The festival returns to Ohio’s Crew Stadium after a three-year hiatus
After a three-year hiatus, Sonic Temple is back. The 2023 lineup features headliners Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, KISS, Foo Fighters. The four-day jaunt is set for Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 through May 28, at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Other featured acts slated to perform include Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Falling In Reverse, Chevelle, Bullet For My Valentine, Puscifer, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Dorothy, Pennywise, and many more.
Sonic Temple, along with Boston Calling and Bonnaroo, mark Foo Fighters’ first official appearances as a band since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Last year, Foo Fighters were slated to perform at Boston Calling as well as DWP’s Welcome to Rockville, but canceled in the wake of Hawkins’ passing. While it remains unclear who will sit behind the kit, rock fans are enjoying a bittersweet moment of seeing the band’s name on festival bills again.
Foo Fighters’ last live performance was in Buenos Aires’ Hipódromo de San Isidro at Lollapalooza Argentina.
Curated by Danny Wimmer Presents, Sonic Temple is a music and art festival that replaced the long-standing Rock on the Range.
“Columbus, Ohio is such a special place to Danny Wimmer Presents,” says DWP Founder Danny Wimmer. “It is where the company produced some of the biggest and most acclaimed rock festivals in the United States, so to be able to return home to Historic Crew Stadium to give fans Sonic Temple once again is going to be the highlight of 2023 for us. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back!”
An exclusive Sonic Temple pre-sale for festival email subscribers begins this Wednesday, January 11 at 10am ET. Fans who sign up for the Sonic Temple email list before 10pm ET on Tuesday, January 10 will receive a dedicated code providing the first chance to buy festival passes. Fans can sign up to get first access for the Early Bird presale by visiting https://arep.co/p/sonic-temple.
Sonic Temple passes go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 13 at 12pm ET. New passes in 2023 include Stadium VIP and the Columbus Owner’s Club (4-day pass). Returning pass options include Field GA, Field VIP and Stadium GA—all available as weekend or single day passes. For a full description of passes and pricing, visit https://sonictemplefestival.com. Prices start as low as $109.99 + fees. And through January 31, passes can be purchased for only $10 down, with layaway payments amortized evenly through April. Passes are also available at DWPSonic.com with “buy now pay later” via ShopPay.
Columbus Owner’s Club members will enjoy the ultimate VIP experience, including access to the field and dedicated seating in the stadium bowl; air conditioned lounge with private hosted bar, comfortable seating, and live audio and video of the main stage; complimentary hors d’oeuvres during lunch and dinner hours; dedicated festival merchandise booth; dedicated WiFi; air-conditioned, flushable restrooms; dedicated guest services staff; priority festival entrance lanes; premium parking and more.
In addition to festival admission passes, onsite parking, hotel packages and 300 weekend RV camping passes will be available during the presale window. Any remaining passes, parking, hotel packages and camping will be available for purchase during the general on-sale which begins this Friday, January 13 at 12pm ET.