Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Slayer to Headline First Exit 111 Festival

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Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during the 'Not In This Lifetime...' Tour at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 11, 2017 in New York City. 

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ghost, Deftones, Megadeth and more are also set for the Oct. 11-13 event in Manchester, Tennessee.

The inaugural Exit 111 Festival at the Great Stage park in Manchester, Tennessee, will feature an impressive list of hard rock superstars, including Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 others.

The event will be hosted by former Metal Show talking head Eddie Trunk and also offer attendees an R-rated paranormal cirque, car show, motocross demos and "mega sports bar."

The C3 Presents/AC Entertainment-produced festival is the first to take place on the same spot as Bonnaroo, with three stages and 12 hours of daily music programming, camping and sets from Coheed & Cambria, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Seether, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Black Label Society, Ministry, Skillet and more.

In a release announcing the festival, organizers also said they've teamed with Seether singer Shaun Morgan's Rise Above charity for a signature stage, with Exit 111 donating $1 from every ticket sold to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). Weekend passes and single-day tickets go on sale on Thursday (April 25) at noon ET, with a pre-sale open now through Wednesday (April 24) at 11:59 p.m. here.

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