With a crowd of more than 60,000 over two days setting a festival best, this year's Rock On The Range closed out Sunday night with back-to-back performances from LIMP BIZKIT and ROB ZOMBIE. More amped up than ever, the fourth annual Rock On The Range outing — Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio — featured more than 35 bands on three stages with Saturday night's lineup led by recent Billboard album chart-toppers GODSMACK.
"For two days only, Columbus, Ohio was hard rock and metal's Shangri-La…" noted Spin.com, while RollingStone.com's coverage was headlined: "Rock on the Range: Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Limp Bizkit and More Bring Thunder to Columbus, Ohio Fest."
"Rock On The Range was a total blast!" Rob Zombie said of his Rock On The Range debut. "The fans were awesome and insane. We came to rock balls and we did. What more could you want?"
Beyond the music, Rock On The Range honored its commitment to the community and environment through a variety of initiatives. In support of their Nashville neighbors, Rock On The Range made a sizable donation from ticket proceeds to the Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund to assist in the relief efforts there. In addition, the festival's annual eco-friendly incentive "Go Green Initiative" (whereby concertgoers trade their old, broken or unused cell phone for special Rock On The Range prizes) also set a record, collecting twice as many devices as last year. Meanwhile, this year, Rock On The Range once again offered a $30 single-day ticket to members of the military and those throughout the area who are unemployed as a result of the economic uncertainty in the region.
Rock On The Range is presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium. Since its 2007 debut, the annual two-day music and lifestyle event, centrally located in the heart of the country, has featured performances from more than 115 of the top rock acts in the world.