Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Announces Visual Art Lineup Featuring Famed Street Artist RISK

Original art exhibitions, enhanced onsite experiences, and expanded food and beverage offerings have been revealed for the first-ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 at MAPFRE Stadium inColumbus, Ohio, The much-anticipated festival, produced by Danny Wimmer…


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Posted on March 19, 2019

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Original art exhibitions, enhanced onsite experiences, and expanded food and beverage offerings have been revealed for the first-ever Sonic Temple Art + Music FestivalFriday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 at MAPFRE Stadium inColumbus, Ohio,

The much-anticipated festival, produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, includes performances from multiplatinum artists Foo Fighters, System Of A Down and Disturbed among a diverse lineup that also features top artists 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 featuring the biggest music artists, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival brings 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 artistRISK, the visual art components will allow attendees to come face to face with amazing 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, jewelry and more. There will also 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 RISKRISK 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 world-renowned graffiti legend, and proven to be 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, Sean Dietrich, and more to be announced.

To Write Love on Her Arms ( will also have a presence onsite. This non-profit 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 HoneyDemob 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 now

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: BonifacioBruBrothers 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+ 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 theCaduceus Wine GardenBig 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 can also 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.

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air,Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. They’re also the co-creators of Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which celebrated its 12th and final year in 2018 with 140,000 in attendance; Carolina Rebellion, which wrapped in 2018 after 8 record-breaking years, including over 100,000 in attendance multiple years at the annual event; and Northern Invasion, which had 50,000 in attendance for its fourth year in 2018.

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