WLNZ goes to Detroit’s first-ever SELF HELP FESTIVAL.

WLNZ 89.7fm loves live music, so when we found out that some of the best hard rock, punk rock and metal bands were coming to our fine mitten state, we were SO there. Duh.

SELF HELP Festival was founded four years ago by Florida rock band A Day To Remember, and has rocked cities including Philadelphia, Orlando, and now Detroit. The event’s mission is to deliver positive messages, from handpicked bands on the lineup. Previous acts include Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Stick To Your Guns, Whitechapel, The Ghost Inside, Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, The Wonder Years, August Burns Red, Yelawolf, and Chiodos.

The 2017 Self Help Fest Detroit included A Day To Remember, Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, Underoath, Falling In Reverse, Of Mice & Men, Issues, Moose Blood, Wage War, Too Close To Touch, Sylar and The Plot In You.

In case you missed the rock fest Saturday, Oct. 7 at Michigan Lottery Ampitheatre in Sterling Heights, we’ve got yo’ back. And we’ve got plenty of photos. In a nutshell, the lines were long, it was unusually hot for an October in Michigan (thanks, no thanks global warming), and then a wicked storm flew in for the last act of the night. All-in-all, fans enjoyed their day spent with loud, live music and didn’t care about stranger’s sweat, getting drenched in the rain, or being hit in the face by flying streamers. ‘Cause that’s what punk rock is all about.

Spoiler alert: Plenty of black band t-shirts and Vans were spotted. Also — here’s the recap video.