The inaugural Exit 111 Fest is set to take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN this weekend—the same location where Bonnaroo takes place every June. While there will definitely be some fun similarities in terms of on-site geography between the summertime Bonnaroo and the new hard rock-focused fall festival, the temperatures for those choosing to camp this weekend with be vastly different.
As Exit 111 Fest points out in a post shared to its Twitter account earlier this week, attendees who plan on camping overnight at the festival should do so with plenty of warm gear, as temperatures are expected to dip down to 45º (Friday), 37º (Sat), and 43º (Sun) at night. According to the National Weather Service, the area is also expected to experience rain on Saturday morning, which, somewhat appropriately, fits the festival branding in establishing a dark, metal tone for the day.
While waking up inside of a tent that feels like 110º during Bonnaroo may sound like a rough way to start the day, one can only imagine the amounts of whiskey-infused coffee he/she will need to warm up the morning ahead of a full day of high-decibel hard rock. Artists scheduled to play the inaugural event include Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, Megadeath, Black Label Society, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon, and Lamb of God, to name a few.
According to the festival’s original announcement, the three-day event will also feature a mix of non-musical activities, including what organizers are calling “Paranormal Cirque”—an R-rated, crazy-yet-fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret—a car show, and motocross demonstrations presented by Red Bull.
Head to the event website for more info. Stay warm y’all!
This weekends temps are looking a lot cooler! 🌬As you’re packing, don’t forget to add heavy sleeping bags, blankets, hats, and warm clothes for the evening/night! Check out our full list of suggested items to pack here: https://t.co/aC0Q3wLyt5 pic.twitter.com/BtITRJwJ8M
— Exit111Fest (@Exit111Fest) October 8, 2019