Korn, Disturbed, Staind and More Set for 2021 Upheaval Festival


Korn and Disturbed will headline the 2021 Upheaval Festival.

Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Disturbed’s David Draiman – Story and photo by Anne Erickson

The 2021 Upheaval Festival will bring a slew of rock bands to Grand Rapids, Michigan, including Korn, Disturbed, Staind and more

The debut Upheaval Festival was slated to take place in Michigan this year, but like almost every major event in 2020, it was postponed.

Now, festival organizers have announced that the debut festival, indeed, will happen next year, and they’re bringing Korn and Disturbed to headline the event.

The two-day rock festival will happen July 16 and 17 at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Korn will headline the opening night of the event, and Disturbed will headline the closing evening. Staind, who was originally set to headline one night of the festival, will appear on July 17, taking the stage right before Disturbed.

The July 16 lineup of Upheaval also features Chevelle, Avatar, Joyous Wolf, Gemini Syndrome, Royal Bliss, The Illegal Immigrants, Assume Nothing and Deadlight Holiday, in addition to Korn.

The July 17 date will feature the aforementioned Disturbed and Staind, as well as Skillet, Like a Storm, Blacktop Mojo, Stitched Up Heart, Heartsick, Vestigal and Blue Felix.

Tickets that were purchased for the 2020 festival will be good for 2021. To purchase tickets or for other questions regarding tickets or the festival, head to the Upheaval website.