Updated 8:30pm with KRock Press Release - SYRACUSE -- Stone Temple Pilots will headline KRockathon 16 next month at the New York State Fairgrounds. The announcement was made this afternoon by Rainman. Tickets for the July 30 event go on sale this Saturday. The 13-band lineup includes several other national recording artists like Seether, Bush and Dropkick Murphys.
Broadcasting live from a "KRockathon 16 Announcement Party" in Armory Square tonight, Rainman said the concert will once again take place at the infield of the New York State Fairgrounds. The bands will alternate between two stages. Gates will open at 11:00am and the music will begin at 11:40am.
As per the KRockathon website, this order and the times are subject to change without notice.
The station hasn't said anything about those two opening slots at the beginning of the concert. In recent years, the station has had local bands compete for the opportunity to open the show -- a Google search reveals several bands have already launched social media campaigns to rally support from their fans.
A number of local retail outlets (listed on the KRockathon website) will offer "Early Bird" tickets for $30 each starting Saturday, June 11. After the early bird tickets are gone, the price increases to $45 per ticket.
Added 8:30pm -- Here's the official statement we received from KRock on Monday evening. Based on this press release (as it differed from information we originally heard on-air or saw online), corrections have been made throughout the story above:
KROCK ANNOUCES THE KROCKATHON 16 LINEUP
KROCK presents Time Warner Cable KROCKATHON 16, Saturday, July 30, at the New York State Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 11 am and music will begin at 11:40am.
This year’s show is the biggest in the history of KROCKATHON and is headlined by the legendary Stone Temple Pilots. The show will feature 13 bands in all including; Bush, Seether, Dropkick Murphys, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, The Airborne Toxic Event, Anberlin, My Darkest Days, Bayside, Rosehill Drive and more.
Tickets for this event go on sale Saturday morning, June 11 at select NAPA stores, Bodified in Oswego, all Tebb’s locations, Big Apple Music in New Hartford and online at KROCKATHON.COM. A limited number of $30.00 tickets will be on sale Saturday morning, while supplies last. Regular ticket price is $45.00.
Program Director Nixon states, “Wow. When we were presented with chance to put STP on the KROCKATHON stage we HAD to jump at it. If you are a fan of rock music you will not find a better show anywhere in CNY this summer!
KROCK can be heard on 100.9 [WKRL North Syracuse] and 106.5 [WKRH Minetto] in the Syracuse area and 94.9 [WKLL Frankfort] in the Utica area.
For more information, contact Nixon at Nixon@galaxycommunications.com or 315-472-9111.
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