A celebration of hard rock’s big hits and big hair will take place next spring in south Florida at the two-day Rockfest 80’s. Headliners include former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Bad Company, Free and Queen singer Paul Rodgers and Night Ranger, who are best known for power ballad “Sister Christian.” The festival will take place at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida on April 2nd and 3rd.
Ratt, the Romantics, Warrant, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and Geoff Tate are some of the other acts to be part of the nostalgic lineup. Firehouse, John Waite, Lynch Mob, Autograph and Slaughter will also perform. More acts to be announced in 2016. The bands will be playing more of their classic hits for fans over the two-day show.
“Rockfest 80’s is a project over a year in the making,” the festival’s producer Larry Offsey said in a statement. “We are excited to launch our brand and create a true South Florida rock festival event.”
Tickets for Rockfest 80’s will go on sale December 21st. More information can be found at the festival’s official site.
Last year, Ace Frehley released his first solo album in five years, Space Invader. He was also inducted alongside Kiss into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2014. Paul Rodgers released a new solo LP, The Royal Sessions, last year, when he sang soul and R&B hits by Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and others. As for Night Ranger, the hard rock band released their 11th album, High Road, in 2014. They were also referenced during an episode of Parks and Recreation last year, with Yo La Tengo playing a Night Ranger cover band called Bobby Knight Ranger.