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2010 Summer Music Festival Survival Guide

30 May 2010 No Comment


1. RockStar Mayhem Festival – The 2010 edition of the festival will be co-headlined by Korn and Rob Zombie with Lamb of God and Five Finger Death rounding out the main stage. Punch Silver Star Stage: Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment, 3 Inches of Blood. Jägermeister stage: Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Winds of Plague, and the Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner. The Freestyle Motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha will return, in addition to comedian Jay Oakerson and a costume party/variety act “Beacher’s Madhouse” featuring DJ’s and the scantily-clad “Beacher’s Babies”.
MUST SEE: Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Norma Jean, Chimaira

2. Rock the Bells – Guerilla Union’s ROCK THE BELLS will feature performances from headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, and Slick Rick and for the first time in the history of hip-hop entertainment each one is slated to perform their most influential albums in their entirety. And that is just the headliners! This tour will only stop in four cities only: San Bernardino, San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. in August.
MUST SEE: Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993), Rakim – Paid In Full, (1987) , Slick Rick – The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1989), KRS-One – Criminal Minded (1987)

3. Van’s Warped Tour – Since it’s inception in 1993, the Van’s Warped Tour has found itself becoming the most popular summer festival/tour in existence. With over six stages, and countless booths; young, old, punk, metal, jock,something for just about everyone. All American Rejects, Andrew WK, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Dillinger Escape Plan, Haste the Day, Reel Big Fish, White Chapel, We The Kings, Hey Monday, Never Shout Never and Set Your Goal, among others.
MUST SEE: Dillinger Espape Plan, Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, The Adolescents, Angry Samoans, Fear, GBH

4. Ozzfest – Returns this August in six American cities . The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy,  Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford, performing songs from his solo career along with material from Judas Priest and Fight. DevilDriver and Nonpoint will round out the main stage line-up.  Second stage Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm. Mötley Crüe—touring together for the first time with OZZY since he invited the group on their now legendary 1984 arena tour.
MUST SEE: Halford, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, Kingdom of Sorrow, and of course Ozzy & Motley Crue.

5. Lollapalooza – 2010 has announced the highly anticipated concert lineup for the big event being held in Grant Park in the City of Chicago, Illinois. August 6-8, 2010 Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix and many more. New this year is the 2010 3D  Ticket and Glow in the Dark Tee, included with the purchase of a three day pass.
MUST SEE:  Soundgarden, Green Day

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