The midwest’s biggest hard rock festival returns to the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI May 13th and 14th, 2017. This years lineup is a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion, typified by the artists headliners, Soundgarden and Kid Rock, the latter of which is being floated as a potential candidate for a Michigan Senate seat in 2018. Oh what a time to be alive…
Kid Rock aside, it does appear that Northern Invasion is trying to appeal to a broader variety of rock fans this year. In years past the lineup has been very metal centric, but this year features more grunge and punk artists.
Highlights in the lineup include Godsmack, Bush, The Offspring, the Pretty Reckless (who appeared at the inaugural 2015 Northern Invasion), The Struts, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Every Time I Die.
It doesn’t appear that there is a lot to do outside of the music besides pound Monster and drink beers. Which, of course, ensures a very family friendly atmosphere. Oh, and there is food btw.
A variety of ticket options can be purchased at http://northerninvasion.com. A two day GA ticket will run you $119.50 and single day tickets can be purchased for $64.50. However, those prices will go up before the event so if you plan on going, buy sooner rather than later.