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Sacramento’s Aftershock festival will rock with Tool, Slayer

Rock band Tool will headline Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, which runs Oct. 22-23 at Discovery Park.
Rock band Tool will headline Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, which runs Oct. 22-23 at Discovery Park. Tim Cadiente

Sacramento is set for some serious headbanging and moshing this fall. Tool, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn have been announced as the headliners for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival on Oct. 22-23.

The annual hard-rock festival will showcase more than 30 bands over its two-day run at Discovery Park. Acts ready to rock on Oct. 22 include Tool, Slayer, Primus, Meshuggah and Anthrax. Avenged Sevenfold will headline the festival on Oct. 23, plus an amped-up parade of bands including Korn, Disturbed, Chevelle, Puscifer and more.

Now in its fifth year, Aftershock has emerged as one of Sacramento’s most successful music festivals. A combined crowd of 45,000 attended the event at Gibson Ranch in 2015, which included headliners such as Deftones, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. Aftershock organizers have since opted to move back to Discovery Park, where the festival ran from 2012 to 2014.

Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents of Southern California, which throws similar large-scale rock festivals around the country, including Rock on the Range in Ohio and Pennsylvania’s Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. Aftershock organizers ultimately hope to grow the festival into a three-day event that attracts upward of 40,000 attendees daily.

“Discovery Park is such a unique venue that allows us to put on an experience on a grand scale, but in an intimate setting that sets Aftershock apart,” Danny Wimmer said in a statement.

Aftershock tickets go on sale at noon on Wednesday, June 8. A weekend pass costs $149.50, and a single day ticket is $89.50. A four-pack of weekend passes costs $476. VIP-ticket packages cost $154.50 for a single day and $279.50 for the weekend. Prices will increase as the festival draws closer.

Parking shuttles will run throughout the festival from Sleep Train Arena to Discovery Park.

For the full line-up and more ticket information:

Chris Macias: 916-321-1253, @chris_macias