Festival Review: The Rockstar Disrupt Festival in Phoenix, AZ

Review/Photos by Brynn Edwards

Andy Black

Festival Summary: The Rockstar Disrupt Festival at Ak Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ - 7/27/19

The Rockstar Disrupt touring festival took the United States by storm this summer by bringing people out to brave the heat and weather and to see some of their favorite bands. The Phoenix, Arizona date might fall under the category of being one of the hottest shows of the entire tour. Temperatures that day reached highs of 113°, but fans still packed into Ak Chin Pavilion's amphitheater to watch the show. With a phenomenal lineup of Hyro the Hero, Juliet Simms, Memphis May Fire, Andy Black, Sleeping With Sirens, Meg & Dia, Circa Survive, Sum 41, Thrice, and The Used, Rockstar Disrupt knocked it out of the park for their inaugural tour.

Circa Survive

Another thing about the Rockstar Disrupt Festival is how many audiences it appeals to. Within the lineup, there are many subgenres of rock that help expand crowd member's interests and keep them entertained even if they don't know who they're listening to. Although Meg & Dia are a completely different type of rock music from Sleeping With Sirens, watching every set was enjoyable. At night time, the show became even more stunning, showing off Sum 41 and The Used with beautiful light shows to go along with their music.

The Rockstar Disrupt Festival is done for this summer, but seeing the lineup for next summer is something to look forward to. They have done a solid job catering to all sorts of crowds and fans, and making sure everyone had a blast this year.