Aftershock 2024 Announces Lineup, Slayer, Pantera, Slipknot, Judas Priest and Motley Crue to Headline

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Aftershock is returning to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA from October 10th to 13th for its 12th year with its most colossal lineup yet! This four-day destination festival is set to ignite the stage with iconic performances you won’t find anywhere else.

Prepare for an electrifying experience with the only U.S. festival appearance by Iron Maiden, the exclusive West Coast show from Slayer, Slipknot’s highly anticipated set, and the debut Aftershock performance by Mötley Crüe. It’s a lineup that’s guaranteed to make waves in the hard rock and heavy metal scene.

Headlining acts will include Slayer and Pantera on Thursday, Slipknot and Five Finger Death Punch on Friday, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest on Saturday, and Mötley Crüe and Disturbed on Sunday. But the excitement doesn’t stop there – Aftershock will feature four full days of performances from an array of top artists including Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Staind, and many more.

Danny Wimmer of DWP promises, “This is the biggest Aftershock lineup we’ve ever curated, and the largest rock and metal festival ever put together in California.” Don’t miss out on this epic event! Tickets are available now starting as low as $10 down.

Plus, with the addition of a fifth stage, the lineup has expanded to feature over 130 bands. Sacramento is gearing up to host the West Coast’s largest rock festival, promising fans four days of unforgettable live music experiences. Get ready to rock out like never before!

Check out the full list below.

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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