Rock On The Range, one of Ohio’s premier hard rock festivals, returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest. The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and many more of the world’s most exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our mission each year is to widen the net as much as possible while staying true to the core that is Rock On The Range,” says Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of ROTR for RockHouse Presents. “Take headliners Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Judas Priest as well as heavyweights Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, the welcomed return of Breaking Benjamin, combine that with bands such as Rise Against, Of Mice & Men, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and a rare appearance from the likes of Ministry, you then get the world that is Rock On The Range. A music festival…where ROCK (of all kinds) lives.”
Rock On The Range–part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series–has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.
“Rock On The Range brings the Priest back to the USA,” said Judas Priest. “We can’t wait to unleash our metal maniacs #priestfamily once more with our ongoing 40th anniversary ‘Redeemer of Souls’ World Tour.”
To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14. The 2014 Roast featured nearly a dozen musicians and comedians who honored and lampooned Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor in front of a live audience. “It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR…five years is too long,” said Corey Taylor of Slipknot. “We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again. Everyone, prepare for hell…”
A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, December 5 at 9:59 AM ET, so if you can plan ahead, get your tickets soon! Regularly priced general admission tickets go on sale Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM ET. The current lineup for Rock On The Range is as follows:
Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against. Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon.
With so many big names in rock music, this year is set out to be the best yet!
Published by FestPop Staff Writer Karli Jaenike Send Comments to: [email protected]