Epicenter Returns to Irvine, Announces 2012 Lineup
Epicenter has returned for a fourth year to sunny Southern California. For the second year it will be held in Irvine California at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Past lineups include Tool, Linkin Park, Alice in Chains in 2009 (You can read our review here); Kiss, Eminem, Blink-182 in 2010; and the greatly disappointing Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach triple “threat” in 2011.
This year’s lineup appears to be a major improvement from 2011, with some of the most massively overlooked bands of the 90’s topping the bill: Stone Temple Pilots who are coming off a triumphant reunion, Deftones (who are going on tour with System Of a Down next month), and Bush, who are currently on tour with Nickelback (we’re just as disturbed as you are.)
Also on the bill are the System of a Down side project Scars On Brodway, formally party rap but now more leaning towards emo kids Hollywood Undead (who rocked the first Epicenter back in 2009), and fresh off of Warped Tour 2012 Dead Sara. Rounding out the lineup are Chevelle, Escape The Fate, Crash Kings, Hyro Da Hero and Beware of Darkness. No doubt additional artists will be added at a later date.
This all goes down September 22nd 2012. Tickets go on sale July 14th at 10 am PST. You can watch the official trailer for the festival down below.