Welcome to Rockville 2022 Day 1: Photo Gallery

Among the most-anticipated of the year's rock-focused mega festivals, the first day of the 2022 edition of Welcome to Rockville officially kicked-off summer concert season at Daytona International Speedway.

The colossal bill spanning four-days and featuring some of the biggest names in metal and rock saw closing ceremonies headed by the unmatched spectacle of genre forefathers, KISS.

Throughout the day, a diverse roster of performances thrilled the capacity crowd with sets from Five Finger Death Punch, DOWN, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Clutch, and Ill Nino quickly setting the bar for what is shaping up to be a historic weekender.

Capturing the sights, sounds and spectacle of the show - a team of incredibly talented photographers submitted some of their best flicks to provide a recap of just how massive Welcome to Rockville has been thus far.

Papa Roach in full effect // Photo by Steve Thrasher
Gemini Syndrome // Photo by Lexie Alley
Bad Wolves doing it big // Photo by Steve Thrasher
Photo by Steve Thrasher
Bad Omens // Photo by Lexie Alley
Clutch coming in clutch // Photo by Steve Thrasher
The almighty Black Label Society // Photo by Steve Thrasher
In This Moment // Photo by Steve Thrasher
Lean and Mean w/ Papa Roach // Photo by Cameron Nunez
Kirk Windstein of Down // Photo by Lexie Alley
Five Finger Death Punch // Photos by Steve Thrasher