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May 21, 2022
Welcome To Rockville Festival, Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Setlist:

Date:
May 21, 2022.

Venue:
Daytona International Speedway.

Location:
Daytona Beach, FL, USA.

Line-up:
Axl Rose: Vocals and piano
Slash: Lead and rhythm guitar, and backing vocals
Richard Fortus: Rhythm and lead guitar, and backing vocals
Duff McKagan: Bass and backing vocals
Dizzy Reed: Piano and backing vocals
Frank Ferrer: Drums
Melissa Reese: Keyboard and backing vocals

Poster:
(Artist: Arian Buhler)

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Last night's performances were canceled due to bad weather; The Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 21:
Welcome to Rockville shuts down early Friday due to thunderstorms; more storms forecast

By Jim Abbott

DAYTONA BEACH — A lot of heavy-metal fans went home disappointed on Friday night when the Welcome to Rockville music festival shut down early because of thunderstorms over Daytona International Speedway.

Danny Wimmer Presents, the event’s Los Angeles-based promoter, broke the news to fans on social media a few minutes after 10 p.m., after at least two weather-related delays had already disrupted the night’s performance schedule.

“We regret to inform you that the forecast currently has a high risk of continued weather over the next few hours,” stated a post on the festival’s Facebook page. “There is currently a break in the weather, so please exit the Grandstands immediately and calmly return to your vehicle or campsite. Regretfully, the remainder of tonight’s performances have been cancelled.

“Thank you and see you tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:30 p.m.”

At least twice earlier in the evening, fans had been directed to seek shelter in the Speedway grandstand or at their campsites or vehicles to wait out severe weather that halted performances.

The announcement that the festival would shut down early was made a little more than 30 minutes before the night’s headliner, Korn, was slated to take the stage. The Facebook post immediately generated hundreds of comments, many from fans calling for a refund on tickets purchased.

Rockville slated to showcase nearly 90 bands

Unfolding for the second time at Daytona International Speedway, the Welcome to Rockville music festival opened on Thursday and features nearly 90 heavy-metal bands over four days through Sunday in Daytona Beach.

Scheduled headliners are KISS, which played on Thursday, Korn on Friday, Guns N’ Roses on Saturday and Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. The event is expected to attract 40,000 fans daily, according to the promoter.

In addition to Korn, the rain delays and show cancellation on Friday also nixed scheduled performances by popular bands including Skillet and Breaking Benjamin.

On top of that, it also had been announced earlier in the evening that another highly anticipated band, Megadeth, would not make its scheduled Friday night slot because of “travel delays.”

A Facebook comment by Natalie Jones, an attendee from Eureka, California, expressed the feelings of many fans. “Will refunds be given?” she asked. “I got to see one of the six bands I was hoping to see.”

The short answer, according to the festival’s website?

No.

Online, festivalgoers are advised that while Welcome to Rockville is “held rain or shine,” the event also “may be delayed and/or canceled and the festival grounds may be evacuated if inclement or severe weather poses a threat to patron and staff safety.”

In such cases, “no refunds or exchanges will be given as a result of weather conditions; and no refunds or exchanges will be given for inclement or severe weather that necessitates an evacuation, delay or cancellation in part or whole of the event.”

Many fans on Facebook called on the festival to reschedule Korn into another slot over the weekend. It was unclear early Saturday whether any of the bands unable to perform on Friday would, in fact, be rescheduled.

And the weather outlook for Saturday didn’t look much more promising.

The forecast calls for an 80% chance of rain throughout the day and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. There’s also a chance of thunderstorms, with the potential for rainfall amounts between a ½- and ¾-of-an-inch.
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Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 22:
Welcome to Rockville halted Saturday by storms in Daytona; more expected Sunday

Jim Abbott

DAYTONA BEACH — For the second consecutive day, a series of severe thunderstorms besieged the Welcome to Rockville music festival on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, washing out at least half a dozen scheduled performances including highly anticipated headliner Guns N’ Roses.

After frustrated fans were herded to shelter in the Speedway grandstand or in their vehicles during multiple delays caused by lightning-laden storms that occasionally packed potential for high winds and quarter-sized hail, Los Angeles-based festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents finally pulled the plug on the proceedings a little before 10 p.m.

That was roughly 30 minutes before Guns N’ Roses was scheduled to take the stage.

“Unfortunately, there is another storm headed our way so we regretfully will be cancelling the rest of the show tonight,” stated a post on the festival’s Facebook page. “We are as heartbroken as you are that today’s inclement weather has disrupted our plans, but ultimately the safety of our fans, artists, staff and vendors are of the upmost (sic) importance.

“Please make your way to your vehicle or campground calmly,” the post stated. “Thank you and see you tomorrow.”

The post generated more than 1,700 comments from exasperated, disappointed and angry fans, many enduring an unwelcome repeat of Friday’s storm-related shut-down of the event before that night’s headliner, Korn, was able to perform.

Instead of pictures of heavy-metal bands at work for exuberant fist-pumping fans, the festival's Facebook feed was dominated throughout the day by updates featuring weather radar images depicting powerful storm bands in bright red and yellow blotches bearing down on Daytona Beach.

After the event was cut short, there were complaints from fans about congestion in the parking lots and in the concourse of the Speedway grandstand, as well as demands for refunds on tickets purchased.

A Facebook comment from Tara Munoz, an attendee from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, reflected the sentiments of many fans.

“We realize the staff doesn’t control the weather, but the lack of planning is very evident,” Munoz wrote. “Only one parking entrance open and only 2 gates open to enter. We stood in line to get in for so long that a second round of storms came before we even got back in.

“I’ve been to over 300 concerts and festivals and never experienced anything as poor as this. Danny Wimmer Presents and Welcome to Rockville should be ashamed!”

Occasionally, however, there also was a more optimistic reaction.

“Honestly starting to feel sorry for all of the fans, staff, DWP and everyone else involved,” wrote Alex Acevedo, of Hudson, Ohio. “What a roller coaster of a weekend. I’m sure everyone is exhausted. Hoping the weather throws everyone a bone tomorrow and it can at least end on a somewhat positive note.”

Guns N' Roses not the only band shut down by storms

In addition to Guns N’ Roses, other bands also were knocked off the Saturday schedule throughout the day, as the promoter scrambled to re-set the lineup as a series of storms pummeled the Speedway infield. The list included Bush, Rise Against, Dirty Honey, Alexisonfire, Sick of It All and Saul.

A little after 9 p.m., the promoter announced one last updated schedule as an attempt to present four bands — Crown the Empire, In Flames, Shinedown and Guns N’ Roses — in the festival’s remaining hours. However, the storms soon returned to foil that effort.

Unfolding for the second time at Daytona International Speedway, the Welcome to Rockville music festival opened on Thursday with nearly 90 heavy-metal bands scheduled over four days through Sunday in Daytona Beach.

Scheduled headliners were KISS on Thursday, Korn on Friday, Guns N’ Roses on Saturday and Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. The event is expected to attract 40,000 fans daily, according to the promoter.

So far, KISS is the only headlining band to perform as scheduled.

On Friday, the festival also was forced to shut down early after at least two weather-related delays. That announcement was made a few minutes after 10 p.m., a little more than 30 minutes before Korn was slated to take the stage.

More rain in the Sunday forecast

Looking ahead to Sunday, the weather forecast looks slightly less ominous for the festival’s closing day schedule that concludes with a performance by Nine Inch Nails.

The forecast calls for a 60% chance of rain throughout the day and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Showers and thunderstorms are still likely, however, with the potential for rainfall amounts between 1/10- and ¼-of-an-inch.

Although fans called for refunds, that isn’t in the cards, according to the festival’s website, welcometorockville.com.

Online, festivalgoers are advised that while Welcome to Rockville is “held rain or shine,” the event also “may be delayed and/or canceled and the festival grounds may be evacuated if inclement or severe weather poses a threat to patron and staff safety.”

In such cases, “no refunds or exchanges will be given as a result of weather conditions; and no refunds or exchanges will be given for inclement or severe weather that necessitates an evacuation, delay or cancellation in part or whole of the event.”
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