CHICAGO OPEN AIR FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED

The full line up for the Chicago Open Air Festival three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL has been announced and it’s pretty heavy. The weekend headliners are Rammstein on Friday, July 15, Disturbed on Saturday, July 16 and Slipknot on Sunday, July 17. This festival marks the only U.S. Rammstein date in 2016 and welcomes Chicago’s own Disturbed who have returned from a 4-year hiatus.

Disturbed says, “It is long overdue that one of the greatest rock cities in the world has a festival of its own. We are honored and excited to be one of the headliners at the inaugural Open Air festival in our hometown of Chicago.”

Chicago Open Air will feature performances by over 40 bands, including Rammstein, Disturbed, Slipknot, Chevelle, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Ministry, Breaking Benjamin, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men, and many more. The festival will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences and will be hosted by Jose Mangin from Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Friday: Rammstein, Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice and Men, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Carcass, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire

Saturday: Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, Gojira, Helmet, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Pop Evil, Nothing More, Saint Asonia, Miss May I, Beartooth, Silver Snakes, City of the Weak

Sunday: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet for My Valentine, Baby Metal, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, All That Remains, letlive., We Came As Romans, Jim Breuer & The Regulators, Upon a Burning Body, Gemini Syndrome

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show ends at 11:30 PM on Friday, 11:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Chicago Open Air co-producer Jason Wright, President of Live Nation Chicago, comments, “Chicago has been an integral part of the history of hard rock music since its beginnings, so it makes perfect sense for the city to have a large scale experience to call its own. We are proud to have the chance to partner with Danny Wimmer Presents to create such a massive festival for the fans in Chicagoland and all over the Midwest. Who’s ready for the hometown return of Disturbed?”

The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup for Chicago Open Air includes selections from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, International Spud Station, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), The Crave Bar, The Happy Lobster, and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse Now, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, and Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza).

The Chicago Open Air craft beer village will offer national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages such as: Goose Island (Chicago), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA), Motörhead’s Shiraz Wine, Surly (Minneapolis), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago), and many more to be announced.

The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rockstar and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at The Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff as well. Keep checking for meet and greet times here and on The Music Experience Facebook page.

Jack Daniel’s will once again bring a “Taste of Tennessee” to music festivals around the country this year. We invite visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. The Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg to anywhere in the USA. Read more here.

Fueling the festival experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster flavor samplings, artist signings, and other exclusive opportunities. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get energized for your Open Air event!

Weekend and single day General Admission and VIP Chicago Open Air tickets are available now. Current ticket prices are as follows (plus fees) and will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Weekend GA Field: $219.50
Weekend GA Bowl: $119.50
Weekend VIP: $399.50
Weekend VIP 2-Packs: $860.00
Single Day GA Bowl: $49.50

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now here. View the map of the grounds, directions, and FAQ about parking, what you can and cannot bring onto the festival grounds and more here.

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