Festy News: Updated – Rock ‘n Derby Festival Coming to Schaghticoke; More Acts Announced

Update 3/22/2016: Twelve more bands have been added to the Rock’N Derby lineup.

Most of the new additions have been added to Saturday’s lineup. Rounding out the festival will be Corrosion Of Conformity (Friday), Hollywood Undead, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, State Champs, Beartooth, Avatar, For Today, Rings Of Saturn, Cilver (Saturday), Enter Shikari, Born Of Osiris and Bad Case Of Big Mouth (Sunday).

Upstate Concert Hall on Sunday April 10 will host the Crusade, a contest for local bands to showcase their talent and win one of six slots to perform at the first-ever Rock’N Derby festival. The act that comes in first place will perform on the festival’s main stage, and second place will take the side stage, with four other slots up for grabs.

Update 2/4/2016: Rock ‘n Derby has released another round of artists for the three-day hard rock camping festival. Parkway Drive, Extreme, Collective Soul, Red Sun Rising, Thy Art Is Murder and others are the latest added to the lineup since the festival was first announced in December 2015. Joining the lineup is Tool tribute band Schism, who will play a late-night set on Friday, May 20. For details on tickets (which are on sale now) and other info on the festival, see NYS Music’s first posting on Rock ‘n Derby below.

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Some big news for hard rock fans upstate: A new, three-day camping rock festival is coming to the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds May 20-22, 2016.

Rock ‘n Derby, as the festival is called, looks promising to bring quite the experience to the Fairgrounds. The quiet farm town will be serenaded for three days by the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Shinedown, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Trivium and dozens more.

A three-day festival wouldn’t be complete without things to do aside from the music. A demolition derby in the theme and character of the weekend will take to the track with a $10,000 prize. There will also be professional wrestling from GameChangerWrestling, and of course food trucks and proper amenities.

For those hanging out for all three days of the festival, camping in the forms of tent, RV and car will be available located near the main parking area.

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite. Several options exist for tickets – they aren’t exclusive to just the whole weekend. Single and multi-day passes are available, discounted for kids under 12. Tickets are also available for just the demolition derby portion of the weekend. VIP packages are available as well.