After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Set for Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheatre in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities, Northern Invasion will feature the biggest names in rock on three stages with expanded campgrounds.

The current Northern Invasion band lineup is as follows: Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Korn, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Lamb Of God, Ghost, Sixx:A.M., Pop Evil, Clutch, Sevendust, Hellyeah, P.O.D., BABYMETAL, Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Saint Asonia, Butcher Babies, Turbowolf, Red Sun Rising, Beartooth, Enter Shikari, Aranda, Lacey Sturm, Avatar, Monster Truck, From Ashes To New, The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Audiotopsy, RavenEye, City Of The Weak, and more.

“Year one of Northern Invasion was everything we hoped it would be, and then some,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “The incredible rock fans of the upper Midwest came out in full force, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we just had to expand! We’ve got two full days in 2016 with over 40 bands, more stages, more camping, new VIP amenities, and an upgraded food experience. This is turning into something really special up North, and we’ve got the loyal rock audience to thank for it.”

“Areee Youuu Readyyy!!? Come rock with us in the Great White North. Korn can’t wait for the Northern Invasion!” says Korn’s James “Munky” Schaffer.

Chevelle’s Sam Loeffler says, "We are super excited to play Northern Invasion 2016! Be prepared!! We’re going to rock new Chevelle songs from the upcoming release and, of course, play the fan favorites."

Northern Invasion specially priced weekend presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00 AM CST at Visit the Northern Invasion Facebook and Twitter pages for a password to purchase presale tickets. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save as ticket prices will increase at the public on-sale on Friday, December 18 at 10:00 AM CST.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Weekend General Admission from $89.50 + fees
Weekend General Admission 4-Pack from $259.00 + fees

Hotel and Camping Packages are also available beginning at the presale tomorrow at All Hotel Packages are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and are available for 2 or 4 people, with access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party.

The Northern Invasion Camping area will be open from Friday, May 13 at 12:00 PM CDT through Monday, May 16 at 12:00 PM CDT. Camping packages will be sold for spaces on-site as well as adjacent to Somerset Amphitheatre on the Float Rite grounds. Upgrades and camping packages will include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party. Camping will be available for purchase as either tent camping or RV camping. Pricing and full details can be found at

The Northern Invasion Pabst 1844 VIP Lounge Upgrade will feature shade, seating areas, premium cash bar, premium food experience (for purchase), and private restroom access. Those who select the Pabst 1844 VIP Lounge Upgrade will also have access to VIP Parking and an exclusive festival entrance. All ages are welcome in the Pabst

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Northern Invasion partner GovX (

Download the Northern Invasion mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Northern Invasion is supported by great corporate partners including Monster Energy, Zippo Encore, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jack Daniel’s, Bud Light, and The Music Experience. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

Northern Invasion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, and is the newest addition to the World's Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May.

Somerset Amphitheater has been a favorite Midwest music venue since the late '80s. Located on the Apple River and less than 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, for years it has served as a summer hub for music and camping for those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond.

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BYLINE: Bob Zerull is the Managing Editor of Zoiks! Online. He writes pop culture commentary, does interviews with bands, and reviews music and stand-up concerts. He also administers Zoiks! Online's Facebook page. Follow Bob on twitter at bzerull. Email Bob at
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