Kansas City, Kan. (April 25, 2011) – Eminem and Muse will headline the inaugural two-day Kanrocksas Music Festival this summer, August 5 – 6, when it takes over the Midwest and Kansas City area at the Kansas Speedway as one of the top music festivals in the nation. Today, Kanrocksas announces the first roster of major headliners and national acts that will perform on multiple stages during the music festival. Exciting additions to the lineup, including more national acts, international deejays, and fan-friendly activities are planned and will be announced as details materialize. 100,000 attendees are anticipated over the two-day festival, drawing from fan bases across the nation.
Adding to the fan appeal of Kanrocksas Music Festival are free onsite parking and camping with the purchase of every general admission ticket. Also unique to Kanrocksas Music Festival will be no service charges attached to ticket purchases, increasing the value of attending the festival.
The Kanrocksas Music Festival unveils itself to the public with a strong first lineup of bands. Multiple additions to the lineup are planned and will be announced as confirmations are received.
The inaugural lineup includes: (see full resource sheet enclosed)
• The Black Keys
• A Perfect Circle
• The Flaming Lips
• Kid Cudi
• Girl Talk
• Flogging Molly
• Jack’s Mannequin
• Arctic Monkeys
• Fitz & The Tantrums
• Tinie Tempah
• International Deejays under one GIANT CRITICAL MASS TENT
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Kanrocksas Music Festival Home: Kansas Speedway
The Kansas Speedway, home to two NASCAR Spring Cup Series races and over 200 events annually, will now claim one of the nation’s top music festivals as it hosts the inaugural Kanrocksas Music Festival. The Kansas Speedway is located in the burgeoning area of Village West in Kansas City, Kan.
The area is home to multiple entertainment-driven companies, including Sporting Kansas City, which is opening a $200 million state-of-the-art stadium in early June, Legends Outlets Kansas City, which is in a transition to high designer outlets, and the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which is slated to open in the first half of 2012. Search engine conglomerate, Google, announced last month that it will launch its beta high-speed, fiber-optic network in Kansas City, Kan.
Located at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and Interstate 435, the Kansas Speedway is easily accessible and conveniently located just 15 miles from downtown Kansas City, Mo. and 20 miles from Kansas City International Airport.
In a strong effort to create a social experience, Kanrocksas Music Festival is offering free parking and camping with every general admission ticket purchased. Over 1,000 spacious acres of onsite camping will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. (see full resource sheet enclosed)
Kanrocksas Music Festival organizers and founders greatly value social responsibility and are committed to giving back to the community. For its inaugural year, Kanrocksas Music Festival will implement charitable initiatives that will benefit the Kansas City, Kan. School Foundation for Excellence, working to provide educational opportunities for urban core students in the area. (see full resource sheet enclosed)
• Pre-sale pricing (April 26 – April 29)
2-day pass - $159.00
Kanrocksas Music Festival email subscribers will receive first exclusive access to pre-sale tickets with a special code that will be revealed on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. CST. To subscribe to the Kanrocksas Music Festival email list, visit www.kanrocksas.com.
• Starting April 30
2-day pass - $179.00
Single day passes will be announced.
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About Kanrocksas Music Festival
Kanrocksas Music Festival debuts in the Kansas City metro area at the Kansas Speedway, August 5 – 6, 2011 with headliners Eminem and Muse as well as multiple other national acts and international deejays during the 2-day, 2-night festival. Kanrocksas Music Festival is the creation of Brandmeyer Fritz Festivals (BFF), a festival organizing company comprised of Bill Brandmeyer and Chris Fritz. Brandmeyer is a successful entrepreneur who has led on many business ventures over the course of his career, while Fritz is a national figure in the concert promotions industry. Partnering with Mammoth Entertainment, a leading concert producing company based in Lawrence, Kan., BFF is dedicated to launching a successful music festival that will entertain the Kansas City-area and the nation for many years to come.