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DRIvIN RAIN confirmed for South Texas Rock Fest w/ Queensrÿche, Tesla, Dokken, L.A. Guns, Y&T, Skid Row, UFO, and others, over 40,000 expected.
Local hard rock band DRIvIN' RAIN has been confirmed to play the 2nd stage at The 2008 South Texas Rock Fest July 11-13 in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Cape's very own DRIvIN' RAIN will play Saturday July 12 at 3:30 on the 2nd Stage. (Right between L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat). The raingang will do songs from their 2004 s/t cd, and also from the 2006 "Delightfully Evil" disc. The band says they will also break out brand new song for this festival.
Since forming in 1994 Drivin Rain has already opened for bands like L.A. Guns, Skid Row, Nazareth, Steppenwolf,Saxon, Black Oak Arkansas, HeadEast, Ron Keel, Frank Hannon (of Tesal), Eddie Money, The Kentucky Headhunters, Pat Travers, Kiss Army, and many others. They have four cds out now, and will start recording a new disc this fall in Memphis. Andy Tanas (ex-Krokus/Black Oak/Legs Diamond) will help produce the new Drivin Rain cd.
Over 40,000 rock fans are expected to attend this years festival. It is one of the nations largest rock festivals this year. DRIvIN' RAIN singer Timexx Nasty says "It is like the Woodstock of Hairbands. Almost every band I loved as a kid is on this show. And it's a real honor to be one of a few unsigned bands who were asked to play on this show." Nasty added "This is by far the biggest show we have ever done. We feel like everything we have done up to this point was a build up to this show. We've done many festivals around the country, but this will be the biggest by far. They expect over 40,000. We are very lucky to be one of only a few unsigned bands to play this event. Britny Fox and XYZ headline the stage we play. It'll be our third show with L.A. Guns and second show with Skid Row. We have also opened for Frank Hannon of Tesla once in Kansas. So it'll be good to play with all of the guys from Tesla now. Also I never would have thought I'd be on a show with Queensryche. I remember standing in line to see them in St. Louis many times. Funny thing, a old friend of mine named Ratman first told me about Queensryche. And his other favorite band was The Godz. And they are on this show also!
The fact that we are on this show is a dream gig for us. The list of bands is awesome. If you would have asked me when I was 18 what bands I would want to play with. This would have been close to the list I'd have given you. Really all this leaves is Ozzy, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, and Kiss and I'll have opened for every band I loved as a kid. And I'm working on that!
Timexx goes on to say "We have a lot of friends that are buying tickets and going to this event. Some will drive, some will take a train, a few will just fly down. But we've heard from people all over the world who are going to this event. Really, it really is the Woodstock of Hairbands! If you loved those bands why wouldn't you want to go?! They even have these great VIP packages where you get to meet the bands. How can you beat that? This will be a chance for people to just forget about the war, or the gas prices, and just rock! Put your fist in the air, scream out in the holy name of rock n roll. And do it loud and proud under that big Texas sky. For the members of DRIvIN' RAIN, both current and past. It's a thing of pride. The team finally made it to the super bowl you know. And we are proud to bring a little Missouri thunder to the lone star state."
The festival is being held at Javelina Harley Davidson Fairgrounds. The venue has over 50 acres which includes: free parking, free camping, no city ordinances and is just 5 miles from great hill country riding!
Bands from the 70s, 80s and 90s will provide 3 days of non stop rock on two outside stages. The festival also has VIP packages that are a dream deal for hard rock fans.
The VIP Package is better for those that really want the complete VIP experience. VIP treatment at South Texas Rock Fest compares with no other Event! Here are just a few of the perks that will be offered:
Commemorative VIP badge.
Admission all 3 days.
Event limited Edition Program.
Prime VIP seating under a Shaded Roof.
Shaded roof with Cooling System.
Private VIP beer booth's, no waiting in lines.
Access to lawn for photo taking.
Daily meet & greet drawings.
Chance to win autographed guitar/Drum Stick/Symbols
Bands confirmed for STRF are: Queensrÿche, Tesla, Dokken, L.A. Guns, Y&T, Skid Row, Faster Pussycat, Helix, Firehouse, Jackyl, Stephen Pearcy (of Ratt), Bullet Boys, UFO, Vinnie Moore, Britny Fox, Axe, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, House of Lords, XYZ, Jetboy, DRIvIN' RAIN, Oz Knozz, The Godz, Jokester, Mad Margritt, Zero Hour, S.E.X. Department, Helstar, SnakeSkin Prison, High4, Soul, Ritual Habits, Rockarma, Mad Temple, Atomic Outlaws, Cheryl Hill, Spiders & Snakes, Redneck Rockers, Straight Fork, Innocent Exile, Mother's Anthem, Gypsy Pistolers,
The STRF sponsors are, Miller Lite, Harley Davidson, Time Warner Cable, Sirius Satellite Radio, RockNation Magazine, and many others.
Visit one of these official sites for more information.
learn more about Drivin Rain at
FRIDAY JULY 11
QUEENSRYCHE -10:00 PM
DOKKEN -8:30 PM
SKID ROW -7:00 PM
BULLET BOYS -5:30 PM
PRETTY BOY FLOYD -4:30 PM
HOUSE OF LORDS -3:00 PM
AXE -1:30 PM
JET BOY -9:30 PM
ZERO HOUR -7:45 PM
HELSTAR -6:15 PM
RITUAL HABITS -5:00 PM
MAD TEMPLE -3:45 PM
SPIDERS & SNAKES -1:45 PM
INNOCENT EXILE -1:15 PM
SATURDAY JULY 12
TESLA -10:30 PM
UFO -8:30 PM
Y&T -7:00 PM
STEPHEN PEARCY OF RATT) -5:15 PM
FASTER PUSSYCAT -4:00 PM
L.A. GUNS -2:45 PM
BANG TANGO -1:30 PM
MAD MARGRITT -12:30 PM
S.E.X. DEPARTMENT-9:45 PM
BRITNY FOX-8:00 PM
ATOMIC OUTLAWS-4:45 PM
DRIvIN RAIN-3:30 PM
SNAKE SKIN PRISON-2:15 PM
SOUL -1:30 PM
HIGH4 -12:00 PM
SUNDAY JULY 13
JACKYL -8:30 PM
FIREHOUSE -7:00 PM
HELIX -5:30 PM
THE GODZ -4:00 PM
OZ KNOZZ -2:30 PM
JOKESTER -1:15 PM
GYPSY PISTOLEROS -8:15 PM
ROCKARMA -6:30 PM
MOTHER'S ANTHEM-4:45 PM
CHERYL HILL -3:15 PM
STRAIGHT FORK -1:45 PM
General Admission Ticket & Free Camping
Order on our website or call 210-698-2856
1 Day Advance Ticket for Friday or Saturday = $38.50
1 Day Advance Ticket For Sunday = $25.00
3 Day Advance Admission Ticket = $75.00
Camping is Free with 3 day Admission
(includes 1 car parking in campsite sticker)
1 Day Ticket at the gate Friday/ Saturday= $40.00
1 Day ticket at the gate Sunday = $25.00
3 Day Ticket at the gate = $80.00
3 Day Bleacher VIP Pass = $200.00
3 Day Lawn VIP Pass = $150.00