Northern Invasion Is The Wisconsin Fest You Need To Attend This Summer

By: Cy Fontenot

Get ready for the biggest heavy rock throwdown of the year! This year’s Northern Invasion Festival in Somerset, WI is bound to be a banger for the ages. Located just 40 minutes from the Twin Cities, Somerset Amphitheatre is the largest outdoor music venue and camping spot in the Wisconsin area.


With acts on the 2018 lineup like Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and Stone Temple Pilots, this festival is sure to attract music-lovers of all ages. One standout for this fest will be the double-slotted appearance of Maynard James Keenan, who will perform with A Perfect Circle, as well as legendary rock group TOOL. Don’t be surprised if you hear new music at the fest, as both bands are scheduled to release records within the next year. Northern Invasion will be the perfect preview for what we can expect from these groups.

All in all, 2018’s Northern Invasion Fest is sure to be one to remember! Tickets and details can be found here!


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