The stage is set, the speakers are primed, and the countdown is on. Blue Ridge Rock Festival is firmly on the horizon, promising a coming together of music that will reverberate through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
While the headliners are undoubtedly the backbone of any great festival lineup, it's often other hidden treasures nestled within the lineup that leave the most indelible marks in the days, weeks, months and years that follow. So, as the anticipation builds ahead of opening day, we invite you to dig into our "Ones to watch" for 2023.
Stage: Monster Energy
Hailing from the very heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Oliver Anthony is a homegrown hero who’s set at this year’s festival is set to shine. Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” launched at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart early this month, making Anthony the first ever artist to notch the achievement with no prior chart history. His stock is rising quickly and this year’s Blue Ridge is a unique opportunity to see the singer-songwriter open the weekend of his hometown festival with a set that will not only entertain but encapsulate the true essence of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Stage: Monster Energy
Fronted by the fierce Caleb Shomo, Beartooth is synonymous with high-octane intensity and general mayhem. Their melding of hardcore punk fervor and melodic hooks creates a unique concoction that's as dynamic as it is adrenaline-pumping so if you're looking for a wild ride to kick start your Saturday night at this year's Blue Ride Rock Festival, this could very well be it!
Check out their brand new Doubt Me EP below and brace yourself for the mosh pit!
Eva Under Fire
Eva Under Fire has been steadily climbing the ranks with their fusion of alt rock and hard-hitting melodies. Led by the enigmatic vocalist Eva Marie, the band's energy is infectious, seamlessly blending modern rock with heartfelt lyricism and if it's a high-octane, adrenaline-charged show you're after, look no further.
Check out the bands latest single below and if you like what you hear, don’t forget to etch them into your festival itinerary.
Sleeping with Sirens
Stage: Smart Punk Records
Last up on our hit list, is Sleeping with Sirens and the iconic vocals of front man Kellin Quinn. Just days after kicking off their tour with The Used, Sleeping with Sirens will drop into Blue Ridge Rock for a special performance on the Smart Punk Records stage on Sunday night, drawing together the festival with heart-rending honest lyricism, pulse-pounding beats and killer riffs. With 14 years of experience and six studio albums chalked up, simply put, the band knows how to get it done. Don't miss what will almost certainly be one of the festival highlights.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival is just around the corner, and it's gearing up to be an unforgettable edition. For 2023, the festival has partnered with Lyte as an official ticketing partner to give you a safe and secure way to buy tickets after sell out.
Head to the official Lyte Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023 ticket exchange now at the link below and secure your spot. Pay in full now or use Klarna to spread the cost of your order over multiple payments.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023 takes place at Virginia International Raceway from Thursday, 7 Sep to Sunday, 10 September 2023. Ticket are on sale now - buy here.