This Year’s Aftershock Festival Ends Strong with Muse and Rising International Acts

It’s a bittersweet experience to conclude an experience, especially one such as the Aftershock Festival. We had been looking forward to witnessing this lineup for quite some time. Now we have hit our final day this year; cool Delta winds blew gently through the park, and after the sun set, the full moon shone brightly behind each stage.

Here are our top acts of the day!

Maggie Lindemann – by Nathan Zucker

Maggie Lindemann performed as the first act on the Kolas stage. Fans piled in and sang along to every word. Unapologetic, honest, and raw, her lyrics struck the hearts of the audience with their raw messages.

The Bobby Lees – by Lexie Alley

Woodstock-based band, The Bobby Lees shared edgy vocals with grungy, melodic instrumentals on the Coors Light stage. In the middle of their performance, the lead vocalist engaged with the crowd after jumping off stage to high five fans.

Bloodywood – Lexie Alley

Hailing all the way from New Delhi, Bloodywood drew in a large crowd to witness the rising acts on their first tour through the United States. Mixing Hindi, Punjabi, and English vocals with a blend of unique folk and metal, the project charged their intense performance with powerful, politically-charged messages that are sure to set the pace for change in the world around them.

Dirty Honey – by Steve Thrasher

All those who craved a refreshed and new blend of classical rock and roll joined the Jack Daniels stage with Dirty Honey. The lead vocals soared through the park as each instrumental beautifully complimented the melody in a symphony of sound.

Band Maid – by Lexie Alley

Complex guitar riffs sang in the ears as Band Maid joined the Coors Light stage. Decked out in matching costume, the Japanese, five piece, female-led band showcased an impressive display of their talents as they continue on their fall United States tour.

The Pretty Reckless – by Steve Thrasher

Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless hopped on the Jack Daniels stage during the hottest part of the day as the sun shone brightly on the audience. Guitars roared along with her vocals as she paraded onstage with platform boots and a leather jacket. Movements were effortless on the stage as the music flowed from the band with ease.

carolesdaughter changed the pace of the day with dark alternative pop blended in with rock guitar. Fiery commentary and lyrics contrasted a bubbly, lighthearted voice as quick tempos set the tone for the instrumentals and the overall mood of the performance.

Bring Me the Horizon – by Priscilla

Stunning visual effects welcomed fans to the experience of Bring Me The Horizon on the Jack Daniels stage. Circle pits formed upon the beginning of the performance until the end of the set as fans released all the frantic energy they held within them and left it in the depths of the pit.

Shinedown – by Steve Thrasher

Fireworks began the performance as Shinedown joined the Kolas stage. Pyrotechnics blazed across the stage as the band encouraged their audience to get to know everyone who was surrounding them. They performed from their freshly released album, Planet Zero, which debuted at number one.

Muse – by Nathan Zucker

The set to conclude the weekend was Muse, who offered an impressive performance on stage with a dedicated fan base to offer their support. Vocals pulled fans new and old in to the experience as rhythmic guitars and synths harmonized with a complimenting and intense visual experience.

What was your favorite performance for day four?

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