Sonic Temple is almost here and the line up is amazing. This year there is confirmation that Metallica will be playing two separate sets at each night of Sonic Temple. This festival returns May 15th to May 17th in Columbus, Ohio, at none other than OH’s Mapfre Stadium. The lineup was released and features mind blowing artists and bands including Evanescence and Slipknot. The line up also includes Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Ghost, Joan Jett, The Cult, The Hives, Refused, The Distillers, Gojira, Meshuggah, Action Bronson, Killswitch Engage, and many more.
For the Epicenter festival, Metallica is set to headline the opening and closing nights, on May 1st and May 3rd. In addition to headlining for Sonic Temple, Metallica will be headlining Epicenter Festival and three more hard rock festival across the nation in 2020.
General admission, VIP and Premium VIP tickets went on sale Nov. 30 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The event is also featuring a SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent (Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore, Henry Rollins), as well as premium food and beverage options (Buckeye Donuts, Chicago’s Dog House, Coustins Maine Lobster, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, Hangry City) art installations and enhanced on-site experiences.
Here is a video from the 2019 Sonic Temple Festival;
Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals across the United States, with two separate sets taking place at each show. In which the decision to book Metallica was inspired by the band’s reputation as one of the most prolific touring acts in music history. The band will be playing 10 separate shows with unique tracklist’s for each performance.
“Metallica isn’t just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we’ve set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America,” Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, explained. “Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”
This will be the second annual year of Sonic Temple after it debuted in 2018. Metallica will be headlining for Sonic Temple as well as Epicenter, Rockville, Louder than Life and AfterShock hard rock music festivals.
UPDATE (2/25): After the news that Metallica would be dropping out of appearances at Sonic Temple, the festival had to find not one, but two headliners to fill in for the legendary metal band. They found pretty solid replacements in Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool, who will now be headlining the two nights in place of Metallica. Check out the updated flyer below:
Photo Credit: Marv Watson