I got this as a bulletin on Myspace. I thought it was rather interesting.
Too bad I don't live in Ohio though...because I would be at this festival in a heartbeat!
ROCK ON THE RANGE 2009:
ROCK FESTIVAL RETURNS
SATURDAY, MAY 16 AND SUNDAY, MAY 17
TO COLUMBUS, OHIO’S CREW STADIUM;
SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE,
ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD
MORE THAN 35 ACTS TO PERFORM
ON THREE STAGES
ROCK ON THE RANGE--America’s premiere destination rock festival--
will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and
Sunday, May 17.The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festival
centrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted by
performances from some of rock’s biggest artists including Mötley
Crüe, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.
“We try to listen to our fans and they've been saying for years that we
should play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.
“We're really excited to play one of America's great rock festivals.”
SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on the
Range is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been very
good to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic.And I
personally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone.See you in
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium,
the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent
line-up of more than 35 bands.This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’s
top artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu,
Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, Black
Stone Cherry, and many more.
This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000
people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in
2008.Event features this year include the addition of a third stage,
the Jägermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms--for contest
winners--and an expanded vendor village.
In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green”
initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans to
recycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTR
memorabilia and official festival merchandise.ROTR is the first festival
to have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component.More
information can be found at www. rotrgogreen. com.
Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that include
festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go on
sale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) via
www. rockontherange. com and www. ticketmaster. com, all local
Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office.Two-day
ticket packages will start as low as $99.50.
For up-to-the-minute information on ROCK ON THE RANGE 2009, visit
www. RockOnTheRange. com or www. myspace. com/rockontherange.
ROCK ON THE RANGE: WHERE ROCK LIVES!
2009 LINEUP (subject to change): MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, ALICE
IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, KORN, BUCKCHERRY,
SHINEDOWN, CHEVELLE, FLYLEAF, SALIVA, SAVING ABEL, BLUE
OCTOBER, HOOBASTANK, ATREYU, BLACK STONE CHERRY, TRAPT,
STATIC X, SICK PUPPIES, THE USED, BILLY TALENT, ALL THAT
REMAINS, CROOKED X, POP EVIL, STATE OF SHOCK, CAVO, FRAMING
HANLEY, ADELITA’S WAY, BURN HALO, THE LEO PROJECT,
HALESTORM, X FACTOR 1, CHARM CITY DEVILS, DRIVE A and EARLY