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Sonic Temple Festival (Formerly Rock on the Range) Announces System of a Down, Meshuggah, Ghost, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and More for 2019

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Many a Midwest heavy music fan shed a tear earlier this year when it was announced that the Rock on the Range festival would cease to exist after twelve years running. The news was a bit of a red herring, though, as the same announcement revealed that the festival would be replaced by the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival to be held the same weekend at the same location (May 17th, 18th and 19th at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH). The re-branding was a result of a split between promoter Danny Wimmer Presents and co-producer AEG Live.

A press release that just landed in the MetalSucks inbox has revealed several of the bands slated to play the inaugural Sonic Temple, and from the looks of things it’s musically right in line with where Rock on the Range left off. Here’s the full list so far, which is very much in keeping with ROTR’s musical aesthetic:

Foo Fighters
System Of A Down
Disturbed
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Ghost
Halestorm
Lamb of God
Chevelle
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
The Cult
In This Moment
The Hives
Gojira
The Distillers
Meshuggah
Action Bronson
The Struts
Refused
Killswitch Engage
Parkway Drive
Black Label Society
Beartooth
Scars On Broadway
Architects
Tom Morello
Avatar
Pussy Riot
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
Mark Lanegan Band
Badflower
The Glorious Sons
Issues
Yungblud
H09909
Black Pistol Fire
Scarlxrd
Zeal & Ardor
Basement
The Black Dahlia Murder
Don Broco
Wage War
Hands Like Houses
While She Sleeps
Palaye Royale
Movements
Amigo The Devil
The Plot In You
Boston Manor
COUNTERFEIT.
Demob Happy
Teenage Wrist
The Pretty Vicious
Black Coffee
Shvpes
Dirty Honey
No1Cares
The Jacks

Whew, that is QUITE a lineup (and it’s not even complete yet) and should certainly allay anyone’s fears that the transition from Rock on the Range to Sonic Temple would mean taking things in a less heavy direction.

Tickets go on sale on November 30th here and will be priced as follows:

· Weekend VIP: $379.50 plus fees
· Pillar Premium VIP Package: $1,949.50 plus fees (accommodations for 2)
· Weekend Field General Admission: $199.50 plus fees
· Weekend Stadium General Admission: $99.50 plus fees
· RV Camping: $250.00

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