WRAT’s Ratfest 2012 Lineup Announced

Posted on June 13, 2012 By

Jersey Shore Rock Station, 95.9 WRAT has announced this year’s Ratfest lineup for Ratfest 2012.  The lineup, part of the Rockstar Energy Drink “Uproar Festival” at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Friday, August 24, 2012, includes Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more.  Ratfest sponsors include Coors Light, Shore Point Distributing and Clayton Block/Major Tool.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. via livenation.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or the PNC Bank Arts Center Box Office. WRAT “Club Rat” members can take advantage of a special ticket presale on Thursday, June 17 at wrat.com from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Listeners to 95.9 The Rat can win tickets on air for the event or visit several sponsor locations (to be announced) to enter to win tickets. The festival includes multiple vendors and multiple stages, including a Ratfest Band Search stage where the winner of the Rat’s opening band search will perform.  95.9 WRAT will be on site broadcasting live for the duration of the show.

Doug Sjonvall, marketing director for the WRAT says, “We are super excited for this show.  This is shaping up to be the best Ratfest yet.  It is proving to be one of the most talented lineups in Ratfest history.  Practically every band on the main stage is a bull’s-eye for the listeners and the radio station.  We love it and our listeners are going to lose their minds over it!”

Past Ratfests have included David Lee Roth, Def Leppard, Poison, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Disturbed, Megadeth, and many others.  Ratfest began in 1997 at the Tradewinds in Sea Bright; it later moved to Convention Hall; and now, for 13 years, it is being held at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel.

For further information contact Sjonvall at 732-681-3800 Ext. 206 or visit www.WRAT.com.

WRAT-FM and Magic 100.1 are radio stations of Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of twenty-three AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets.  Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers, located throughout the United States.