LORDI, GIRLSCHOOL and SCARLET SINS are the first confirmed bands for the Rock Out Festival, a new Australian hard rock/heavy metal event set to take place in April. According to a posting on the SCARLET SINS web site, the festival will take place on the following dates: April 10-12 - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich (Brisbane) April 17-19 - Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta April 24-26 - Calder Park Raceway, Keilor (Melbourne) The Brisbane and Melbourne venues will have camping facilities on-site including three-day festival passes so fans can experience a European style musical journey without leaving the heart of the action. A ticket pre-sale begins on March 2 at Ticketek. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 4. Acts include Lordi, Girlschool, Diamond Head, Fixer, Scarlet Sins, The Radiators, Mortal Sin, Vanishing Point, INK, Double Dragon, Lord, Eyefear, The Amenta, Earth with more international and local acts to be announced shortly.