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      Uproar Festival to rock the State Fair Grandstand

      The New York State Fair announced that the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will play as part of the 2012 Grandstand series.

      The festival includes Shinedown, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelitas Way which will perform on the Main Stage. Shinedown previously performed at the 2009 State Fair to an audience of about 12,000 people.

      Fozzy, Mindset Evolution, and Candlelight Red will perform on the Ernie Ball Stage.

      Deuce, Redlight King, and In This Moment will perform on the Jagermeister Stage.

      "The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is a great addition to the Grandstand line-up this year," State Fair Director Dan O'Hara said in a media release. "The artists participating are some of the best names in rock music today."

      The festival is scheduled for Saturday August 25 and will begin at 2 p.m.

      Tickets for the UPROAR Festival go on sale Saturday July 7 at 7:00am at the State Fair Box Office and online through the State Fairâ??s new ticketing system Etix. Ticket prices are $35, $45, and $55.

      Previously announced acts include Keith Urban Jason Aldean, The J. Geils Band, Ronnie Milsap, The Charlie Daniels Band, Theory of a Deadman, Happy Together Tour, Victoria Justice, Neon Trees, Matt Nathanson, Mike Posner, the Buddy Rich Big Band, and The Commodores.