ALTON, Va. (WFXR) – In a surprise announcement, local music artist sensation Oliver Anthony has been added to the mega lineup at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival at the VIRginia International Raceway taking place from September 7th through the 10th.

Get ready to have your mind blown during the four-day event. The #1 trending Oliver Anthony joins other renowned bands and artists, including Shinedown, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Pantera, Till Lindemann, Megadeth, Evanescence, and other rock legends.

Local and regional artists like Oliver have played a key role in the development of Blue Ridge and organizers are excited to welcome him for some of his first live shows.

Recently, Oliver has been featured on the front page of News and Music outlets throughout the country, while at the same time, topping music charts.

Single-day and weekend tickets are available now at Price levels are tiered and are expected to increase.

There are 75 acres of campgrounds dedicated to the event and an exclusive FREE festival pre-party on the evening of Wednesday, September 6th.

Daily music lineup, not in order of appearance, subject to change:

Wednesday, September 6th (Pre-Party):
Pre-Party for Campers Only
Scott Stapp, 10 Years, Braincell, Burden of the Sky, Madame Mayhem, Motograter, Nonpoint, Scars Remain, Tantric

Thursday, September 7th:
Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Three Days Grace, Staind, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Atreyu, Biohazard, Bodysnatcher, Born of Osiris, Caskets, Cavalera Conspiracy, CKY, Coheed & Cambria, Cypress Hill, Deadlands, Edge of Paradise, Escape the Fate, Exodus, Heartsick, Highly Suspect, Kingdom Collapse, Kingdom of Giants, Machine Head, Outline in Color, Psychostick, Rise Against, Stephen Pearcy, Stitched Up Heart, The Ghost Inside, Vended, Ville Valo (HIM), Vince Neil

Friday, September 8th:
Slipknot, Till Lindemann, Danzig, Motionless in White, After the Burial, Afterlife, Angel Maker, Armored Dawn, Catch Your Breath, Chelsea Grin, Coal Chamber, Conquer Divide, Crown the Empire, Demun Jones, Electric Callboy, Flyleaf, Job for a Cowboy, Knocked Loose, Like Moths to Flames, Lorna Shore, Of Mice & Men, Overkill, Patient Sixty-Seven, Rain City Drive, Savage Hands, Sleep Token, Starbenders, Struggle Jennings, Tech N9ne, Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, TRUSTcompany, Upon a Burning Body, Woe, is Me

Saturday, September 9th:
Shinedown, Megadeth, Papa Roach, I Prevail, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Black Label Society, Blue October, Bury Tomorrow, Death Angel, DOPE, Drowning Pool, Eternal Frequency, Finger Eleven, Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Hanabie, I Set My Friends on Fire, LANDMVRKS, Make Them Suffer, Memphis May Fire, No Resolve, Northlane, Our Last Night, Paleface, Parkway Drive, Slaughter to Prevail, Spiritbox, Stabbing Westward, Static-X, Taproot, The Amity Affliction, The Used, Veil of Maya

Sunday, September 10th:
Limp Bizkit, Pantera, Lamb of God, Corey Taylor, Armored Dawn, Attila, Avatar, BABYMETAL, Bad Omens, Bleed From Within, Chevelle, Cold, Dayseeker, Dethklok, Drain, Dropout Kings, Emmure, Erra, Eva Under Fire, Fame on Fire, Holding Absence, I See Stars, Jinjer, Pierce the Veil, Saving Vice, Senses Fail, Sleeping With Sirens, Suicidal Tendencies, Tallah, Ten56., The Color Morale, Thousand Below, Until I Wake, Waking the Sleeper

Club Experience is for campers only. Tickets must be purchased separately. Gates open at 11:30 PM.

Thursday: Flo Rida, Vanilla Ice
Friday: 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy
Saturday: Project Pat, Insane Clown Posse, Three Six Mafia
That’s over FOUR DAYS of music with more than 140 ARTISTS!
Festival gates open at 11 AM for VIP & Rockstar Ticketholders,
and 11:30 AM for General Admission Ticketholders.
*Children 8 and Under are FREE and do not need a ticket. They must be accompanied by an Adult.

Campsites are still available and can be purchased at
New this year! Fuse Experiences is offering hotel and shuttle packages from Raleigh and Greensboro. More information on these packages can be found through Fuse Experiences here.

Coming from out of town?
VIRginia International Raceway is located near the VA/NC border in Alton, VA, approximately 140 miles from Richmond, 200 miles from Virginia Beach, 150 miles from Charlotte, 80 miles from Raleigh, NC, and 60 miles from Greensboro, NC.