Sonic Temple announces visual art lineup

Original art exhibitions, enhanced onsite experiences and expanded food and beverage offerings have been revealed for the first-ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, set for Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio,

The festival, produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, will include performances from Foo Fighters, System of a Down and Disturbed among a diverse lineup that also features Papa Roach, Bring Me the Horizon, Ghost, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and The Cult, as well as Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins and Pauly Shore and more in the SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent.

In addition to the music, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring together some of the best visual artists around for an immersive experience like never before at a Danny Wimmer Presents festival. Headlined by legendary street artist RISK, the visual art components will allow attendees to come face to face with art installations, live mural painting and live screen-printing across the entire festival grounds, as well as additional activities inside the festival’s Art Tent.

The weekend will provide the opportunity to meet artists onsite and take home new favorite pieces, including ceramics, prints and jewelry. There also will be a specially curated group of poster artists from the Columbus area, as well as across the country, displaying and selling one-off live performance posters and multi-day festival posters. The initial list of featured artists includes Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator and graffiti artist known as RISK, who will be curating an interactive art exhibit to be displayed on site. The exhibit will showcase multiple live demonstrations by RISK. RISK has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for three decades. From his days pioneering the painting of freeway overpasses to studying at the USC School of Fine Arts, and from his “Third Rail” series and clothing line to gallery and museum shows around the world, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a graffiti legend and a rising star in the contemporary art world. For more information, visit: and

Other artists who will be displaying their work onsite include Palehorse, Ricky Watts, Lauren YS, Brian Ewing, Angryblue and Sean Dietrich, with more to be announced.

To Write Love on Her Arms also will have a presence onsite. This nonprofit organization aims to present hope and find help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide while also investing directly into treatment and recovery.

The current daily music lineup for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 17: System of a Down, Ghost, Halestorm, Meshuggah, Tom Morello, Parkway Drive, Beartooth, Black Label Society, Pussy Riot, Avatar, Bad Wolves, Badflower, Zeal & Ardor, Wage War, Ho99o9, Hands Like Houses, Shvpes, Pretty Vicious and The Jacks

SiriusXM Spoken Word Tent: Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, Nadya (Pussy Riot), Shapel Lacey

Saturday, May 18: Disturbed, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, The Cult, In This Moment, Gojira, Action Bronson, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Fever 333, Mark Lanegan Band, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, Issues, While She Sleeps, Movements, Boston Manor, Counterfeit., No1Cares and The Plot In You

SiriusXM Comedy Tent: Andrew Dice Clay, Eleanor Kerrigan, Mark Normand, Craig Gass

Sunday, May 19: Foo Fighters, Bring Me the Horizon, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Chevelle, The Hives, The Distillers, Scars on Broadway, The Struts, Refused, The Interrupters, Palaye Royale, The Glorious Sons, Black Pistol Fire, Basement, Yungblud, Scarlxrd, Teenage Wrist, Amigo the Devil, Dirty Honey, Demob Happy and Black Coffee

SiriusXM Comedy Tent: Pauly Shore, Carmen Lynch, Joe Deuce, Bill Squire

General admission, VIP and premium VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages are on sale at

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings that celebrate local Columbus flavors. Curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bonifacio, BruBrothers Coffee, Buckeye Donuts, Cheese Louise, Chicago’s Dog House, Cousins Maine Lobster, Dirty Frank’s, Eli’s BBQ, Ena’s Just Jerks Kitchen, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Hai Poke, Hangry City, Iron Grill BBQ, fan favorite Island Noodles,Master Of Patties, Midway Wing Co., Mikey’s Late Night Slice, MoMo Ghar,  Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza and Schmidt’s Sausage Haus.

Fans 21 and older can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden. Big Bourbon Bar presented by Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, and a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails. Experience abounds at the Heavy Tiki Bar (a tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade). Fans also can enjoy a large variety of local and regional brews at the Sonic Temple Craft Beer Bar.

Additional Sonic Temple onsite experiences include:

Monster Energy Experience
f.y.e. Fan Experience
Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program
Zippo Experience
The Music Experience
Jack Daniel’s Experience
USMC (United States Marine Corps) Bootcamp
Take Me Home
Big Bourbon Bar presented by Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival sponsors include: Monster Energy, Zippo, f.y.e., Sweetwater Studios, BrewDog, Jack Daniel’s, The Music Experience, USMC, Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program.

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