Welcome To Rockville 2017

Written By: Brandon Delano

The World’s Loudest Month festival series kicked off this past weekend in Jacksonville, FL with Welcome to Rockville. The festival which is sponsored by Monster Energy was hosted at Metropolitan Park, and once again set attendance records as the festival continues to grow each year. 

Spread across three stages 42 bands performed over the course of the weekend giving fans the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in rock/metal. Along with all the music, the festival also features plenty of vendors for fans to shop at, as well as chances to meet some of the bands during special signing events. 

New this year was the debut of Eat.Rock.Repeat, which featured local culinary geniuses serving up fan favorite comfort foods. Fans could quench their thirst with a variety of craft beer vendors on site as well as at the Jack Daniels Experience. 

Soaring temperatures and humidity didn’t stop fans from getting to the festival early and watching some of the emerging bands take to the stages. Bands like, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Goodbye June, and Cover Your Tracks had early starts over the weekend but that didn’t stop them from getting the crowd ready for the rest of the day. 

Saturday saw headliners, Pierce the Veil, A Perfect Circle, and Soundgarden close out the days events on their respective stages. The highlight of the day had to be A Perfect Circle, fans crammed into the Metropolitan Stage are to try to catch a glimpse of the band thru the thick fog that filled the stage. The band played their new song “Hourglass” which gave fans a small taste of whats to come from the upcoming album. 

Monster Energy Stage Metropolitan Stage River Stage
Goodbye June Badflower The Charm The Fury
I Prevail Dinosaur Pile-Up As Lions
All That Remains Starset Royal Republic
Eagles of Death Metal Highly Suspect Volumes
Coheed and Cambria The Pretty Reckless Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Offspring Mastodon In Flames
Soundgarden A Perfect Circle Pierce The Veil

 

Starset Setlist: Pierce the Veil Setlist: In Flames Setlist:
Down With the Fallen Texas Is Forever Deliver Us
Satellite Bulls in the Bronx Leeches
Carnivore A Match Into Water All for Me
My Demons Dive In The Truth
Bringing It Down Caraphernelia Before I Fall
Monster Circles Cloud Connected
  King for a Day Paralyzed
    The End
    Take This Life
     
Eagles of Death Metal Setlist: Coheed and Cambria Setlist: Mastodon Setlist:
I Only Want You (with Brent Hinds from Mastodon) The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut Sultan’s Curse
Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!) Welcome Home Divinations
So Easy Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood and Burial) Ancient Kingdom
Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn) Apollo I: The Writing Writer Bladecatcher
The Reverend Delirium Trigger Black Tongue
Moonage Daydream (David Bowie cover) A Favor House Atlantic Show Yourself
I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News) The Suffering Ember City
Speaking in Tongues In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Andromeda
    Precious Stones
    Steambreather
    Mother Puncher
     
Soundgarden Setlist: A Perfect Circle Setlist: The Offspring Setlist:
Spoonman The Package You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
Kyle Petty, Son of Richard The Hollow All I Want
Outshined The Noose Come Out and Play
Black Hole Sun Weak and Powerless Coming for You
My Wave Rose Hit That
The Day I Tried to Live 3 Libras (All Main Courses Mix) Have You Ever
Been Away Too Long Magdalena Staring at the Sun
Fell on Black Days Thomas Want You Bad
Incessant Mace Hourglass Gone Away
Blow Up the Outside World Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums Bad Habit
Jesus Christ Pose Thinking of You Gotta Get Away
Rusty Cage Orestes Why Don’t You Get a Job?
Beyond the Wheel The Outsider (Can’t Get My) Head Around You
    Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
    The Kids Aren’t Alright
    Self Esteem

 

Sunday saw bands such as, Nothing More, Three Days Grace, In This Moment, Motionless in White, Seether, and Gojira with the days headliners being, Amon Amarth, Chevelle, and Def Leppard. Highlights on Sunday had to be the return of Papa Roach and In This Moment who both returned to the festival this year as they prep for their upcoming releases. Other notables of the day would be Motionless in White and Gojira. 

Monster Energy Stage Metropolitan Stage River Stage
Rival Sons Kyng Cover Your Tracks
Nothing More Beartooth Fire From The Gods
The Dillinger Escape Plan Motionless In White Sylar
Of Mice & Men In This Moment Attila
Three Days Grace Alter Bridge Every Time I Die
Papa Roach Seether Gojira
Def Leppard Chevelle Amon Amarth

 

Nothing More Setlist: Rival Sons Setlist: Attila Setlist: Gojira Setlist:
Christ Copyright Secret Public Apology Only Pain
Mr. MTV Pressure and Time Moshpit The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
Jenny Torture Bulletproof Stranded
This Is The Time (Ballast) Open My Eyes Let’s Get Abducted Silvera
Salem (Burn the Witch) Keep On Swinging Middle Fingers Up Flying Whales
    All Hail Rock and Roll The Cell
    About That Life Backbone
      Vacuity
       
In This Moment Setlist: Of Mice and Men Setlist: Amon Amarth Setlist: Motionless in White Setlist:
Blood Bones Exposed The Pursuit of Vikings A-M-E-R-I-C-A
Black Widow Would You Still Be There As Loke Falls Loud (Fuck It)
River of Fire Unbreakable First Kill Devil’s Night
Oh Lord Public Service Announcement The Way of Vikings Abigail
Whore Broken Generation Deceiver of the Gods Eternally Yours
  Pain Twilight of the Thunder God Dead as Fuck
  The Depths Raise Your Horns Reincarnate
    Guardians of Asgaard  
       
Seether Setlist: Alter Bridge Setlist: Three Days Grace Setlist: Every Time I Die Setlist:
Gasoline Come to Life I Am Machine We’rewolf
Fine Again Addicted to Pain Animal I Have Become Petal
Rise Above This Cry of Achilles Chalk Outline Decayin’ With the Boys
Nobody Praying for Me Metalingus Break The New Black
Words as Weapons Ties That Bind Pain Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space
Country Song Isolation The Good Life Bored Stiff
Let You Down Show Me a Leader Home Glitches
Fake It Rise Today Painkiller Floater
Remedy   Never Too Late No Son of Mine
    I Hate Everything About You Thirst
    Riot Map Change
       
The Dillinger Escape Plan Setlist: Def Leppard Setlist: Chevelle Setlist: Papa Roach Setlist:
Limerent Death Let’s Go Another Know It All …To Be Loved
Milk Lizard Animal The Clincher She Loves Me Not
Symptom of Terminal Illness Let It Go Take Out the Gunman Crooked Teeth
Happiness Is a Smile Dangerous Door to Door Cannibals Born for Greatness
Prancer Foolin’ Forfeit Scars
When I Lost My Bet Love Bites Send the Pain Below Last Resort
The Mullet Burden Armageddon It I Get It Lifeline
  Rock On (David Essex cover) The Red Gravity
  Man Enough Joyride (Omen) Help
  Rocket Face to the Floor Song 2 (Blur cover)
  Bringin’ on the Heartbreak   Getting Away With Murder
  Switch 625   Between Angels and Insects
  Hysteria    
  Let’s Get Rocked    
  Pour Some Sugar on Me    
       
  Encore:    
  Rock of Ages    
  Photograph    

 

With Welcome to Rockville setting attendance records year after year the only question left is will the festival follow in the footsteps of Rock on the Range and Carolina Rebellion and expand to three days. 

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