Music & Nightlife

Soundgarden, Def Leppard, Avenged Sevenfold lead Rebellion lineup

Carolina Rebellion – the annual springtime hard-rock music festival – announced the lineup for its seventh installment on Monday. Leading the three-day festival’s bill are returning headliners Soundgarden and Avenged Sevenfold, as well as British hard-rock legends Def Leppard in its Rebellion debut.

This year’s festival returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 5-7.

Other notable acts include:

▪ On Friday, May 5: A Perfect Circle, Mastodon, Pierce the Veil, the Cult, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Eagles of Death Metal, Gojira, Every Time I Die, Highly Suspect, Nothing More, Starset and Radkey.

▪ On Saturday, May 6: Korn, Tesla, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, the Pretty Reckless, Sum 41, In Flames, In This Moment, Dillinger Escape Plan, Machine Gun Kelly, the Amity Affliction, All That Remains, Rival Sons, I Prevail, and Dinosaur Pile-Up.

▪ On Sunday, May 7: Taking Back Sunday (whose Adam Lazzara and John Nolan call Charlotte home), Offspring, Volbeat, Papa Roach, Seether, Three Days Grace, Coheed & Cambria, Skillet, Falling in Reverse, Motionless in White, Beartooth, Fozzy (featuring WWE’s Chris Jericho), Kyng, Sylar and Goodbye June.

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Presale tickets and layaway packages are available at the website; the presale password is available on the site, and on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Current prices range from $79.50 for a single-day ticket to $149 for a three-day pass. Two-day passes for back-to-back dates are also available, as well as VIP, hotel, and camping options.

Ticket prices increase Friday, when tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m.