The highly anticipated SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Battle of the Bands will kick off this Wednesday, August 17. This battle of music is located at the famous Whisky A Go-G0 on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, California. The event is a competition where eight unsigned bands will be competing for the favor of the judges. What is the prize? The grand prize winner will have the incredible opportunity to perform at next month’s SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival as an opener on the main stage! The band that places second will get the chance of opening on the second stage.

Who are the judges who determine which bands will win for such an awesome opportunity? No less than a star-studded list of judges will make these important decisions.  Lita FordEddie Trunk, Brent Woods (guitarist for Sebastian Bach), Tracii Guns (LA Guns)and Jay Ruston (producer/engineer for artists such as Anthrax, Steel Panther, Stone Sour, The Winery Dogs, and more) will be members of the judging panel.

  Doors open at 7 pm. The battle will ensue until 11:30 pm. 

The Battle of the Bands’ Lineup

7:00 PM–Doors

7:30 – 7:45 PM–Electric Hounds

8:00 – 8:15 PM–The Devil’s Only

8:30 – 8:45 PM–Velicious

9:00 – 9:15 PM–The Aviators

9:30 – 9:45 PM–Vyper

10:00 – 10:15 PM–The Hard Way

10:30 – 10:45 PM–Salems Lott

11:00 – 11:15 PM–Wikkid Starr

More About Hair Nation Festival

The exciting Sirius XM’s Hair Nation Festival is less than a month away, with all festivities scheduled for September 17th! The fun will take place at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Southern California.

Hosted by Eddie Trunk, this special night offers a fantastic lineup. It includes, Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Kix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slaughter, Vixen, Lita Ford, BulletBoys, Britny Fox, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phi Lewis & Tracii Guns, Junkyard, Loudness, Tuff, Vain, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bango Tango, Odin, Gabbie Rae, and Circus of Power. Do not miss this unique opportunity to relive the rock glory of Sunset Strip!

 If you cannot make the event, SiriusXM has got you covered. They will broadcast the performances and include backstage interviews the weekend of September 24. Tune into SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival via satellite on channel 39, through the SiriusXM app, or online at to hear these exclusive sounds and  interviews. 

Unfortunately, VIP packages for SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival have already sold out. However, there are still General Admission tickets available at starting at just $15 (plus fees)!!


FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer Mandy Losk
FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer Mandy Losk
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