Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2024

MAY 16-19, 2024


A 120-band lineup that mixes old and new across a range of hard rock and metal sub-genres.

Rock out any way you want in Ohio, the land of quirky rock bands, with Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival’s behemoth, 120-band lineup that mixes old and new artists and a range of hard rock and metal sub genres. The outdoor festival will add a fourth stage this year to better accommodate the madness, brought to you by the heavy metal rockers Judas Priest, as well as 90s-00s alternative metal bands like Staind, gothic alternative and nu-metal groups like Evanescence and mid-2000’s groups like metalcore band Code Orange. 

Newer groups include Sleep Token, who started in 2016 but skyrocketed to fame last year. Taking to stage in masks and cloaks (think, heavy metal death eater-esque vibes), the anonymous band blends in elements of R&B, pop, jazz and more into their progressive heavy metal base. The headliner list is just as varied as the rest of the lineup with the bands Disturbed, The Original Misfits, Pantera and Slipknot. 

There will be three RV camping lots you can purchase passes for if you want to stay right at the venue. Taking place at the Historic Crew Stadium — once the home of the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team — you’ll find vendors and organizations throughout the festival grounds as well as art installations, though information on this year’s work has not yet been released. In 2019, the festival’s first year, there was live mural and screen painting as well as an Art Tent with activities. Sonic Temple then took a three year hiatus, returning in 2023 without live artwork, but with a number of large installations displaying a medley of posters, paintings, banners and more. 

The Specs

  • About 30,000 attended each day last year.
  • Single day tickets start at $109, and Weekend tickets (for all four days) start at $229. VIP passes start at $209 and $649 respectively. General admission tickets are split into Field and Stadium tickets, where the former gets you access to the floor as well as the stadium seating.  
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to Columbus, Ohio here.


Where is the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2024 located?

Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

What is the closest airport to the Sonic Temple 2024?

John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Who produces this fest?

Danny Wimmer Presents.

Is the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2024 ADA accessible?

There are arrangements available for seated viewing, accessible restrooms, ADA parking and camping, and ASL interpreters (upon request for select sets). However, while the venue is wheelchair accessible, it is a mix of flat and uneven (natural) terrain, and spans a large area which might be difficult for some folks, particularly if it rains.  

Who is playing at Inkcarceration?

You can see the lineup here.

It’s my first time going to Sonic Temple. What should I expect?

Check out this Reddit thread on the topic.

Who headlined Sonic Temple 2023?

Headliners included Foo Fighters, Tool, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Kiss, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, and the Deftones.

Which artists are on the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2024 lineup?

Slipknot, Pantera, Disturbed, The Original Misfits, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Judas Priest, Staind, Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse Sleep Token, Rise Against, 311, Seether, In This Moment, Mudvayne, Cypress Hill, Sum 41, Kerry King, Mr. Bungle, Theory of a Deadman, Anthrax, Polyphia, Architects, Royal Blood, Bad Religion, Clutch, STARSET, Black Veil Brides, Wage War, Tech, N9ne, Electric Callboy, Slaughter To Prevail, In Flames, Avatar, Atreyu, Flyleaf W/ Lacey Sturm, L7, The, Amity Affliction, August Burns Red, Living Colour, Machine Head, P.O.D., Movements, Code Orange, THE CHATS, The Ghost Inside, Baroness, Of Mice & Men, Kittie, Destroy Boys, Drain, Apocalyptica, Jehnny Beth, Enter Shikari, All That Remains, Kid Kapichi, Reignwolf, Dirty Honey, POLARIS, While She, Sleeps,Saint Asonia, Saliva, Helmet, Magnolia Park, New Years Day, Kim Dracula, Kublai Khan TX, Bob, Vylan, Red Fang, Currents, Soulfly, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, FLAT BLACK, Nova Twins, Miss, May I, Drowning Pool, Taproot, Taipei Houston, Terror, Gel, Fleshwater, Scowl, Militarie Gun, Nita, Strauss, Dead Poet Society, LACUNA COIL, PLUSH, SiM, Nonpoint, Tim Montana, Point North, FIRE, FROM THE GODS, Eva Under Fire, Blind Channel, The Chisel, Spite, Harms Way, Bodysnatcher, I SEE, STARS, RAIN CITY DRIVE, Crobot, Sleep Theory, Imminence, Return To Dust, Bad Nerves, Empire State, Bastard, GIDEON, Catch Your Breath, Calva Louise, VUKOVI, Moon Fever, Dying Wish, thrown, HotBox, TX2, Lø Spirit, Fuming Mouth and Mike’s Dead.


Sonic Temple 2024 lineup: Misfits, L7, Pantera, Gel, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Slayer's Kerry King & more


BY Suchita Chadha