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Twisted Sister, Ratt and Extreme Headlining This All Day Metal Festival

(Columbia, Md.) May 26, 2009– M3 Rock Festival Presented by 98 Rock, a premier East Coast ‘80s-focused glam rock and heavy metal festival, will be landing in Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, May 30th. Along with heavy-hitting headlining sets from the Dee Snyder-fronted glam kings Twisted Sister, San Diego hard-rockers Ratt, and massive Massachusetts rock group Extreme, this festival features three stages, 16 bands, 10 hours of music, and a wide variety of entertaining booths and attractions.


Set times have just been released (see below) and an additional stage has be added to accommodate an incredible collection of entertainers including Dingleberry Dynasty, The Lucky Daredevil show featuring Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill, Dicktaters, comedian and juggler Michael Rossman along with contortionists, aerial acts and karaoke. 98 Rock’s Matt Davis and Merriweather’s own DixieCup will host the third stage.



Noon Gilby Clark

12:40 Y&T

1:30 Slaughter

2:45 Jani Lane

3:40 Dokken

5:00 Kix

6:25 Extreme

7:50 Ratt

9:15 Twisted Sister


1pm Jetboy

2:00 XYZ

3:00 Bullet Boys

4:25 Steel Panther

5:50 LA Guns

7:00 Keel

8:40 SLAM


Tickets for the full-day festival range from $35 - $75 and are available at the Merriweather Box Office or

Reader Comments (20)

Awesome! Thanks for getting this out Allyson, going to have to do a lot of walking between stages!
May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
ok, stressing a bit about some bands overlapping. i guess i'll figure it out. I can hardly wait to get to MD on Friday Night. Yeah You Right! Thanks for posting Ally.
May 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Im stoked for this. Were driving from Cincinnati to see it. I hate the overlapping set times but whatever. And I dont get why SLAMM is the 2nd stage headliner. My guess was that they were going to be the OPENER. And why in the hell is Keel after LA Guns, Steel Panther, and Bullet Boys?
May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Cool, thanks for posting Allyson.

I just wish that there was an "80's rock" festival in Michigan like this! Damn, LOL
May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
this really needs to tour its better than Cruefest easily
May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
Man it really blows that I am going to have to leave during Y&T's set, but I will not miss Jetboy. These times overlapping kind of sucks, but its still going to be an awesome day.
I really wish I could go!!!
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Thanks Ally ! I dont get the KIX slot but whatever... it's still a damn good line-up
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
Best one-day line-up in America.
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
Sam we finally agree on something!!!! lol
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Cant fuckin wait, were flying in for this festival Its suppose to be 80 degrees sunny no rain!! They better have plenty of beer!! See you guys there
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
Fitz...there will be plenty of beer but its $8 (for 24 onze Bud Light)...try to tailgate in the parking lot prior to get some beers in before having to pay $8 all day long.
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
yeah, what's up for pre-party festivites?
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Kix is playing this slot because this is their home. They will have a huge crowd. Look forward to partying with you crazies...
May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBone
Can you come and go out of the venue or are you stuck in there once you enter?
May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
You are stuck in there once you enter
May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixkixsass
we have a friend who works at the pavilion - we are going ONLY to see Kix!
May 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlocal
I heard a rumor that Y&T has switched set times with Jetboy
May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBig Bottoms
And we have officially started a "who is gonna bitch about their time-slot first" office pool. I got 50 bucks on Don Dokken.
May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Big bottoms...where did you hear that? Why would Y&T switch to the side stage to only play 20 minutes later? Makes no sense for them to do that.
May 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules

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