Rock on the Range

By AMBER AINSWORTH, Staff Writer

Photo courtesy og metalinjection.net
Photo courtesy og metalinjection.net

 

The daily lineup and activities for fans throughout the weekend have been announced for May’s Rock on the Range festival.

In addition to the music, there will be plenty of options for those attending the festival to have a good time and possibly experience something new. Fans will be able to participate in an interactive graffiti art exhibit by artist Kelly Graval, known as RISK.

RISK became known in California through his work. He started with painting freeway bridges, eventually exploding into a well-known artist with exhibits around the world and a clothing line. In addition to giving demonstrations at Rock on the Range, those in attendance will be able to contribute to the art that will be on display.

Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, and Jägermeister will also be onsite to enhance the experience by providing drinks, stages, customized lighters, artist signings, and even a mobile museum.

Hands-on interactions with instruments and other music equipment will also be available at the festival at The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience.

The Rolling Rock Comedy Tent comedian acts were also announced, and include Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

The festival, held at Mapfre Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, only has about 1000 tickets left. The show has sold out in advance for the past two years; with such a jam packed lineup set for this year, fans are encouraged to get their tickets for the event, running May 15-17.

Daily Music Lineup

Friday, May 15: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Live, Falling In Reverse, Yelawolf, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, Beartooth, VAMPS, Dangerkids, Islander, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, Shaman’s Harvest, XFactor1

Saturday, May 16: Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Ministry, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In Flames, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, The Devil Wears Prada, Nonpoint, Saxon, Sabaton, Like A Storm, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising

Sunday, May 17: Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Tech N9ne, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Motionless In White, Rival Sons, Periphery, You Me At Six, Starset, Upon A Burning Body, Crobot, New Medicine, Unlocking The Truth, Marmozets, September Mourning, Santa Cruz