ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (CelebrityAccess) Danny Wimmer Presents has announced it is offering a replacement for the shuttered Carolina Rebellion festival in North Carolina with the launch of the Epicenter Festival, to take place at the new Rockingham Festival Grounds May 10-12.
The festival grounds in Rockingham are still being completed, and the lineup is expected to be announced Dec. 10.
“We are very proud of what Carolina Rebellion represented, so we understand that our decision to replace it was confusing to people,” Wimmer said in a statement. “It took more time than we had hoped to make the final decision and then work out all of the details. Ultimately, we felt that there was so much more that we could accomplish in the right circumstances. The creation of the ‘Epicenter of rock n’ roll’ in the heart of North Carolina gives us the ability to expand on the festival experience with enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock, metal and alternative rock music. There’s always a next level to strive for – and after 8 great years of Carolina Rebellion, Epicenter is that next level.”
DWP CEO Danny Hayes added, “In a project being led by the new owners of the Rockingham Speedway (the Rock), together with Richmond County, Rockingham Dragway and the other local land owners, we are working to develop a first class destination festival site. We are grateful to the Rock’s Dan Lovenheim and Richmond County Manager Bryan Land for spearheading this move and look forward to unveiling the lineup. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.”