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Summer Guide to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Festivals – 2015

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Summer is upon us, and with the arrival of summer comes the season of festivals. With the weather warming up, many bands will be out and about touring the states.  With acts like Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, System of a Down, and Metallica touring the States, it is a good time to go out and enjoy yourself at one of the destination festivals below.

Rockstar’s Mayhem Fest
When: July 12
Where: First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Headliners: Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Mayhem Fest Website

Vans Warped Tour
When: July 25
Where: First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Headliners: Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Escape the Fate
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Warped Tour Website

Lollapalooza
When: July 31 – August 2
Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Headliners: Metallica, Paul McCartney, Death From Above
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Lollapalooza Website

Rock Fest
When: July 16-19
Where: Cadott, WI
Headliners: Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Nickelback, and More
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Rock Fest Website

Summerfest
When: June 24-28
Where: Milwaukee, WI
Headliners: Jane’s Addiction, Linkin Park, A Day to Remember, Halestrom and More
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Summerfest Website

Summer Slaughter Tour
When: August 1
Where: Mojoes, Joliet, IL
Headliners: Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, The Acacia Strain and More
Full Info + Ticket Prices: Official Summer Slaughter Tour Website

David Gagnon

Born in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Dave has laid down his soul to the gods rock n' roll. He attended Columbia College Chicago as a major in Creative Writing. Some of his favorite things are heavy metal and pizza.

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