Lineup Announced for 10th Annual Rock on the Range (Updated)

Concert Announcement

The big hard rock festival that takes place in Columbus in May, Rock on the Range has aded a few key acts to the bill. Organizers have just announced that Deftones, the Shrine and Adam Watt will join the fray.

"Rock on the Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow," says Deftones’ Chino Moreno in a press release. 

In addition, the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature some of rock’s favorite comedians including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass and Bethany Dwyer.

The festival will also include a live version of That Metal Show (based on the VH1 Classic program) starring hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The live show will feature interviews with various bands, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and typical commentary from Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine.

Another new element to ROTR is the Craft Beer Village, which will feature top breweries from the region, and Rock on the Range 2016 will feature an exhibit area showcasing concert photos from the past decade. 


Organizers have just announced the lineup for Rock on the Range, the annual hard rock festival that takes place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the festival, which takes place from May 20 to May 22, will feature alt-rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock act Disturbed and rock icon/horror filmmaker Rob Zombie as headliners. Other major acts slated to play the festival include Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah and Pennywise.

The festival will also feature the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, the Music Experience, new art installations and other “unique onsite activities.”

“Everything has been turned up a notch to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer of the festival for Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack, in a press release. “From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, to the reunion of fan favorites Disturbed, to the welcomed return of Vinnie Paul and his band Hellyeah to the state of Ohio for the first time in over a decade, and countless others, it’s paramount that we continue to raise the bar so Rock On The Range remains the elite rock festival in America. We feel we've accomplished this goal and then some.”

Specially priced presale tickets for Rock On The Range are on sale now. Layaway Packages, VIP tickets, Camping, Hotel Packages, and Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs ($349 + fees) are also available for purchase at Regularly priced general admission tickets for America’s premier hard rock festival go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 4, at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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