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LAZERfest 2014 moves from Boone to Des Moines

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Organizers at KAZR announced last week that they are moving their signature event, LAZERfest, from the Central Iowa Expo in Boone to the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines because of potential severe weather issues this year. The announcement, just 12 days before this year's event was set to take place (on Sunday, May 11), has a lot of ticketholders up in arms, especially those that had hotel and campground reservations. However, officials at KAZR felt that the move would make for a much safer environment for this year's LAZERfest based on the information they had at the time. All previously purchased tickets will still be honored, including all VIP tickets. Here is a look at what the venue change will mean for the average ticketholder:

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  • Half of the festival will now be inside Wells Fargo Arena, with the second stage being set up in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center parking lot.
  • Set times for many of the bands will now overlap a great deal
  • Parking in the main Wells Fargo lot and on the streets is free
  • There will be dedicated smoking areas
  • Food, soda, beer, and water will be available for purchase indoors and outside
  • Gates open at noon for the outside stage
  • Doors open at 4 p.m. for the inside performances
  • All tickets are general admission
  • Refunds are available at the point of purchase prior to Sunday's event

Here is the updated list of set times and locations for this Sunday's LAZERfest:

Outside Stage
12:10 - 12:40 p.m.: Green Death
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Chelsea Wolfe
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.: Escape the Fate
2:40 - 3:10 p.m.: Powerman 5000
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: J. Roddy Walston and the Business
4:20 - 4:50 p.m.: We Came As Romans
5:10 - 5:45 p.m.: Thousand Foot Krutch
6:05 - 7:05 p.m.: Machine Head

Inside Stage
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.: The Pretty Reckless
5:20 - 5:50 p.m.: Pop Evil
6:10 - 6:40 p.m.: Adelitas Way
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Theory of a Deadman
7:50 - 8:30 p.m.: Skillet
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Queens of the Stone Age
10:30 p.m. - ???: The Offspring

For more information on LAZERfest 2014 and to get questions answered about the venue change, you can go to the KAZR website, LAZERfest website, LAZERfest Facebook page, KAZR Facebook page, or you can call the LAZER 103.3 FM offices. Tickets for the festival are still available for $49.50. If the festival does not sell out in advance, ticket prices will go up to $60 at the door.

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