A video of TESTAMENT announcing Exodus as the headliners can be seen below:
The main stage will also include performances by: PHILM, SEVERED FIFTH, ABSU, WITCHAVEN, IMPALED, AUTOPSY, FOG OF WAR and ABYSMAL DAWN.
The Pier stage will include performances by: ENEMY IN PERIL, DESECRATOR, NECROSIN, HEMOTOXIN, ULYSSES, SIREN, SCARS OF ENVY and ZH.
Presale Tickets are now available. Presale tickets cost $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door.
All ticket purchases also entitle fans to a discounted admission rate to freely roam the USS Hornet on the day of the event between the hours of 10AM to 4PM. Discounted admission is $12.00 per person. Slaughter By The Water general admission tickets only allow access to the ship and their private tours after 5PM.
To purchase or for more info visit this location.
The festival tour package includes:
Private tours of groups of 15, available after 5PM. This includes:
Second deck tour: The Sick Bay, Torpedo Room, Marine Detachment Unit, Chapel, and more.
Island tour: Sit in the Ship's captain's chair, explore the Pilot house and Admirals Bridge, go to the top secret Combat Information Center and see the view from the Primary Flight Control the Air traffic control tower of the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet.
Haunted tour: Forecastle - ghost stories from where the tidal wave hit the USS Hornet Museum.
They have also announced that there will be a second stage powered by Rock The Bike on the pier right next to the USS Hornet. Access to the entire pier which includes the Rock The Bike stage, food vendors and other retailers is free to the public.
The USS Hornet, 893 feet long and 33,000 tons of metal, is nicknamed "The Grey Ghost in Alameda" and is said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy, with numerous reports of supernatural events occurring onboard.
She is also a "Rosie the Riveter" ship with thirty percent of her construction crew being women and she holds a couple Navy records: most planes shot down in a day (72) and most planes shot down in a month (255).