It’s the weekend that metalheads and rock fans alike are all looking forward to, Rock on the Range. The three-day hard rock festival will take place again this year in Columbus, Ohio, with a packed bill that includes rock titans like Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Judas Priest and Slipknot.
ROTR is undoubtedly one of the best rock-oriented festivals in the nation, and since it is a three-day event full of the heaviest rock around (and comedy), attendees and the artists themselves are beginning to gear up for the long haul. Here’s how some fans and performers are getting ready for the big weekend.
This year’s Rock on the Range is sold-out, and the fans are definitely ready to go:
— Eddie (@theetrain35) May 7, 2015
— Rockin' Soul (@kalia_allen) May 12, 2015
— T. Schoening (@TylerSchoening) May 11, 2015
Me the week before and after Rock on the Range because emotions pic.twitter.com/KqtzHOUfdk
— e.s. borders (@SlythErinShae) May 12, 2015
— nO bUdGeT music/ent (@jmakers78) May 12, 2015
A lot of the Rock on the Range acts are currently in the middle of tours, meaning that a lot of performers will definitely be bringing their A-game.
Judas Priest hit Guadalajara a few days ago:
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) May 9, 2015
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) May 11, 2015
And Tony Palermo has a stuffed tiger?
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) May 12, 2015
— Radifan G. Abas (@RadifanGhufran) May 10, 2015
— Rise Against (@riseagainst) May 10, 2015
The warm-up was needed for Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington:
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 10, 2015
I had so much fun tonight! I haven't moved like that since I broke my ankle😀 ROCK IN RIO Rules!!!!!
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 10, 2015
While for others, it is business as usual, with Marilyn Manson rolling out a new music video for fans:
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) May 11, 2015
Let's not forget the comedians that will perform at ROTR, as Rob Schneider is pointing out the important things:
The planet is on the verge of environmental collapse, but at least we are also experiencing amazing new coverage for sports programs.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) May 12, 2015
Bonus: A throwback to last year’s Rock on The Range:
Picture of last year's Rock on the Range pic.twitter.com/rXdLXXvy4Z
— Wes (@wesalanweber) May 6, 2015
Rock on the Range is taking place this year in Columbus, Ohio at Mapfre Stadium on May 15 to 17. Check out the set times for the festival here.