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Chicago Open Air Festival Tickets
Chicago Open Air Festival Tickets
If you're looking for a celebration of all things metal in the city that pioneered consecutive days of the hardest rock on the planet, the Chicago Open Air Festival is the destination that will deliver all the screeching guitars and unforgiving lyrics your eardrums can handle. 2019 saw the return of this head-bangers bash after canceling the year before, and it came back with a fury that signaled to the crowd that this is not a festival that will go away quietly. For two days on two stages "The Windy City" was bathed in metal madness as one rock artist after another took to the stages and shredded like it was the last jam on Earth. Fans go wild every year when the fest comes to town, and they get to see top acts in the rock business come together to blow their minds in Bridgeview, Ill. The shows drive the crowd into a frenzy that leaves them drenched in sweat and dirt, with a smile that won't leave their faces.
History in the Making
The Chicago Open Air Festival began in 2016 and saw throngs of heavy metal fans storm the admission gates for a chance to finally see an epic multi-band and multi-stage show of unparalleled rock majesty. The crowd was not disappointed when the first acts took over the arena and bashed welcoming skulls in with awesome riffs and bone-shattering decibels. That glorious night began the legacy that has become one of the greatest collections of metal bands ever assembled in one place to perform over multiple days, and scores of screaming fans attest to their loyalty whenever the festival arrives. Not only does the festival headline some of the biggest names to ever enter the rock scene, but the music starts in the a.m. and lasts all day of the event. Arriving early each day will yield the greatest chance of seeing all the acts perform. Some past musicians that have been a part of the festivities include Tool, Megadeth and Korn.
Where can I buy Chicago Open Air Festival tickets?
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How many bands are playing live at the Chicago Open Air Festival?
There are several different acts scheduled each year for the Chicago Open Air Festival in Bridgeview, Ill. The 2019 year saw a different format than years previously, due to the festival dropping down to just one stage. The limit on space meant a leaner lineup length and more time for each set.
How long are the live sets at the Chicago Open Air Festival?
Each artist has his/her own stage time scheduled for a custom length that cannot easily be anticipated in real time. In 2019, however, System Of A Down put on an epic set of nearly 30 of its hits.
Who are some of the big names that played at Chicago Open Air Festival the first year?
The list of bands at the 2016 Chicago Open Air Festival is a legendary collection from around the world including the German band, Rammstein making its only US appearance, Meshuggah from Sweden and Gojira from France.
Will there be any unscheduled acts or improvised collaborations between artists at the Chicago Open Air Festival?
There is no way to know for certain just what will occur at the festival. However, you can expect unique moments to arise throughout the festival.
Where is the best place to see the performances at Chicago Open Air Festival?
Try to arrive early to the festival and survey the layout of the stages to choose your preferred spot. If you are not into hitting, pushing and sweating fans, you might want to stay away from the pit.Back to Top