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Multi-Stage Music Festival In Support of Suicide Prevention & Mental Illness Expands To Three Days This Year
and Partners with the innaugural Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, TN.
Performers Include Guns & Roses, Def Leopard, Leonard Skynard, Seether + Many More
Multi-platinum rockers Seether have announced the first ever Exit 111 Festival, with some exciting new developments. The multi-stage music festival has expanded to three days for the first time in its history with the world's biggest bands performing on three stages.
Rise Above Fest, which supports suicide prevention and mental illness, is the largest suicide awareness music event in the world and has established itself as a "can't miss" destination festival of the summer for hard rock fans.
This year's Rise Above Fest is set for October 11-13, 2019.
In addition to giving rock fans a must-see lineup of bands, the event, which borrows its name from the Seether song "Rise Above This," brings awareness to suicide as an epidemic and to destigmatize depression and other mental illnesses.
As fans are well aware, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan lost his brother to suicide nearly a decade ago and penned the song as an ode to him. The singer's personal experience with suicide lead to the creation of Rise Above Fest. Additionally, Morgan was honored last year with the “Artistic Expression” Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health at the Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas for his tireless work as an advocate of suicide prevention.
All proceeds from Rise Above Fest benefit SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), which is one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention in order to SAVE lives.
“It's unbelievable we’re building the Rise Above Fest and partnering with Exit 111," Morgan said. "We started this out as a way to give back and raise awareness. To have created something that our friends and fans believe in is really humbling. Every year it's grown and it's an honor to bring you a two-day experience. Can't wait to see you there."
Since their formation in 1999, SEETHER (Shaun Morgan - Vocals/Guitar, Dale Stewart - Bass/Vocals, and John Humphrey - Drums) have become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard rocking trio from Pretoria, South Africa has released eight albums, three of which have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold along with a live concert DVD that has sold over 500,000 units for total worldwide sales in excess of 6 million. The consistent hit makers have quietly amassed twelve #1 singles — eighteen Top 5 multi-format hits resulting in singles sales that top eight million, a level of success few artists working today can match. The relentlessly hard working outfit has averaged 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world's biggest rock festivals. With over 280 million Vevo views and three million Facebook fans, Seether's powerful online presence is solid proof of their hard won, fiercely loyal worldwide fan base.