Carolina Rebellion will not be returning next year. Instead, the event will be replaced by the Epicenter Festival, which is set to take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, NC on May 10-12. The lineup will be announced on December 10.
Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents commented:
“We are very proud of what ‘Carolina Rebellion‘ represented, so we understand that our decision to replace it was confusing to people. It took more time than we had hoped to make the final decision and then work out all of the details. Ultimately, we felt that there was so much more that we could accomplish in the right circumstances.
The creation of the ‘Epicenter of rock ‘n’ roll’ in the heart of North Carolina gives us the ability to expand on the festival experience with enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock, metal and alternative rock music. There’s always a next level to strive for — and after eight great years of ‘Carolina Rebellion‘, ‘Epicenter‘ is that next level.”
This news comes after Rock On The Range was replaced by the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival following disagreements between Wimmer and his former partner AEG.