Guitarist/Vocalist Jerry Cantrell of the Heavy Metal band Alice in Chains performs in concert October 4, 2010 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO.

Sick New World 2024

APRIL 27, 2024


Sick New World is your official invitation to the dark side of rock.

Sick New World festival is like Halloween in April. It’s where Jack Skellington would go to mosh. Vampire teeth are par for the course here, as are Michael Myers masks and performers drenched in fake blood. Some people call it a nu-metal festival, others call it grunge or industrial, but most people just call it loud.

For a festival that’s only in its second year, Sick New World is already pulling in some heavy hitters. System of a Down, Slipknot and Alice in Chains are all scheduled to make appearances, and past artists have included Korn, Incubus and Papa Roach. An even greater accomplishment might be squeezing over sixty acts into a single Saturday, which means you’ll have to choose between five stages (two of them are the main stages) — or hop around and visit them all.

If one day’s not enough, official sideshows abound throughout the week, both before and after the festival. Front 242, Chevelle, Bring Me the Horizon, Wage War & Nothing More, Static-X, Sevendust and others are playing in either the two days before the fest or the day after at places like Brooklyn Bowl, Fontainebleau, House of Blues, and others.  

There’s no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas, but Nevada’s Las Vegas Festival Grounds make it easy to stay onsite by hosting a number of food and drink vendors — everything from Korn Koffee to Island Noodles, with Homeslice supplying the vegetarian options. You could splurge on merch too (but just so we’re clear, don’t expect to find any colors that aren’t black).

The Specs

  • Over 85,000 people attended in 2023.
  • Tickets come in four tiers: GA, GA+, VIP, and VIP Cabana. Prices are $392, $568, $670, and $18,065, respectively.
  • Check out our list of things to do in Las Vegas while you’re there.


Which airport is closest to the festival grounds?

Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) is 6 miles away.

Where is the Sick New World music festival held exactly?

Las Vegas Festival Grounds which is located at 311 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102.

What is the bag policy?

All bags must be smaller than 12” by 6” by 12”, and those larger than 6” by 9” must be clear.

Is the festival ADA accessible?

While there is no parking onsite, accessible viewing areas and ADA entries are available.

What’s the difference between When We Were Young and Sick New World?

Sick New World leans more toward late ‘90s hard rock and nu-metal.

Who are the headliners in 2024?

System of a Down, Slipknot, Alice in Chains and A Perfect Circle lead Sick New World 2024.

Which artists are on the festival lineup?

The 2024 lineup includes A Perfect Circle, Alice in Chains, Babymetal, Bad Omens, Better Lovers, Black Veil Brides, Bring Me the Horizon, Code Orange, Combichrist, Danny Elfman, Dayseeker, Dope, Drain, Drop Nineteens, Duster, Fear Factory, Freshwater, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, Fury, The Garden, Gel, Glare, Helmet, Ice Nine Kills, Incendiary, Jinjer, Killing Joke, Kim Dracula, Kittie, Knocked Loose, Kubai Khan TX, Lamb of God, Loathe, Lords of Acid, Lorna Shore, Motionless in White, Nitzer Ebb, Nonpoint, Paleface Swiss, Polyphia, Powerman 5000, Primus, Quannnic, Sevendust, She Past Away, Skindred, Slaughter to Prevail, Sleep Token, Slipknot, Slowdive, Snow Strippers, Spiritbox, Spy, Static-X, Static Dress, Sunami, Superheaven, Swans, System of a Down, Taproot, Trash Talk, Ultra Sunn, Vein, Violent Vira, VNV Nation, Wage War, Wednesday 13, Zulu, 3Teeth and 6arelyhuman.



BY Jeremiah David Jenkins