• 3-day rock festival returns to Charlotte, Metallica will headline

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    It's a complicated story, but we'll try our best to explain it. 

    Last year, concert promoter Danny Wimmer announced that after an eight-year run in Charlotte, the three-day rock festival, Carolina Rebellion, would be no more. To try to fill the void, Wimmer created a new event, Epicenter, but moved it to Rockingham, North Carolina.     

    The event was held in May and was plagued with traffic issues and bad weather. 

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    On Thursday, Wimmer announced Epicenter would be moving to Charlotte in 2020.

    The festival is scheduled to take place May 1-3 at Rock City Campgrounds, which is located across from Charlotte Motor Speedway and is also the former site for Rebellion.

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    Metallica will headline the event, playing two nights. The band will play different sets Friday and Sunday.

    The complete festival lineup will be announced at a later date. 

    Tickets are on sale now for fan club members and for anyone who has purchased tickets to a Danny Wimmer Presents event in the past. Tickets for the general public go on sale Oct. 14 at noon.

    For more information, go to epicenterfestival.com.

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