Pantera headlining Rock Fest 2023

Band has 13 US dates on their scheduled as of press time

Pantera has been announced as the first headliner of Rock Fest from July 13-15 in Cadott, WI. Rock Fest is the largest rock and camping event in the country.

“It’s been 21 years 😱 Rockers, you ask and we deliver… @panteraofficial will perform at Rock Fest 2023!! 🎤 Christmas is in July! 🤘🏻” festival organizers share on social media.

Additional Rock Fest headliners will be announced.

Three day general admission tickets are on sale now. VIP, 3-Day Pit Passes, Reserved Lawn, Lure Lock Top Tier Lounge and Electric Camping tickets have sold out.

The newly reformed group featuring original members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante will be playing the US for the first time in over 20 years as part of Metallica’s M72 World Tour in 2023 and 2024. Metallica is set to play a No Repeat Weekend featuring two nights with two different set lists and opening acts in the round at the 50 Yard Line. Pantera will join Mammoth WVH for each US city’s opening Friday night concert through August 2024.

Pantera has announced nearly two dozen festival appearances throughout South America and Europe for 2022-2023. The four piece will pay homage to the late Abbott Brothers who founded the classic metal band in the 1980s.

The group’s first set of shows in 20 years kicked off December 2nd as co-headliners on opening night of Mexico’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. They also headlined the Monterrey Metal Festival on December 6th before heading to South America for a slew of dates as part of Slipknot’s Knotfest.

The group’s first European shows in 22 years take place June 2-4 at Rock Am Ring in Nürburgring and Rock Im Park in Nürnberg. The two simultaneous rock festivals will also see Machine Gun Kelly, Tenacious D, Evanescence, Yungblud, Papa Roach, NOFX and more perform. They’ve also announced a headlining performance at the Norwegian rock and metal festival Tons of Rock 2023, taking place June 22-24 in Oslo, Norway. Ghost, Gojira, Behemoth, Clutch, Mayhem, and others will also perform throughout the three day event. They will also headline opening night of Finland’s three day Rockfest on June 8, 2023 in Hyvinkää and the final night of the 2023 Sweden Rock Festival on June 10th.

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