For the second year in a row, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock plugged into JetBlue Park for Southwest Florida’s Largest Rock Festival. The sold-out concert took place on the first date of the World’s Loudest Month — a five weekend celebration of live music taking place on the stages of the Biggest Rock Festivals in the United States. Fans in Fort Myers, Florida were treated to a kick ass lineup of 15 rock bands from across the world, including a triple shot of headlining superstars: Rob Zombie, Korn and Five Finger Death Punch. Stages and set times were as follows:
Monster Energy Main Stage
1:15 p.m. Nothing More
2:30 p.m. Sick Puppies
3:45 p.m. Theory of a Deadman
5:10 p.m. Seether
6:45 p.m. Five Finger Death Punch
8:30 p.m. Korn
9:50 p.m. Rob Zombie
11:20 a.m. Bellusira (Reverbnation Winner)
12:00 p.m. Within Reason
12:40 p.m. Twelve Foot Ninja
1:55 p.m. Kyng
3:10 p.m. Lacuna Coil
4:25 p.m. Pretty Reckless
6:00 p.m. Trivium
7:40 p.m. Black Stone Cherry
Aussie rockers Bellusira opened the festival on the Jägermeister Stage with an adrenaline-fueled set that turned up the heat and fired up the fans under the Florida sun. Within Reason Played next, and kept the crowd pumped with heavy doses of American rock. Twelve Foot Ninja was anything but stealthy, standing tall and delivering an in-your-face performance that definitely rose to the occasion.
San Antonio rockers Nothing More opened the festival on the Monster Energy Stage and proved that bands from Texas really do deliver bigger shows — in a nonstop, bombastic kind of way.
Hailing from Southern California, Kyng played a set rooted in the style of vintage rock -n- roll. The fans crowded the stage to get closer to the band and applauded them for jamming out.
Sick Puppies came ready to rock and their sound had a serious bite. This power trio from Sydney, Australia showcased big time musical chops and top-dog stage presence. Everyone was begging for more.
Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil pummeled Monster Energy’s Fort Rock festival with wailing guitars, pounding drums, thumping bass lines and dual harmonizing male/female vocals. Their performance was the perfect mid-day snack of rock -n- roll served with plenty of attitude.
Theory of a Deadman amped up the fans with a lively set that featured tunes from throughout their career that began in 2001. These guys join the ranks of great rock groups exported from Canada.
The Pretty Reckless stayed cool and captivated every fan inside JetBlue Park with a sultry performance. Those in the crowd who were already hot and bothered due to the weather got even more so … courtesy of petit frontwoman Taylor Momsen.
Alternative grunge metal maniacs Seether slammed out a high-energy performance that riled up the crowd. Some of the fans were overheard saying that they came specifically to see this band from South Africa play during the World’s Loudest Month.
Native Floridians Trivium hit the Jägermeister Stage and wasted no time getting into a metalcore, melodic death and thrash three way under the sweltering April sun. Loyal fans surged the barricade in an eager attempt to get in on the action.
Attitude, more attitude and even more attitude was the theme for Five Finger Death Punch who ruled the Monster Energy Stage. This band loves to be in front of a crowd and over delivered on every song they played.
Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry came up from the Bluegrass State to rock Ft. Myers, Florida. The band from Kentucky got down and dirty with a ballsy, foot-stompin’ style that ushered in nightfall.
No strangers to festivals, Korn took the Monster Energy Stage to thunderous cheers from the fans to begin their co-headlining set. Years of touring haven’t slowed this band down and their energy level seemed to get more intense at the start of every new song. Musically, Korn is as tight as ever, and their showmanship never better.
Horror rock god Rob Zombie unleashed a brooding set of macabre songs to close out Southwest Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival. This musician, singer-song writer and screenwriter was born to perform, and he and his bandmates proved to every fan in attendance why they’re consistently one of the best acts in all of rock -n- roll. Rob Zombie’s show-stopping concert was a scary great way to end an incredible day of live music at Monster Energy’s Fort Rock.