There was a time when many of us in America looked at Europe with envy for having hundreds of festivals during summer, while we got almost no tours as most good bands were booked to play there. Now that seems to be vanishing, as the land of the free has stepped up its game by hosting several new open air festivals. The newest addition is the Houston Open Air and, boy, does it look stacked.
A few months ago, we talked about the brand new Chicago Open Air which will host the only US performance this year by the pyromaniacs in Rammstein. But it seems like the organizers aren’t stopping there and now decided to announce another festival in Houston, TX this coming September 24-25, which will include bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Slayer, Deftones, Anthrax, Ghost, and more. The full press release reads as follows:
Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air–fueled by Monster Energy–heldSaturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Parkin Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas–produced by Danny Wimmer Presents–will also feature performances from Deftones, Chevelle,Slayer and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.
The band lineup for Houston Open Air includes: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle,The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge,Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Iggor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Avatar, letlive.,Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning, and more.
A rolling discounted Early Bird on-sale for weekend General Admission tickets begins Tuesday, May 17 at Noon CDT at www.HoustonOpenAir.com. A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets will be available at the following prices, while supplies last:
Early Bird #1: $89.50
Early Bird #2: $99.50
VIP Weekend tickets will also be available for $234.50.
Single day and weekend tickets for Houston Open Air go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20 at Noon CDT at www.HoustonOpenAir.com for the following prices:
Weekend GA: $109.50
Single-day GA: $69.50
Single-day VIP: $129.50
VIP Weekend: $234.50
All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, access to VIP-only area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (for additional purchase), VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a VIP-only commemorative laminate.
Hotel discounts for Houston Open Air are available through Curadora at:https://curadora.com/events/houston-open-air-2016-219baf2a/.
For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visitwww.HoustonOpenAir.com.
In light of the recent flooding in the Houston area, a portion of the proceeds from all Houston Open Air tickets sold will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund. The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established byHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the Houston community and aid the victims of the recent storms. To donate or learn more, visit www.houstonrecovers.org.
Danny Hayes, CEO, Danny Wimmer Presents says, “Houston Open Airhas been in the works for almost a year now. It’s awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what Houston has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There’s no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor Turner’s efforts to help Houston recover from this spring’s flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign.”
Danny Wimmer, Founder, Danny Wimmer Presents, add, “Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it’s a natural location for a DWP festival. We’re thrilled to have such a diverse first-year lineup that includes Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Chevelle. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!”
In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Houston Open Air features the celebrated Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row, and a Texas-sizedGourmet Man Food experience underscoring Houston’s emergence as a great American food city.
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row will feature the following brands:Jack Daniel’s Black Label, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.
The full Gourmet Man Food lineup and menus for Houston Open Air will be announced soon.
Houston Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including LOUDER THAN LIFE, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Rock On The Range and more.
Houston Open Air sponsors include: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, El Jimador, Fxck Cancer’s Dyin2Live, NRG Park and SoHo Concessions, with more to be announced.
NRG Park, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, is located at One NRG Park in Houston, TX.
If this sound like your type of festival, make sure to get your tickets this Friday at this location.