Festival Noize: Rocklahoma, Forecastle

Announcing single-day ticket sales beginning within the next few days, the heartland’s Rocklahoma and Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival reveal their daily plans, making your life easier by detailing the who and when.

Photo: AP Photo / Aijaz Rahi
Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India

Ahhh Rocklahoma, where the riffs come sweeping down the plain.  Scheduled for May 23-26 at the Catch The Fever festival grounds in Pryor, Okla.,  this year’s lineup includes Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn.

The party begins on Thursday, May 23 at the AXIS Campground Stage where Triple 7, Bruce Flea, Searching For Sanity, Sleepwalking Home, Motortrain, Baron, Von Swagger, Rocker Lips, Drek and Kingshifter will reign supreme.

Then the big guns come in along with the roses, bullets and chains.  Here are the Friday-Sunday plans:

Friday, May 24: Guns N’ Roses, Bush, Papa Roach, Device, Ratt, All That Remains, Clutch, Escape The Fate, The Sword, Otherwise, Zero Crossing, Down & Dirty, The Last Vegas, Hessler, Bai Bang, Ruff Justice, London’s Dungeon, Fist Of Rage, The Summit, Wanton Looks, Kicktree, Shotgun Rebels, The Kul, Mine Enemies Fall

Saturday, May 25: Alice In Chains, Bullet For My Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, Big Wreck, Young Guns, We As Humans, O’Brother, Mindset Evolution, Gypsy Pistoleros, Rhyme, Sunset Riot, Wildstreet, London, Black Tora, Big Trouble, Sister’s Doll, Emerald City, Strikes At One, Well Hung Heart, Vilifi, For The Broken, EchoFuzz, The Chimpz, Memory Of A Melody

Sunday, May 26: Korn, Cheap Trick, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Dokken, Motionless In White, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Line Chemistry, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Scorpion Child, The Glitter Boys, Nasty Habit, Mystery, Lynam, Switchblade Scarlet, Firstryke, Station, Ragdoll, Wicked, New Dawn Day, Unwritten Rulz, Framing The Red, Meganaut, The Bourgeois

Priced at $69 (plus fees), single-day tickets go on sale April 17 at 10 a.m. Central Time.  Visit Rocklahoma.com for more information.

Photo: John Davisson
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

Taking over the lovely Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky., July 12-14, the Forecastle Festival has revealed its daily plans involving The String Cheese Incident, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes,  The Avett Brothers, Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters and Grace Potter And The Nocturnals plus many, many more.

Friday, July 12: The String Cheese Incident, Old Crow Medicine Show, Young The Giant, Big Boi, Sharon Jones& The Dap-Kings, Boys Noize, GRiZ, Bob Mould Band, Moon Taxi, The Pimps Of Joytime, Inc., Night Beds, Salva, The Pass

Photo: Larry Hulst / HulstPhotography.com
1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colo.

Saturday, July 13: The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James, Matt And Kim, The Joy Formidable, Dawes, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Foxygen, Rubblebucket, Freakwater, Sarah Jarosz, TOKiMONSTA, Shovels & Rope, MNDR, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Mona, The 23 String Band

Sunday, July 14: The Avett Brothers, Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Animal Collective, The Forecastle Incident (with special guests), Purity Ring, Datsik, Toro Y Moi, EL-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Bombino, Greensky Bluegrass, Wild Belle, Tift Merritt, Churchill, Ryan Hemsworth, The Wheeler Brothers, A Lion Named Roar

Photo: AP Photo / Wong Maye-E
Timbre Rock And Roots Festival, Fort Canning Park, Singapore

Forecastle’s single-day tickets go on sale April 12 at noon Eastern Time.  Click here for more information.