The 5th Annual ROCKAPALOOZA Festival Updates Official Artist Line-Up

The 5th annual Rockapalooza festival, presented by Monster Energy and Quality Dairy, has added 12 Stones to the already impressive line-up on the Monster Energy main stage! Also, the festival has added I See Stars to the National Guard Stage, making for a well-rounded concert experience. Rockapalooza will take place this year on Saturday, June 23rd 2012 and features six stages. The Monster Energy main stage also features headliners Puddle of Mudd, and opening acts Saliva, Rehab, We Came As Romans, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Emphatic—just to name a few. The National Guard Stage also includes Sore Eyes, Otherwise, and more. See below for the line-ups for the additional stages featuring the likes of Bobaflex, Coolio, Afroman, and many more. Rockapalooza is also sponsored by the National Guard, Verizon Wireless, Budweiser, and Q106 FM.

Rockapalooza recently announced that Bam Margera and Brandon Novak of MTV’s Jackass will be hosting this year’s event! Aside from both being well-recognized professional skateboarders, Bam is known for his two additional MTV shows, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union, as well as several other projects. Brandon is a frequent guest on these shows, as well as on Bam’s Sirius XM radio show, Radio Bam on Faction.

The advance price of tickets for this year’s Rockapalooza is $30, while day of show tickets cost $35. All children under the age of 10 are admitted free, and the event is all ages. This year, Jam Heads Party Deck passes are just $100 and include half off discounts on beer and food, free Monster Energy Drink, a meet and greet with Puddle of Mudd, Rehab, and Sore Eyes, and features a shaded area with seating. For regular attendees, Budweiser is offering $1 drafts from 10am-12pm. Doors open at 10am.

The festival will also host a free pre-party concert on Friday, June 22nd at the fairgrounds featuring headliners Mushroomhead and openers Sore Eyes. The free concert is also all ages and doors open at 6pm.

Bands that have performed at Rockapalooza in the past include Sevendust, Crossfade, OTEP, Silverstein, Smile Empty Soul, and more. Past hosting and appearance duties have gone to Pauly Shore, Big Black and Bam Bam of MTV’s Rob & Big, and Big Cat from MTV’s Fantasy Factory. Last year, over 8,000 people attended the festival.

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See below for the full listing of headliners and openers:

Main Stage Bands (Monster Energy Stage)

  • Headliner: Puddle of Mudd
  • Saliva
  • Rehab
  • We Came As Romans
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • 12 Stones
  • Emphatic
  • Lifeline Revolution
  • Sunset Villians
  • Nation of Wealth
  • Blackened Earth
  • Jet City Vega
  • Bet Me I’m Lying
  • Airsickness
  • Seeking Seven

2nd Stage Bands (National Guard Stage)

  • I See Stars
  • Sore Eyes
  • Otherwise
  • Rotation
  • Riven
  • It Lies Within
  • Hollow Drive
  • Cyanide Sunrise
  • Ballz Deluxe
  • Fall of Eleven
  • Circus Asylum
  • Throwing Gravity
  • The Elder Beer Men
  • Lima OH (Battle of the Bands Winner)

3rd Stage Bands (Revolver Electronic Cigarettes Stage)

  • Bobaflex
  • Breaking Paradox
  • Killjay
  • Myths and Legends
  • The Scars Heal In Time
  • Ionia
  • Ghosts of August
  • Second Season
  • Blind Reflection
  • Barefoot Breakdown
  • Beyond the Shadows
  • The Get Bye
  • Thee Unknown

4th Stage Bands

  • Coolio
  • Afroman
  • Deveraux
  • Distand Decend
  • I’m William Cutting
  • 10 Gauge Rage
  • Tisk Tisk
  • Mockingbird
  • Shock Wave
  • Dismember the Fallen
  • Fire in the Sky
  • Violet Void
  • Lima OH (Battle of the Band Winner)

5th Stage Bands (Live Loud & Local Blue Print Artist Development Stage)

  • Fallen Captive
  • Jay Mel
  • Know Lyfe
  • Autumn Burning
  • Black Valor
  • Mind Pulp
  • Erasing Never
  • TrakBlazas
  • KyLyNtae
  • Through The Ashes
  • Beat To Quarters
  • Nazareth
  • Last Savior Of God
  • Helix Reign
  • Summer Soulstice
  • Alternant Resonant
  • Angelo
  • The Everyday Losers
  • Ice Possible
  • Silo
  • Downcore

Hosted by: DJ Chuck Lew

6th Stage Bands (Avenue Billiards Music Room Stage)

  • Underneath It All
  • Mindrought
  • Boys of Fall
  • Fear the Fallen

Featuring special guest bartender Dennis Haskins (known as Mr. Belding of “Saved by the Bell” fame).

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