Hard Rock Festival Ready To Raise The Horns In Oklahoma

poison.jpgThis July, Rocklahoma–a three-day music festival featuring Poison, Ratt, and at least one version of L.A. Guns–will take place in a field in northwestern Oklahoma. Tickets have been selling at a brisk rate, and the promoters are claiming that the festival is on track to attract Coachella-level numbers:

Rocklahoma is happening in Oklahoma, but it was announced at a press conference in Los Angeles. Since then, Rogers said tickets have been sold to people in 15 countries, four Canadian provinces and all 50 states.

“We expect 50,000 to 60,000 people each day,” Rogers said. “Every hotel room is booked in a 50- to 70-mile radius. People are thinking about renting their houses.

“This isn’t a four-state area thing. This is worldwide. The numbers just keep going daily.”
Rogers said some of the bands in the line up hope their career will be restarted with this exposure. “This is different than Country Fever where the acts come in and out. The bands will be staying here,” Rogers said.

Rogers said the festival will be broadcast on world-wide pay for view television and the VH-1 music channel.

Pay-per-view–just like the Moscow Music Peace Festival! We can’t wait to try and watch it like we did that festival, with the picture scrambled to hell and the music sputtering out every so often. (Hey, at least we’ll be in air conditioning.)

Heavy metal festival expects 50,000 per day [Midwest City Sun, via Blabbermouth]

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  • rinjonjori

    There is no denying the pull of Posion. Still, some version of LA Guns is more credible then any current version of GnR

  • Hallux Valgus

    I find it hard to believe that any right minded individual would ever contemplate renting out his house to a Poison fan on a 3 day bender.

  • dollywould

    On the official web site under “Camping”:

    Campground quiet time is 2:30 a.m.

    Yeah, you try telling that to the dude blitzed out of his mind on PBR and singing “Unskinny Bop” all night at the top of his lungs.

    And if you’ve never spent a summer in the midwest, keep this in mind: you are going to be miserable. It is hotter than you could ever imagine.

    P.S. Pryor is in Northeastern OK, per Google maps.

  • Ned Raggett

    I’ll take it over

    Whoa, that looked ugly. Take it over this, even with ZZ Top on the bill.

  • twenty-four hour priapism

    More like Rocklahomo.

  • kiteless

    @Ned Raggett: wow I thought chevelle were just a bad new england dream I had years ago. Turns out they’re real

  • brasstax

    ZZ Top plays with 13 shitty opening acts? How has it come to this?

  • dollywould

    @Ned Raggett: I had no idea Puddle of Mudd still existed.

    Evanescence, too? Ugh.

    I have a feeling that will be the festival with the most date rapes per day.

  • bambino

    Nice college football reference in the headline. Even though I know you didn’t mean it. Hook ‘em!

  • xtianrut

    Someone should tell Al Gore about this. Do you know what kind of a hole all that hairspray is gonna punch in the ozone layer? We’re gonna have to have a festival to raise money to fight the environmental effects of this festival. My mind reels…

  • Cassiel

    This is definitely the only rock festival I’ve heard of that has a scheduled rendition of the national anthem (per their schedule, it’s at 6:30 and possibly will be performed by Y & T). Watch this space, though, because if they can manage to sign ‘em up there’s a chance that The Scorpions will insist on performing “Deutschland Über Alles” in the interest of equal time.

  • Antiheroine

    Every hotel room is booked in a 50- to 70-mile radius. People are thinking about renting their houses.

    Renting your house to people willing to travel to northwestern Oklahoma in the middle of summer to see Ratt perform is always a good idea. Especially if your insurance agent sold you that extra “destruction by drunk hair metal fans” policy.

  • Hertz32

    I cant wait to see Slaughter.

  • deusdiabolus

    xtianrut:Someone should tell Al Gore about this. Do you know what kind of a hole all that hairspray is gonna punch in the ozone layer?

    Don’t be silly. Most of these people won’t have that much hair left at this point.