25 Things to Know About Rock the Universe’s 25th Year at Universal Orlando Resort

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25 Things to Know About Rock the Universe’s 25th Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Rock the Universe is returning to the Universal Orlando Resort for its 25th year! From January 27 to 29, guests can experience Florida’s biggest Christian music festival. Here are 25 things to know for the event’s 25th year!

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  1. Rock the Universe is Florida’s biggest Christian music festival!
  2. Hosted at Universal Studios Florida, Rock the Universe is a separately ticketed event held
    every winter.
  3. The event began in 1998 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary of faith, fun and fellowship.
  4. There are endless musical and worship experiences with three stages: Music Plaza Stage,
    Hollywood Stage and the Coca-Cola FanZone Stage.
  5. This year’s headline acts, performing on the Music Plaza Stage Friday night, include Tauren
    Wells, Skillet and Rend Collective.
  6. Artists performing on the Hollywood Stage Friday night are Bethel Music, Evan Craft and
    Katy Nichole.
  7. Saturday’s headlining acts on the Music Plaza Stage are Zach Williams, Matthew West and
    Anne Wilson.
  8. Hollywood Stage’s musical acts on Saturday night include Dante Bowe, We Are Messengers
    and CAIN.
  9. Our musical guests love Rock the Universe! Zach Williams, Tauren Wells, Skillet, Matthew
    West, Bethel Music and Rend Collective are all returning acts this year.
  10. GRAMMY-nominated rock band, Skillet first performed at the event in 2001 and has
    returned 11 times since.
  11. Christian rock band, Newsboys holds the record for the most Rock the Universe
    performances; they have performed 12 different years.
  12. In total, this year’s headline acts have a combined total of 14 nominations for the Grammy
    Awards, plus 74 nominations and 19 awards for the GMA Dove Awards.
  13. Located in the New York section of the park, the FanZone Stage presented by Coca-Cola
    will feature live performances from up-and-coming acts, plus DJ Promote, who will be
    playing both nights.
  14. Performers on this stage include Ryan Ellis, Jordan St. Cyr, Gable Price & Friends, Ben
    Fuller and Stephen Stanley.
  15. Keep the party going – Electronic dance music will continue at the FanZone Stage after the
    live performances.
  16. Fans can meet performers each night during the Coca-Cola FanZone Autograph Sessions.
  17. Beyond the main stage performances, festival attendees can enjoy worship experiences –
    including a powerful, non-denominational Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. and
    10:45 a.m. to wrap up the weekend.
  18. The Mosaic Church Band from Winter Garden, FL leads the worship service’s musical
  19. During the event, Youth Leaders can relax in select lounges throughout the park, located at
    Lombard’s Seafood Grille and the Pantages Theatre.
  20. Rock the Universe attendees have exclusive access to thrilling Universal Studios attractions
    during event hours. Rides include Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Transformers: The Ride – 3D
    and Revenge of the Mummy, to name a few.
  21. At the heart of the event, Rock the Universe supports youth group ministries.
  22. Universal Orlando offers special pricing, exclusive vacation packages, benefits and
    opportunities for groups of 10 people or more.
  23. For group rate tickets, chaperones get in for free for every 10 tickets purchased.
  24. A Rock the Universe 3-park Rock Your Weekend Ticket includes entrance to both Rock the
    Universe events, plus three days of admission to one theme park per day at Universal
    Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
  25. To purchase Rock the Universe tickets and vacation packages, visit

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