Nikstock 2009: Belladonna, The Rods Headline
Nikstock isn't your average festival. Ticket prices are low (just $25 in advance) but more importantly – the event is a major showcase for up and coming and already established metal and rock acts. So, local bands get to play on a big stage and reap the benefits of major exposure.
This year, The Rods and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax fame will headline the event. Regional bands earn time slots by number of tickets sold. The fest tends to draw a sizeable party-hearty crowd.
Fans are allowed to bring outside food and drink to the fest and camping is also available.