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Rocklahoma (also known as Rock Fever Presents Rocklahoma or Rock Fever) is an annual 3-day hard rock music festival with camping held in Pryor, Oklahoma. The festival features 4 official stages, as well as many unofficial campground parties and performing acts and onsite vendors. It is currently billed as one of the many festivals that make up AEG Entertainment's World's Loudest Month concert series. There were an estimated 100,000 people (about 30,000 per day) at the first annual Rocklahoma held in 2007.[1] The Third Annual Rocklahoma had over seventy bands on four stages, including favorites from previous Rocklahoma festivals, Beautiful Creatures, LA Guns featuring Tracii Guns, Bang Tango, Lillian Axe, Gypsy Pistoleros and Faster Pussycat. Included on the side stages are bands from all over Europe. Playboy and Rolling Stone in 2008 called Rocklahoma one of the top festivals that should not be missed.[citation needed] Coffee table books for Rocklahoma 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been published and are available on the web.

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Sebastian Bach playing at Rocklahoma 2008.
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock
DatesJuly, May
Location(s)Pryor, Oklahoma, US
Years active2007–present
Founded byMark Nuessle



Thursday, May 25 (Campground Party): Another Lost Year, Nicnos, Locust Grove, Final Drive, Midnight Mob, Hoodslide, Stolen Rhodes, BC & The Big Rig, Reliance Code, Screaming Red Mutiny

Friday, May 26: Def Leppard, Three Days Grace, Skillett, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, In Flames, Slaughter, Rival Sons, Fozzy, Badflower, Goodbye June, Aeges, Retrospect All Stars, Lynam, Aska, Electro_Nomicon, Ratchet Dolls, Death Grip, T.R.O.Y., Arson City, Keychain, Sun And Flesh, Thousand Years Wide, Save The Hero, The Normandys, Difuser

Saturday, May 27: Stone Sour, The Cult, Zakk Sabbath, Suicidal Tendencies, Diamond Head, Fuel, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Dinosaur Pile-Up, DED, Kore Rozzik, Dead Metal Society, Wild Street, Diamond Lane, Black Tora, Five Star Hooker, Moxy & The Influence, Adakain, NonHuman Era, The Mendenhall Experiment, Paralandra, Wild Fire, The Adarna, The Revolutioners, etc[2] [3]

Sunday, May 28: The Offspring, Seether, Jackyl, Ratt, Buckcherry, Taking Back Sunday, Nothing More, Black Stone Cherry, Norma Jean, Wage War, Royal Republic, One Less Reason, London’s Dungeon, Niterain, Nova Rex, 3D In Your Face, The Tip, Desire The Fire, Wild Planes, Coda Cutlass, As Above So Below, The Chimpz, Sweatin Bullets, Weston Horn & The Hush, Skytown, The Fairweather


Thursday, May 26Edit

Arson City, Even the Dogs, Drek, Nicnos, Emperors and Elephants, Well Hung Heart, Framing The Red, Hoodslide, BC and The Big Rig, Roots of Thought, Grind [4]


Due to severe weather in the area, Rocklahoma officials were forced to evacuate the grounds and were forced to cancel the remaining artists for Saturday evening; among those cancelled was headliner Linkin Park and Volbeat.

Friday, May 22Edit

Ratchet Dolls Godsmack, Slayer, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Ministry, Apocalyptica, We Are Harlot, Nonpoint, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Upon a Burning Body, Like a Storm, Waylaid, Ivy Stone, Even The Dogs, etc.[5]

Saturday, May 23Edit

Linkin Park, Volbeat, Halestorm, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Candlebox, In Flames, Periphery, Starset, Crobot, The Chimpz, etc.

Sunday, May 24Edit

Tesla, Breaking Benjamin, Queensrÿche, Of Mice And Men, The Winery Dogs, Motionless In White, Aranda, Otherwise, Islander, etc.


Thursday, May 22Edit

James Douglas Show, DRYVR, Oldman, Motortrain, Blackwater Rebellion, Dirty Crush, Triple Se7en, Severmind, Fight the Fade, Benny’s Little Weasel

Friday, May 23Edit

Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, Seether, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah, Skid Row, Black Stone Cherry, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Lacuna Coil, Nothing More, Truckfighters, Wicked, Killer Dwarfs, London’s Dungeon, Ruff Justice, Loveblast, Firstryke, Nasty Habit, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Jet West, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Framing the Red, Bad Remedy, Snakefist, NICNOS, Enslaved by Fear

Saturday, May 24Edit

Staind, Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Filter, Kix, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, We Are Harlot,[6] Texas Hippie Coalition, Devour the Day, We As Human, Gemini Syndrome, Kill Devil Hill, Ratchet Dolls, Wicked, Black Tora, Bai Bang, ASKA, Hellion, Killer Dwarfs, Ragdoll, Siren, Hip Kitty, Well Hung Heart, Mine Enemies Fall, Vilifi, A Course of Action, The Grizzly Band, The Joint Effect, David Castro Band

Sunday, May 25Edit

Kid Rock, Theory of a Deadman, Extreme, Black Label Society, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Down, Redlight King, Kyng, Butcher Babies, Heaven’s Basement, Eve to Adam, Twelve Foot Ninja, Scorpion Child, Sleepy Hollow, Tempt, Station, Mystery, Lynam, Mandy Lion, Mach22, Down N Dirty, Dirtee Circus, Echofuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Able the Allies, The Bourgeois, Switchbach, Paper Tigers, The Grown Ups[7]



Thursday, May 24 Pre-PartyEdit

Pre-Party at Axis Campground Stage

Jamco Industries
Delay the Day
Baron Von Swagger
Back from Ashes
Fist of Rage[9]

Friday, May 25Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage Axis Campground Stage

Adelitas Way
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy
and The Conspirators

Redlight King
Eve to Adam

Sunset Riot
S.E.X. Department
Down N Dirty
Pretty Little Suicide
Fist of Rage

Absence of Ink
For the Broken
Echo Fuzz
Shotgun Rebels
Rocker Lips
Mine Enemies Fall

Saturday, May 26Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage Axis Campground Stage

Pop Evil
10 Years
Theory of a Deadman
Rob Zombie

New Medicine
The Darkness

S.E.X. Department
Switchblade Scarlett
Ruff Justice
Lillian Axe
On Fire
The Glitter Boys
Black Tora

Villains Dance
Unwritten Rulez
A Good Fight
Willie Basse
Sweatin Bullets

Sunday, May 27Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage Axis Campground Stage

Black Stone Cherry
Puddle of Mudd

Charm City Devils
Art of Dying
Falling in Reverse

Fist of Rage
Down N Dirty
Sunset Riot
Black Tora
The Glitter Boys
Black Tora

Desi and Cody
David Castro Band
The Hawkeyes
We The Ghost
Through the Thorns


Thursday, May 26 Pre-PartyEdit

  • Aformatic
  • Blackwood
  • Fist of Rage
  • Floodlyne
  • Stun
  • Tiranico

Friday, May 27Edit

Saturday, May 28Edit

Sunday, May 29Edit

All That Remains, Escape The Fate, Cavo, Hail the Villain, Taddy Porter, New Medicine, Art of Dying, Electric Touch, One Less Reason, Gypsy Pistoleros, Alias, Wildstreet, The Glitter Boys, Gunner Sixx, Black Tora, Mad Max, Aura Surreal, Firstryke, Aska, Arena, Blue Tiger, Bad Things, Cutlass and Mock Star.



On December 1, 2009, Rocklahoma's organizers announced an affiliation with concert promoter AEG Live to revamp the festival's format. The 2010 festival was moved to Memorial Day weekend and included more current artists as well as very few of the 1980s-era classic rock and metal bands for which the festival has been known.[11]

Thursday, May 27 Pre-PartyEdit

Retrospect Records Stage

Bad Things
Hector Backwoods
Sam & The Stylees
Black Tora
The Glitter Boys
Dressed To Kill

Friday, May 28Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage

Adelitas Way
Saving Abel
Three Days Grace

Chuk Cooley and the Demon Hammers
New Medicine
The Veer Union
Richy Nix

Black Tora
New Cool World
Mad Max
Bad Things

Saturday, May 29Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage

Burn Halo
ZZ Top

Pedal Point
Nigel Dupree Band
Like A Storm
Shaman's Harvest
Gypsy Pistoleros

Bad Things
The Glitter Boys
Problem Child
The Last Vegas

Sunday, May 30Edit

Main Stage Hard Rock Stage Retrospect Records Stage

Theory of a Deadman

Within Reason
Hail the Villain
Year Long Disaster
Taddy Porter
Lacuna Coil

New Cool World
Mad Max
The Glitter Boys
Problem Child
Bad Things

2009 LineupEdit

2008 LineupEdit

Main stageEdit

Over 90 bands appeared on all stages during the 5 days of Rocklahoma.[12] Sixty bands played on the side stages.[13]

The following bands played the main stage from the Rocklahoma website:[14]

Wednesday, July 9

A benefit concert for residents of the nearby town of Picher, Oklahoma, which was severely hit by a EF4 tornado on May 10, 2008. Three-day ticket holders and members of the armed forces are admitted free of charge, and the general public only has to pay a $25 fee to get in.[15]

Thursday, July 10 (pre-party only available to people who purchased three-day tickets)

Friday, July 11

Saturday, July 12

Sunday July 13

Side StagesEdit

The following bands have been confirmed for the side stages from the Rocklahoma website:[16]

South stageEdit

(sponsored by Nightmare Records, Chavis Records and Blastzone)

Wednesday July 10, 2008

  • Joey Doherty "Kid Lightning"
  • Pedal Point
  • Jaded
  • Down Tread
  • Overloaded
  • Lure

Thursday July 10, 2008

Friday July 11, 2008

Saturday July 12, 2008

Sunday July 13, 2008

North stageEdit

(sponsored by Retrospect Records)

Thursday July 10, 2008

  • Oney
  • Gypsy Blue
  • Harlow
  • Sidekixx
  • Sweet F.A. (Cancelled)
  • Frontrunner
  • Pair A Dice
  • Tommy Had A Vision
  • Messano (Bobby Messano of Starz)

Friday July 11, 2008

Saturday July 12, 2008

  • Kilbourn
  • Bad Candy
  • Lorraine
  • Nasty Nasty
  • Cuttlass
  • Mass
  • Defcon
  • Vyper

Sunday July 13, 2008

2007 LineupEdit

Faster Pussycat playing at Rocklahoma 2007

There were approximately eight bands playing per day for four days at Rocklahoma 2007. These bands were as follows:[17]

Thursday, July 12

Friday, July 13

Saturday, July 14

Sunday, July 15


  1. ^ Elliot, Matt (July 8, 2007). "C'mon sell the noize: Rocklahoma's hair-metal lineup outselling Country Fever". Tulsa World. Retrieved July 16, 2006.
  2. ^ "Rocklahoma 2017 Daily Band Lineups Revealed". Loudwire. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: ROCKLAHOMA – 2017". RockRevolt Mag. January 9, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Rocklahoma daily lineup 2015".
  6. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Trivium Cancel Handful of U.S. Shows After Frontman Matt Heafy Blows Out Voice". Loudwire. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rocklahoma daily lineup announced". News OK. April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "ROCKLAHOMA 2013 // May 24, 25 & 26 // PRYOR, OK". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "ROCKLAHOMA 2012 May 25, 26 and 27 in PRYOR, OK" Rocklahoma 2012 Obtained May 20, 2012
  10. ^ "Rocklahoma Daily Performance Lineups Announced – Single Day Tickets On Sale Friday April 15" Obtained June 8, 2012
  11. ^ Chancellor, Jennifer (December 1, 2009). "Monster music fest Rocklahoma moves to Memorial Day Weekend". Tulsa World. Retrieved December 1, 2009.
  12. ^ "Rocklahoma Adds Fifth Day to Festival" (Press release). May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2008.
  13. ^ "Queensryche to Perform Operation: Mindcrime in its Entirety at Rocklahoma" (Press release). April 24, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  14. ^ "Rocklahoma 2008 Lineup". Archived from the original on April 3, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  15. ^ "Rocklahoma Opens Wednesday for Benefit Performances" (Press release). May 21, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  16. ^ "Rocklahoma 2008 Lineup". Archived from the original on August 2, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2008.
  17. ^ "Rocklahoma: Artists". Archived from the original on June 27, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  18. ^ a b "Rocklahoma: News (via Internet Archive – turn styles off!)". July 7, 2007. Archived from the original on August 16, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2008.

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