So, I’ve been meaning to get my ass to Florida for a while now. I have friends down there I’d like to visit, but can’t justify such a long trip just to hang out with a few dudes. When I heard that there was a new rock festival going down in Jacksonville — home of the Limp Bizkit — I thought, “Hmm…maybe now I have a real reason to hit the Sunshine State?”
Then, I saw the lineup, and just laughed out loud. I never laugh out loud. Ever. Congratulations Welcome to Rockville Festival…I’m a tough nut to crack.
The inaugural Welcome to Rockville Festival will take over Metropolitan Park on May 8 and feature more than 20 bands, like Godsmack, Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Skillet, Rev Theory, and the one band saving grace, Cold — a band that’ve been a guilty pleasure for me since the late 1990s.
Tickets for Welcome To Rockville will be priced at $39.50 and the general on sale will begin on March 4 at 7 a.m. According to a press release, Welcome To Rockville will become an annual event unlike anything Jacksonville, Florida has seen in the past.
Mistress Juliya from Fuse TV will be the host for Welcome To Rockville, introducing the bands and getting the horny dudes there all worked up throughout the day. Said Juliya: “I’m psyched to be the voice of Welcome To Rockville. Florida is the birth ground for so many great bands from the metal and rock scene [and] this festival just brings everything full circle.”