More than 20,000 rock and metal fans united for a day full of music, food, and unforgettable experiences at the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance on Saturday, October 7, held at the festival’s new location at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ.
Attendees of the Northeast’s biggest rock experience enjoyed sets from Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch (featuring a surprise appearance from In This Moment’s Maria Brink on “The Bleeding”), Pennsylvania’s own Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira, and more.
Other highlights of the day included the hometown record release show for August Burns Red and buzzworthy sets from up-and-comers Joyous Wolf and Greta Van Fleet, among nearly 20 total bands across three stages.
In addition to music, attendees were able to get an authentic taste of Philly cuisine with offerings from a number of area food trucks including Baby Blues BBQ, Boardwalk Specialties, Champ’s Steaks, Cheese It Up, Chewy’s, Chickies & Pete’s, Frozen Delights Ice Cream Truck, Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, Lil Trent’s Treats, My Four Suns, Nico’s Pizza and More!, PB & J’s Lunch Box, P.J. Whelihan’s, and Sum Pig.
Monster Energy Rock Allegiance also gave festivalgoers a taste of local breweries and national specialty drafts with a lineup including 21st Amendment (San Francisco, CA), Dogfish Head (Milton, DE), Founders (Grand Rapids, MI), Neshaminy Creek (Croydon, PA), Oskar Blues (Longmont, CO), Spellbound Brewing (Mount Holly, NJ), Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA), Unibroue (Chambly, QC), and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).
Here’s a sampling of what the press had to say about Monster Energy Rock Allegiance 2017:
“Saturday’s Rock Allegiance festival at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, showed there are bands out there reclaiming the sound and exciting energy that made the [heavy metal] genre so popular in the first place.”
–John J. Moser, The Morning Call, October 9, 2017
“By the end of the night fans were satisfied from catching all of their favorite bands, as another successful year of the rock fest came to an end.”
–Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire, October 10, 2017
“The Rock Allegiance bill is solid: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Halestorm, Steel Panther, Gojira and tons more bands who like to get loud.”
–Patrick Rapa, Philadelphia Magazine, October 6, 2017
Other onsite experiences at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance included artist signings and meet & greets at the Monster Energy Experience and FYE Fan Experience, plus charity Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer.
Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents in association with Live Nation. The festival was part of the Fall For All festival series, which also includes Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY and Monster Energy Aftershock in Sacramento, CA.
In addition to Monster Energy, other sponsors included FYE, Roadrunner Records, Razor & Tie, Century Media and Another Century, Fearless Records, CHRGR, and more.
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(all photos courtesy of Live Nation and Danny Wimmer Presents)