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Alternative rockers Skillet to headline Musikfest

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Chart-topping alternative rock group Skillet will rock the Musikfest stage in August.

The group, along with special guests We As Human, Decyfer Down and Thousand Foot Krutch, bring their music to Bethlehem on Sunday, August 4 starting at 5 p.m.

Formed in Tennessee in 1996, Skillet has scored numerous hits on the Christian radio and rock charts including songs "Monster," "Awake and Alive," and "Its' Not Me It's You."

The group's 2009 album, Awake, hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Christian and Modern Rock/Alternative album charts.

Tickets for the show will go on sale April 30, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and May 3, 10 a.m., to the public and be available at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Ticket prices are $29 and $39. 

Other acts already announced for Musikfest's 30th anniversary year include:

Friday, Aug. 2   Carly Rae Jepsen

Saturday, Aug. 3 OneRepublic

Monday, Aug. 5 Frampton's Guitar Circus

Wednesday, Aug. 7 Styx and Foreigner

Friday, Aug. 9  Darius Rucker

Saturday, Aug. 10 Ke$ha

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