PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2016 Confirms Musical Performers

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 4:36 PM


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Neon Knights arrive and ignite the city of light in a sleepless celebration of heavy culture. High rollin’ low lives will low roll the high life at the world famous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in “Sin City”, Las Vegas. For three straight days, from August 26th through the 28th, born losers win as Psycho Las Vegas holds a rock steady hand of bands, performance artists, tattoo artists, art exhibits, a black light chamber, custom van and chopper show, pinball arcade, and much more.

Psycho Las Vegas sins and grins two blocks south of the strip at the expansive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The high-octane rock ‘n’ roll-themed casino resort hosts three stages; The Joint, which is a main stage, Vinyl, the rock club and out under the desert night sky is the second main stage, The Pool Stage. Experience live music, 24 hours a day.

In between bands and bets, ride outside to the venue’s open lot and witness the most bitchin’ rides this side of Death Valley at Psycho’s first ever custom van and chopper show!

Psycho Las Vegas features some of the most revered screen printed poster artwork with an exclusive exhibition from commissioned Psycho Las Vegas artist David D’Andrea. D’andrea, who returns to Psycho for a second year, created all the official festival artwork. Attendees will be able to eternally commemorate the event on their own walls with signed, limited edition works from D’Andrea.

Psycho Las Vegas acts and events were co-curated with music scene stalwart Sean “Pellet” Pelletier. “Thief Present’s ‘Psycho’ festivals are visionary and have consecutively been the number one music event I’ve want to attend since they’ve started”, said Pellet. “I’ve been dreaming about putting on a cool culture and music festival for quite some time and I jumped at the chance to help us all go psycho in Las Vegas! The event is a celebration of subculture and a spiritual gateway for all of us into sonically connected sub-genres of heavy rock that hopefully, some of which, may be new to our senses. I’m booking bands that I’ve always personally wanted to see and have requested setlists that we’ve all wanted to hear.”

Among the first string of live acts announced will be hard rock legends, BLUE OYSTER CULT with a set heavy on their early songs that have inspired so many great bands over the years. Mark Arm and Steve Turner, also both of Green River-fame, will remind why MUDHONEY are heralded as essential grandfathers of grunge. English psych rock pioneer, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown returns to America with a performance sure to highlight where groundbreaking artists such as KISS, ALICE COOPER and GHOST may have gotten some of their ideas. They’ve reunited proto-metal masters TRUTH AND JANEY who will appear for an exclusive live set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their underground classic debut, No Rest For The Wicked! A Band Called Death documentary film stars DEATH, pulsate the pool stage and will show us why they are finally considered one of the first Detroit punk bands. Germany’s top psychedelic stoners COLOUR HAZE have chosen the festival for a rare US manifestation that’s sure rise us all high above the neon. Swedish doom metal ministers CANDLEMASS come crushing in yet another one of Psycho Las Vegas’s special performances. Stay tuned for the announcement of even more acts, over 60 in total, over the next few months. The press release schedule is as follows:

  • March 15th - Headliners Revealed
  • May 4th - Van/Chopper & Alt Exhibitions details
Confirmed bands:
  • Sleep
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Mudhoney
  • Candlemass
  • The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
  • Down
  • Truth And Janey
  • Colour Haze
  • Death (Detroit)
  • Pentagram
  • Yob
  • Fu Manchu
  • Acid King
  • Danava
  • Jucifer
  • A Storm Of Light
  • Oresund Space Collective
  • Bongripper
  • Golden Void
  • Crypt Sermon
  • Mars Red Sky
  • Bezebong
  • The Cosmic Dead
  • Cave Of Swimmers
More to be announced on February 15th.

It means TONS to be on this particular bill with so many awesome bands, brothers and sisters. Let the enlightening smoke fill the skies like billowing clouds of eternal super novas… -Philp H. Anselmo lover, attacker, & cute-stuff

I'm really looking forward to play at Psycho Las Vegas. It will be historic! We last played with BLUE OYSTER CULT 40 years ago. Eric Bloom watched our set and afterwards he offered to buy my Firebird - BillyLee Janey

The surprisingly affordable accommodations range from ultra-modern rooms with WiFi, minibars, flat-screen TVs and Bose stereo systems to suites with 40-inch flat-screens, huge bathtubs, and living areas. Several suites and villas also feature band-themed decor, private terraces, and wet bars. The complex also houses a fitness room as well as several nightclubs, bars and restaurants that are sure to entice every diet and palette….and remember, round trip airfare to Las Vegas, Nevada is affordable from almost anywhere.

Note: When booking rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casio, use the discount code “PSYH16” at checkout for a 30% discount on your reservation.

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