Sad news for rock and metal music fans in the Chicago, IL, area today as Chicago Open Air 2018 will not be happening. The hard rock and heavy metal music festival announced via their official Facebook this morning that they will being taking a hiatus for 2018.
The message posted was short and sweet: “Chicago Open Air will be taking a hiatus this year.” However, they went on to add a ray of sunshine, stating, “See you in 2019.”
Chicago Open Air made its debut in 2016 and typically takes place in mid-July. The first two years featured performances by more than 60 rock music artists, including Rammstein, Slipknot, Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne. The festival also hosts an outdoor Gourmet Man Food and craft beer village and other entertainment.
We anxiously await the festival’s return in 2019, but at least now fans know not to keep holding their breath for a Chicago Open Air 2018 lineup announcement.