DEF LEPPARD WILL HEADLINE 5TH ANNUAL BUD LIGHT RIVER CITY ROCKFEST ON SATURDAY, MAY 27
Two Main Stages Will Accommodate Large Lineup of National Bands During Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Rock Festival at the AT&T Center
Godsmack, The Offspring, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach and More Join 20-Band Lineup
Pre-Sales Featuring Discounted Tickets Begin December 14; General Public On-Sale December 16 at 10 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 12, 2016) – British heavy metal legends Def Leppard will headline a group of 20 top rock acts during the fifth annual Bud Light River City Rockfest on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the AT&T Center. For the first time ever, the Memorial Day Weekend outdoor concert will feature two main stages for the biggest names in rock music, with a third stage also featuring national acts. Developed by Spurs Sports & Entertainment in partnership with AEG Live, the Bud Light River City Rockfest is an annual celebration of rock music, the largest festival of its kind in South Texas and part of the 2017 “World’s Loudest Month” festival series.
The fifth annual Bud Light River City Rockfest lineup will include some of the biggest names in rock music, including Def Leppard, Godsmack, The Offspring, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Buckcherry, In Flames, Black Stone Cherry, Rival Sons, Norma Jean, Fozzy, Dorothy, Kyng, Wage War, and Goodbye June. Additional bands will be announced at a later date.
“The Bud Light River City Rockfest continues to grow each year. Fans can expect this year to be our biggest yet with expanded festival grounds and an exciting and diverse lineup,” said Lori Warren, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance & Strategy for Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “The fifth annual event includes major music icons ready to rock San Antonio at the AT&T Center Memorial Day weekend of 2017.”
“We are excited to team up once again with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to bring the fifth annual Bud Light River City Rockfest back to the AT&T Center in San Antonio,” said Lisa Morgan, AEG Live Southwest Vice President. “The 2017 event promises to be more exciting with a powerful line up and the addition of a second main stage. We couldn’t ask for a better city or a more passionate group of fans for this hard-rocking festival.”
The Bud Light River City Rockfest has grown in attendance in each of the past four years, drawing 14,100 in 2013 and hosting more than 27,800 screaming fans at last year’s event. To accommodate continued growth in its landmark fifth year, River City Rockfest has expanded its footprint for 2017, allowing for an enhanced festival atmosphere and exceptional experience for rock fans in San Antonio. In addition, the 2017 festival will have two main stages to harbor some of the biggest and baddest names in rock music.
Adding to the entertainment experience for a second straight year will be circus sideshow revue Hellzapoppin. The stunt show extravaganza includes a smorgasbord of dark artists, including a fire breather, a sword swallower, and an acrobat.
Limited General Admission tickets and Premium Packages will be available for pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. General Admission tickets and Premium Packages will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at RiverCityRockfest.com, Ticketmaster.com and the AT&T Center Box Office.
General Admission tickets will start at $59.50 and three levels of Premium Packages will be offered, starting at $150. To take advantage of discounted prices during the exclusive presale, ending Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. while supplies last, sign up for the River City Rockfest e-newsletter, Rockfest All-Access. Discount pricing for military is also available. A limited number of folding chairs will be allowed into the festival grounds, and those wishing to bring one to the event must reserve a chair pass, free of charge.
Rockstar, Promoter and Roadie Premium Packages are available for the 2017 Bud Light River City Rockfest, with each offering exclusive viewing areas of both main stages, a dedicated entrance to the festival site, complimentary parking, and a commemorative laminated credential. Rockstar and Promoter Package ticket holders will also receive exclusive access to the Premium Hospitality Lounge, private restrooms, an exclusive River City Rockfest t-shirt, live feed of select performances, charging stations, and access to a cash bar. Rockstar Package buyers will enjoy 10 complimentary beverages and will be provided lunch and dinner, as well as an official River City Rockfest poster. For a full list of amenities, visit RiverCityRockfest.com.
*Additional fees may apply
About Def Leppard
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.