In what was looking to be an amazing year for festivals, 2020 came to a screeching halt when COVID-19 hit the masses. One after another, shows and festivals alike, first rebooked dates, and then finally threw in the towel all together on what was looking to be a dismal year for the industry and cancelled.

Danny Wimmer Presents (or DWP as they’re usually referred to) was no different! Announcing a massive list of festivals throughout the year being lead by none other than the mighty Metallica at the helm for most, DWP came out of 2019 swinging hard.

Earlier this year, among the darkest of moments, when they officially cancelled their last event for the year, Aftershock 2020, they promised that Metallica would headline 2021, as well as newly reunited My Chemical Romance.

Usually by this point in the year we have multiple festival announcements coming out, and everyone starts picking their favorite destinations and booking time off. With a few smaller festivals announced for next year, Danny Wimmer and his company have officially released the dates, and lineup for Aftershock 2021.

As promised, Aftershock 2021 will see Metallica headline two nights, performing two unique sets, as well as My Chemical Romance who were also slated to play in this years cancelled version.

Adding a fourth day, a Thursday evening concert, is just topping on an already sweet cake. The diverse lineup will include Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Parkway Drive, and many more.

The current lineup is as follows, but is subject to change.

Thursday, October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King

Friday, October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, SEETHER, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, Contracult Collective

Saturday, October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, (TBA reunion), Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, American Teeth

Sunday, October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, LAW, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, The Cold Stares

With a lineup that is garunteed to sell out, even as fears of an everlasting pandemic loom in the balance, General Admission and VIP Aftershock passes are priced at the following:

  • Single Day General Admission: starting at $119.50 + fees
  • Single Day VIP: starting at $249.50 + fees
  • 3-Day General Admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $329.50 + fees
  • 3-Day VIP (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $599.50 + fees
  • 4-Day General Admission (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): starting at $379.50 + fees
  • 4-Day VIP (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): $674.50 + fees


On sale now at the official site, they can be purchased for as little down as $20 with a payment plan spread over the next nine months.