Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Woodlands, Texas
Get ready to bang your head as the Buzzfest returns to the Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion on Saturday 8th May 2022! Catch Houston’s largest rock festival and enjoy a day-long celebration of good music and refreshments! Brought to you by 94.5 FM The Buzz, the Buzzfest features top heavy metal, rock, and alternative acts, such as Papa Roach, Seether, Bush, The HU, Dead Sara, and 10 Years! Hurry, get your tickets now, and don’t miss this annual rock ‘n roll gathering at the iconic Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion!
The Buzzfest has been bringing the top rock, alternative, and heavy metal acts to Houston since 1995. The annual event, which was formerly known as the Buzz Festival, is promoted by KTBZ-FM. The event is held twice a year starting in 2001 – one during spring and the other one during fall. Over the years, the festival has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and heavy metal music, including Foo Fighters, Bush, Matchbox Twenty, Creed, the Offspring, Third Eye Blind, Alice in Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins.
This year, the Buzzfest features a stellar lineup of rock bands. Papa Roach, who dominated the early 2000s nu-metal era, takes over the festival as the headliner. The band from Vacaville, California, is responsible for hits, such as “Last Resort,” “Broken Home,” and “Scar.” Another 2000s powerhouse Seether joins the lineup. Some rock fans may know them for their hits, “Broken” and “Fine Again.” In addition to the 2000s metal giants, the Buzzfest brings back Bush to this year’s lineup. Grunge sensation Bush is one of the most commercially successful bands from the ‘90s. Until this day, their hits “Glycerine” and “Machinehead” play a significant role in influencing a new generation of rock musicians.
The newest and most exciting performer to come to the Buzzfest this year is The HU, a Mongolian folk metal band that uses traditional Mongolian music instruments, including the Morin khuur and Tovshuur. In addition, the band is also known for using Mongolian throat singing. Their single “Yuve Yuve Yu” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard World Digital Songs charts. Meanwhile, “Wolf Totem,” a song featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, peaked at number 1 on the US Hard Rock Digital Songs and World Digital Songs chart. Buzzfest brings in Dead Sara for the first time. Dead Sara is a post-hardcore band from Los Angeles. KTBZ-FM is one of the first FM channels to play Dead Sara songs on air. In 2012, Dead Sara released their debut album, which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. The band released two more subsequent albums in 2015 and 2021, with much critical acclaim.
Lastly, 10 Years joins the power lineup for this year’s Buzzfest. The band from Knoxville, Tennessee, has frequented the Billboard Top Alternative Albums with their albums released from 2008 to 2017. The band’s 2005 album, The Autumn Effect, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Catch these bands take over Houston’s most famous state-of-the-art amphitheater. The Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion is one of the most-visited concert venues globally. The venue, located in Woodlands, Texas, can seat up to 16,500 people with 6,500 covered seats and 10,000 open space capacity. The facility opened in 1990 and was built to provide a venue for the Houston Symphony in the Woodlands. The original space facilitated 3,000 reserved seating and an open sloped lawn that could hold a capacity of 7,000. In 2008, the pavilion had a major infrastructure overhaul after a hurricane severely damaged the venue. The venue was reconstructed to withstand 175 miles per hour wind and accommodate 16,000 people.
Get your tickets now to see these incredible rock and metal bands perform in 2022’s Buzzfest!