I’m going to continue to use our “Upcoming Tours” area to showcase the occasional festival of interest because there are just too many awesome ones to share with you here but not quite enough for its own category. I hope you don’t mind that. This festival is called the “Hair Nation Festival” and the full press release follows the poster below.
The Press Release:
SIRIUSXM’s HAIR NATION FESTIVAL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17AT IRVINE MEADOWS AMPHITHEATRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM VINCE NEIL, BRET MICHAELS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KIX, SLAUGHTER, LITA FORD AND MANY MORE. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 22; SIRIUSXM TO BROADCAST PERFORMANCES & BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS FROM THE FESTIVAL ON SIRIUSXM’S HAIR NATION CHANNEL. BATTLE OF THE BANDS SET FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is set for Saturday, September 17 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California. Eddie Trunk made the announcement with special guest Bret Michaels live on his SiriusXM show Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation channel on Monday, April 18. Rock fans from around the globe are invited to re-live the filth of the Sunset Strip for one night only at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation
Festival. The current music lineup is as follows: Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kix, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Vixen, Britny Fox, BulletBoys, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, Loudness, Junkyard, Vain, Tuff, Bang Tango, Pretty Boy Floyd, Odin, Gabbie Rae, and Circus of Power. The festival will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
Vince Neil says, “I can’t wait to perform back in Southern California where it all started for me. This is a big kick ass event and I’m gonna pull out all the stops on this one. What a great lineup, in a great venue… see you in September. Be there!”
Eddie Trunk adds, “I’m truly honored to host the first ever Hair Nation show. As a lifelong fan, friend and supporter of so many of these bands on radio and TV it’s great to see them have their own event to celebrate their decades of great music.”
SiriusXM will broadcast performances, as well as backstage interviews with artists, from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival on SiriusXM’s
Hair Nation channel, via satellite on channel 39 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as
online at siriusxm.com. The broadcast will air the weekend of September 24. General Admission and VIP tickets for SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10:00 AM PT via www.HairNationFest.com and start at just $15 (plus fees).
SiriusXM listeners will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public via a SiriusXM Ticket Presale from
Wednesday, April 20 at 10am PT to Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 PM PT. A limited number of exclusive experiences and VIP opportunities are
available for purchase, including access to one or more VIP Lounges at the festival, premier seating and VIP restrooms, with some of the
packages including exclusive meet & greet and photo opportunities with select bands, front row tickets, and more.
Information and pricing on all packages and experiences, including NOBODY RIDES FOR FREE, YOUTH GONE WILD, MEET & GREET VIP, FRONT ROW
ULTIMATE VIP, and BOOZE CRUISE TRAVEL PACKAGE + FRONT ROW ULTIMATE VIP, is available at www.HairNationFest.com (
Two lucky unsigned bands will have the chance to play at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival via SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of
The Bands, held Wednesday, August 17 at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will
open the main stage, and the runner up–as chosen by host Eddie Trunk and other celebrity rock judges–will open the second stage at
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. Bands can apply for a chance to play the SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of The Bands by
emailing email@example.com by June 17, 2016.
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and will feature nonstop music on
two stages, including a rotating main stage with back-to-back performances, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, and more.
Live Nation, President – Booking, Los Angeles, Rich Best says, “We’re excited to be able to bring some of the defining rock
artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s back to the outdoor amphitheatre setting of Irvine Meadows for the second year in a row.”
John Reese of SGE adds, “Rock fans traveled from around the country and around the world for last year’s festival, so it was clear that
there was a demand for the return of the music of Hair Nation. These bands helped define an era when rock and roll was larger than life,
and every show was a party. Bringing so many of these bands together at one festival for as low as $15 is a great value for fans.”
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre is located 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, CA and is less than two hours from Los Angeles, San Diego,
Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It’s also conveniently located a short drive from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA.
For those traveling to the Southern California area to attend SiriusXM’s Hair Nation, there are a wide variety of lodging options
in the Irvine area.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Boy oh boy do I wish that there was the means to do this as a bi-coastal event with one on the West Coast and the other on the best coast of them all, right here on the East Coast Sorry California I am always going to find more favor in this side of the USA fence than the other. Sadly, this is only happening on the West Coast and damn does it sound like a rocking time from start to finish. I’ve seen a whole lot of the artists on the bill but also can say that half of them would be new to my concert attending eyes. If you plan on seeing this massive event be sure to enjoy as much as you can if at all possible. I think this is a fantastic way to end the summer and carry yourself into the fall. What do you think of this festival? Let me know in the comments section.
Official Website: http://www.HairNationFest.com