Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline a new hard-rock festival this October in Manchester, Tennessee. The Exit 111 Festival is the first three-day camping-and-music event to be held at the 700-acre Bonnaroo site aside from Bonnaroo itself.
Set for October 11th through 13th, Exit 111 — named for the Manchester exit on I-24 — mixes hard rock with heavy metal and Southern rock. Megadeth, Black Label Society, ZZ Top, Ghost, Mastodon, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Lamb of God and Ministry are all on the bill, along with Kentucky outfit Black Stone Cherry, rising Southern rock group Bishop Gunn and Nashville rebels the Cadillac Three. Slayer, who announced their retirement last year, are also slated to perform what is being billed as their last-ever Tennessee concert.