Preview – Monster Energy Rock Allegiance 2016

“Come together… together as one…”

After shattering attendance records by melting the faces of over 26,000 in attendance, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance once again brings the thunder to the newly rechristened Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Chester, PA for two days this fall, September 17th and 18. Riot Nerd favorites Ghost and Baroness join the fray this year, alongside old school thrash legends Slayer, Anthrax and Sepultura’s Max and Igor Cavalera. Local heroes Crobot triumphantly return to the area, leading the charge of hard rock royalty including The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless and Alice In Chains.


As if that wasn’t enough, several world famous purveyors of awesome craft beer and mouthwatering gourmet food will be in attendance, many of which are from the area, “celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious”. Tickets will formally go on sale this Friday, May 13th but discounted early bird packages will be rolling out throughout the week. For those exciting opportunities as well as more scheduling info and the full roster of kick ass bands and brews, visit


Words by Kevin Hawkey, Photos by Megan Hawkey

Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.
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