CADOTT, Wis. (WCFW) – A long-running music festival in rural Chippewa County is expecting large crowds this weekend.
Rock Fest, which began in 1994, will see tens of thousands of people on its grounds this weekend.
Premium tickets for Rock Fest sold quickly, with all but general admission available on the eve of the event. Camping also sold out despite Chippewa Valley Music Festivals adding 500 new sites for this year, increasing the total to 7,500.
The event this year features headliners Pantera, Slipknot and Godsmack. Rock Fest technically runs Thursday through Saturday, but 3-day ticketholders can attend performances Wednesday evening as well. Over 70 artists will perform on five stages during the event.
Other improvements for the venue include updated showers, roads, and its main video screen, as well as added water refill stations.
The venue also hosts Country Fest in June, which was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Festival of the Year earlier this year.
General admission tickets are available at the gate. More information is available on the Rock Fest website.