Looks like Christmas has come a little early for all us music lovers. Blue Ridge Rock Festival have announced their first handful band’s for the 2023 festival and kicking things off with a bang! Announced for the 2023 festival are Taproot. Taproot will being reuniting for this years festival and will be the first time the band has toured since 2013. Next on the list are Finger Eleven making a rare US performance for 2023. Woe, Is Me will be rocking the Blue Ridge Stage with the ORIGINAL line up! Woe, Is Me dis-banded in 2013, but are set to return in 2023 with new music and more shows! It also looks like its the “Year of the Spider” with Cold joining the line performing “Year of the Spider” in its entirety, on the 20th Anniversary of the album. Adema will be also be returning for the 2023 festival, having not performed at Blue Ridge since 2017. It seems 2023 will be the year of reunions at Blue Ridge, because Coal Chamber will be reuniting to rock the stage this year. Continuing with the “Warped Tour Feel”, Senses Fail have announced they will be bring the Emo Revival to Blue Ridge. Another Simi-Reunion for Blue Ridge is the Heartagram Himself Ville Valo/HIM. The voice and mastermind behind HIM will be performing for the first time since the HIM Farewell Tour in 2017. Dayseeker a band BLOWING UP on Octane right now and who are currently direct support to Blue Ridge allium’s Bad Omens the completely sold out “Tour of The Concrete Jungle” will be returning to Blue Ridge in 2023. The next artist is no stranger to Blue Ridge. He’s rocked both the main stage and the club experience, but fan demand he return to the stage for 2023! Tech N9ne will be returning and bringing the Red Kingdom with him.
Wow! It’s crazy to think those are just the first 10 band announcements, this line up is already filled with fan favorite artists, Rare Performances, and Reunions!!!! But wait, THERE’S MORE. That’s right the line up is still growing. Like Moths to Flames will be joining us in 2023 after an amazing year, having a sold out tour with Polaris, and finishing the year with Senses Fail. Now I have to say this next announcement is one I’m REALLY excited for. Fans speculating all last year this would be a band for 2022 since their front woman would already be performing on Sunday. But FLYLEAF will be returning to the stage with original singer Lacey Sturm. In their first US performance since 2019 CKY will also be joining the Blue Ridge family for 2023. Tantric will be returning to Blue Ridge for the first time since 2018, providing the entertainment in the pre show campers show. Joining the Blue Ridge family for the first time, is none other than Death-core Kings Born of Osiris from Chicago. Returning for the second time will be Escape the Fate. The band is currently in the studio now and plan to have a new single out January 28th, with a new record to follow later this year on Better Noise Music. Returning for 2023 is one of Blue Ridge Rock Festivals most requested bands, the one and only Beartooth. Also returning for 2023 and one of my personal favorites for this years lineup is the one and only The Ghost Inside. TGI rocked the stage in 2021 as one of their first shows back since their bus wreck in 2015. Check out photos and setlist from their 2021 set HERE Dropout Kings have been announced for 2023, Dropout Kings are currently on tour with From Ashes to New and considered by many to be leading the nu-metal revival. Making their Blue Ridge Rock Festival Debut is none other than JINJER. Having to cancel their appearance for 2022, we’re excited to have them join the festival in 2023. the first headliner has also been announced and will be none of than the MIGHTY Pantera. Super excited to see these guys rock the main stage this year and honor the late brothers Dimebag Darrell and Vine Paul. Next up rocking the pre party for campers will be none other that Scott Stapp the voice of Creed. Artist number 23 for this years festival is Crown The Empire. These guys had an amazing 2022 and will releasing a new album in 2023. You can hear their latest single “Immortalize” out now. Artist number 24 making their Blue Ridge Debut is After the Burial. These guys will be hitting the road in 2023 with Blue Ridge alum’s Spiritbox. Artist 25 will be joining Scott Stapp and Tantric at the pre show party, will be 10 Years. Band announcements are far from over. These a just the first 25 artists for the 2023 festival. Keep checking back for everything Blue Ridge Rock Festival.
Tickets, VIP, & Camping
At the time of writing this tickets for 4-day General Admission and 4-day VIP are currently at Level 2 Pricing. Level 2, 4 Day General pricing is $199.99 and Level 2, 4 day VIP are Priced at $525. However, if you’re looking that the 4 Rockstar Experience then you better hurry because pricing for that package is currently at Level 4 and is $1,750.
3- Day General Admission and VIP however, are currently still at Level 1 pricing starting at $150. For More info on 3 & 4 Day passes, Rockstar Experiences, Artist Meet & Greets and More CLICK HERE