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Guns n' Roses Will Play Rocklahoma 2013

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 01:14PM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments

Rocklahoma celebrates its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup not to be missed. Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn will headline the three-day camping festival which features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma is proud to be presented by Bud Light.

The initial list of performers for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party includes: Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, Ratt, Halestorm, Device (with David Draiman), All That Remains, Escape the Fate, Dokken, Clutch, Motionless In White, Big Wreck, The Sword, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Heaven’s Basement, We As Humans, American Fangs, O’Brother, and more.

In addition, the Retrospect Records Stage will feature performances from: The Last Vegas, London, Wildstreet, Mad Max, Bai Bang, Lynam, De La Cruz, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, Firstryke, Ragdoll, Hessler, Switchblade Scarlett, Nasty Habit, Sister’s Doll, London's Dungeon, Rhyme, Emerald City, Wicked, Down n Dirty, Station, Ruff Justice, Mystery, and Fist of Rage.

The lineup for the AXiS Campground Tent will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Bush is thrilled to be playing Rocklahoma with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rossdale.  “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 22 at 10am CST at www.rocklahoma.com. To get access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 20 at 10am CST through Thursday, February 21 at 10pm CST, go to www.rocklahoma.com and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans 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 info@feverfest.com. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 19 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 28.

"We've waited seven years, and we're finally bringing the #1 most requested band by the fans to Rocklahoma, the one and only Guns N' Roses!  Couple that with the undisputed legacy of Alice In Chains, the unforgettable live spectacle of Korn and the hits of Bush, and we're in store for a truly legendary weekend," comments Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live.

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 onsite 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. In 2012, a national television audience was able to experience many Rocklahoma band performances in HD when AXS TV aired live coverage of the festival.

Rocklahoma marks the final event of the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Right Arm Entertainment, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.

Rocklahoma is proud to be sponsored by Bud Light, Hard Rock (presenting the Hard Rock 2nd Stage), Jägermeister, and Monster Energy.

Reader Comments (13)

Stupid. This is a festival for hard rock bands, not some nu metal crap. I like gnr but the rest needs to be bands from the 80s.
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
well ya have to involve some new school stuff in with it to. korn isnt bad, i love gnr. halestorm, ratt, steel panther, all that remains, and motionless in white, are cool additions to it too.
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
i loved the line up for first rocklohoma but ever since they started adding nu-metal bands i have no int. some of the newer ahrd rock bands would be fine like halestorm or reckless love bands like that would be fine. the monsters of rock cruise is awesome but already sold out, the m3 line ups have been good too
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I've been to every one of the Rocklahoma events and they have all been a blast. The problem is most people believe it takes a band that sold millions of albums/CDs to make for a good line up.. Truth is, the bands you'll see on the Retrospect records stage will blow most of the other bands away. Just the bands on the Retrospect stage make this worthwhile.

Seriously.. spend a little time and look into some of these bands:

The Last Vegas
London
Mad Max
Wildstreet
Station
Black Tora
Lynam
Bai Bang
Sisters Doll
Hessler
Sunset Riot
Glitter Boys
Ragdoll
Nasty Habit
Firstryke
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
I've seen some of these retrospect bands from New York...Wildstreet, Wicked, Station...and they belong on the main stage. Some of these big stage acts are just tired and old
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternikkidangers
duh
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergary
To quote Lenny and Carl from the Simpsons "He geniuses, how about some new oldies?!?!"

Whether we like it or not, the grunge and nu metal bands are now celebrating their resurgence, much like Glam / hard rock did in the 2000's. Look at Rock on the range this year - 3 headliners are all 1992 Lollapalooza alumni.

Rocklahoma just couldn't survive as a flat out glam weekend, the novelty had worn off and several copycat festivals sprung up (M3, South Texas rock Fest, etc) making it less of a national destination for glam fans.

The strong legacy acts who can draw (Crue, Tesla, Cinderella, Ratt, Def Leppard) will always have a home on these festivals, but really the appeal of watching fake Warrant, fake Skid Row, fake L.A. Guns and fake Bang Tango has worn off for many people...
Funny that fake GNR can still draw in light of their consistent disrespect towards the audience; having Appetite in your catalog
is some serious firepower I suppose.

All in all not a super strong bill IMHO,,, not sure that I would shell out for tix even if I lived a half hour away.
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
DJ! Where did you see RATT on the bill? Don't think so. If they were, I'd probably fly out, watch them, G'n'R, Cheap Trick, The Last Vegas, Wildstreet, Bai Bang (HUGE!), Glitterboys and Ragdoll, a couple the others and then fly the h*ll out!

But RATT ain't on the bill, so I think I'll skip it. And that's only because I've seen Cheap Trick over a dozen times!
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
RATT is on the bill. I'll be at Rocklahoma for sure helping out at the Retrospect stage as usual.
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
If Maetalboy! makes it I might be able to convince the wife to ride over and meet you guys!
February 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Once again, Metalboy!...your facts are incorrect. There's only one headliner at Rock on the Range who played Lollapalooza in 1992. That was Soundgarden, and they only played half of the tour. The other two played Lollapalooza in later years - AIC in '93 and the Pumpkins in '94.
February 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDick
Hahaha!!! You guys kill me! Who on earth would want to bother meeting little ol' me? And as far as me getting my facts wrong, how the h*ll did I miss RATT playin' on the bill? And Dick, I think you've got me confused with someone else.
February 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
ratt was after asking alexandria.
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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