From The Pit To The Crowd: EDBD 26 Preview

We are literally two months away from one of Orlando’s biggest music festival Earthday Birthday, also known as EDBD. Hosted by Orlando’s rock station WJRR, the event held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds brings in thousands of people from the Central Florida area to relish in a day of hard rock and heavy metal. Last year, the event hosted its 25th anniversary with Shinedown as the headliner, a band that WJRR has supported since their inception. This year, EDBD 26 once again delivers a stellar lineup that you shouldn’t miss on April 13, 2019.

This year’s headliner is Godsmack. The band from Boston has been rocking since 1995 and show no signs of slowing down. Godsmack has played EDBD numerous times and this time they are the main event. The band is still touring of their most recent album When Legends Rise released on April 27, 2018. Last summer the band toured the U.S. with Shinedown in support of their album. They are sure to put on a stellar performance for the fans.

Three Days Grace returns to EDBD after putting on a spectacular performance last year. The Canadian band has been around since 1997 and has released amazing albums including their self-titled debut album and One-X. Last year, the band released Outsider their sixth studio album on March 9, 2018. Their first single from the album “The Mountain” hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and was their 13th #1 single. Three Days Grace is sure to provide the fans with another memorable performance.

Another return band from EDBD past is the Michigan rockers Pop Evil. Formed in 2001 the band has made a huge impression with rock fans since their debut album Lipstick on the Mirror which included “100 in a 55” which hit #8 on the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart. The band is currently on tour supporting their fifth studio album Pop Evil. The album was released on February 16, 2018, and the first single “Waking Lions” hit #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart. Pop Evil never disappoints with their live performances and it’s great to see them coming back to EDBD.

Florida’s own Underoath will also be performing. Underoath captured major media attention when they announced they were releasing a new album after the band disbanded in 2013. It was the first new music from them since 2010. Their eighth studio album Erase Me was released on April 6, 2018, and hit #1 on the Billboard U.S. Top Hard Rock Albums chart and peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The band toured heavily over the summer in support of the album and is continuing that tour in 2019 including this stop at EDBD.

From the West Coast, we also have the California band Atreyu. The band has been around since 1998 and has since released 7 studio albums. Their most recent, In Our Wake was released on October 12, 2018. The album hit #2 on the Billboard U.S. Hard Rock Top Album Chart and they’ve been touring since the release. Atreyu always puts on phenomenal live performances and this is one band I am definitely looking forward to seeing once again.

The rest of the EDBD 26 lineup so far also includes P.O.D., Motionless In White, Badflower, The Glorius Sons, Rival Sons, and The Blue Stones. And maybe we may see more bands added to the lineup closer to the event date.

EDBD events always provided more than just music at their events. There will be various food and drink vendors, a V.I.P. Lounge (if you were lucky enough to grab V.I.P. tickets), body painters, and the Art and Charity Walk area where various artists will have their creative items for sale along with charities looking to raise money for good causes. On top of that, there will also be the return of the Colours Couture Traveling Tattoo Show & Competition. Ink Master Jime Litwalk and Colours Couture premier artist JR will both be at EDBD 26 along with an open tattoo competition for anyone who has them plus some surprising sideshows. There will also be a number of bands performing on the Colours Stage that include Eve To Adam, Handsome Pete, Losing September, Phoenix Rising, Modern Mimes, Razorwire Halo, and Black Oxygen.

Ticket prices are as follows:

GA Tickets – $75.00 + s/c
4-pack GA tickets – $260.00 + s/c

You can purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster HERE.

Military/First Responders – $65.00 + s/c

Military and First Responders can purchase their tickets through GovX HERE.

Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out EDBD 26. It is an entertaining and family-friendly event for all rock and metal fans!