January 17, 2017


2017 Chicago Open Air Festival Lineup: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Kiss & More Metal Icons

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If you had yesterday off, consider this your Metal Monday on a Tuesday: the Chicago Open Air Festival, which debuted last year, has announced its 2017 lineup. From July 14-16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., attendees will see headlining sets from Kiss and Rob Zombie (#freakyfriday), Korn and Godsmack (#numetalsaturday), and Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer (#superlegendssunday). 

Other big-fonters among the pack of more than 40 bands include Meshuggah, Lamb of GodAnthraxMegadethStone Sour and Amon Amarth. Unmissable acts in the poster's lower hemisphere include Dillinger Escape Plan, Pig Destroyer, Behemoth and Devildriver.

Check out the full Chicago Open Air Festival 2017 lineup:

There's also a hype-up video reminding you of the magic of metal:

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor said in a press release, "If you've never seen Stone Sour before, you're in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you're expecting. It's a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!"

The event also boasts "experiences" including Gourmet Man Food, Headbangers Bier Hall, Kuma's Corner and Fuck Cancer/Dyin2Live. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 20, at noon CT / 1PM ET.

Next, watch Scott Ian—frontman of Friday performers Anthrax—tell Fuse early in the election season why he didn't think Trump truly wanted to be president: