Chicago Open Air Festival at Toyota Park

July 15, 2016
Chicago Open Air Festival

Chicago Open Air has announced a spectacular music lineup for the three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival held July 15, 16 and 17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. Rammstein will kick off the festival weekend with a headlining performance on Friday—the group’s only 2016 U.S. performance and first Chicago show since 2012. Saturday will be headlined by Chicago’s own Disturbed, who have recently returned from a 4-year hiatus. Global rock juggernauts Slipknot will close out Chicago Open Air on Sunday.

Disturbed says, “It is long overdue that one of the greatest rock cities in the world has a festival of its own. We are honored and excited to be one of the headliners at the inaugural Open Air festival in our hometown of Chicago.”

Chicago Open Air will feature further performances by over 40 bands, including Slipknot, Chevelle, KornFive Finger Death Punch, Ministry, Breaking Benjamin, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men, and many more. The festival will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region. There will be additional entertainment for the festival-goers hosted by Jose Mangin from Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

  • 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

Chicago Open Air co-producer Jason Wright, President of Live Nation Chicago, comments, “Chicago has been an integral part of the history of hard rock music since its beginnings, so it makes perfect sense for the city to have a large scale experience to call its own. We are proud to have the chance to partner with Danny Wimmer Presents to create such a massive festival for the fans in Chicagoland and all over the Midwest. Who else is ready for the official homecoming of Disturbed?”

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The primary 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 others, pending announcement.

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.

Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day, and close up at 11:30 PM on Friday, 11:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Time: 11:00 am

Tickets: Get’ Em

Venue: Toyota Park

And here are a few more videos from some of the acts that will be melting faces over that weekend!

Brett Bergen

Brett Bergen

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