When Chicago Open Air made its debut in 2016 it came out swinging! Spread over three days at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois with inaugural headliners like Rammstein, Disturbed, and Slipknot the bar was set extremely high. It was aimed to be the place every metal fan wanted to be in July. Running two years in a row, it was announced in late 2017 that no third date would happen.
After skipping 2018, Danny Wimmer Presents announced today that Chicago Open Air would return in 2019, but as a two day festival.
Set to take place this May 18th & 19th, 2019, Chicago Open Air will see headliners System Of A Down, and Tool play on opposing nights, with direct support from Ghost and The Prodigy. Taking place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park), fans will be quick to notice that it is set to happen on the same weekend as recently announced Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, in Columbus, Ohio.