The 2016 Rock Carnival Will Feature Twisted Sister’s Farewell East Coast Performance

I’m going to let this press release get right down to the nitty gritty since it came through a couple of days ago but I had other items set to run and I wanted every post to get the proper attention. So you might recall when we went to the Food Truck and Rock Carnival last year and wow what a time we had at that one. Such amazing bands like Anthrax, Clutch, Black Label Society, Slash and Godsmack along with so many more. Now the news has started circulating about the festivals return and with this years happening the East Coast is going to get the final appearance of Twisted Sister ever. Read on below the poster. Don’t worry I’ll be back with some additional thoughts.

Poster - Rock Carnival 2016 - P1

The Press Release:
Expanding to Three Nights of Music, Also Featuring OVERKILL, ACE FREHLEY, FUEL, MONSTER MAGNET, Tom Keifer’s CINDERELLA and Many More To Be Announced. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 @ First Energy Park in Lakewood, NJ – Tickets On Sale Beginning Tomorrow, May 13 @ 12:00pm Eastern Time

Back with THREE Days of Non Stop Rock’N Roll, Expanded Carnival Area, More Amusement rides, 50+ Food Trucks, GCW Professional Wrestling, Craft & Beer Gardens and some high stakes pig racing. Bring the whole family for Three Amazing Days of Incredible Family Entertainment

New Jersey, get ready to rock harder than ever! The second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will take place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 in Lakewood, NJ at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws. As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will feature classic carnival rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action Professional Wrestling, beer gardens pouring the tastiest of brews, and of course… the best in local, national and international rock and heavy metal music performances! This year will introduce a “Classic Rewind” Friday Night concert, featuring some special performances from 2015 performers, returning to the event they loved.

Three-day general admission and reserved seat WEEKEND PACKAGES for this year’s ROCK CARNIVAL go on sale Friday, May 13 at 12:00pm Eastern time. Three-day “Early Bird” general admission passes start at $95.90 and weekend reserved seat tickets start at $119.99. Get your tickets via the website linked at the close of this post.

Skyboxes, reserved seats, daily general admission and VIP experiences (presented by SoundRink) will be available on June 7.

The first wave of ROCK CARNIVAL live music entertainment to be announced is topped by single-day headliners Twisted Sister, whose performance will mark their official farewell show for the U.S. northeast. With over 2 million records sold, Twisted Sister is undoubtedly one of the biggest heavy metal bands to emerge from the tri-state area, hitting the big time in 1984 with their hit tracks “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock”. Since then, Twisted Sister have never wavered as pop culture icons – from their never-ending MTV/VH1 music video rotation and coverage that remains to this day, to standing up for the rights of musicians everywhere during their highly-publicized battle with the PMRC in 1995, to their resurgence over the last two decades with countless performances and iconic frontman Dee Snider’s A&E Network TV show “Growing Up Twisted”. The band closes its career close to where it all began in Lakehurst, NJ where they played many shows early on in their career. This performance at ROCK CARNIVAL will mark the end of an era for heavy metal and Twisted Sister – tri-state area fans, don’t miss your chance to see the band at their final area performance!

Twisted Sister’s JJ French states, “As 2016 marks the end of our live performing career, Twisted Sister is looking forward to returning to the Tri-State NYC area for the final time to the ROCK CARNIVAL at First Energy Park in Lakewood, NJ on Oct 1, 2016. In celebrating our 40th anniversary and our farewell to live performing, we are bringing our “40 & F*ck It” worldwide farewell tour one last time to the area that created us!”

Other top hard rock and metal artists already confirmed to perform at ROCK CARNIVAL include Overkill, Ace Frehley, Fuel, Monster Magnet, Tom Keifer’s Cinderella, Dokken, Texas Hippie Coalition, Doro and American Angel. Several more ROCK CARNIVAL performances will be announced soon, taking place on multiple stages including two main festival stages, side by side, on the field. Fans will have general admission access to the stadium field. The event will feature the Birch Hill stage, a very popular performance area and craft beer section.

Rock Carnival producer John D’Esposito says. “This year’s line-up far exceeds our expectations.” He adds, “The incredible new layout, amenities and resources are sure to enhance the Carnival experience for our fans and their families.”

More carnival details, per-day line-ups and other entertainment will be announced soon.

The ROCK CARNIVAL is produced by Stan Levinstone Presents and GameLoud.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As someone who has been listening to Twisted Sister for what I believe has been a little over thirty years I know that I have to be a part of their final area appearance. Also I love bands like Overkill, Doro, Ace Frehley and look forward to their offerings on the stage as well. This year’s event seems a little farther out for me which means I am going to be one of the many folks looking for a roof over the head for the duration of the festival. Alright, which one of you readers has a comfortable RV with a WiFi signal for me to rent for a couple of days? Also, what do you think of this year’s announcement? Are you interested at all? Did you go last year? If so let me know what you think down in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

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