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A New Festival Will Replace Rock On The Range Next Summer

One of the most popular Columbus festivals won’t be coming back next year.

The long-running hard rock/metal fest Rock on the Range is gone, and a new festival will be taking its place. Concert promoter Danny Wimmer Presents announced last week that the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will be taking over that May weekend at MAPFRE Stadium.

The new festival will be exclusively produced by Danny Wimmer Presents without the involvement of their fellow Rock on the Rage producers, AEG. “I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock on the Range, and we couldn’t have done it without our partnership with AEG,” said Danny Wimmer in a press release.

“When we started Rock on the Range, there was no other festival in America quite like it but recently it became clear that we had different visions of where to take the festival next. The city of Columbus and our devoted rock fans deserve a one-of-a-kind, world-class festival, and that is exactly what Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring to MAPFRE Stadium.”

Sonic Temple is scheduled for May 17-19, 2019. The festival will still focus on rock music, but it will also incorporate art installations, craft beer, high-end food, and a wider variety of rock.

“It’s always going to have its core, but it’s gonna allow us to bring some of the other genres that the fans have been asking for,” said Wimmer. “It will always be a rock show — that will never be gone, but the audience is going to see more flavors in the programming.”

For more info about the new festival, please click here.