Participation Lineup For 2023 Aftershock Festival

Participation Lineup for 2023 Aftershock Festival was announced on March 14, 2023. Aftershock festival will be held from October 5 to 8, 2023.

The Aftershock Festival is a music festival based around rock and heavy metal music which has been occurring every year from 2012 to now, with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout its decade-long run, the festival has attracted some of the biggest acts in hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, and continues to do so to this day. Since 2021, the festival has bulked up to be four days long instead of the usual three days for most music events, so it is sure to be an extravagant affair.

Though there’s still half a year left, people are already excited about the event. So, in this article, we will talk about the lineup, the venue, the location, how to get there, and how to get the tickets. 

When Do Participation Lineup For 2023 Aftershock Festival Come Out?

Participation Lineup for 2023 Aftershock Festival came out on March 14, 2023, on their Instagram. The lineup is also available on their website.

The festival had announced that they would be releasing the lineup via Instagram on March 11. In the initial post, they stated the lineup would be announced the following week.

So, people were wondering how many days it would take, with many anticipating a full seven days. However, the festival surprised fans with a somewhat early release by revealing the full lineup via an interactive 3D post just three days later.

On their website, Aftershock has gone a step further by providing bios and discographies for every single band that will be performing be they headliners, main acts, or support. This way, fans can study up on the music of new acts that they may not have heard of before the show.

Aftershock Festival Full Lineup For 2023

The Aftershock Festival Lineup for 2023 features all great rock and metal acts. The acts range from past legends to popular current stars.

As with past shows, each of the four days has three headliners with a bevy of supporting acts. Here is the full Aftershock Festival Lineup for 2023 separated by the days they are performing:

Thursday, October 5:


  • Incubus
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Turnstile

Main Acts

  • The Cult
  • AFI
  • Pennywise
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • L7
  • White Reaper
  • Senses Fail
  • Don Bronco
  • The Bronx

Supporting Acts

  • Nothing, Nowhere
  • DeathbyRomy
  • Beauty School Dropout
  • Bob Vylan
  • Holding Absence
  • Pinkshift
  • Thousand Below
  • Starbenders
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy
  • Static Dress
  • Letdown.

Friday, October 6:


  • Godsmack
  • Tool
  • Limp Bizkit

Main Acts

  • Megadeth
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Skillet
  • Bad Omens
  • The Hu
  • Deafheaven
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Converge
  • Fire From The Gods

Supporting Acts

  • Polaris
  • Rain City Drive
  • Gideon
  • Currents
  • Varials
  • Strange Kids
  • Dragged Under
  • Tallah
  • Hanabie.
  • Widow7
  • Death Valley Dreams

Saturday, October 7:


  • Pantera
  • Korn
  • 311

Main Acts

  • Corey Taylor
  • Parkway Drive
  • Babymetal
  • Polyphia
  • Dethklok
  • Avatar
  • Fever 333
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Sleep Token

Supporting Acts

  • Escape the Fate
  • Boston Manor
  • Fame on Fire
  • Catch Your Breath
  • Ten56
  • Holy Wars
  • ’68
  • Ithaca
  • Devil’s Cut
  • Traitors
  • Fox Lake
  • All Waves
  • As You Were

Sunday, October 8:


  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Guns N’ Roses 
  • Rancid

Main Acts

  • I Prevail
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • Daughtry
  • Badflower
  • Billy Talent
  • Mayday Parade
  • Suicide Silence
  • Movements
  • Ayron Jones

Supporting Acts

  • You Me At Six
  • Dead Poet Society
  • Austin Meade
  • Jehnny Beth
  • Redlight King
  • Tigercub
  • Call Me Karizma
  • Ryan Oakes
  • Gnome
  • Luna Aura
  • Asava

Lastly, the entire event will be hosted by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin.

Aftershock Festival Schedule, Location, And Venue

Aftershock Festival will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. The festival has taken place at the location since its inception.

Discovery Park is the name of the actual venue where the festival will take place and is one of four major parks located within the American River Parkway. The park is about 302 acres of 1.22 km2 and is located right outside of Downtown Sacramento.

The exact location of the park is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American river. Other activities that also take place at the park are softball, as there are many fields at the place, an archery range, a picnic area that draws in a large crowd outside of festivals too, and various boat ramps with which people can enjoy riding through both the aforementioned rivers.

More About The Aftershock Festival Schedule

The Aftershock Festival schedule has been split into four days. The lineup mentions how the bands have been split.

Due to the 100+ bands that will be performing throughout the festival, the managers have decided to split the event into 23 acts on the first day,  22 on the second day, 26 on the third day, and 23 again on the fourth and last day. 

As for the timing of the actual events, gates have been known to open between 11 AM to Noon but may be subject to change. 

When Is Aftershock Festival And How To Go There?

Aftershock Festival will take place from October 5 to October 8, 2023. The location is Discovery Park, Sacramento, California.

The quickest way to get to the park is via Garden Highway exit off Interstate 5. The best thing to remember when traveling to the park is that it is the trailhead for the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. 

For those coming into the festival from Sacramento traveling will be very easy and quick as taking the I-5 N will result in reaching the park in simply 6 minutes. In fact, one can walk to the park in an hour and 34 minutes if need be.

As for people coming in from out of state, the journey from the airport to the place is also simple and only requires getting on the I-5 N for about 13 minutes.

Aftershock Festival Tickets – How To Buy?

Aftershock Festival Tickets are available on their website. Sold as passes, the festival has many deals and packages for their tickets.

Altogether, the various ways the festival is selling its tickets are as follows:

  • Layaway Passes
  • Weekend Passes
  • Single-Day GA Passes
  • Single-Day VIP Passes
  • Pass & Hotel Packages
  • Gov X Passes

Layaway Passes

Aftershock Festival Layaway passes are a unique new way the festival is selling tickets. The pass is only valid until April 30.

Basically, what customers can do here is put down $10 dollars as a way to book the ticket, and then pay via Shop Pay later when they are actually at the event.

The reason why the festival is limited to April 30 is so Aftershock can amortize them evenly from May to July.

Weekend Passes

Aftershock Festival Weekend Passes are a way to pay for all four days at once. There are various tiers within the weekend passes:

  • Weekend General Admission 
  • Weekend GA 4-Pack
  • Weekend VIP

The Weekend General Admission has four price levels (plus fees):

  • $359.99 (Sold Out)
  • $379.99
  • $399.99
  • $419.99

The Weekend GA 4-Pack has two price levels (plus fees):

  • $1,479.96 (Sold Out)
  • $1,519.96

The Weekend VIP has four levels (plus fees):

  • $659.99 (Sold Out)
  • $679.99 (Sold Out)
  • $699.99 (Sold Out)
  • $719.99

Single Day GA Passes

Aftershock festival Single Day GA passes are general admission passes for each day. Each of the four days has its own prices and tiers.


  • $124.99
  • $134.99
  • $144.99
  • $154.99


  • $124.99 (Sold Out)
  • $134.99 (Sold Out)
  • $144.99
  • $154.99


  • $124.99
  • $134.99
  • $144.99
  • $154.99


  • $124.99
  • $134.99
  • $144.99
  • $154.99

Each of these tickets is only valid for their days and the tickets will increase in tiers based on ticket availability

Single-Day VIP Passes

Aftershock Festival Single-Day VIP Passes are exactly what the name suggests. Each is a VIP ticket for the festival performances on that day.


  • $219.99
  • $239.99
  • $259.99
  • $269.99


  • $219.99 (Sold Out)
  • $239.99 (Sold Out)
  • $259.99 (Sold Out)
  • $269.99


  • $219.99 (Sold Out)
  • $239.99
  • $259.99
  • $269.99


  • $219.99 (Sold Out)
  • $239.99
  • $259.99
  • $269.99

Pass & Hotel Packages

Aftershock Festival Pass & Hotel Packages are a great way to ensure optimal comfort at the festival. As with the other passes, here too there are tiers.

  • Ultimate VIP Package – $1649.00
  • Weekend GA Package – $629
  • Weekend VIP Package – $1,039
  • Hotel Only Package – $99

It is important to note that all of these prices aren’t exact and only the starting price.

Gov X Passes

Aftershock Festival Gov X passes are exclusive prices passed for certain workers. Here are those who qualify for this pass:

  • Military
  • Nurse
  • Firefighter
  • Police Personnel