Whitesnake will headline the third annual M3 Rock Fest in Columbia, Md. this May. The festival is slated for May 13 and 14 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

This is the first year that M3 will feature a pre-party. The 'Kix-Off' party will be headlined by Maryland natives Kix and feature performances by Warrant, L.A. Guns and Jetboy.

In addition to Whitesnake, other bands performing May 14 include Tesla, Sebastian Bach, Lita Ford, Mr. Big, Slaughter, Great White, Danger Danger, Firehouse, Big Noize, Black And Blue, Hurtsmile, Faster Pussycat and Pretty Boy Floyd.

General admission tickets are on sale now.