Your Guide to Rock on the Range Festival 2017

Rock on the Range 2017
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Love to head-bang to heavy music? This year’s epic Rock on the Range festival is approaching and it’s the place for fans of heavy metal music to be!

Rock on the Range takes place in Columbus, Ohio. Spread over three days, this year’s killer line-up includes the likes of Metallica, KORN and The Offspring on the main stage.

Read on for everything you need to know about Rock on the Range.


Location: The festival takes place at the open-air MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Dates: May 19 – May 21, 2017

Rock on the Range 2017
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Where to Stay for Rock on the Range

The festival’s Ohio Expo North Campground is a campsite near the festival, however if camping isn’t your thing, there is every type of room imaginable in Columbus, including couches to crash on and nearby hotels with a much needed hot shower.

Some great options include a stylish, downtown Airbnb apartment, the plush Drury Inn & Suites Hotel and Holiday Inn Columbus-Hillard.

Explore all places to stay for Rock on the Range Festival

Rock on the Range 2017
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Getting there

Air – The nearest airport is Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, which is a 30 minute drive away from MAPFRE Stadium.

Official Shuttle – Rock on the Range and are providing a shuttle from five major surrounding cities to the venue. Reserve your spot ahead of time.

Car – The recommended way to get to the stadium from Rickenbacker Airport is by car. The stadium is located off I-71, which is four miles north of downtown Columbus. You can take a taxi or rent a car and park at the site. Parking lots will be open from 8am-12am each day. More parking info will be available 4 weeks prior to the festival.

Rock on the Range Festival 2017 Tickets

Rock on the Range 2017
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Weekend field pass tickets start at $254.00 per person and include a place to pitch your tent. VIP General Admission tickets are available for $363.

Get your Rock on the Range tickets

Rock on the Range Lineup

This year’s epic lineup features the likes of KORN, Metallica, The Offspring, Sum41, Papa Roach, Thrice and Biffy Clyro.

View the full lineup

Rock on the Range Pro Tips

While Rock on the Range is an all-ages show, the festival organizers encourage you to leave your kids at home.

Certain food and drink vendors don’t take card, so make sure you have enough cash to float your weekend.

The rules are pretty strict regarding bags- you can only bring in drawstring and cinch sack bags.

Download the Rock on the Range app, so you can plan ahead and check when your favorite bands are playing.

Don’t want to carry your things all day? Reserve a locker and keep them safe while you enjoy the shows!

Rock on the Range

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