KISS AT SARNIA BAYFEST
By TARA HAGAN, SUN MEDIA
Bayfest’s rock weekend lineup is official, with KISS hitting the stage on July 10. Organizer Michele Stokley said she was relieved to finally get the word out. “People have been so anxious to know the lineup. It’s been more overwhelming this year than any other year,” she said, noting online petitions and social networking groups focused on Bayfest 2009. “It’s great that people are putting so much thought into Bayfest.” Internet rumours had focused on KISS making an appearance in Sarnia, and Stokley said she can finally confirm it. “We’ve been trying for years and years to get them,” she said, noting organizers came close last year but conflicting tour dates kept the legendary rockers away. “It feels really good; we’re really excited.” KISS will perform on Friday, July 10. Known for its trademark face paint and stage outfits since emerging in the 1970’s, the band has sold more than 85 million records worldwide. “It’s more than just a rock show. It’s everything that goes with KISS. They’re a great band to see live,” said Stokley. Tickets are available locally at Stoke’s Bay, Stoke’s Inland, The Coffee Lodge, Sam the Record Man, and Libro Financial, or online at www.sarniabayfest.com.