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Breaking Benjamin, MiW join Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, and more at Rock Allegiance festival Sept. 17-18

Breaking Benjamin, MiW join Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, and more at Rock Allegiance festival Sept. 17-18
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From a press release:

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance returns to Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Chester, just outside Philadelphia, on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 with a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains, along with Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin, Slayer, The Offspring, Volbeat, and more, including Scranton’s Motionless in White and Pottsville’s Crobot.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance has expanded to two days in 2016 after the festival’s single-day debut in 2015 shattered Talen Energy Stadium’s previous attendance high by nearly 10,000 people, with over 26,000 total in attendance.

The initial band lineup for Rock Allegiance is as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat, Chevelle, The Cult, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Chevy Metal, Baroness, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Motionless in White, Buckcherry, Trivium, Avatar, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return to Roots, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Sick Puppies, The Amity Affliction, letlive., Neck Deep, Skindred, KYNG, Young Guns, Crobot, Devour the Day, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile Up, Death Angel, and Hundredth.

Rock Allegiance producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents says, “When we came to Philadelphia last year, we knew there was a demand for this kind of festival in the market, but the response exceeded our expectations. Growing to two days in our second year was an obvious decision, and we’re looking forward to giving fans an even better experience in 2016.”

“Last year’s Monster Energy Rock Allegiance was a huge success on so many levels,” adds Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “We were proud to bring this venue their first-ever concert, a record-setting, sold-out smash hit. The audience had such a great time enjoying a unique experience of music and lifestyle – we knew in 2016 we could turn it up a notch!”

In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Rock Allegiance features a craft beer and Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique, and delicious.

Rock Allegiance is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The initial lineup of regional and national craft beers at Rock Allegiance is as follows: Evolution Craft Brewing Company (Salisbury, Maryland), Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company (Dover, Delaware), New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado), Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, Virginia), Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania), and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, Pennsylvania).

The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup for Rock Allegiance includes: Braz-B-Q, Chickie & Pete’s, The Cow & The Curd, Dos Hermanos, Dump ‘n’ Roll, M.A.T.T.’s Gourmet Sliders, Mama’s Meatballs, Seoulfull Philly, Sum Pig, and The Tot Cart.

A rolling discounted early bird sale for weekend general admission and VIP tickets begins Tuesday, May 10 at noon, continuing through Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. A limited quantity of early bird tickets will be available at the following prices, while supplies last:

Early Bird No. 1: $79 GA weekend stands, $99 GA weekend floor, $219 VIP weekend
Early Bird No. 2: $89 GA weekend stands, $109 GA weekend floor, $239 VIP weekend
Early Bird No. 3: $99 GA weekend stands, $129 GA weekend floor, $259 VIP weekend

Zippo VIP 2-Packs will also be available during the early bird sale for $550, which includes two VIP weekend tickets and two commemorative Zippos.

Single day ticket and general weekend packages for Rock Allegiance will be available starting on Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

GA weekend: $129 floor, $99 stands
GA 4-packs: $308
VIP weekend: $219
VIP 2-packs: $550
Single day GA (stands): $44.50
Single day VIP: $119.50

Rock Allegiance VIP packages include: stadium-level VIP main stage viewing, floor-level VIP viewing area for the west main stage, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival, VIP area with shade and picnic tables, VIP restrooms, special food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), and a commemorative VIP laminate.

Hotel discounts for Rock Allegiance are available through Curadora.

Talen Energy Stadium is a state-of-the-art Major League Soccer stadium that serves as the home to Philadelphia Union and is located at 1 Stadium Drive in Chester.

Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Spectra at Talen Energy Stadium. The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, Take Me Home, and Fxck Cancer/Dyin2Live, with more to be announced.

For more information, visit or visit the Facebook event page.