Wednesday, May 2, 2018

5 must-see artists at Carolina Rebellion 2018

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 7:48 PM

While this year's Carolina Rebellion lineup features plenty of acts who have been here/done that in past years of the hard rock and heavy metal festival, there's always acts which stand out.

The 2018 edition, taking place at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway from May 4-6, is being headlined by Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Muse, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch and Queens of the Stone Age, but the real gems lie further down the card.

Here's 5 must-see artists for the 2018 Carolina Rebellion:
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1. Baroness - Georgia's Baroness brings a melodic brand of metal that' fits like a glove at any festival. The hypnotic band effortlessly rocked Bonnaroo five years ago and is at the top of my must-see list this weekend.

2. Clutch - Clutch commands attention every time they hit the stage. Singer Neil Fallon always lets the songs take center stage and does his best to get the crowd going. They're the perfect mid-day set for Sunday.

3. Greta Van Fleet - Fans of classic rock will be impressed by this young band's style. Conjuring up the vibes of Led Zeppelin, this Detroit rock band pays homage to the good ol' days and does it really well.

4. The Fever 333 - Jason Aalon Butler may be one of the most energetic frontmen you'll see all weekend. He made a name for himself with the band letlive and brings that same energy to his new post-hardcore band.

5. Crowd surfers - They're not a band, but watching the crowd surfers at every stage of Carolina Rebellion is sometimes as entertaining as the shows themselves. Keep an eye out for the random guy in a banana or another random costume.

Honorable mentions: Don't miss the visual spectacle of In This Moment's artistic performance; Bad Wolves have quickly made a name for themselves with a cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie"; the nostalgia factor of Billy Idol is 10 times greater than last year's Def Leppard headlining set.

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