The fourth installment of Rock On The Range will head back to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH this May 22nd and 23rd with a slew of new, some kinda new, some reborn and some recycled rock acts. Categorize them as you wish, but notable acts this year include festival-first-timers Godsmack, Rob Zombie and Slash (solo). Then there’s the grand return of (anti-climactic drum roll please) Limp Bizkit! I guess Limp’s new album must be close to hitting the shelves at Hot Topic.
Other confirmed acts include Coheed and Cambria, Deftones, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Killswitch Engage, Drowning Pool, and Sevendust.
This will be festival-headliner Godsmack’s first announced show of 2010 and they are pumped. “Fasten your seatbelts baby, here comes Godsmack! I can’t WAIT to get to Columbus for what will be the best Rock On The Range yet! Godsmack is gonna kick some major *@%*!” said frontman Sully Erna.
Two-day passes, starting at $99.50, will go on sale beginning Saturday February 20th at 10:00 AM (ET) via Ticketmaster.com.
The festival will be spread across three stages fittingly sponsored by Monster energy drink, Kicker Audio and JÃ¤germeister. In case that sounds like a bad recipe for a testosterone overload and oddly-colored vomit, the event is being hosted by the “Mistress of Ceremonies”, aka Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV. Grrrr indeed.
Two new improvements this year will be an increased viewing area for the JÃ¤germeister Stage and variable ticket pricing plans including layaway. At $99.50 though, tickets are already on the low side for most two day festivals.
Head on over to our Festival Outlook page for the complete lineup.