Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed to headline Sonic Temple festival

Foo Fighters, System of a Down and Disturbed will headline the inaugural Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival on Friday through Sunday, May 17 to 19, 2019, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The event is replacing the long-running Rock on the Range festival.

The lineup also includes Bring Me the Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Cult, and many other chart-topping and up-and-coming music artists. SiriusXM’s Comedy & Spoken Word Tent will include comedy from Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore and others, as well as a spoken word set from Henry Rollins.

The festival will feature three music stages, premium food and beverage selections, art installations, and enhanced onsite experiences.

General admission, VIP and premium VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages will go on sale at noon ET Friday, Nov. 30.

“Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved,” said System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian. One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”   

David Draiman of Disturbed said, “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are you ready?!?!”

The current music lineup is as follows: Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed, Bring Me the Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Cult, In This Moment, The Hives, Gojira, The Distillers, Meshuggah, Action Bronson, The Struts, Refused, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Black Label Society, Beartooth, Scars on Broadway, Architects, Tom Morello, Avatar, Pussy Riot, Bad Wolves, Fever 333, Mark Lanegan Band, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, Wage War, Hands Like Houses, While She Sleeps, Palaye Royale, Movements, Amigo The Devil, The Plot in You, Boston Manor, COUNTERFEIT., Demob Happy, Teenage Wrist, The Pretty Vicious, Black Coffee, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, No1Cares and The Jacks.

Danny Wimmer, founder of festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock on the Range, and with the debut of Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind Sonic Temple is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock ‘n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

In addition to the musical performances, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage options celebrating local Columbus flavors. Food and beverage options offered on the exterior of the stadium will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bonifacio, Buckeye Donuts, BruBrothers Coffee, Chicago’s Dog House, Cousins Maine Lobster, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, Hangry City, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, MoMo Ghar, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Sophie’s Pierogi, Smoked on High BBQ, The Midway Café,and fan favorite Island Noodles.

Initial ticket prices for Sonic Temple will be as follows:

·       Weekend VIP: $379.50 plus fees
·       Pillar Premium VIP Package: $1,949.50 plus fees (accommodations for 2)
·       Weekend Field General Admission: $199.50 plus fees
·       Weekend Stadium General Admission: $99.50 plus fees
·       RV Camping: $250

VIP package amenities include: early entry into the festival and access to the VIP lounge, which features LED screens with feeds of the main stage sets, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, elevated food experiences for purchase, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers and dedicated VIP bathrooms.

Pillar Premium VIP Package amenities include two weekend field VIP wristbands for the entire weekend, with access to the VIP lounge, plus access to the Upper 90 VIP Club, which includes catered lunch and dinner, access to side stage viewing platform, two Sonic Temple festivalTt-shirts, two exclusive Zippo lighters, and two commemorative laminates.

For more information on Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, visit:

Website: https://sonictemplefestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonictemplefestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonictemplefest
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sonictemplefestival
Hashtag: #SonicTempleFestival

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