Updated 6/5 to include full K-Rock press release -- SYRACUSE -- KoRn, The Offspring and P.O.D. are among the most-famous acts confirmed for K-Rockathon 17, as announced today on the three K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) stations. And branching off a bit from the active rock format, the lineup also includes Public Enemy, the hip-hop group led by Chuck D and Flavor Flav. As if 12 acts on two stages aren't enough, this year's K-Rockathon will also feature DJs mixing tunes in a dance tent.
A tip of the hat to syracuse.com's Geoff Herbert for sharing the link to the story he posted today, with full details on the concert. After we heard the lineup had been announced, we were only able to get a brief glimpse at krockathon.com at about 6:45pm. Clicking on a link resulted in an error message -- the server had apparently been overloaded with traffic following the lineup announcement on-air. As of 10:30pm, both krockathon.com and the stations' primary website, krock.com were still offline.
According to Herbert's article, the lineup leading up to the aforementioned headliners will consist of Mix Master Mike, along with "AWOLNATION, The Gaslight Anthem, Eve 6, Evans Blue, Redlight King, Civil Twilight, Walk the Moon and Syracuse band Born Again Rebels."
K-Rockathon 17 will take place at the New York State Fairgrounds on July 29, with gates opening at 11am and music at noon. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday at select sponsor locations and online at krockathon.com. Herbert reports a limited number of tickets will be available for $30 when sales open on Saturday. Once they're gone, the rest of the tickets will cost $48.50.
According to a conversation on Twitter, K-Rock says "platinum passes" will also be available this year, with details to be announced soon. Last year was the first year the upgraded pass was offered. Fans willing to pay more than triple the price of a regular ticket gained access to a raised deck offering a better view of the stages, along with access to special parking areas, restrooms and bars. Last year's platinum passes weren't announced until about a month after the initial lineup announcement, but fans who already bought regular tickets could simply pay the difference to upgrade.
Once we know more about the details for this year's platinum passes, and any additional updates, we'll have the details here on CNYRadio.com.
Added 6/5 - Here's the full text of the press release issued by K-Rock and received today by CNYRadio.com:
KROCK ANNOUCES THE KROCKATHON 17 LINEUP
KROCK presents KROCKATHON 17, Sunday, July 29, at the New York State Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 11 am and music will begin at Noon.
This year’s edition of the annual event features non stop music on 2 stages, 12 bands in all including Korn, The Offspring, P.O.D, The Legendary Public Enemy, Awolnation, Gaslight Anthem, Evansblue, Eve 6, Redlight King, Civil Twilight, Walk the Moon and local favorites, Born Again Rebels. Also on the main stage there will be a special performance from Beastie Boys DJ, Mixmaster Mike, celebrating the career of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group.
Plus the event gets even bigger this year with the addition of the KROCKATHON Beat Box Dance Tent. This all new area will feature nationally reknowned DJ’s including JDevil (the DJ moniker of Korn’s Jonathan Davis), Dubstep DJ Kill the Noise, the aforementioned Mixmaster Mike and many more.
Tickets for this event go on sale Saturday morning, June 9 at all Tebb’s locations, select NAPA stores, Bodified in Oswego, Comix Zone in North Syracuse, 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 $48.50.
Program Director Nixon states, “This show just gets bigger every year. This years KROCKATHON features, legends, up and comers, DJ’s and more. It continues to be the King of all Central New York Concerts!”
KROCK can be heard on 100.9 and 106.5 in the Syracuse area and 94.9 in the Utica area.