The mother of all national metal touring festivals, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, announced its face-ripping sixth-year lineup and tour dates, including an Austin stop at the new Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 2. Artists performing on the 2013 Mayhem Fest include main stage metal and horror movie legend Rob Zombie. The metal icon is headlining in support of his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendorplus, due to be released April 23.
Joining Zombie at the top are the triple gold certified Five Finger Death Punch and a heavy hitting supporting lineup that includes additional main stage bands Mastodon and Amon Amarth. The festival area is led by stage closers Children Of Bodom and Machine Head as well as Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City In The Sea.
Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage, as well as, the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage Concourse Stage. Local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June.
In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival experience.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 22, at noon. Reserved seating, general admission and lawn seating is available. Purchase tickets here.