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Chicago Open Air
Band Performance Times Announced For Second Annual Fest
July 14, 15 And 16 At Toyota Park In Bridgeview, IL
Featuring KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn & More

ReverbNation Battle Of The Bands Contest Is Now Open,
Allowing One Unsigned Band To Take The Festival Stage

Loudwire Premieres New Installment In "The Vikings Are Coming!"
Animated Video Series

Performance times have been announced for the 40-plus bands playing the second annual Chicago Open Air festival, July 14, 15 and 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago.

The Chicago Open Air music lineup leads off with a rare U.S. festival appearance from rock legends KISS (headlining Friday) as well as one of the first solo performances from Ozzy Osbourne (headlining Sunday) since the final Black Sabbath tour, where he will reunite with guitarist Zakk Wylde after a decade apart. Rock heavyweights Korn will headline Saturday. General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at and no service fee tickets are available at all Chicago-area Kuma's Corner locations.

Chicago Open Air band performance times are as follows (subject to change). Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

Friday, July 14

Main Stage

8:20 PMRob Zombie
6:15 PMMegadeth
4:40 PMAnthrax
3:20 PMFalling in Reverse
2:20 PMCrobot
1:20 PMHell or Highwater

BlackCraft Stage

7:10 PMMeshuggah
5:30 PMThe Dillinger Escape Plan
4:00 PMVimic
2:50 PMSuicide Silence
1:50 PMWhitechapel
12:50 PMCode Orange
11:50 AMFailure Anthem

Saturday, July 15

Main Stage

9:35 PMKorn
8:05 PMGodsmack
6:25 PMSeether
4:50 PMSteel Panther
3:35 PMAvatar
2:30 PMMetal Church
1:30 PMCane Hill

BlackCraft Stage

7:20 PMClutch
5:40 PMBody Count
4:15 PMMushroomhead
3:00 PMDragonforce
2:00 PMPig Destroyer
1:00 PMBlack Map
12:00 PMReverbNation Battle Of The Bands Winner

Sunday, July 16

Main Stage

8:25 PMOzzy Osbourne
6:25 PMStone Sour
5:05 PMLamb of God
3:40 PMAmon Amarth
2:30 PMHellyeah
1:30 PMDemon Hunter
12:30 PMDED

BlackCraft Stage

7:20 PMSlayer
4:35 PMBehemoth
2:00 PMDevilDriver
1:00 PMNorma Jean
12:05 PMWhores.
11:15 AMAversed

In addition, festival producers have announced an exclusive ReverbNation Battle of the Bands Contest, allowing one lucky unsigned act the chance to perform at Chicago Open Air. The submission period ends on Friday, June 30 at 11:59 PM CT. A winner will be selected and announced on Wednesday, July 5. For more details and to enter, please visit:

Loudwire has also premiered the latest installment in Chicago Open Air's "The Vikings Are Coming!" animated video series, which highlights Amon Amarth and the Vikings bringing all the great metal bands to Chicago. See the video here:

In addition to music, a number of special events, onsite attractions and festival partners make Chicago Open Air a must-attend destination. Here is a list of what attendees can expect.

Chicago Open Air will feature a variety of unique entertainment offerings to go along with its incredible music, food and beverage lineup, including the Monster Energy Experience (featuring signings with Chicago Open Air artists), the Jack Daniel's Experience, The Music Experience, Ellefson Coffee House, Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden, Heavy Tiki Bar, Kuma's Corner, BlackCraft apparel shop, FYE Fan Experience (hosting artist signings and pop-up performances with artists from participating record labels Roadrunner, Century Media / Another Century, Nuclear Blast / SharpTone Records, Spinefarm and Razor & Tie), Fxck Cancer and the Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, and Take Me Home animal rights advocacy foundation.

For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit

Chicago Open Air sponsors include: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel's, FYE, Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, The Music Experience, Roadrunner Records, Century Media Records and more to be announced.

About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit

About Toyota Park:

Toyota Park is located at 7000 South Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, IL. It's the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Toyota Park is conveniently located in Bridgeview near I-294 and-I-55, within an easy drive from every corner of the Chicago area. Just 15 miles from Chicago's Loop, Toyota Park offers ample parking and is served by PACE buses and shuttle links with the nearby CTA Midway Orange Line station.

Chicago Open Air Publicity Contacts

Ashton-Magnuson Media
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson:; (818) 996-2496
Selena Fragassi:; (847) 942-3093

Chicago Open Air Marketing & Sponsorship ContactM

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents:

Live Nation Publicity Contact

Taylor Heydlauff/Live Nation — Midwest:; (312) 260-9176

Village Of Bridgeview Publicity Contact

Ray Hanania:; (312) 933-9855