Rock on the Range replaced by new music festival for 2019

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Rock on the Range has ended its 12-year run at Mapfre Stadium.

Promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) announced Friday that the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will replace Rock on the Range in 2019.

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will debut at MAPFRE Stadium on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019. DWP says the new festival will feature a premium food and beverage selection, art installations and an expanded onsite experience.

DWP also promises a ‘diverse’ music lineup that will be announced in the coming months.

“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,” adds Wimmer. “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,” said Danny Wimmer.

Rock on the Range celebrated its 12th year in Columbus in 2018. It was billed as the biggest rock festival in the country.

According to Loudwire, the change is due to a split between DWP and AEG Live, the companies that produced the festival in the past.

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