Gene Simmons, co-founder, KISS, has joined forces with Canadian-based producer Chuck Varabioff to launch a series of music festivals dubbed Titans of Rock.
The first festival in the series will take place in Grand Forks, British Columbia Aug. 6-8. The preliminary lineup will be announced on or before Jan. 20 at TitansofRock.com and will include rock artists from both the U.S. and Canada.
Accommodations such as RV parking, camping and more will be available to festival attendees, and a range of vendors will provide food, drinks and retail products. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities will also be available.
“I have been working on the Titans of Rock festival concept for many years,” says Simmons. “Our goal is to provide classic rock fans with a one-of-a-kind, immersive, three-day experience featuring legendary names in a venue where they can celebrate their love of rock with other fans.”
“While our past events have been extremely successful, with Gene’s active involvement, creative influence and business savvy, combined with the event’s evolution to Titans of Rock, we will offer fans something they can’t find anywhere else,” says Varabioff.
A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. Habitat for Humanity Kamloops will auction off a collectible car to raise funds to build affordable housing for lower income families in the Thompson and Cariboo Chilcotin regions of British Columbia.