The Monster Energy sponsored festival made a triumphant return after a year-long hiatus.
Sponsored by Monster Energy, Rock Allegiance made it’s sold out debut in Chester, Pennsylvania. The weather gods were smiling, as mostly blue skies and warm temperatures complimented the stunning backdrop that only PPL Park can provide. Views of the Delaware River, as well as the Commodore Barry Bridge, make this an ideal venue for any occasion.
Cooking aromas inundate the venue as a multitude of food trucks are gearing up to serve the masses with a menu spanning the globe. A large variety of craft beers is available to wash all of this goodness down.
The tent stage, located outside the arena, had performances by Zombie Kidz, Unlocking the Truth, Ashes to New, Charm City Devils, Superheaven, Butcher Babies, Saint Asonia, and Hollywood Undead.
The main stages saw performances from Devour The Day, Red Sun Rising, and The Glorious Sons. The high energy sets kept the growing crowd in anticipation for what was to come. Texans Nothing More hit the stage running.
Continuing, Atreyu took the crowd on a metalcore journey. Michigan rockers, Pop Evil, incorporated new music into their set. In This Moment delivered a fantastic set, followed by Bring Me The Horizon.
Headlining the main stages were Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Korn, and Rob Zombie. A great blend of veterans and still current mainstream artists, as well as up and coming bands, made Rock Allegiance one of the hottest tickets of the summer.
The addition of fantastic food, craft beers and an incredible staff made it hard to believe that this was the inaugural run. It won’t be the last. Make sure to get tickets for next year, you won’t want to miss it.
National Rock Review photographer Mark Skinner was on hand to document the action.