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2008 Rocklahoma Planned

An official press release from Rock Fever:

PRYOR, OK --- With nearly 100,000 fans in attendance at Rocklahoma over the pre-party and three-day concert last week, organizers are already planning the Second Annual Rocklahoma Eighties Festival, scheduled for July 11-13, 2008. As a thank you to this year’s V.I.P. and Reserve Seat ticket holders, fans can renew their same seats for next summer’s Rocklahoma, now through September 17th. Reserved Seat ticket holders can upgrade their current seats to V.I.P. seats and enjoy all of its privileges.

“The artists and the fans came out and enjoyed the party in record numbers,” said Dave Giencke, Director of Operations for Catch the Fever Music Festivals. “Over 1,000 fans have already renewed their V.I.P. seats for next year’s Rocklahoma, which will continue to feature the major rock artists from the music of the eighties. As a thank you for Rocklahoma’s success, we want to give all our fans the first chance to renew their seats for 2008.”

V.I.P. seats for the Second Annual Rocklahoma  are $300, plus tax and handling. Past Reserve Seat ticket holders may purchase their seats as V.I.P. seats now through September 17th. Upgrades will be available after September 17th in order of date of purchase, Giencke said, adding that the first 2,000 ticket orders will receive a free copy of the Commemorative Rocklahoma 2007 Tour book.

“After September 17th, we will contact patrons and give them the choice of unsold seats closer to the stage. The upgrades to better seats will be done in the order of date they renew,” he said. “For example, if they bought their 2008 tickets at this year’s show, they will have first choice of upgraded seats. But if they wait until September 17th to buy their tickets, they will have last choice. So it is very important to buy now!”  “The remaining VIP Tickets will be available to the general public beginning October 1st.”

Renewals may be purchased by calling (866) 310-2288.  General admission tickets are also available at a discount to everyone. General admission tickets for one day are $50, plus tax and handling. General admission tickets for all three days are $110, plus tax and handling. All three-day ticket purchasers will be eligible to attend Rocklahoma’s Pre-Party on Thursday, July  10, 2008.

Campground spots are also being purchased for next year and are available on a first come first serve basis. General admission camping is $45, plus tax and handling. V.I.P. camping is $55, plus tax and handling. Fans must hold a three-day concert ticket before they will be allowed to purchase their campsites.

“The earlier you purchase your campsite, the better the location. So again, it’s important to buy now!” Giencke explained.

Organizers say the phenomenal success of this year’s Rocklahoma was noticed around the world, as fans from all 50 states and six continents were in attendance. The success of 2007’s Rocklahoma guarantees that next summer’s event will be even bigger.

“Artists worldwide took note of the response of rock fans at Rocklahoma this year. Although the line-up for the Second Annual Rocklahoma in 2008 hasn’t yet been finalized --- and the possibility is hard to imagine after the success of this year’s event --- fans can expect an even bigger eighties line-up next summer and an even better show,” Giencke said.

Reader Comments (11)

I already can't wait to see what bands they have lined up for it! I hope to go...
July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
The tour books were being sold at 3 for $20 on the last day, they had boxes of them. No wonder they are giving them away.

I am betting that anyone with truly excellent seats, will renew them, and then a portion of those will be sold on ebay. What they've done is cool, but it pretty much guarentees anyone who didn't have an *amazing* seat this time, won't have one next time without paying a scalper.
July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
One other question - the number they were throwing around was 35k. Does that mean 100k over three days ( so the majority of people were just counted three times ? )
July 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus

Yes, I believe the 100,000 total was from all three days. When I called on Tuesday for an official number, I was told it wasn't tabulated yet.



I paid full price for the tour book on Friday. Oh well.
July 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Yeah, I'd paid full price on Friday as well - I got there, and first thing just bought everything I wanted that wasn't sold out ( although there was rolling merch, as bands came in, I spent a lot more than I'd hoped to ).

July 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Since I didn't waste money on this nostalgia fest this year, that makes me first in line to not waste money on it next year! It's great to be me!
July 21, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
Cant wait till the band list is released, going to come done from Missouri next year...KEEP POISON
July 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLou
I was there all day friday. IT ROCKED..
there were three ladies from Pryor,ok "with a blue tarp"
that made the show even better. It was nice to rock and roll with classy fans as the aforementioned ladies. Great show great fans. See ya next year. shad
I hope I get to go next year. This year's was awesome!!!
July 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
I am ready for some Glam bands.... Woo yeah!!
I'll be there.
Bam Bam
October 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Yochum
yea, im an 18 year old and i have all access, and i cant wait
January 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter concertboy

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