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Rocklahoma 2012 Bands Announced

 Rocklahoma has announced the 2012 lineup for the three-day camp & rock festival that features the top current active rock artists and classic bands. America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party--May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK--is proud to be presented by Budweiser.

The initial Rocklahoma lineup includes: Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot featuringJoe Satriani, Kenny Aronoff (sitting in for Chad Smith), Michael Anthony & Sammy Hagar, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Theory of a Deadman, Jackyl, Puddle Of Mudd, Hellyeah, P.O.D., Volbeat, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Red, The Darkness, Art of Dying, Trivium, Aranda, Redlight King, James Durbin, Janus, New Medicine, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade Scarlett, Krank and more. Bands will perform on the Main Stage, Second Stage and the Retrospect Records Stage.

Rocklahoma has quickly become the rock n’ roll party of Memorial Day Weekend, and 2012 is going to take the party to a whole new level,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live.  “We’ve got a great balance of talent this year with some amazing classic artists covering the last three decades along with plenty of today’s rock.  But the most unique part of this festival is definitely the campground experience…Three days and nights of craziness and chaos that only Rocklahoma can deliver!”   

General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10am CST at all Ticketmaster outlets and To get access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 22 at 10am CST through Thursday, February 23 at 10pm CST, go to and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans can save by buying early, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.

Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 20 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 29.

The Axis Entertainment Campground Stage returns in 2012 to enhance the Rocklahoma camping experience. Anyone holding festival and camping tickets will be able to check out some of the finest new rock bands performing on this stage, located next to the General Store in the main campgrounds.

Rocklahoma’s VIP packages have expanded due to popular demand. Some of this year’s weekend VIP packages include:


Groupie Package (One Person)

- VIP Reserved Ticket

- Access to VIP Catering Tent

- Private Backstage Lounge Tent Access *

- Weekend Pit Access

- Package Inclusive of all taxes and fees

* This year, the Groupies will have their own Backstage Lounge, which is conveniently located between the Main and Second Stages.


Roadie Package (One Person)

- VIP Reserved Ticket

- Access to VIP Catering Tent

- Private Backstage Lounge Tent Access **

- Private Restroom Access

- Weekend Pit Access

- One Event Poster, T-Shirt and Festival Mug

- One Commemorative Laminate

- VIP Deck Access

- Package Inclusive of all taxes and fees

**Exclusive for Roadies and Rockstars is the Backstage Lounge, which is conveniently located between VIP Catering and the Main Stage.


Rockstar Package (Two Person)

- Roadie Package for Two

- Three Night stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (room & tax only)

- Shuttle Service

- Best Seats in the House

- Package Inclusive of all taxes and fees

**Exclusive for Roadies and Rockstars is the Backstage Lounge, which is conveniently located between VIP Catering and the Main Stage.


For a detailed list of 2012 Rocklahoma VIP ticket options, packages and amenities, please visit

Rocklahomais located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK.  The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes on-site camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.

Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO.  The festival celebrates its 6th year in 2012.

Reader Comments (10)

A long way to travel just to see Slash. Ok, maybe that's a little too harsh. I'm sure that Chickenfoot is cool, and I know that QR and Jackyl will put on a good show. I miss 2007 and 2008.
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternc rocker
My thoughts exactly I went the first 3 years and really enjoyed the genre of 80s bands that played but as soon as they changed the format I stopped going it totally lost its magic, I will stick with M3
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
Check out Sunset Riot from Australia. Great band. They are playing my birthday on March 10th in Adelaide
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJendell
wen in 2008 and 2009. '08 rocked '09 was just ok.

from new york. too far to travel for this lineup. bring back the '07 lineup and i'm there.

chickenfoot is cool, slash, cool, wr cool but not worth the effort. checkin em out locally. rockla has had a good run though
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
The festival would be gone if it continued the 80s only style. It was great in '07 and '08 but it had to change in order to survive
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill
I wish I had gone in '07. I did go in '08 and loved it! Since then the lineup hasn't been good, so I don't see myself going again. Oh well, the Monsters of Rock cruise sets sail in 8 days and I will be there!
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
Pretty impressed with them booking Chickenfoot and the return of Jackyl, but for most of us ROCKLAHOMA Vets.....I think its safe to say the following 3 words: DONE WITH PRYOR!
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKari
I went in 09 and had a blast. I had never been around so much music and fun. Plus the lineup was amazing. Sooo many bands that I love and hadnt seen. Plus...that is were I discovered Wildstreet!!!!
Thank God, I went when I did...the next yr was all changed.
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
The sleeper act here is The Darkness.

Killer Band!
February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
without a doubt if anybody is going dont miss Darkness...I saw them on Friday night in Vegas and it was unbelievably good...they sound better live than on record...saw Crue on Wed night and it was a great spectacle, and I saw Steel Panther in Hollywood on Monday night, and laughed until I had tears,...what a week! to wrap my head around going to work in the morning....
February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy

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