Bret Michaels of Poison, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Kix, Yngwie Malmsteen and Slaughter are set to headline the first ever SiriusXM Hair Nation Festival on Saturday, September 17th at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Michaels made the announcement on Monday, April 18th on Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk, Trunk’s weekly radio show on the satrad broadcaster.
Trunk will host the event which will also see performances by Lita Ford, Faster Pussycat, Vixen, Britny Fox, Bullet Boys, Loudness, Junkyard, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, Vain, Tuff, Odin, Circus Of Power and Grabbie Ray.
“I can’t wait to perform back in Southern California where it all started for me,” Neil says. “This is a big kick ass event and I’m gonna pull out all the stops on this one. What a great lineup, in a great venue… see you in September. Be there!”
“I’m truly honored to host the first ever Hair Nation show,” Trunk adds. “As a lifelong fan, friend and supporter of so many of these bands on radio and TV it’s great to see them have their own event to celebrate their decades of great music.”
SiriusXM will broadcast performances, as well as backstage interviews with artists, from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel, via satellite on channel 39 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The broadcast will air the weekend of September 24th.
Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, April 22nd at 10 am PT. VIP Packages are also available ranging from $149 to $3,000 with reserved seating, meet and greets, access to backstage areas, access to the catwalk main stage viewing platform, a VIP laminate, preferred parking and more. Some lucky fans may even get a chance to Stump The Trunk during their meet and greet with the host. The $3,000 package includes a three day, four night stay in Hollywood with access to special events including a private performance in Hollywood and a shuttle to and from the Orange County venue and more.
SiriusXM listeners will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public via a SiriusXM Ticket Pre-Sale from Wednesday, April 20th at 10 am PT to Thursday, April 21st at 10 PM PT.
Two lucky unsigned bands will have the chance to play at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival via SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of The Bands, held Wednesday, August 17th at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will open the main stage, and the runner up–as chosen by host Eddie Trunk and other celebrity rock judges–will open the second stage at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. Bands can apply for a chance to play the SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle Of The Bands by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17th.