Moonstone Music Festival to Be Headlined by KISS and Def Leppard April 30 – May 1 in Orlando

At a press conference under The Orlando Eye, the organizers of the upcoming Moonstone Music Festival took to the stage to announce the headliners for this new festival coming to Orlando April 30 and May 1, 2016.

Moonstone Music Festival announcement of headliners

It’s a one-two Classic Rock punch as KISS and Def Leppard were announced as the top headliners for the festival, which will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. KISS will be there Saturday and Def Leppardd will close out Sunday.

Appearing in person, KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley promised a show so full of pyro that the airport should be put on notice.

KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley talk about Moonstone Music Festival

Moonstone Music Festival will feature over 100 acts of rock music and comedy, and also announced during the press conference were Kansas, Sebastian Bach, Flaming Lips, Vintage Trouble, White Buffalo, Scott Stapp (formerly of Creed), Super Blood, and Raven Eye. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to the music and comedy, there will be side show attractions, live art, a variety of food offerings, and an eclectic market place. They’re even creating a lake by Stage Two for people to bring their boats and watch the show. The organizers promise this will be a family friendly environment, so all ages are allowed admission. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult over 21, though.

Ticket packages start at $179 for the two-day Early Bird Moonstone General Admission for adults, and $127 for teens age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free (one per paying adult).

There are also a slew of VIP packages, starting at $590 for the Early Bird Rock N Roll All Nite VIP (includes access to multiple VIP areas and unlimited sponsored beverages within VIP areas, exclusive priority entrance, FREE VIP on site parking, exclusive multiple stage viewing, shaded and relaxed lounge seating).

The KISS ULTIMATE VIP package is $1,290 (includes a 2-day VIP festival pass, entry into the KISS private acoustic show on April 29, photo op with KISS, and so much more). Next is the Lets Get Rocked VIP Package for $1500 (all VIP amenities, plus meet the Promoter With an Exclusive Private Tour of the Festival, Attend a VIP Early Access Private Event Friday, April 29, with Special Guests, Exclusive Access to the Stage Right Club Includes [Your Choice (1) Lunch or Dinner, Exclusive Private Bathrooms, Souvenir Festival T-Shirt and Lanyard]).

Remember I mentioned the lake? Those with boats may enjoy the Rock The Boat VIP package for $1600 per person (All Lets Get Rocked VIP amentias, plus the ability to dock your boat at the MOONSTONE Custom Built Stage Two Slip, two VIP All Access Weekend Passes, plus the ability to purchase two Tag Along Passes for $500.00 each additional). The GLAMP IT VIP is $7,400 (includes All Lets Get Rocked VIP amenities including two VIP All Access Weekend  Passes, plus the ability to purchase two (maximum) Tag Along Passes for $500.00, plus an on-site Personal, Luxury, Air Conditioned RV with includes VIP Parking at RV Site).

For the ultimate package, check out the ALMOST FAMOUS VIP at $16,500 per person (includes All Lets Get Rocked VIP amenities, four all access festival passes, plus the ability to live like a rock star on your private air-conditioned luxury tour bus located in the artist compound, complete with your personal rider, full access to Mainstage Private Viewing Deck, exclusive MEET and GREET with the headliner of your choice, meals provided throughout the weekend, 24/7 on Call Liaison/Concierge, airport transfers to and from the venue.

I’m told there will also be payment plans for the VIP packages.

Initial sponsors of the event are Orlando’s Full Sail University, and Yuengling Beer.

For more information, or to snag your tickets, visit moonstonemusicfestival.com. You can also follow them at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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