Arizona’s Real Rock 98KUPD Releases UFEST 2020 Lineup, Featuring Volbeat, Clutch and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

Arizona’s top rock station, 98KUPD, have announced rock artists VolbeatClutch and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (performing a Pantera set) will headline UFEST 2020, the radio station’s long-running annual music festival, on April 4th, 2020 at Big Surf Waterpark.  UFEST 2020, which will also feature performances from the bands Fire From The Gods, The Picturebooks and more to be announced. The radio station’s music festival will this year be filled with waterslides, beer, liquor, food vendors, an artist autograph booth, meet & greets with the artists and classic video games. The rock music festival is expected to draw more than 10,000 fans this year. The 98KUPD/RideNOW Powersports broadcast stage will host live interviews and contests all day. 

“Growing up in Arizona in the ‘80s, I can remember all the big rock bands coming through town and playing at Big Surf,” says 98KUPD Brand and Content Director Larry McFeelieRockers like TeslaRed Hot Chili Peppers, and even Pink Floyd have performed at the waterpark. So, why not bring UFEST and some current day rock acts to Big Surf!?! The weather will be perfect, the drinks will be flowing and the music will be loud! Sounds like a good UFEST to me.” 

Tickets for UFEST 2020 start at just $39 plus fees. $1 from the sale of each ticket goes to benefit the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities. Two levels of VIP packages are also available: “As firefighters we unfortunately often meet people at times of tragedy, these circumstances give us a unique perspective on the needs of the community” says Director of Charities Ben Lindquist. United Phoenix Firefighters Charities gives our firefighters the resources to give back in the communities we serve. We can’t say thank you enough to KUPD for making us the beneficiary of this year’s UFest and helping us to further our efforts in our community! We are excited to see everyone at UFest this year!”

VIP Tickets:

$175 plus fees and includes:
3 Alcoholic/Non-Alcoholic drinks
VIP ParkingPrivate
VIP entrance
Dinner served from 6pm-8pm
Luxury bathrooms
Shaded area to chill
Private front of stage viewing area
Koozie and Bottled water at entrance 

ULTIMATE VIP Tickets:

$175 plus fees + *$100 side stage pass:
All amenities of the VIP Tickets
Exclusive limited access to the Side Stage
Viewing Platform stage right of the main stage during the selected artists performance. (*$100 price is per band that you wish to watch from side stage.)
Autographed limited alternate UFEST 2020 poster
Commemorative Side Stage UFEST 2020 laminate 

General Admission tickets will also be available at valley Zia Records locations. For tickets and more information, visit 98KUPD UFEST 2020 is presented by Bud Light, Sprint PCS, Ride NOW Powersports, Zia Records and the New Times. It is an all-ages events, with bar access for those with a valid ID. Doors open at 1 p.m., with music beginning at 3 p.m. Big Surf Waterpark is located at 1500 North McClintock Drive in Tempe. Parking is available on-site. 

98KUPD (97.9FM) is a commercial active rock radio station. Licensed to Tempe, Arizona, the station serves the Phoenix metropolitan area. The station is owned by Hubbard Radio, a division of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota. The radio station’s morning show, “Holmberg’s Morning Sickness,” has dominated the airwaves for the 19+ years and can be heard each weekday morning from 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. on the FM dial at 97.9FM or via 98KUPD’s Mobile App. 

98KUPD Online:

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Event Hashtags – #UFEST2020, #98KUPD


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