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CANCELED: Sonic Temple Festival: Lineup change
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May 152020
Mapfre Stadium, , Columbus, OH, + Google Map

Danny Wimmer Presents
Regretfully Announces Cancelation Of

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival – May 15-17 In Columbus, OH

There are no pre-existing guidelines for what festivals should be doing during this unprecedented time.

Like the rest of the music industry, we continue to assess new information and make the best-educated decisions possible. We know you have been anxious for updates from us and we are at a point where we can answer many of your questions about how each of our festivals may be affected by COVID-19.

We are crushed to say that Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple are being canceled due to the governmental restrictions on mass gatherings. We respect these directives and recognize they are in the best interest of the greater good, as well as the health and safety of our fans, musicians, partners, and staff. Before accepting this fate, we worked really hard to try to reschedule the festivals. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts, venue availabilities and a
number of other factors out of our control made postponing impossible. Make no mistake, each of these festivals will return in May 2021 bigger and stronger than ever!

Let’s be perfectly clear — FULL REFUNDS will be available to everyone who has purchased passes to Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple.
In addition to offering refunds, many of you have said that you would prefer to apply your 2020 purchases towards next year or exchange your pass for another one of our 2020 festivals.

Based on your feedback, we are offering pass holders three options:
(1) Full refund
(2) Apply your pass to 2021
(3) Exchange your pass for another 2020 DWP festival

Complete details will be emailed out to our pass holders within 72 hours.


ATTENTION: Lineup change

With a heavy heart, we write to inform you that due to the health and recovery efforts of James Hetfield, Metallica has to cancel their headlining performances at this years Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival.
 Click here to read James Hetfield’s statement.

“First and foremost, I want to say how much I respect and support James for taking care of himself, and for his commitment to getting healthy. At the same time, I am also deeply devoted to providing our fans with the biggest and best festival experience in the world. As disappointed as we all are to lose Metallica, I am thrilled that Tool and Red Hot Chili Peppers, dear friends of both DWP and Metallica, as well as two of the biggest rock bands in the world, are stepping up on short notice to keep Sonic Temple on track to be the greatest rock festival in America,” says Danny Wimmer, DWP founder and festival creator.

JUST ADDED: Tool, and Red Hot Chili Peppers

We are committed to delivering the Sonic Temple experience you have come to know and love, and with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool and Slipknot confirmed as headliners, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime with Rome and more, we know it will be an unforgettable weekend.

Tickets are on sale now

Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival welcomes TOOL and Red Hot Chili Peppers! Plus, don’t miss Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more, including the latest emerging talent across the spectrum of rock and metal.

Weekend general admission passes go on sale now!


Layaway plans, and more information is available at