The newly announced Houston Open Air festival will bring metal heads and lovers of rock music together in the first festival of its kind to come to the area.
The two-day festival will feature the likes of Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Nothing More, Alice in Chains and many more at NRG Park on Sept. 24 and 25.
“Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it’s a natural location for a festival,” said Danny Wimmer, who is the main promoter for the event.
The festival will feature three stages – two main stages and a side stage. There will also be a bevy of food and drink as Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food are major players in the event as well as a number of local food truck and eateries.
In addition to the aforementioned bands, the lineup will include Chevelle, Ministry, The Cult, Ghost, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Hellyeah, Baroness, Chevy Metal, The Amity Affliction, Buckcherry and Sepultura.
Nothing More is a band based out of San Antonio that has been on a meteoric rise in the past year. Pierce The Veil’s high energy and mutli-genre sound is enough to win over local fans even before hearing their single “Texas is Forever.”
The undercard should have music fans just as excited as the main stages. Avatar, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Sons of Texas, The Word Alive, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, Dinosaur Pile Up and September Mourning.
Sick Puppies, an Australian based band, recently added singer Bryan Scott to their lineup. Scott lives in Spring and has transitioned into the lead role in the band with ease.
Houston Open Air was born from its parent company Danny Wimmer Presents. The company is known for holding some of the biggest rock festivals across the country, including Rock on the Range, Aftershock, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and more.
The first tier of early-bird tickets have already come-and-gone but tickets remain on sale and will do so until the festival is sold out. The tickets will increase in price as more are sold.
A portion of all tickets sold will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund.
For more information visit: http://houstonopenair.com/