Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a new hard-rock festival this October in Manchester, Tennessee. The Exit 111 Festival is the first three-day camping-and-music event to be held at the 700-acre Bonnaroo site aside from Bonnaroo itself.
Set for October 11th through 13th, Exit 111 — named for the Manchester exit on I-24 — mixes hard rock with heavy metal and Southern rock. Megadeth, Black Label Society, ZZ Top, Ghost, Mastodon, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Lamb of God and Ministry are all on the bill, along with Kentucky outfit Black Stone Cherry, rising Southern rock group Bishop Gunn and Nashville rebels the Cadillac Three. Slayer, who announced their retirement last year, are also slated to perform what is being billed as their last-ever Tennessee concert.
This marks the second announced live date for Guns N’ Roses this fall. In September, the reunited band of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will headline the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. They’re set to wrap up Exit 111 on Sunday night.
Weekend passes and single-day tickets for Exit 111 go on sale April 25th. The festival, hosted by hard-rock DJ Eddie Trunk, will also include a car show, motocross demos, a sports bar and the adult circus Paranormal Cirque.