Carolina Rebellion announced a schedule change Wednesday (April 20) to its music festival lineup, slated for May 6-8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
ZZ Top will now be absent from the first day of the fest, May 6, which features several classic rock bands. The long-running band was forced to cancel all of its remaining spring tour dates, due to a band member injury.
Last week, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill suffered a fractured shoulder at Lone Star Events Center Amphitheater in Lubbock, TX. As a result, the band was unable to perform that evening, with Hill subsequently undergoing treatment.
“Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of [last week’s] show,” ZZ Top band manager Carl Stubner says in a statement. “It was very dark back there and the step – really a half-step – wasn’t lit so there’s no way he could’ve seen it. What’s important now is that Dusty and his medical team to do what’s necessary for a complete recovery.”
As for schedule change at Carolina Rebellion, event organizers have not indicated that a replacement band will be added, likely due to the festival being only two weeks out. Instead, it appears that set times will be elongated for the other bands slated to perform on May 6.
“The schedule for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion main stages will be adjusted to allow bands extended performance times in ZZ Top’s absence,” say organizers in a press release.
Organizers added that 2016 Carolina Rebellion “ticket purchasers will be offered a credit to apply to a 2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion ticket purchase.” Ticket holders can look for details on the 2017 credit following this year’s event, on the rock festival’s website here.
Meanwhile, the sixth annual Carolina Rebellion – part of the World’s Loudest Month series – will feature more than 50 heavy hitting rock artists, playing on four stages. This year’s bands include Disturbed, Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, Lamb Of God, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Shinedown, and others.
Expanding to three days for 2016 – after selling out in 2015 – Carolina Rebellion will also feature unique festival experiences, in addition to live music. Also on tap this year is an expanded Pig Out BBQ Village, which will feature Gourmet Man Food that reflects cuisine of the region and the cultural food explosion prevalent across the U.S.
For tickets or festival updates, visit the Carolina Rebellion Facebook page. For more information on ZZ Top’s cancelled spring tour, visit the band’s website here.
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