Monday, May 19, 2008

5/19/08 5th day of Rocklahoma announced today!!!


PRYOR, OK— Catch the Fever Music Festivals announced details to the added fifth day of Rocklahoma taking place Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Headlining Wednesday Night will be multi-platinum recording artist RATT, featuring original members Stephen Pearcy, Warren Demartini, Bobby Blotzer along with Robbie Crane and John Corabi. Also appearing on stage Wednesday Night will be Jackyl and Firehouse.

General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals Mark Nuessle said, “Having RATT, Jackyl and Firehouse appearing on the added day is a real bonus to our fans!”

Admission to Wednesdays’ performances is free to all people who have purchased three-day General Admission or V.I.P. tickets to Rocklahoma. On Wednesday only, Rocklahoma is offering free admission to all active members of the Armed Forces.

Nuessle went on to add, “By adding another day is our way of saying thank you to rock fans everywhere for making Rocklahoma one of the world’s most successful festivals.

Playing on the side stage that evening will be Lure, Down Tread, Jaded and local band Pedal Point.

Wednesday during the day, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp ™ takes over for over one hundred rock enthusiasts. Camp members will be able to jam with some of rocks’ top musicians. This one of a kind event will feature the following counselors: Gilby Clarke (Guns and Roses), Mark Hudson (Writer and Producer for Aerosmith), Eliot Easton (The Cars), Kip Winger (Winger), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Earl Slick (David Bowie/John Lennon), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple). The Camp Counselors will be performing an All Star Jam just prior to Jackyl’s performance.

For the first time in its history, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp ™ is going On Tour for an exciting series of special one-day camps in cities all across the country. Beginning July 9th at Rocklahoma! The package includes full festival passes. This means that now, for a fraction of the time and money it typically costs to “live the dream,” rock enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels can enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of going from the audience to the stage, meeting, jamming, rehearsing, and performing live on stage and sharing the limelight with these living legends.

For more information about Rocklahoma or Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp™, go online to www. feverfest. com.

At Midnight, for the entire Rocklahoma audience, there will be a special screening of “Heavy Metal in Baghdad”, a documentary film, which premiered at this year's Berlin Film Festival, which gives a harrowing glimpse of their everyday life in a city torn apart by war.

Directed by Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi, with Spike Jonze sporting an executive producer credit, this feature follows the four young musicians' desperate struggle to make the music they love, from the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day.

As reported by CNN, “As the band struggles to overcome roadblocks, curfews and power cuts just to get to rehearsal, this portrayal of four regular guys surrounded by violence and chaos is a striking picture of a city's populace caught, quite literally, in the crossfire.

"Nobody could live under the same circumstances that an Iraqi could live in," says bassist Firas. "You have to deal with death and fear every day," adds singer Faisal.

That fear is reflected in their music. There's little room for allegory in their songs, "Massacre," "Between the Ashes" and "Orphan Child": These titles reflect the band's everyday existence.

Over 100 bands will be performing on three giant stages over the five days.

Rocklahoma’s current lineup on the main stage is:

Wednesday: RATT, Jackyl, All Star Fantasy Camp, Firehouse, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Jam,

Thursday: Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, LA Guns featuring Tracii Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Vain, House of Lords and Jet Boy.

Friday: Triumph, Extreme, Lita Ford, Night Ranger, Living Colour, Kingdom Come, Armored Saint and XYZ.

Saturday: Cinderella, Warrant, Kix, Lynch Mob, Trixter, Black N Blue, Tora Tora, Every Mother’s Nightmare and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Sunday: Queensryche performing Operation: Mindcrime 1, Tesla, Ace Frehley, Steelheart, Zebra, and Axe

The current lineup is subject to change.

An additional sixty bands are going to be playing on two giant side stages courtesy of Retrospect Records and Tri-Label Group.

Rocklahoma is the world’s largest Rock Festival of its type featuring bands from the eighties. Attendance for the upcoming festival has sold tickets in all fifty states and every continent in the world with Antarctica being the only exception.

Located four miles north of Pryor, OK, off Highway 69, the Catch the Fever facilities include over 6,200 assigned and numbered seats, as well as general admission on the lawn for over 50,000 people. The grounds also feature over 4,000 campsites, on-site parking, bathroom facilities, a convenience store and overnight security provided by Mayes County Sheriff’s Department. Rocklahoma features a Picture Alley that allows anyone in attendance to approach the stage during any performance and take photographs of a favorite artist at close range.

Discounted General Admission and V.I.P.
Tickets to Rocklahoma are available through Tuesday, May 27th by calling toll free 866-310-2288 or by going online at www. feverfest. com.

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