Rocklahoma, the premier eighties music festival in the United States being held July 9-12 in Pryor, Oklahoma announces Thursday as "Heavy Metal Day."
General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals Mark Nuessle had this to say, "Rocklahoma is a celebration of the eighties music that made rock great! Our Thursday lineup consists of a heavier sound as we spotlight the music of SAXON, OVERKILL, METAL CHURCH, LEATHERWOLF and, of course, recently announced headliner ANTHRAX!"
LEATHERWOLF's vocalist/guitarist Mike Olivieri stated, "It is definitely an honor to bring the triple axe attack to Rocklahoma this year and being part of such a stellar lineup of bands. I'm looking forward to playing a great show and help make this year the best four days of classic metal anywhere on the planet. We'll see you there!"
D.D. Verni of OVERKILL said, "We're psyched to be part of the Rocklahoma festival! OVERKILL have been doing the summer festivals in Europe for many years and it's always a great time. So doing one in America with old friends like ANTHRAX and METAL CHURCH should be a fricken blast."
The third annual Rocklahoma will have over ninety bands on four stages. Additional bands will be announced in the coming weeks.
On the three side stages, Rocklahoma has partnered with Retrospect Records to showcase additional bands of the Eighties.
Rocklahoma festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Rocklahoma is one of the largest rock festivals of its type featuring music from the Eighties. Attendance has come from all fifty states and six out of seven continents.
Both Playboy and Rolling Stone in 2008 called Rocklahoma one of the top festivals that should not be missed.
Catch The Fever Festival Grounds is located four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma and has 6,200 assigned and numbered seats, as well as general admission on the lawn for over 50,000 people. The grounds also feature over 4,000 campsites, on-site parking, bathroom facilities, a convenience store, Rocklahoma also has a Picture Alley that allows anyone in attendance to approach the stage during any performance and take photographs of a favorite artist at close range.
Rocklahoma offers a one-day and four-day general admission passes, along with V.I.P. Passes that includes all the food and drink you want for all four days.
The public can also order tickets online at www.feverfest.com, or charge by phone at 1-866-310-2288. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the 3,200 O'Reilly Auto Parts across the nation.