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SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, RAMMSTEIN To Headline Chicago Open Air Fest 2016

Posted by on February 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

When all is said and done, Chicago Open Air might be the largest American metal festival of the year, and their lineup is already proving to be pretty insane. The promoters just announced the lineup and it sounds incredible. It all goes down July 15, 16 and 17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.

The headliners will be Rammstein, Disturbed and Slipknot. Just look at this day-by-day breakdown:

Friday, July 15:
Rammstein
Chevelle
Ministry
Of Mice & Men
Meshuggah
In This Moment
Hollywood Undead
Trivium
Carcass
Hatebreed
Periphery
Drowning Pool
Butcher Babies
Through Fire

Saturday, July 16:
Disturbed
Korn
Breaking Benjamin
Pop Evil
Gojira
Deafheaven
The Devil Wears Prada
Helmet
Nothing More
Saint Asonia
Miss May I
Beartooth
Silver Snakes
City Of The Weak

Sunday, July 17:
Slipknot
Five Finger Death Punch
Marilyn Manson
Bullet For My Valentine
Killswitch Engage
BABYMETAL
Asking Alexandria
Corrosion of Conformity
letlive.
All That Remains
We Came As Romans
Jim Breuer & the Regulators
Upon A Burning Body
Gemini Syndrome

Here's the offical flyer:

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This is not a drill, these shows are looking awesome and besides music there will be great food and booze. According to the press release:

The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup for Chicago Open Air includes selections from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, International Spud Station, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), The Crave Bar, The Happy Lobster, and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse Now, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, and Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza).

The Chicago Open Air craft beer village will offer national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages such as: Goose Island (Chicago), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago), Iron Maiden's Trooper Beer, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA), Motörhead's Shiraz Wine, Surly (Minneapolis), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago), and many more to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now at ChicagoOpenAir.com at these prices:
Weekend GA Field: $219.50
Weekend GA Bowl: $119.50
Weekend VIP: $399.50
Weekend VIP 2-Packs: $860.00
Single Day GA Bowl: $49.50

Tickets will eventually go up. All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.

I'm booking my tickets now!

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