Guns N Roses, Korn, Alice in Chains Headline Rocklahoma
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Rock!” proclaims the tagline of the 2013 Rocklahoma Festival, and with a lineup including Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Bush and Korn, it’s safe to say the motto fits.
This year’s incarnation of the annual music festival will take place May 24-26 at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds near Tulsa in Pryor, Okla. Other notable performers include Cheap Trick, Dokken, Papa Roach, Skillet, Ratt, Halestorm, the Sword and, appropriate for today, Bullet for My Valentine (just kidding).
“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!” said Joe Litvag, executive producer for AEG Live, according to Pollstar.com. “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.”
To be fair, waiting seven years for Guns N’ Roses is not really very long considering the history of the band. This is the group’s second announced U.S. date for 2013, alongside an appearance at New York’s Governors Ball this summer. No word yet on whether GNR plans to add more dates.
“Bush is thrilled to be playing Rocklahoma with such great bands. We look forward to seeing you all out there,” said the group’s frontman Gavin Rossdale in a statement that seems much less enthusiastic than Litvag’s.
The festival will contain three total stages, with a Hard Rock Stage and Retrospect Records stage in addition to the main stage. Tickets start at $99 for a three-day pass and go on sale February 22. VIP packages start at $325 a person for the weekend, and ranges up to a $2,899 Rockstar Package (for two) that includes accommodations, shuttle service, premium seats and more.