The Welcome To Rockville new location – Daytona International Speedway – will host the 10th year of Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience May 8-10, 2020.
After nine years at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park, Welcome To Rockville will be moving to the world famous Daytona Beach for the festival’s 10th year. As a result of Jacksonville’s continued development of the city’s downtown area, Metropolitan Park is no longer available to host the annual festival.
The move to Daytona International Speedway will allow Rockville to increase its audience capacity while at the same time providing more enhanced audience experiences. A recent $400 million dollar renovation of the Speedway and additional $200 million invested in the surrounding area in recent years has transformed the destination into a world-class facility, including numerous hotels within walking distance, many dining options and expanded space for camping, allowing Rockville attendees a convenient and well-rounded experience.
“Welcome To Rockville might be leaving Jacksonville , but I’m not leaving Jacksonville behind,” says Danny Wimmer , founder of Danny Wimmer Presents . “This is where it all began – not just for Rockville, but for me. I love my hometown, and I’m really proud of what Rockville accomplished in its nine years in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, there was no longer a space at Metropolitan Park for us to deliver the kind of festival experience that Florida’s rock fans deserve. I’m excited to have a larger site to work with that allows us the room to continue growing the festival experience. I hope all of our Jacksonville friends will join us in this next phase of Welcome To Rockville ’s evolution.”
“Daytona International Speedway will serve as a great destination for Welcome To Rockville ,” Track President Chip Wile said. “The facility is home to motorsports’ biggest events, and we’re excited to add this major music festival to our event calendar. The facility provides all the amenities and camping needs for guests while they enjoy a star-studded music lineup, all with the ‘World Center of Racing’ serving as the backdrop.”
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Welcome To Rockville continues to grow, and had its biggest year ever in 2019 with 99,000 in attendance over a sold-out weekend, May 3, 4 & 5 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. The 9th annual festival featured some of the biggest names in rock, with Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Incubus, Evanescence, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon and Chevelle leading a lineup of over 50 music artists.
Welcome To Rockville is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents , one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, and Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival.
Daytona International Speedway is located at 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, in Daytona Beach, Florida. It’s just minutes away from the Daytona Beach International Airport, and less than two hours from Jacksonville and Orlando.
For more information,visit WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com
source: Ashton-Magnuson Media