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The Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival will tour across 25 North American cities this summer, filling the gap left in the US travelling festival market by Warped Tour
By Anna Grace on 25 Mar 2019
The Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival, a Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) touring festival, will make its debut across North America this summer.
The 25-city rock roadshow kicks off on 21 June in Dallas, Texas at the Dos Equis Pavilion (20,000-cap.) and make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Toronto and Denver, among others, before wrapping up on 28 July in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Isleta Amphitheatre (15,000-cap.).
The touring festival will feature unique line-ups in each city, with performances varying from artists including The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens and Andy Black.
Disrupt Festival will take place as a one-day event across two stages in each city it visits. The event will be the United States’ only major touring festival, following the final edition of travelling punk rock festival Warped Tour last year.
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— RockstarDisrupt (@Rockstardisrupt) March 25, 2019
Warped Tour founder and promoter Kevin Lyman cited an increasingly competitive festival market, a lack of available talent and declining ticket sales as the reasons for the travelling festival’s cancellation after 24 years.
Fans who bring an empty can of Rockstar Energy Drink to recycle at the main gate will skip the queue and enter a prize draw to win a signed festival guitar and exclusive meet and greet with festival headliners.
Tickets for Disrupt Festival go on sale on Friday 29 March at 10 a.m. local time for each city. The full list of festival dates and line-up details by city are available here.