Annual Rise Above Fest in Bangor to bring Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Seether, more to Waterfront

Seether, performing at the 2014 Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfont.

Seether, performing at the 2014 Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfont.

Rise Above Fest, now in its fourth year overall and third year in Bangor, will again bring top heavy metal and hard rock bands to the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, with a day-long concert set for Saturday, Aug. 6 — several months later into the summer than previous festivals, which were held in May.

Headlining acts for this year’s festival include widely popular heavy rockers Disturbed, Danish metal band Volbeat, hard rockers Alter Bridge and Seether, the latter of which are the co-organizers, with Waterfront Concerts, of the Rise Above Fest, which benefits Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), a charity that seeks to educate and help prevent suicide, a cause highly personal to Seether frontman Shaun Morgan. This will be the third year Seether has performed in Bangor.

Other bands set for Rise Above Fest this year include Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, We Came As Romans, Beartooth and I Prevail.

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, Feb. 12 via Ticketmaster, or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer. For more information, visit

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.