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Festival Preview: Welcome to Rockville

Article by Andrés Alvarado



*** UPDATE*** You might want to grab a seat for this one. As of this morning, November 15, it’s been announced that storied San Diego quartet Stone Temple Pilots has been added to the lineup for Welcome to Rockville. Yes, W.T.R. just got a little more edgier and little more amazing. Don’t miss out and head over to for more information. This will sell out! Do yourself the favor of purchasing your passes today. 


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not referring to Thanksgiving or Christmas. I’m talking about the Welcome to Rockville lineup release for 2018. The 2017 version saw the festival take on a life of its own and go from a 2-day rock extravaganza onto a 3-day affair. Leading the way are headliners like Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol and many, many more.

Taking place at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park on April 27-29, 2018, Welcome to Rockville is aiming sky-high to please their devoted fan-base. Coming off a banner year in 2017, W.T.R. showcased performances from Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, and the late great Chris Cornell with Soundgarden. One-upping that version of Rockville was no easy task, yet the organizers swung for the fences and found a way to knock this one outta the park.

Joining these titans of rock will be big-name supporting acts like Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Avatar, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, and, well, you get the picture. So, grab a friend and get over to the Welcome to Rockville website to check the full line-up and snatch up a ticket. This coming April you’ll be in for a world of fun, food, booze, and, of course, all the rock-n-roll your little soul can handle.

Andres Alvarado
Born and raised in Queens, New York and now living in Atlanta with my wife and 3 rescue dogs. I have a passion for travel, concert photography, and discovering new music. I hope you enjoy my perspective of the vibrant Atlanta music scene.