four full days of music, up from three-and-a-half in 2021. To do so, Aftershock has curated a lineup containing some of the biggest names in rock n’ roll and metal.
Thursday, October 6th, will see a headlining set from Slipknot along with performances from Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, POORSTACY, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.
In addition to a headlining slot from KISS on night two (10/7), Friday will also see appearances from Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Jinjer, GWAR, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Mike’s Dead, Wargasm, NEMOPHILA, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.
My Chemical Romance will top the billing on Saturday, performing alongside Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory of a Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Enter Shikari, Thrice, Thursday, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.
Finally, Foo Fighters will close down the 2022 edition of Aftershock on Sunday night with the help of Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, The Alive, Eva Under Fire, and Jared James Nichols.
“Aftershock is one of our favorite festivals. Always an amazing weekend. We are ready to take it to the next level this year,” said Rob Zombie in a press release.
Added Amy Lee of Evanescence, “We are so stoked to play at Aftershock in Sacramento this fall! MCR, Foo Fighters, KISS, Slipknot, there’s so much to look forward to! We absolutely cannot wait for this epic festival.”
Tickets for Aftershock 2022 are on sale now via the event website. The festival offers a variety of passes, including general admission, VIP, multi, and single-day options. Head here for details on all of the ticket options and check out the full lineup below.