Rocklahoma, the popular multi-day '80s hair metal fest, is changing. In a press release, Rocklahoma promoters announced a partnership with AEG Live to revamp the festival for summer 2010. In addition to moving the fest from the second weekend in July to the Memorial Day holiday, organizers will add modern bands to the mix.

"In keeping with the vision that we set out to realize three years ago, we have learned that we need the strength of a major player in the live entertainment business behind us if we want to continue to grow Rocklahoma," said Mark Nuessle, President and co-owner of the festival.

AEG will help the owners of Rocklahoma rework the festival in areas of talent booking, marketing, sponsorship, ticketing and festival operations.

"We're really excited to be working closely with the entire Rocklahoma team to create an even more incredible festival for the rock fans in Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Mark and his partners have built something very special with this festival that more people need to see and experience," commented Joe Litvag, Senior Vice President of AEG Live.

Rocklahoma is held annually in Pryor, Okla. Previous headliners have included Poison, Vince Neil, Stryper, Triumph, Ratt, Twisted Sister and more. Tickets are available at the official festival website. 2010 bands will be announced soon.

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