Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard & Guns N’ Roses to headline inaugural Exit 111 festival

Courtesy of Exit 111 Festival

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses will headline the inaugural Exit 111 festival, which is scheduled for October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee — the same place where Bonnaroo takes place.

Skynyrd, Def Leppard and GN’R will be the respective headlining acts on October 11, 12 and 13. In addition, ZZ Top and Cheap Trick are part of the October 12 bill, and the event also serves as a stop on ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary trek.

A variety of big name hard-rock acts also are part of the Exit 111 festival lineup, including Slayer, Megadeth, Black Label SocietyDeftonesSeether, Lamb of God, Alter Bridge, Coheed and Cambria, Ghost and Mastodon.

Single-day tickets and weekend passes for the festival go on sale to the general public this Thursday, April 25, at 12 p.m. ET. Special pre-sale tickets can be purchased now at

Besides the many music performances, the Exit 111 Festival also will feature a theatrical circus called the Paranormal Cirque, a motocross exhibition, a giants sports bar and a car show.

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