JACKSONVILLE, FL (CelebrityAccess) — The sixth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville held April 30 and May 1 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida was the festival’s best offering yet, with more than 50,000 in attendance for the sold-out weekend, marking the biggest rock experience in Florida’s history.
This was the third year tickets were sold out. With over 50,000 in attendance Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville has doubled in size since 2013, and this year had an estimated $15 million economic impact in the Jacksonville area.
The rock festival featured more than 45 bands on four stages, including Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus with their #1 album Immortalized), Jacksonville’s own Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon and more.
"Welcome To Rockville might be the best hard rock festival in the nation. It takes place in the Sunshine State, there’s a thing called Jack Daniels’ Whiskey Row which is what it sounds like, a tasting row of Jack Daniels’ finest varieties, and then there are the routinely killer lineups. The Rockville organizers did not disappoint this year, opting to bring in a bevy of eardrum-shattering acts like Disturbed, Shinedown, Sixx:A.M., Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Megadeth." Writes William Pankey of AXS.com, May 2, 2016.