X-Fest Music Festival: Live Bands, Rock Music, Screaming Vocals

If you are a fan of rock music with loud drums, distorted guitars, and screaming vocals, then the X-Fest Music Festival is definitely for you. X-Fest is a nationally-recognized music festival that features the heaviest of heavy rock bands from across the planet. All the frenzy takes place in Noblesville, Indiana, an upscale suburb of Indianapolis. While the event travels to various major cities around the country, it has been held every year in Noblesville since 1995 and occupies a firm footing in Indianapolis culture. Every year, this famous concert draws heavy rock music lovers not only from the inner city but also from nearby suburbs such as Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers and Westfield, to mention but a few.


Promoted by the major media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications and hosted by the Indianapolis alternative rock music radio station WRZX (or X-103, as it is called around Indy), X-Fest draws Top 40 hard rock and heavy metal bands from all over the country. Expect to hear the raw sounds of metal bands like Disturbed, Trapt, and Bullet for my Valentine, and many, many others. Over the years, X-Fest has even drawn popular rock giants like Kid Rock, Linkin Park, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Big bands draw big crowds, and the X-Fest Music Festival is proof positive. Since it began in 1995, about a quarter of a million people have attended the popular Indianapolis event. With such crowds, X-Fest is must be held in the largest outdoor music venue in the greater Indianapolis area, the Verizon Wireless Music Center. But even an arena of this size and a state-of-the-art acoustical giant can barely contain the sounds of rock erupting from the stage inside. Anyone approaching the Verizon Wireless Music Center during X-Fest will surely hear the roar of the crowd mixed with the echoes of thrashing guitar riffs and crashing cymbals. Imagine hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans gyrating in a sea of music-inspired frenetic energy, and you’ll understand why Verizon’s expansive outdoor lawn seating provides the perfect environment for such an unforgettable happening.
Want to see some of today’s biggest heavy rock groups in action? Then grab some sunblock, put on your favorite heavy metal t-shirt, and head over to the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville under the late summer September sun.

Interested in more information about X-Fest? Check out the WRZX website to see the action from past X-Fest events. You can find fan-submitted photos of head-banging rockers, as well as front row shots of your favorite bands. You can even submit your own pictures or videos on the X-Fest blog, and proclaim yourself part of the cult to the whole world.

If the roaring explosion of sound from your favorite FM radio rocking bands is what you need to satisfy your urge to rock out, then X-fest is your holy grail. This festival is hands-down one of the best opportunities to see hard rock and heavy metal music in Indianapolis.


Verizon Wireless Music Center
12880 E 146th St
Noblesville, IN 46060

Visit the Verizon Wireless Music Center website