The 12th annual Rock On The Range returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 with its most power-packed lineup to date. America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival features nearly 60 bands on three stages, led by TOOL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, and ALICE IN CHAINS, also featuring GODSMACK, A PERFECT CIRCLE, STONE SOUR, BREAKING BENJAMIN, THREE DAYS GRACE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, THE USED, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, and many more. Many of the biggest names in rock will be joined by some of rock’s most exciting up-and-coming talent such as GRETA VAN FLEET who have been making huge waves in the rock community, almost getting the moniker of second Led Zeppelin. The group’s entire headlining US tour was sold out in minutes earlier this summer, which is a major feat for a rising band like them. Some of the other younger bands on the bill are CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP, and NEW YEARS DAY.
The line up boasts of a huge number of artists and I would like to mention some of the must see bands. Apart from the triple headliners, bands like GODSMACK, STONE SOUR, GRETA VAN FLEET, TRIVIUM, BODY COUNT, BARONESS, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and MUTOID MAN are a few among the lot that I would put a high priority must see tag on them. Most of these bands have dropped their latest albums this or the past year and are riding high unscathed on it’s success. Corey Taylor’s STONE SOUR new album, ‘Hydrograd‘ has been doing exceptionally well and so is TRIVIUM’s along with the latest POWER TRIP. BARONESS was nominated for Best Metal Performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. Following suit, BODY COUNT and CODE ORANGE have won a nomination each for the next year’s Grammys. Make sure to not miss out on these awesome acts.
Rock On The Range also showcases rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, and the festival includes various onsite experiences during the three-day weekend. The comedy lineup will be announced in early 2018. Rock On The Range continues to grow year after year and draws attendees from around the world. 2017 was the festival’s biggest year to date with a crowd of 135,000 in attendance; tickets sold out just a month after going sale, marking the festival’s fifth consecutive advance sell-out.
Rock On The Range General Admission and VIP tickets (including layaway options), as well as Hotel and Camping Packages, are on sale now HERE. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Each ticket price level has a limited number of tickets available, so attendees can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once an allotment sells out. The ROTR layaway option also allows purchasers to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments.
Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD comments, “Rock On The Range is the undisputed champion of American rock festivals. The team over there has done an incredible job of curating a potent mix of all the types of rock ’n roll that any fan could ask for. It’s an honor to play at the top of the bill, and we cannot wait to see everyone in May.”
“We are looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range as a headliner this year and rocking out with all of you. Bring It!” said Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains.
“Following last year’s amazing festival we knew we had to deliver. We have one of the only shows from Tool in 2018, a band the Rangers have been wanting for years — and also having A Perfect Circle on the same festival is something special. Adding Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Godsmack, and the special returns of Stone Sour and Stone Temple Pilots only builds on that excitement. We can’t wait for May,” said Gary Spivack, Executive Producer for Rock On The Range.
The current music lineup for Rock On The Range 2018 is as follows: TOOL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE IN CHAINS, GODSMACK, A PERFECT CIRCLE, STONE SOUR, BREAKING BENJAMIN, THREE DAYS GRACE, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, THE USED, TECH N9NE, UNDEROATH, BABYMETAL, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, I PREVAIL, GRETA VAN FLEET, YELAWOLF, TRIVIUM, BODY COUNT, QUICKSAND, RED SUN RISING, BARONESS, ANDREW W.K., ATREYU, ANTI-FLAG, WE CAME AS ROMANS, THE BRONX, 10 YEARS, SENSES FAIL, NEW YEARS DAY, EMMURE, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, TURNSTILE, MISS MAY I, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP, DANCE GAVIN DANCE, TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, WILSON, FROM ASHES TO NEW, BLACK FOXXES, LIKE A STORM, SHAMAN’S HARVEST, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, THE FEVER 333, I SEE STARS, MUTOID MAN, MY TICKET HOME, CANE HILL, JOYOUS WOLF, STITCHED UP HEART, THEM EVILS, SPIRIT ANIMAL, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES and SHIM.
Rock On The Range 2018 definitely leaves you no room for any excuses whatsoever to miss on America’s one of the biggest open air festivals. The line up looks very enticing and boasts of having the biggest names in the rock industry along with a couple of new blood talent who are surely going to turn some heads and garner more fans up their sleeve. So don’t wait and get them tickets now!
Get all of the information on their official website HERE!
Current ticket pricing levels are as follows while supplies last:
Weekend Field VIP – $349.50 plus fees
Weekend Field GA – $299.50 plus fees
Weekend Stadium GA – $149.50 plus fees