Rock On The Range, America's premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a lineup of top rock bands led by Multiplatinum band Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot and heavy metal legends Judas Priest--who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary. 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 exciting bands on three stages over three days, plus the biggest Rock n' Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.
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.
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 current band lineup for Rock On The Range--fueled by Monster Energy Drink--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.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, "It's been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR...five years is too long. We're coming back with a new album and a new show. It'll feel good to headline again."
Judas Priest proclaims, "Rock On The Range brings the Priest back to the USA! We can't wait to unleash our metal maniacs #priestfamily once more with our ongoing 40th anniversary 'Redeemer of Souls' World Tour."
"We're very excited to be back and playing Rock On The Range. It was an honor to be a part of the very first ROTR back in '07 and we're grateful to return to be a part of this amazing rock n roll event," says Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin.
A specially priced pre-sale for Rock On The Range is available now through Friday, Dec. 5 at 9:59 a.m. Visit facebook.com/rockontherange to receive a code to purchase pre-sale tickets now. The ROTR ticket pre-sale offers a limited number of weekend tickets at discounted prices.