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Fort Rock Announces 2018 Lineup and New Venue

Florida’s hottest new hard rock music festival, Fort Rock, made a big announcement early last month: a new location. In a Facebook statement they said, “Monster Energy Fort Rock is moving to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale for its sixth year, as the site provides a larger space and room to grow, which will allow us to provide attendees with a bigger Fort Rock experience. We truly appreciate the support shown by Fort Rockers over the past five years, and encourage fans in the Fort Myers/Naples area to join us again in 2018 just across Alligator Alley.”

Along with that big news, the lineup for Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th was dropped yesterday, and it’s going to be yet another phenomenal year. Saturday will feature fan favorites: Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, Underoath, Trivium, Hatebreed, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, ‘68, and Bad Wolves with headliners Godsmack.

In a Fort Rock Facebook post Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin exclaimed, “Hey Ft. Lauderdale! It’s Shannon from Godsmack, here to announce the band’s return to Fort Rock on April 28th. It’s been a couple years since we’ve played in Florida, and 3 out of 4 of us call the Sunshine State our home, so we are STOKED to jam with all our homies and all the great rock fans that have supported us for 20 years! Get ready to get Smacked!!”

Sunday’s lineup is equally as awesome, with Ozzy Osbourne crowning a day filled with Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and Toothgrinder.

Monster Energy Fort Rock presale and Early Bird community ticket offers are available now and the general ticket onsale begins Friday, December 8 at noon ET. Visit their website for details. Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: $99.50 + fees
Weekend VIP: $299.00 + fees
Single Day General Admission: $75.00 + fees
Single Day VIP: $175.00 + fees

General Admission ticket discounts will be available for active military through Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (www.GovX.com).

2018’s Fort Rock will also offer an enhanced festival experience in association with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hello Sunny Underground Music program. “Heavy metal music is loved the world over,” says John Valentino, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents Southeast. “Its appeal is global and it has no boundaries. We welcome fans of all cultures to come rock with us in Fort Rock’s new home at Markham Park.”

Noelle Stevenson, Vice President, Film, Music, Entertainment & Creative Industries for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “We are thrilled to welcome Fort Rock to Broward County, FL. We look forward to our long term partnership with the festival as part of our Hello Sunny’s Underground Music program.” Click here for more information on Hello Sunny.

Markham Park is located at 16001 West State Rd. 84 in Sunrise, FL. Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily and the show ends at 11:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2018 sponsors include: F.Y.E., Underground Lauderdale, and Hello Sunny, with more to be announced.

For more information on Monster Energy Fort Rock, visit their website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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