A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air — Texas's biggest rock experience — set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PROPHETS OF RAGE, STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, HALESTORM, IN THIS MOMENT, GOJIRA, OF MICE & MEN and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES lead a lineup of 25 bands performing on two stages. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city.
Monster Energy Houston Open Air 2017 is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents in association with Live Nation.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. CT at HoustonOpenAir.com, LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, said: "Every time we've played Houston, it's always been a great time. There are a lot of rock and metal fans there and we've always had massive crowds. So it was just a question of time for the city to get its own big rock festival. We are glad to see that it finally happened and are honored to be a part of it."
The current music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows:
Saturday, October 14:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
IN THIS MOMENT
OF MICE & MEN
NEW YEARS DAY
GRETA VAN FLEET
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
Sunday, October 15:
PROPHETS OF RAGE
AUGUST BURNS RED
Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, says: "After a tough year, with nearby lightning creating challenges for Houston Open Air 2016, we're excited to return to the Houston area this year. As we said then — and reaffirm now — we're committed to building an incredible rock show for the Houston rock community. It's not our preference to stop a show, or inconvenience anyone by having them seek shelter or leave the facility, but we take dangerous weather conditions very seriously and will not compromise anyone's safety. Looking forward to bringing the rock back to Texas!"
Jason Rio, president of Live Nation Houston, says: "Houston is a great rock city and Open Air is a great rock festival. We are proud to be partnering with such a well-respected company as DWP, along with our friends at CWMP and 94.5 The Buzz to bring the 2017 Houston Open Air festival to the Woodlands."
Single-day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air will be available at HoustonOpenAir.com starting on Friday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m CT. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single-day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend.
Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Houston Open Air laminate.
Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit HoustonOpenAir.com for details.
Here are the preliminary lists of Monster Energy Houston Open Air partner experiences, as well as food options, with more to be announced:
Eats: Monster Energy Houston Open Air will feature a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Initial food vendors for Monster Energy Houston Open Air include: Brazilian Bistro, Cousins Maine Lobster, El Guajillo, Texas Taco Depot, and The Grove Truck. Look for many more to be announced soon.
Monster Energy Experience: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy's interactive artist experiences.