The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock's top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS and KORN, along with ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, SEETHER, MESHUGGAH, ANTHRAX, CLUTCH, BODY COUNT, and many more.
Check out the official Chicago Open Air video announcement below.
Tickets for Chicago Open Air go on sale Friday, January 20 at noon CT at ChicagoOpenAir.com.
In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air's celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin. The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta (details to be announced in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.
The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, July 14:
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
FALLING IN REVERSE
HELL OR HIGHWATER
Saturday, July 15: KORN
Sunday, July 16: OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD
Here's what some of Chicago Open Air's top artists have to say about playing the festival:
Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR): "We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year. If you've never seen STONE SOUR before, you're in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen STONE SOUR before, forget what you're expecting. It's a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!"
Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH): "This year's Chicago Open Air festival is going to kick so much ass! I mean, KISS, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and ROB ZOMBIE?! If I wasn't playing, I would want to go just to be part of the party!!"
Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD): "Wassup Chicago! We're stoked to be playing the Chicago Open Air this year. It'll be nice to be outside in Illinois for a change, especially since it won't be 10 below, haha. So come on out and bring your baggies, bikinis and suntan lotion, and surfboards (okay, so you can leave the surfboards at home). See ya there!"
Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said: "Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races — people celebrating rock culture. "When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like OZZY, KISS, KORN and SLAYER to ROB ZOMBIE, GODSMACK and STONE SOUR to AMON AMARTH, MESHUGGAH and BEHEMOTH. If you are a rock fan, this is a must-see experience."
"Rock is clearly alive and well in Chicagoland, and year two of Chicago Open Air promises to build on where we left off in creating one of America's best destination hard rock festivals," said Jason Wright, Live Nation's midwest president.
Tickets are priced as follows:
* 3-day General Admission Field: starting at $209.50
* 3-day General Admission Bowl: starting at $119.50
* 3-day VIP: starting at $425.00
* Single Day General Admission Bowl: starting at $50.00
All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.
No Service Fee tickets will be available at the Chicago Open Air Official Pop-Up Party at Kuma's Corner downtown (666 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago) on Friday, January 20, starting at noon. In addition, all three Chicago-area Kuma's locations will be selling No Service Fee tickets and exclusive Chicago Open Air / Kuma's merchandise.
Discounted hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit ChicagoOpenAir.com for details.