Foo Fighters, Disturbed, System of a Down to Play Inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival


Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

The first-ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will feature headlining sets from Foo Fighters, Disturbed and System of a Down

The annual hard rock and metal festival known as Rock on the Range isn’t returning in 2019, and in its place will be the first-ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. Festival organizers have announced the initial lineup for Sonic Temple, and it’s jam-packed with some of the biggest names in rock.

Foo Fighters, Disturbed and System of a Down will all perform headlining sets at the festival. Other artists set to appear include  Bring Me The Horizon, the Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, In This Moment, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Avatar, the Struts and the Cult. The festival will have three music stages, premium food and beverage selections, art installations and other onsite experiences.

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will take place from May 17 through 19 at MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for the festival go on sale starting at noon ET on Friday (Nov. 30). Ticket options include general admission, VIP, premium VIP and camping packages.

“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,” System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian said in a statement. “One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

David Draiman of Disturbed added, “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?”

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents added, “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.”

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