Las Rageous returns for raucous weekend
Just when you thought you couldn’t see deathcore and “viral Mongolian folk metal” in the same festival … Las Rageous is back with a lineup that promises sweaty thrashing to all kinds of delightful darkness.
Rob Zombie and Bring Me the Horizon top a ticket shared by The Used, Chevelle, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, I Prevail, Beartooth, Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Fever 333, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Poppy, and The Hu. That’s a lot of hard-driving genres—from post-hardcore and metalcore to punk and rap-rock—wrapped into one experience. And it’s not just about the music taking over stages F and U at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Freakshow Wrestling is partnering with the fest, meaning fantastical showdowns (i.e., vampires vs. robots and Jesus vs. Santa) sandwiched with brilliantly talented sideshow artists and burlesque performers. And the onsite chapel offers legal and nonlegal ceremonies, so you can make a rash decision about the person whose arms you fall into while surfing the crowd.
But remember Rule No. 3 of Las Rageous: Don’t crowd surf more than once in a night. You are just being selfish. And watch out for kids in the mosh pit, as the all-ages event might draw families who bond over skeleton face paint.
If you’re looking for a cushier way to rage, VIP packages lend such comforts as big TVs live-streaming the acts in shaded lounges, restroom attendants, and even a premium open bar with “startenders” slinging drinks.
Hungry from all the moshing? Attendees can access the Bud Light Rock & Refuel Culinary Experience, new this year and featuring more than a dozen ways to rage on the plate.
The beauty of the grounds being a block from the Fremont Street Experience is that the fun doesn’t have to stop with each night’s headliners. It’s a quick wander down the block to the Container Park’s skyscraping praying mantis for bonus pyrotechnics.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 5 p.m. Oct. 18-19, single-day $67-$71 plus tax and fee; two-day/VIP $145-$689 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000