The seventh annual Rock on the Range music festival in Columbus, Ohio announced its 2013 lineup on Jan. 23, 2013. The event will run Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 and will feature multiple stages including the new addition of a Comedy Tent. Primary artists include Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush and Stone Sour.
ROTR will mark the first appearance of Soundgarden in Ohio in two decades. They are presently touring on their 2012 release, "King Animal," and are will be in full stride come May. Their Seattle counterparts, Alice in Chains, recently premiered a new single, "Hollow," and are putting the finishing touches on their fifth studio album.
The festival will include one of two shows that will see Korn reunite with original member Brian "Head" Welch for the first time since 2004. "Head is back!," said frontman Jonathan Davis, "Rock on the Range is going to start it off! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!"
Currently, the full lineup is scheduled to include Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death and Gemini Syndrome.
Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are currently available with tickets going on-sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. ET.