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Post by KCMax » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:50 pm

Lineup announced today for the first ever Kanrocksas:

Eminem, Muse, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, A Perfect Circle, The Flaming Lips, Kid Cudi,  Arctic Monkeys, Primus, Flogging Molly, Jack?s Mannequin, Fitz & the Tantrums, Tinie Tempah, and D12.

August 5-6 at Kansas Speedway.

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Post by chrizow » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:54 pm

:x

$179 per ticket?  and the promoter expects to draw 100,000 people.  ha!

90% of those artists have performed in KC in the last couple of years, too. 

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:13 pm

How does this compare to Bonnaroo?  I believe they attract well over 100,000 but they pull people from all over the country.
I like the idea and the acts but i don't like the fact that it's in early august, why not hold it around late september when its a little nicer.

Maybe this could be the Bonnaroo of the Midwest
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Post by nilsson1941 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:14 pm

Sounds suuuuuuper lame. Lou fest(or whatever it's called) has a much better line-up, is cheaper, and has a better setting(not the Kansas speedway)

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Post by chrizow » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:17 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote: How does this compare to Bonnaroo?  I believe they attract well over 100,000 but they pull people from all over the country.
bonaroo attendance is about 80,000.  it was lower than that the first few years.  the "Kanrocksas" folks think they'll get more than Bonnaroo in their first year, apparently. 

more artists are slated to be announced, but so far it's not bonnaroo level, yet.

i hope it's a success and a boost to the regional economy, but it sounds pretty lame to me. 

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Post by KCMax » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:27 pm

nilsson1941 wrote: Sounds suuuuuuper lame. Lou fest(or whatever it's called) has a much better line-up, is cheaper, and has a better setting(not the Kansas speedway)
But its better than ROCKLAHOMA.
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Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:27 pm

Another thing that will hurt this, lollpalooza is the same weekend, which has lady gaga and green day for headliners.

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Post by WSPanic » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:31 pm

nilsson1941 wrote: Sounds suuuuuuper lame. Lou fest(or whatever it's called) has a much better line-up, is cheaper, and has a better setting(not the Kansas speedway)
Definitely not my cup of tea - and will not argue with you on setting (because I haven't seen either) - but the Kansas lineup of Eminem/Black Keys/Arctic Monkeys/Muse/Flaming Lips etc. is a better festival lineup than The Roots/TV on the Radio/Deerhunter/Cat Power. It will draw more people.
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Post by nilsson1941 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:49 pm

Don't get me wrong, this will be super popular. It just seems like a really bland line- up to me.

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Post by mean » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:30 pm

nilsson1941 wrote: Don't get me wrong, this will be super popular.
Yeah. I mean, people go to Rockfest...
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Post by nilsson1941 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:33 pm

It just looks like they grabbed various festival acts from 2007 and put them on one bill

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Post by Ez Street » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:43 pm

Worst. Name. Ever.

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Post by chrizow » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:48 pm

mean wrote: Yeah. I mean, people go to Rockfest...
yeah, for $9.89 per ticket...this is $170 per ticket.  :shock:

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Post by bobbyhawks » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:07 pm

The only way I am even halfway interested in this is if the next set of bands is less on the Muse/Eminem/Perfect Circle side and more on the Flaming Lips/Girl Talk/Black Keys side.  I hate festivals in 95 degree heat, and being surrounded by Muse and Eminem fans near a NASCAR speedway sounds like some layer of hell to me.  The only band in the lineup that is even close to up and coming or newly relevant is Girl Talk, and he has released three freaking albums.  I also saw him last year at Grinder's (also saw Black Keys), so it has even less appeal.

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Post by AllThingsKC » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:24 pm

But if the Kansas Speedway can get one more concert like this, they will have an anchor tenant!  I'm sure KCK is just thrilled that they built a Speedway for concerts. 
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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:37 pm

How did girl talk get wrapped up in such a lame festival? 
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Post by smh » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:18 pm

Arctice Monkeys, anyone? That's a pretty kickass band IMO.
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Post by grovester » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:08 pm

Actually, there are quite a few bands I would go see (some again), just not there, then.

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Post by trailerkid » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 pm

chrizow wrote: 90% of those artists have performed in KC in the last couple of years, too.  

I'm not sure I understand this argument. Most all touring acts play big markets every couple years. Occasionally, for the huge festivals an act will come out of retirement or reform. What are your expectations for a music festival at the KS Speedway?

The pricing is definitely an issue, but I could see this being a very popular event. It's just unfortunate they picked such a remote, crummy location. But overall...this is still a very good thing for the region. I would bet downtown hotels will get very busy during this event and there will be spin-off business for P+L, cabs, and potentially the airport.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:54 pm

Anybody know, will the stages be in the grass or in the speedway area?  I know the camping will be in the grass lots and assuming a couple stages not in the speedway itself but can't find that info....wondering if a trip in and out to see Girl talk would be possible.

I'm more than fine with this being a remote event.
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