Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rock On The Range 2010

It’s festival week here at The Rock and Roll Guru! This week I’ll be discussing the upcoming summer festivals and highlighting the highs, lows, and all the in-betweens of each. I’ve selected five festivals and will post daily on each. Enjoy!

Rock On The Range

Rock on the Range is a lesser known festival that is gaining in popularity and status with each passing year. Taking place at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, this 2-day festival brings out some of modern rock’s best talent. This year is no exception. With Papa Roach, Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Rob Zombie, Puddle of Mudd, Three Days Grace, and Seether all performing over the course of two days, Rock on the Range has some major musical acts to bring the masses.

Tickets for the 2-day event are modestly priced at $100 - $120 (before fees). That isn’t a bad price for the amount of hard rocking bands that are performing. Single day tickets are also available and cost $60 - $70 (before fees).

Day one performers include Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd and Drowning Pool (just to name a few) on the main stage, also known as the Monster Energy stage. The kicker stage includes Skilllet, Halestorm, and Adelita’s Way amongst others. The Jagermeister stage has some local talent and a couple of bands that are making the festival circuit this year including Helmet and Like A Storm.

Day two performers are just as solid with Rob Zombie, Seether, Slash, Theory of a Deadman, and Limp Bizkit on the main stage. The second stage includes Airbourne, Mastodon, and Coheed and Cambria. The Jagermeister stage has Mushroomhead and Year Long Disaster amongst others.

For the price of the tickets, Rock on the Range appears to be an exceptional festival to attend. With all of that talent, the tickets are a worthy investment. And, if you’re not interested in seeing both days, there is the option for a single day ticket. That’s a great deal!

Rock On The Range is a relatively new festival that started in 2007. The first year it was held, the festival was a one day only affair. The next year (2008), the lineup was expanded and the festival grew to a two-day event. In 2009, Rock On The Range expanded even more with the addition of a Canadian version, Rock On The Range Canada, which takes place later in the summer.

Bands that have performed at Rock On The Range in the past include Staind, Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Kid Rock, and Stone Temple Pilots, just to name a few. Growing in size and popularity every year, Rock On The Range is a solid festival for modern rock lovers.

Places To Stay
Rock on the Range offers camping and nearby hotel packages. The ticket and hotel package deals are sold out for this year, but there is still availability at nearby hotels for a discounted price. The Hyatt on Capitol Square, The Crown Plaza Hotel, and The Hilton Columbus. Visit http://www.rockontherange.com/ for details.

If you’re a fan of a hard rocking stadium show, and if you love the modern rock acts, Rock On The Range may be the festival of choice for you. With affordable tickets, great bands on the bill, and history without complaint, Rock on the Range is a solid festival worth attending in 2010.

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Anonymous said...

Ive been every year to rock on the range and this year was one of the best!! Rob Zombie blew everyone out of the water!! It was so great!!

Anonymous said...

Man, I knew I should have went to this! I'll bet Skillet and Airbourne were awesome on the smaller stage! And I know Halestorm had to be incredible.