Tool Have 2019 Announcement With Sad Scott Weiland Connection


Tool will officially announce on December 10th that they are headlining the revived Epicenter Festival, which will replace Carolina Rebellion. Scott Weiland’s last high profile major city performance with Stone Temple Pilots was at the Epicenter Festival in September 2012, which STP headlined. One of Weiland’s final major festival performances was at Carolina Rebellion in 2015. The Epicenter Festival has been inactive since 2015.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer states in an announcement, “We are very proud of what Carolina Rebellion represented, so we understand that our decision to replace it was confusing to people. 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.”

Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes adds, “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.”

The lineup announcement will be coming soon, set to be revealed on Monday, Dec. 10th at 9AM ET. Epicenter have uploaded another video showing that Tool will headline.