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The Wrecking Ball ATL!

Thomas Bellflower April 1, 2015

The Masquerade – Atlanta – August 8 & 9, 2015

Two-Day Festival and VIP tickets go on sale Monday April 6th via all Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com and The Masquerade box office.

Welcome to The Wrecking Ball 2015.  Legendary live music venue, the Masquerade, long a fixture on the Atlanta musical landscape and destination point on the national touring scene, marks it’s 25th Anniversary of presenting the finest in new, cutting edge live entertainment by debuting an annual weekend celebration of music we love by artists we admire.

For the inaugural 2015 installment of the Wrecking Ball, we give you 60 bands on 4 stages over a period of two days- August 8th and 9th.  Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and the outdoor Masquerade Music Park will each host a full slate of artists both days.

Stylistically, Rock, Punk Rock, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore, Emo, and all of the flavors in between will be represented. From the soaring riffs of Prog/Post Hardcore heavyweights Coheed & Cambria to the in-your-face, tongue-in cheek stylings of one of the most significant Punk Rock bands of the 1980’s, Descendents, and from a special reunion of Melodic Hardcore masters, Thrice to the howlingly beautiful American anthems of Conor Oberst’s Desaparacidos, festival attendees will be taken on a musical rollercoaster ride spanning decades.  And that’s just the beginning…  a seemingly endless cavalcade of soul stirring artists such as Glassjaw, the Movielife, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Basement, Braid, Yuck, Title Fight, Samiam and Knapsack will roll through over the weekend.

The festivities will kick off on Friday August 7 with a special Punk Rock Karaoke pre-party. An all-star lineup including Greg Hetson of Bad Religion, Derek O’Brien of Social Distortion and The Adolescents, Eric Melvin of NOFX, and Stan Lee and Edward Tater of the Dickies provide the legit Punk Rock soundtrack for Friday night Pre-Party goers to perform their favorite Punk Rock anthems.

Confirmed lineup: COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, THRICE, DESAPARECIDOS, GLASSJAW, THE GET UP KIDS, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, THE LAWRENCE ARMS, THE MOVIELIFE, TITLE FIGHT, JUDGE, BASEMENT, SAMIAM, BRAID, YUCK, THE APPLESEED CAST, MODERN LIFE IS WAR, CAVE IN, KNAPSACK, BLACKLISTED, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, FRANKIE COSMOS, THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, SMALL BROWN BIKE, THEIR/THEY’RE/THERE, YOU BLEW IT!, FOUNDATION, GIRLPOOL,   OLD GRAY, THE COATHANGERS,  MAKE DO AND MEND, BEACH SLANG,  CAYETANA, BRICK + MORTAR,  CRIMINAL INSTINCT, SUPERHEAVEN, PET SYMETRY, SOMOS, MUTOID MAN, SORORITY NOISE,  BELLOWS, ADVENTURES,  MICROWAVE, BIG JESUS, THE WEAKS,  TOLD SLANT, SPRAYNARD, PETAL, SLINGSHOT DAKOTA, FREE THROW,  BLIS., HALFLING, WEST POINT,   NORTHBOUND.

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