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Sonic Temple 2024 Recap

 Official Press Release: May 22, 2024

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
Welcomed Over 138,000 Music Fans
Continuing Danny Wimmer Presents’ Record-Breaking 2024 Season
The Pinnacle Of Rock Festivals In America
Hosted Its Biggest Year Yet With 120 Bands On Four Stages
May 16-19, 2024 At Historic Crew Stadium In Columbus, OH
Unforgettable Moments And Collaborations Included:
Slipknot Celebrating 25th Anniversary Of 
Their Classic Self-Titled Album,
Pantera’s First Columbus Performance In Nearly 24 Years, Limp Bizkit With Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, Falling In Reverse With Slaughter To Prevail’s Alex Terrible, Disturbed With New Years Day’s Ash Costello, Evanescence With P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval, Nita Strauss With Disturbed’s David Draiman & More
2025 Dates To Be Announced Soon

After roaring back into Columbus, Ohio in 2023, Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2024 welcomed a massive crowd of 138,000 music fans, retaining its reputation as the Pinnacle of Rock Festivals in America. This year’s event — held May 16-19 at the Historic Crew Stadium — was also the fest’s biggest with 120 total bands playing 4 stages on a larger-than-ever festival site.
In addition to a wide range of top talent headlining, including Disturbed & Evanescence (Thursday), The Original Misfits Falling In Reverse (Friday), Pantera Staind (Saturday) and Slipknot Limp Bizkit (Sunday), the four-day destination event offered some incredibly special and exclusive collaborations, guest appearances and long-awaited returns.
  • Slipknot celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic self-titled album, and one of the first shows with new drummer Eloy Casagrande
  • Slipknot’s Sid Wilson also made a guest appearance during Limp Bizkit’s set
  • Pantera performed in Columbus, Ohio for the first time since 2000; the set featured backing vocals from Dimebag Darrell’s longtime partner Rita Haney and SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin on “Walk”
  • Disturbed was joined by New Years Day singer Ash Costello for a rousing rendition of “Don’t Tell Me” from Disturbed’s current album Divisive
  • Evanescence’s hit “Bring Me To Life” featured guest vocals from P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval
  • Disturbed frontman David Draiman joined Nita Strauss to perform their collaborative song “Dead Inside”
  • Breaking Benjamin welcomed Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf to perform the version of “Dear Agony” that they recorded together for Breaking Benjamin’s Aurora album
  • Falling In Reverse welcomed Slaughter To Prevail’s Alex Terrible for a collaboration of the song “Ronald” that appears on the 2024 album Popular Monsters
  • One of Kerry King’s first performances with his new solo act, the day before his debut album From Hell I Rise was released
  • Crobot was joined by CKY and L7’s Jennifer Finch for their set-closing cover of Turbonegro’s “All My Friends Are Dead”
  • Soulfly and former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera joined Mr. Bungle for a rendition of Sepultura's"Territory”
  • Architects invited Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr to guest on the song “Little Wonder”
Sonic Temple also offered plenty of selfie opportunities with large-scale artwork created by world-renowned artists such as Terry Urban, AngryBlue, L’Amour Supreme, Jay Howell, TravMSK, Paul Rentler, Monster Steve and many more. Artist Jay Howell (Bob’s Burgers) sketched caricatures of fans in his signature style.
Sonic Temple activations and lounges included: The Dive, a local intimate hang featuring The Dive at Five, hosted by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, the White ClawRefresh LoungeBud Light BackyardJack Daniel’s(including frozen cocktails), BeatBox Beverages, The Blackened Whiskey Bar (featuring the super premium blend of straight bourbons and ryes created by the late, legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the almighty Metallica), Caduceus Wine Garden featuring Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards (both owned by Maynard James Keenan), Craft Beer Bar and Craft Cocktail Bars.
Metal Injection says of Sonic Temple, “the festival has since become an unwavering bastion of the heavy music scene,” while Rock Rage Radio says the event is a “master class in rock and metal” and Columbus Dispatch praised this year’s “cross-generational lineup that emphasized the musical diversity that is a hallmark of the festival.”
The 2025 festival dates for Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival will be announced soon.
Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.
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About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he founded Danny Wimmer Presents, a live entertainment company that produces the largest rock, metal, and alternative music festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent, bringing exceptional creativity to life, and curating local cuisine and culture, DWP is recognized within the industry for delivering exceptional entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners, and host cities. DWP creates unforgettable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both attendees and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. From 2020 and on, DWP has been an innovator in the digital content space with over two dozen international livestreams, acclaimed social series Offstage with DWP, DWPresents Channel on Twitch, which has garnered over 25 million worldwide views since its launch in mid-2021, and The Power Hour, a weekly show dedicated to the world of rock, on AXS TV. The DWP 2024 festival lineup includes Aftershock, Born & Raised Music Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.
About Historic Crew Stadium: Historic Crew Stadium is the first ever professional soccer-specific stadium in the United States. In addition to hosting concerts, sporting events and programming throughout the year, the venue also serves as the home of Columbus Crew 2 of MLS NEXT Pro. Previously serving as the home of the Columbus Crew from 1999-2021, Historic Crew Stadium opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sellout crowd for a match against the New England Revolution. It has hosted numerous national and international events: eight U.S. Soccer FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – specifically four consecutive “Dos a Cero” victories for the U.S. over Mexico (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013) – FIFA Women's World Cup matches, three MLS Cups (2001, 2015, 2020), two MLS All-Star Games and a number of concerts. It was named the world's most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010. In 2008, the venue added a permanent stage in the North End, allowing for up to 35,000 fans to take in concerts and other marquee events.
Photo Above: 
Sonic Temple 2024 crowd by Sam Shapiro
Photo Below: 
Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst with Danny Wimmer by Steve Thrasher