PREVIEW: Northern Invasion Festival Experiences And “The Road to Northern Invasion Battle Of The Bands”


The lineup of festival experiences and The Road To Northern Invasion Battle Of The Bands, hosted by 93X in Minneapolis have been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities. Northern Invasion will feature the biggest names in rock on three stages with expanded campgrounds. After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016.

Concertgoers are encouraged to save money by purchasing Northern Invasion tickets now at Ticket prices will increase on Monday, April 11 at Noon.

The Road To Northern Invasion Battle Of The Bands, hosted by 93X in Minneapolis, will offer one lucky band the chance to play Northern Invasion. From now until April 10, vote for your favorite band at The Top 5 bands will play a live showcase at Mill City Nights in downtown Minneapolis on April 29, with the winning band receiving the coveted performance slot at Northern Invasion.

The 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, Sevendust, Clutch, Hellyeah, P.O.D., BABYMETAL, Yelawolf, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Saint Asonia, Butcher Babies, Turbowolf, Beartooth, Red Sun Rising, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Lacey Sturm, Aranda, From Ashes To New, Monster Truck, The Glorious Sons, Audiotopsy, Wild Throne, Devour The Day, RavenEye, City Of The Weak, Hands Like Houses and more.

Northern Invasion is proud to partner with Surly Brewing to debut the “Northern Invasion Pale Ale.” The NI Pale Ale, a highly aromatic pale ale with citrus and pine flavors is Surly’s take on the classic pale ale style and is an exclusive canned beer just for fans of Invasion. The limited edition beer will only be sold at concession stands during the 2nd annual Northern Invasion in Somerset, WI.


Northern Invasion Onsite Experiences

Monster Energy: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
#monsterenergy #monstermusic

Bud Light: America, they say we’re a nation divided. They say we disagree on everything, but they’re wrong. We agree on a lot: liberty, justice, ROCK MUSIC, and beer. Nothing brings America together like Bud Light and nothing brings rock fans together like Northern Invasion. That’s why we’ve formed the Bud Light Party – a party for everyone. We are the fake political party America needs right now and we’re stopping by Northern Invasion to supply ice cold beer all weekend long. Because no matter where we stand on the issues, we all sit on the bar stools with our hands raised in the air listening to our favorite rock bands. America has seen the light, and there’s a Bud in front of it.
Instagram: @budlight

f.y.e.: f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival. f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music – and maybe even get to meet your favorite Northern Invasion performer. Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions.
Instagram: @officalFYEmusic

Jack Daniel’s: “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors 21-and-up to come enjoy the show from the brand new Jack Daniel’s stage trailer with a great view to our second stage. The Jack Daniel’s Experience at Northern Invasion will be the place to be throughout the weekend.
Instagram: @jackdaniels_us
#jackdaniels #BornToMakeWhiskey

Zippo: Zippo Encore will be back in action at Northern Invasion with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition Northern Invasion festival designs. Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special “Can’t Buy” experiences.
Instagram: @zippoencore
#zippo #zippoencore

Deep Eddy Vodka: Deep Eddy Vodka will be keeping fans well hydrated throughout Northern Invasion. Grab some friends and come lounge at our vodka garden where and check out Northern Invasion signature cocktails all festival long. Our Austin-based distillery produces only the finest vodkas infused with real fruit–never artificial flavors or sweeteners. Please remember to day drink responsibly.
Instagram: @deepeddyvodka
#deepeddyvodka #mixwithmusic #daydrinkresponsibly

Jägermeister: Jägermeister has been rockin’ with Northern Invasion fans since day one and we are excited for an even bigger and better 2016 festival, with the launch of the Jager Live Lounge. This will be a must see festival destination for fans 21+ and will feature a live DJ, lip synch battles throughout the weekend, and plenty of cold beverages.
Instagram: @jagermeister
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VIP Experiences: Pabst 1844 Lounge is the ultimate VIP experience at Northern Invasion. The Pabst 1844 Lounge is open to all VIP ticket holders will have feature shaded tents with seating areas, direct view to the Monster Energy main stage, video screens, private bars, upgraded food vendors, private restrooms, access to WiFi and charging stations.
#pabstblueribbon #pbrmusic

General Admission, Weekend GA 4-Packs, VIP lounge and 4-person tent space tickets are on sale now at A limited number of Ultimate Camping Packages are also available at All Hotel Packages are now SOLD OUT.

The Northern Invasion Camping area will be open from Friday, May 13 at 12:00 PM CT through Monday, May 16 at 12:00 PM CT. Camping packages are sold for spaces on-site as well as adjacent to Somerset Amphitheater on the Float Rite grounds. Upgrades and camping packages include access to the Friday Night Bonfire Party.

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 Bud Light, f.y.e., Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, Monster Energy, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Jägermeister. 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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