- 80’s in the Park
- When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26–28
- Where: Wickham Pavilion
- Door time: noon
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $39 for two three-day tickets (up to $78 value)
- $499 for a three-day Groupon Exclusive package for two (up to $992.98 value)
- $24.50 for two single-day tickets (up to $49 value)
Groupon Exclusive Package includes:
- Two three-day VIP parking passes
- Two front-of-stage passes
- Front-of-line access at the meet-and-greet with all 21 bands
- One-hour open beer reception each day in the Mega Pass area (3 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday)
- Private portable toilet with lock (one for each party of two)
- Tickets to VIP after-parties at Hilton Rialto, featuring acoustic sets and meet-and-greets with some of the bands (10 p.m.–2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night)
- One 80’s in the Park tee shirt
- One bottle of 80’s in the Park wine
- One DVD
80’s in the Park
- Billed as: “a three-day celebration of all things ’80s”
- John Waite: the former frontman of The Babys and Bad English touched a whole new generation with his hit “Missing You” after it was featured in the 2013 film Warm Bodies.
- Faster Pussycat: responsible for sleazy hits such as “House Of Pain” and “Poison Ivy,” both of which helped define Sunset Strip glam rock
- Bow Wow Wow: new-wavers behind “I Want Candy,” a sugary, ubiquitous hit that solidified the band as one of the biggest acts in their genre
- Non-musical dose of nostalgia: vintage arcade games aplenty, from Ms. Pac-Man to Space Invaders
- Second dose of non-musical nostalgia: a Nintendo competition where you help Mario try to save his game from being adapted into a 1993 film
- Third dose of non-musical nostalgia: retro merchandise in the Comics and Collectibles Pavilion
- Click to view the complete lineup
The Dragon Festival
For more than 100 years, the citizens of Melbourneshire have lived in fear of the mighty dragon Gedeon, who fills the skies with fire every night. Many knights have dared to face the beast, and just as many have ended up as so much canned meat for Gedeon's lunches. Every year on the anniversary of the dragon's hatching, the Melbourneshirefolk hold a grand festival—during which all who prove worthy are welcome to test their mettle against the birthday boy.
A combination of a Renaissance Fair, Celtic sporting event, and live-action fantasy novel, the Dragon Festival is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Those who demur from the feats of strength can share beer and wine and take in the banquet of sights, including fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, jugglers, magicians, and real-life jousting. After night falls, a silver screen flickers with some of the most popular dragons on cinema history. Proceeds from the festival benefit We Rock for Autism.