Florida will be rocking the weekend of April 30-May 1 in 2016. That's because the Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock festivals will be staging their annual events simultaneously.

Welcome to Rockville will take place at Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River the weekend of April 30 and May 1. Hometown heroes Shinedown will be joined on the bill by top line acts Rob Zombie, Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch. The festival will also find rock icons ZZ Top, fellow Floridians A Day to Remember, the mighty Megadeth, Bring Me the Horizon, 3 Doors Down and Lamb of God leading the way.

The first day (April 30) features Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me the Horizon, Sixx: A.M., Collective Soul, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Bullet for My Valentine, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Filter, Escape the Fate, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Wilson, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck and Cane Hill.

The second day (May 1) has Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Clutch, Yelawolf, P.O.D., We Came as Romans, Memphis May Fire, Issues, Crown the Empire, Sick Puppies, Beartooth, Texas Hippie Coalition, Avatar, From Ashes to New, The Glorious Sons and Wild Throne.

The festival also includes Monster Energy's artist autograph signings, beverage sampling, Gourmet Man Food, Tequila World, the Make Your Mark Graffiti Zone, the first ever Jack Daniels' Whiskey Row Experience, the Music Experience and the Jacksonville Jaguars facilitating various activities onsite.

"We are so ready for Welcome To Rockville!!! We are proud to be returning to Jacksonville, FL for this incredible festival," said Shinedown's Brent Smith. Sixx: A.M.'s Nikki Sixx added, “The band cannot wait to get back on the stage for our fans at the upcoming Welcome To Rockville festival. 2016 is going to be a huge year for Sixx: A.M. -- a double album, tons of high-octane fueled performances. There is SO much to be excited for and we can’t wait to share the experience with all of you!” And 3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson stated, “We’re excited to be back in Florida and to rock with everyone at Rockville this April!"

Early bird tickets will be available through Dec. 17. Check out all the ticketing options here and more info at the Welcome to Rockville Festival website.

The same weekend, down the road at Fort Myers' JetBlue Park, the Fort Rock Festival will be taking place, with many of the same acts participating. Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Shinedown once again lead the way.

The Saturday, April 30, lineup has Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Sevendust, Ghost, Issues, Saint Asonia, Avatar and the Glorious Sons.

The Sunday, May 1, lineup features Disturbed, Shinedown, Bring Me the Horizon, 3 Doors Down, Sixx: A.M., Pennywise, Bullet for My Valentine, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and Red Sun Rising.

Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!” Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”

Early bird tickets for Monster Energy Fort Rock are available from now through Sunday, Dec. 20. Click here to buy tickets. For full ticketing info and packages, check out the Fort Rock website. So start booking your travel for Florida now.

Welcome to Rockville 2016 Lineup

Welcome to Rockville 2016
Welcome to Rockville 2016

Fort Rock 2016 Lineup

Fort Rock 2016
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