Festival Noize: Loudwire, Welcome To Rockville, Electric Forest, Project Pabst

Theory Of A Deadman, Chevelle and In This Moment are among the bands rocking Colorado’s Western Slope at the first-ever Loudwire Music Festival … Michigan’s Electric Forest announces additions … Project Pabst in Portland, Ore., reveals night show lineup … Florida’s Welcome To Rockville expands site to accommodate the masses.

Having already announced headliners Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and Weezer, the inaugural has issued its debut lineup to fill its multi-stage, three day event.

Happening June 26-28 at jam Ranch near Grand Junction, Colo., the lineup now includes A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Theory Of A Deadman, Chevelle, In This Moment, Hinder, All That Remains, Nothing More, Hoobastank, Bobaflex, The Chimpz, One – The Only Tribute To Metallica, 3 Pill Morning, The Comedown, Otherwise, Wayland, Righteous Vendetta, Scarlet & The Harlots, The Blackfires, Vajra, Menew, Splitfist and Zam Trip.

Photo: Mike Oberg / Pollstar
Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif.

Produced by Townsquare Media, Loudwire gives you several camping selections to choose from, including the standard “within walking distance to the festival grounds” option to the premier “closest to the festival grounds” area.  General admission and reserved seating is available.  Check it out at RockJam.com.

What do you do if ticket demand exceeds the space you have for all your rock-luvin’ patrons?  If you’re Danny Wimmer Presents, you add more ground for your ticket buyers to get down.

That’s the story coming out of scheduled for April 25-26 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla.  Strong ticket sales resulted in the festival expanding into a portion of the EverBank Field grounds.

The expansion will enable Rockville to boost its capacity by 25 percent, from 40,000 to 50,000.  The lineup includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men and many others.

“This year’s Rockville will be the largest yet, with a 25 percent increase in sales from last year’s record attendance,” said Danny Wimmer.  “We are so appreciative of Mayor Brown’s support and leadership in expanding this festival into EverBank Field.  I believe this is the first step in unlocking Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s full potential.”

For more information, including tickets as well as the “Ultimate Rock-N-Jock Experience” contest running through April 22, point your browser to WelcomeToRockville.com.

Happening in the heart of Michigan’s lower peninsula at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury June 25-28, lineup includes three performances by The String Cheese Incident plus Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Flume, Big Gigantic, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Odesza, Paul Oakenfold and lots more.

Now the festival has increased the “more” quotient by adding Wale, Galantis, Brodinski, Dam-Funk, Four Tet, The Fungineers and others.

Electric Forest has expanded its “Curated Event Series” which gives certain artists opportunities to take over a stage to present their own lineups.

Photo: Roy Mata
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

One example is “Future Classic” featuring Flume, Four Tet, Lido, Goldlink, Wave Racer and Nadus.  Future Classic is a record label, artist management team, touring agency and music publisher based in Sydney, Australia.

Another example is “Carl Cox & Friends,” which pretty much functions as the title implies.  Joining Cox will be John Digweed, Pete Tong, Matrixxman, Saeed Younan and others to be announced.  Click here for more details.

Set for July 18-19 at Zidell Yards in Portland, Ore., main lineup includes Blondie, Weezer, TV On The Radio, Passion Pit, Buzzcocks, Against Me! and many more.  Today the festival helmed by Pabst Brewing Company and Superfly released their .

Taking place at various Portland venues, the night shows run July 17-19, giving you one extra night to party.  Here’s what’s up:

Friday July 17
The Spits, Expoxies – Dante’s
The Sonics, Pierced Arrows – Star Theater
Shannon and the Clams – Doug Fir
Tacocat – Mississippi Studios
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Revolution Hall

Saturday, July 18
BADBADNOTGOOD with Ghostface Killah and Del The Funky Homosapien – Crystal Ballroom
Oblivians, Pure Country Gold – Dante’s
Roky Erickson, Pynnacles – Star Theater
Earth – Revolution Hall
The Coathangers – Mississippi Studios
Jeremy Wilson, Ferando Coykendall – Doug Fir

Sunday, July 19
The Mummies – Dante’s

Photo: John Davisson
Voodoo Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

Additional shows to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now.  Visit ProjectPabst.com for details.