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For Whom Coachella Tolls: Big 4 Festival Announced!

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One week after music die-hards make the annual pilgrimage to Indio for The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, a new fest will rock the Empire Polo Grounds. This gathering, however, will be a decidedly heavier affair. And by heavy I mean, pure, face-melting, metal destruction. On April 23rd, the Big 4 Festival, featuring Anthrax, Megadeath, Slayer and headlined by Metallica, will make its first and only American stop. After 7 European dates last year, American metal fans prayed for DEMANDED a stop here. Goldenvoice, the force behind both Coachella and the Stagecoach Festival (also taking place on the Polo Grounds, one week after the Big 4) has granted their collective wish.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 28 via Ticketmaster for $99, or $199.00 for VIP.