Sonic Temple returns after three year hiatus; headed by Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, KISS, Rob Zombie, Foo Fighters, Deftones and more - Knotfest

Sonic Temple returns after three year hiatus; headed by Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, KISS, Rob Zombie, Foo Fighters, Deftones and more

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on January 10, 2023

The marriage of heavy music and art returns to Columbus, OH this May featuring four days of metal, hardcore, punk and beyond.

Reviving the Sonic Temple banner after three years away, live music pioneer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the reactivation with a historic four-day bill set for Columbus, OH on May 25th through the 28th.

The Memorial Day Weekend celebration will feature a dynamic roster of artists topped by performances from Tool and Godsmack on day one, Avenged Sevenfold and Queens of the Stone Age on day two, KISS and Rob Zombie on day three and closing out with Foo FIghters and Deftones.

Enlisting metal music cultural ambassador Jose Mangin to serve as the gathering’s host, Sonic Temple Music & Arts Festival will also showcase elements designed throughout the event by counter culture champion, Shepard Fairey.

Among the additional names rounding out the four-day extravaganza include sets from hometown heroes Beartooth, Bullet For My Valentine, H09909, Malevolence, Knocked Loose, I Prevail, Converge, Vended, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Poorstacy, Bob Vylan, The Bronx and so many more. Touting a bill that is as diverse as it is stacked, the return of Sonic Temple ensures longevity for the brand coming right out of the gate.

“We’ve always enjoyed playing Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus and are excited to be a part of this year’s Sonic Temple,” says M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “It’ll be a blast to share the stage with Tool, Foo Fighters and others, we can’t wait to see and play for all of our amazing fans again.”

“It’s great to be coming back to Columbus,” adds Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, KISS plus 75 more, it’s our biggest lineup ever! There is so much history at Historic Crew Stadium, it truly is the heartbeat of rock for many of us…the excitement surrounding the return of Sonic Temple is unparalleled!”

Tickets are set to go on-sale Friday, January 13 at Noon ET. Upgrades in 2023 feature 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. Get complete information – HERE

See the complete Sonic Temple 2023 line up below.

Thursday, May 25: Tool, Godsmack, Beartooth, Bullet For My Valentine, Pennywise, Bad Omens, Suicidal Tendencies, Fever 333, Anti-Flag, Joey Valence & Brae, Bones UK, Ho99o9, The Warning, Oxymorrons, Angel Du$t, Bloodywood, Wargasm, Malevolence, Bastardane, OTTTO

Friday, May 26: Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Badflower, Dorothy, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Born of Osiris, Band-Maid, Lilith Czar, Des Rocs, Mothica, Fame on Fire, Dayseeker, Vended, Mike’s Dead

Saturday, May 27: KISS, Rob Zombie, Falling in Reverse, Puscifer, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Avatar, Senses Fail, From Ashes To New, Giovannie & The Hired Guns, Brutus, Dead Poet Society, The Violent, Point North, Tallah, Varials, Tigercub, Capital Theatre

Sunday, May 28: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Sublime with Rome, Jawbreaker, The Pretty Reckless, Awolnation, Nothing More, Grandson, White Reaper, Filter, Ayron Jones, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Zero 9:36, New Years Day, Nova Twins, Bob Vylan, Aeir, Starcrawler

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