It’s the first day back to work following Thanksgiving weekend, and the highly distorted buzz of festival season is already starting to pop in social media feeds across the Internet. On Monday it was the Ohio-based Rock on the Range Festival which made headlines, becoming one of the first major 2018 music events to reveal its lineup for next year.
The three-day event, which takes place annually in Columbus, Ohio, will feature headlining performances from Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains when it takes place from May 18-20 of next year. Also included on the list of scheduled performers revealed on Monday are Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, the recently resurrected Stone Temple Pilots, Babymetal, Greta Van Fleet, Andrew W.K. and Machine Gun Kelly to name a few.
Similar to other mainstream festivals which are starting to include comedy in their lists of highlight entertainment, Rock on the Range will also be announcing a roster of comedians in the coming months as well.
Tool were one of the highlight performances at this year’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival. Fans of the veteran prog-metal group should be getting pretty excited from the band’s 2018 campaign for their unconfirmed new album, which would be their first studio album since 2006’s 10,000 Days. Avenged Sevenfold have also had a busy year, having spent much of it on tour in promotion of their own new LP, The Stage, which was released just over a year ago at the end of last October.
Rock on the Range will once again take place at Columbus’ MAPFRE Stadium, which was previously known as Columbus Crew Stadium. More information on next year’s hard rock event can be found at the festival’s official website.