Rock On The Range sold out for fourth consecutive year

Halestorm plays before a sold out crowd at Rock On The Range in 2015. Damien Dennis/The Pit
Halestorm plays before a sold out crowd at Rock On The Range in 2015. Damien Dennis/The Pit

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the fourth consecutive year, Rock On The Range is sold out and looks to be bigger and better than ever before with it’s 10th anniversary.

In 2015, Rock On The Range saw over 120,000 people from across the world fill MAPFRE Stadium for three days of rock and metal music. It’s looking like 2016 will see similar, if not better, results for the festival, headlined this year by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Joining RHCP in 2016 are heavyweights Disturbed – returning after a four-year hiatus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember and more. The return of the Rock On The Range Comedy Tent will join the first-ever craft beer village in 2016 as well.

“Anyone who says, ‘Rock is dead,’ hasn’t paid attention to Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer Danny Wimmer. “This festival has grown in each one of its 10 years, selling out in record time this year. Rock On The Range’s strength stands as a testament that rock fans are not only alive and well, they are flourishing.”

Rock On The Range is part of The World’s Loudest Month, which runs from April through May and includes festivals like Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma.

Stick with The Pit as we preview Rock On The Range over the next few months, including our upcoming 10-part series of Music Blitz podcasts where fans can listen to current and former Pit staff talk about their ROTR experiences. And look out for special guests along the way as we inch closer to Rock On The Range, taking place from the home of Columbus Crew SC May 20-22.