Merriweather Post Pavilion is gearing up to host the seventh annual edition of the M3 Rock Festival in spring 2015. Once again, the ‘80s music celebration will take place over two days (May 1-2) starting with a small Friday lineup of five artists, including headliner Kix. The Maryland-based group, best known for the 1989 hit “Don’t Close Your Eyes, ” has appeared at this festival in its home state numerous times, most recently in 2013. This year, Kix will be playing the festival in support of its most recent 2014 album, Rock Your Face Off. Appearing with Kix on Friday will be Quiet Riot, Dokken, Trixter, and Dio Disciples.
Most of the performers at M3 Rock Festival 2015 will appear on Saturday, which features a lineup of more than a dozen unique performers. Chief among them will be Swedish hard rock outfit Europe, which is releasing its 10th studio album, War of Kings, in March. Tom Keifer of Cinderella fame will also be on hand for the final day of the fest, as will Queensryche, Krokus, Warrant, Winery Dogs, and more.
M3 Rock Festival 2014 Headliners to Include Tesla, Night Ranger
Maryland’s M3 Rock Festival revealed on Jan. 10 the full lineup for the 2014 installment of the metal music event, which will take place April 25-26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. As always, the annual festivities will once again launch with the Friday evening Kix-Off Party helmed by Kix, the Maryland-based band that has performed at the M3 Rock Festival every year since its inception in 2009. Extreme, which earned a Billboard No. 1 single with the song “More Than Words” in 1991, will also perform on Friday, along with Lita Ford and Winger.
On Saturday, April 26, the fest’s biggest names will take to the stage for a full day of metal performances. The main headliner this year will be Tesla, who is reportedly planning to release a new album later this year. “Sister Christian” hit-maker Night Ranger will also perform Saturday, as will Sebastian Bach, former frontman for the heavy metal group Skid Row. The remainder of the April 26 lineup will be rounded out by sets from Queensryche, Stryper, Slaughter, L.A. Guns, Jack Russell’s Great White, Keel, Autograph, Red Dragon Cartel, Femme Fatale, Heaven’s Edge, and John Corabi.