File photo: Tom Keifer of Cinderella.

Not many of the big ’80s hairbands are still touring. We at least got to see The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison last summer in Orlando. But other than that, it’s tough to find live performances where you can see a bunch of them in one spot. So this lineup just announced for 2024 in Key West might be worth the road trip.

Rokisland Fest kicks off January 17, 2024 in Key West. It’s 4 days of big hair and lighters in the air. It’s not cheap. Your credit card will definitely get a work out with prices for a 4 day pass STARTING at about $500… and that’s before you figure in hotel and transportation costs. And for those who know Key West, you’re lucky to find anyplace decent for under $300 a night.

Need some inspiration to bust out the plastic? Here’s who’ll be playing Rokisland next year. //

  • Bret Michaels

    If you don’t want to drop lots of money to head to the festival, Bret will also be playing the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre this summer. And it’s much cheaper… last time I checked, you could still get good seats for about $25. Bret headlines day 3 of the festival January 19.

  • Tom Keifer

    Cinderella was one of my favorite ’80s hairbands. I saw them a half dozen times and would love to see them again.  Tom’s still sounding great based on recent YouTube clips I’ve seen. They had some many great songs… like Nobody’s Fool, Gypsy Road, Shake Me and Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone.  Tom headlines day 2 on January 18.

  • Winger

    If she was only 17, she’d be in her 50s now.  Feel old yet? I saw Kip Winger in Pinellas Park about 5 years ago… still delivers great vocals.  Winger plays opening night January 17.

  • Stone Temple Pilots

    Honestly I don’t know if this one would be on my must see list without Scott.  Plus the band doesn’t really fit in with the 80s hairband vibe in my opinion.  But STP headlines closing night of the festival January 20.

  • Dee Snider

    The lead singer of Twisted Sister isn’t gonna take it anymore.  See Dee on night 3 of the festival before Bret Michaels.

  • Lou Gramm

    If you missed his voice when Foreigner played their farewell show in Tampa over the weekend, here’s your chance.  Lou’s also part of the night 3 lineup with Bret Michaels and Dee Snider.

  • Jefferson Starship

    They’re a part of Bret’s Parti Gras Tour that will play that show in Tampa this summer.

  • Mr. Big

    Best known for their 90s hit “To Be With You,” this band rocks once you get past that track.  They’ll play opening night January 17.

  • Night Ranger

    Lighters in the air when they bust out “Sister Christian” on opening night January 17.

  • Don Felder

    The former member of The Eagles plays night 2 on January 18.

  • Lit

    “My Own Worst Enemy” is still one of my favorite 90s songs.  Not so much a hairband classic, but it’ll be fun to hear live when they play closing night January 20.

  • Trixter

    Can’t count how many times I saw them back in the 80s.  They’ll open night 3 on January 19.

  • Bowling For Soup

    A seemingly weird choice for this festival, but given the lyrics to the song 1985, it does kind of make sense to include them.  They’ll be a part of closing night January 20.

  • Other acts...

    You’ll also see Wig Wam, LA Guns, Enuff Z’Nuff, and Buckcherry.

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