CHIPPEWA COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Planning for rockfest 2023 is well underway, and organizers of the music festival announced one of this year’s headliners. The metal band Pantera will take to the stage as this year’s festival headliner.

The band helped pioneer the sound of metal music in the 90s and hasn’t been on tour in more than 21 years. Organizers for the event say they’re honored to be a part of the band’s comeback. Rockfest 2023 is scheduled for July 13th to the 15th in Chippewa county.