Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Falling in Reverse, Halestorm lead the charge at this weekend’s Upheaval Fest taking place at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park. The preview at Local Spins.
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A line from Virginia heavy metal powerhouse Lamb of God’s latest single, “State of Unrest” could describe what fans might expect at this weekend’s Upheaval Festival at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park: “We are chaos detonated.”
Lamb of God joins headlining heavyweights Bring Me the Horizon, Falling in Reverse, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria and more than two dozen other metal-propelled bands detonating the two-day affair, including several Michigan groups selected based on ticket sales by their fans.
Indeed, a third “Loud & Local Stage” has been added for this year’s Upheaval.
“We hit the Loud & Local Stage at 4 p.m. sharp on Friday and plan to perform our latest EP ‘Screaming Out’ in its entirety,” said Luke Ponce, singer for Grand Rapids’ Coldville. “We are very proud of this album and can’t wait to play it live for everyone at Upheaval Festival.”
Of course, there’s much more on tap at the festival that kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday. After-shows will take place at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, with GWAR and Heartsick playing at 10 p.m. Friday, and Wage War and Thousand Below at 10 p.m. Saturday. View the preview and full schedule below, plus bend an ear to an Upheaval playlist.
UPHEAVAL FESTIVALWHEN: Friday-Saturday (July 14-15)
WHERE: Belknap Park, 30 Coldbrook St. NE, Grand Rapids, 49505
50 miles (48 minutes) north of Kalamazoo
158 miles (2 hours, 35 minutes) northwest of Detroit
68 miles (1 hour, 6 minutes) northwest of Lansing
142 miles (2 hours, 15 minutes) south of Traverse City
THE LINEUP: Bring Me The Horizon, Lamb of God, In this Moment, The Ghost Inside, Dorothy, Memphis May Fire, Royal Bliss, New Years Day, Dayseeker, Black Note Graffiti, In Our Wake, Falling in Reverse, Halestorm, Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, Suicide Silence, Crobot, Fame on Fire, Eva Under Fire of Virtue, Black Heart Saints and more. Get the full performance lineup online here.
“We’ve loved playing in Grand Rapids through the years. Stoked to be back rocking Upheaval Fest this year. Come climb the hill for our set on Friday.” – Taylor Richards, Royal Bliss
“We are so honored to be a part of this huge festival with an awesome lineup in our hometown. We have been extremely fortunate to have shared the stage with so many great bands we look up to at some of the best live music venues in Grand Rapids such as The Intersection, GLC Live at 20 Monroe, The Pyramid Scheme and The Orbit Room. So yeah, playing (Upheaval) is definitely a big deal to us.” – Coldville
WEATHER FORECAST (as of July 10):
Friday – High of 86 degrees, partly sunny
Saturday – High of 82 degrees, cloudiness followed by sunshine and breeziness
TICKETS: $159 2-day general admission; $85 single-day general admission; $25 after-show tickets at The Intersection. Get tickets online here.
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