48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink to Rock the Las Vegas Strip October 15 - 16

Tickets On Sale Now; World's Biggest Rock `n' Roll Party Weekend to Feature Avenged Sevenfold, Korn and Godsmack, Among Others

LAS VEGAS - Top rock bands worldwide will invade the Las Vegas Strip for the inaugural 48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drink Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Held at the Luxor Festival Fairgrounds on the east side of Las Vegas Blvd. across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, the festival will be the premier, two-day event for rock music fans.

Featuring two stages of pure rock music, 48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drink will include live sets by Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape The Fate and Sevendust. Additionally, The Rockstar Metal Militia will add to the one-of-a-kind experience with its freestyle motocross riders who will entertain the crowd with multiple jump shows between sets.

Two-day event ticket packages priced at $99, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are now on sale. VIP packages also will be available for purchase including "The Godfather - All Access" package allowing fans to watch the show from the stage and backstage bar access. The "All Excess - Cabanas" package features full service cabanas with premium elevated sight lines and the "Debauchery VIP" package offering a VIP-only tent and private bar.

To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at participating MGM Resorts International box office outlets including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Excalibur Hotel & Casino and Luxor or online at www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Additionally, room packages will available at Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur and can be booked here.

The countdown to 48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drink will begin Friday, Oct. 14 with a kick-off party at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. House of Blues also will host the official festival after-parties each day.

For more information, visit www.48HoursFestival.com, become a friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/48hoursfestival, or follow 48 Hours Festival powered by Rockstar Energy Drink on Twitter at www.twitter.com/48hoursfestival.

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Media Contacts:
Katharine Sherrer
MGM Resorts International
(702) 650-7527
ksherrer01@mgmresorts.com

Greg Terlizzi
Live Nation / So-Cal
(323) 769-4600
gregterlizzi@livenation.com