For the second year in a row, the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos will return to San Bernardino, CA for its annual, day-long destination festival. After a five year break, last year marked the festival's return to Southern California, with over 13,000 in attendance for the all-day event. Taking place on Saturday, July 16, at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds, the festival continues to honor the indie-alternative scene's most influential acts, while debuting its next rising stars. Providing attendees a fun day in the sun and the chance to sing along to their favorite anthems, this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival promises once again that it is not an event to be missed.
The lineup for Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos 2016—produced by SGE, 4Fini and Live Nation—includes Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Quicksand, The Get Up Kids, The Starting Line, Saosin (fronted by original vocalist Anthony Green), Senses Fail, The Early November, The Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect, with more information to be announced.
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Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba says, "I am so happy to know fans are excited about this lineup, but I know I am the MOST excited. Dashboard Confessional gets to play for our favorite people WITH our favorite people. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the summer."
Taking Back Sunday collectively adds, "…it's going to be good to be back in the company of so many bands we are both friends with and fans of."
All tickets for the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival are General Admission open seating are now on sale at festival.tasteofchaos.com. The regular on-sale price is $42.50. Prices do not include ticket service fees or parking.
A VIP ticketing option is available for $199. VIP includes admission, a fast lane entrance into the festival, a VIP laminate with lanyard and access to the VIP Lounge (located near the main stage), which will have complimentary select beers, Rockstar Energy Drinks, snacks (while supplies last), private restrooms, comfortable areas to sit and relax, a dedicated cash bar and access to the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos step-and-repeat logo wall with a photo booth. Attendees must be 21+ to get into the VIP Lounge.
In addition to the lineup on multiple stages, the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival will include food trucks, craft beer, carnival rides, a vendor village and more.
Taste Of Chaos co-founder Kevin Lyman of 4Fini says, "After seeing the success of last year's Taste Of Chaos, it was clear that there was a demand for the festival's return. We're excited to be able to bring this expanded music lineup to the Southern California show."
Co-founder John Reese of SGE adds, "Since the festival is also the last stop on the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos tour, we see it as a huge end of tour party that will be a really special day for the bands and everyone that attends."
Rich Best, Live Nation President of Booking, Los Angeles, adds, "We're excited to bring the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival back to San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds after its triumphant return in 2015. We feel the spectacular music lineup and setting at the expansive San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds beneath the San Bernardino Mountains will truly re-establish TOC as one of the top destination music festivals in Southern California."
For the most up-to-date information, visit festival.tasteofchaos.com.