Multi-platinum rockers Seether have announced details for the fifth annual Rise Above Fest, with some exciting new features. In 2017, for the first time, the multi-stage music festival will expand to two days.
Rise Above Fest, which supports suicide prevention and mental illness, is the largest suicide awareness music event in the world and has established itself as a "can't miss" destination festival of the summer for hard rock fans.
In addition to giving rock fans a must-see lineup of bands, the event, which borrows its name from the Seether song "Rise Above This," brings awareness to suicide as an epidemic and destigmatizes depression and other mental illnesses.
This year's Rise Above Fest is set for Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. The event returns to Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine.
The 2017 Rise Above fest lineup is will featuring Korn headlining on Saturday night, alongside sets from Seether, Stone Sour, Skillet, Falling in Reverse, and more. While Shinedown will close Sunday night's festivities, along with performances from Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, and All That Remains,
All proceeds from Rise Above Fest benefit S.A.V.E. (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), which is one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention in order to S.A.V.E. lives.
"It's unbelievable we're in our fifth year of Rise Above Fest," Morgan said. "We started this out as a way to give back and raise awareness. To have created something that our friends and fans believe in is really humbling. Every year it's grown and it's an honor to bring you a two-day experience. Can't wait to see you there."
Tickets for the Rise Above Fest go on sale on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10am ET