The fifth annual Epicenter will shake, rattle and roll Irvine, Calif., this fall with a lineup featuring The Offspring, A Day To Remember, Bad Religion, Pennywise and more.
DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, Mich.
July 7, 2010
Set for Sept. 21 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and co-produced by Right Arm Entertainment and Live Nation, the Monster Energy-sponsored Epicenter will also host Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Falling In Reverse, The Wonder Years, Fidlar, New Beat Fund, andPlague Vendor with more bands to be announced.
“Epicenter is celebrating our fifth year and to honor the festival’s anniversary we wanted the lineup to reflect not only the heritage of Southern California music, but also showcase the most exciting new rock of the day,” Right Arm Entertainment’s Gary Spivack said. “The killer blend of iconic bands like The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise mixed together with A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, Fidlar and so much more makes Sept. 21 one Saturday no rock fan should miss.”
How do promoters build their festival lineups? Spivack described the thinking behind the event that calls itself “Southern California’s Rock Festival” during a 2012 conversation with Pollstar.
“These festivals aren’t tailor-made for the high-end ticket price,” Spivack said. “We want to have a competitive ticket price where we said, ‘Bulk is key, all killer, no filler.’ … Or, at Epicenter, we’d rather have a dozen bands playing 12 hours of music than paying for two major headliners and then paying for baby bands the rest of the day. That’s our model. We’re very into bulk and providing the rock fan with the most bang for their buck.”
Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, Calif.
April 16, 2012
Tickets are on sale now. Visit EpicenterFestival.com for more information.