WHAT:                         This weekend, Rock the Universe 2011 – Florida’s biggest Christian music festival – kicks off at Universal Orlando Resort. Guests can rock out to seventeen of the biggest names in Christian rock – including Switchfoot, Casting Crowns, and Relient K and enjoy access to an all-new fan zone, inspiring guest speakers, nightly candlelighting ceremonies, some of the world’s best theme park attractions and more.

The full artist lineup can be viewed below.

ROCK THE UNIVERSE 2011 LINEUP

Friday, September 9

4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, September 10

4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Switchfoot Casting Crowns
David Crowder Band Third Day
anberlin Relient K
Grits RED
Family Force 5 Tenth Avenue North
Rhema Soul Brandon Heath
Hyland Live Fish

** Names in bold indicate headlining acts.

Along with live concerts by top-name talent, guests can experience an all-new fan zone, featuring autograph sessions with performing acts, band merchandise, and a first-ever New Artists’ Stage where three emerging artists will perform live, including former American Idol contestant Jason Castro. Guests can also enjoy the thrilling attractions found only at Universal Studios, including Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – where they can rock out to hidden tracks by some of this year’s performing talent.

For more details about Rock the Universe 2011 and to purchase tickets, visit www.RocktheUniverse.com or call 1-866-RTU-INFO (1-866-788-4636).

WHEN:                        Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10

4 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the event

WHERE:                      Universal Studios Florida

MORE                         Media Site: http://media.universalorlando.com

INFORMATION:         Rock the Universe Site: www.RocktheUniverse.com