Soundgarden and Godsmack put the final touches on Day 1 of Northern Invasion 2017 at the Somerset Ampitheater. The two day event that seemingly kicks off the festival season in the upper midwest, hosted some of the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours across three stages. The line up for 2017 offers some of the most eclectic mix of performing artists, but clearly stuck to the festivals historical Rock roots. This year, Mother Nature showed some love by providing beautiful spring weather that reached close to 80 (we all recall the sub-40’s last year).
With beautiful weather, plenty of food to choose from, and a wide selection of beverages, the music kicked off at 11:30am sharp. The full lineup of artists for Day 1 included back to back music across three stages:
St Croix Stage
In Flames, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Volumes, Citizen Zero, Wage War, and Sleep Signals
Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Story So Far, I Prevail, Dorothy, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and As Lions
Soundgarden, Godsmack, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Of Mice & Men, and Rival Sons
Rest in peace. Chris Cornell, July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017