Kanrocksas Music Festival

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Kanrocksas Music Festival
Genre Music
Begins June 28, 2013
Ends June 29, 2013
Location(s) Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas (2011, 2013)
Years active 2
Inaugurated 2011
Website
kanrocksas.com

Kanrocksas was a music festival that took place between August 5 and 6, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. The festival was originally planned to be an annual event in the likes of other Midwestern music festivals such as Lollapalooza and the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Its inaugural event took place at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas and featured nationally acclaimed musicians and bands. The two-day event featured free camping, free parking, and no service fees for concert-goers. Due to construction projects in the summer of 2012 preventing the festival from taking place at Kansas Speedway again, festival planners opted not to hold the event in 2012 in order to focus on bringing the event back to the Speedway in 2013.[1]

On September 14, 2012 dates were announced for Kanrocksas to return June 28–29, 2013 at the Kansas Speedway. On May 28, 2013 the event was cancelled due to low ticket sales.[2] The event is not expected to return in 2014.

2011[edit]

2011 was the inaugural year for Kanrocksas. It offered free camping, free parking, and no service fees for concert-goers. The main headliners for the event were Eminem and Muse.

Lineup:

(Artists listed from earliest to latest set times)[3]

Friday, August 5, 2011:

Saturday, August 6, 2011:

The total attendance of the event was 60,000 people.[4]

2012[edit]

Due to construction on the Kansas Speedway during the summer, organizers decided to not hold the festival a second time in 2012. They did, however, plan on bringing Kanrocksas back in 2013.[5]

2013[edit]

Kanrocksas 2013 was to be held on June 28 and 29 with a lineup that would have included:

Tiesto, fun., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, Sublime with Rome, The Avett Brothers, Miguel, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Imagine Dragons, She & Him, Empire of the Sun, Zeds Dead, Descendents, Baauer, Madeon, Grouplove, Rusko, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, Crookers, Son Volt, T-Pain, A-Trak, Grimes, Borgore, Yeasayer, ZZ Ward, Flosstradamus, Trinidad Jame$, Danny Brown, Hopsin, Mimosa, Action Bronson, Tommy Trash, Mord Fustang, Clockwork, Killer Mike, The Polyphonic Spree, Delta Rae, Savoy, Three Loco, Congorock, The Knocks, Destructo, Manufactured Superstars, Twenty One Pilots, Capital Cities, Blondfire, Churchill, Camera Obscura, Lowriderz, Anna Lunoe, Family of the Year, Aer, Air Dubai, Caitlin Rose, Empires, Langhorne Slim, The Floozies, The Beautiful Bodies, Jantsen, Maximum Hedrum, The Bingo Players

The event was canceled on May 28, 2013, citing insufficient ticket sales.

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