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Festival Info

Sonic Temple is an outdoor event.

Line-up, schedule and set times are subject to change.

Location

Historic Crew Stadium
One Black and Gold Blvd
Columbus, OH 43211

Festival Map

Map will be updated periodically leading up to the start of the festival.

General FAQs

Historic Crew Stadium is located in the north of the city of Columbus, about 3.5 miles from downtown Columbus and not far east from the Ohio State University Campus.

The stadium lies adjacent to the I-71, which runs between Cleveland and downtown Columbus. From the I-71 take exit 111 toward 17th Avenue. Turn west onto 17th Avenue and directly right following the sign for Crew Stadium.

If arriving by public transport, Historic Crew Stadium can be reached with bus 4. Take the bus from Capital Square (corner E Broad Street and S High Street) or further north from N High Street. The bus goes in the direction of Indianola. Get off after about 15 minutes at the corner of N 4th Street and E 17th Avenue. From there it’s an approximate 15-minute walk to the stadium. Buses run about once every hour.

Address: One Black and Gold Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Sonic Temple is a rain or shine event, however, there are several instances in which the festival may be paused, evacuated, or canceled due to inclement weather, including (but not limited to): severe thunderstorms, lightning in our festival radius, excessive wind, hail, flooding, or as directed by local emergency personnel. We recommend fans review our Health & Safety page, so you can be best prepared to get to safety in the event of inclement weather.

This is an all ages event. All attendees are required to purchase a full price ticket, regardless of age. We strongly encourage parents to bring hearing protection for their children.

Re-entry into the festival is not permitted unless you are camping on-site and have a camping wristband or purchased a Hotel + Admission package, through Fuse. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly. If there is an emergency and you must leave, please speak to a supervisor at the gate.

We work with Living The Dream Foundation, a great company that will do their best to accommodate these special fans when possible. They will screen all requests and reach out if there is an opportunity! Find out more and to contact LTD Foundation HERE.

Lost & Found is located at the Info Booths-located near each entrance. In addition to visiting the Info Booth on-site, there will be a link available on our website and festival mobile app during show days to search our found items database to see if your lost item has been turned in or submit a claim for your lost item. Post-show Lost & Found location will be shared on our social media during the show weekend.

A full schedule with set times will be posted about two weeks before the show via our website, socials and mobile app.

Gate times are TBD and will be announced closer to the event. Usually gates open between 11am-Noon, however, this is subject to change.

Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those 21 or older with a valid government issued photo ID.

We will have lockers available for rent on site in both GAVIP, and Columbus Owner’s Club areas. Lockers measure 8”H x 12”W x 18”D and include a universal phone charger. Lockers are available to reserve currently, HERE

We are not currently accepting fan or band submissions for signed artists. If you have an unsigned band, we have an amazing way to get on our radar via the DWPresents channel on Twitch.  That Space Zebra show runs contests year round to help us find the best unsigned bands for a chance to play a DWP Festival.  Submit an application today HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a food vendor at Sonic Temple 2024, please apply HERE. Please note the application is available from a desktop computer only and not phone. We recommend filling out using the Chrome internet browser. We are not currently accepting marketplace vendor applications at this time.

Historic Crew Stadium offers family/unisex restrooms on the main (100 level) concourse. Please visit our Information Booth for more information on available locations. You can bring items necessary to pump into the venue (pump, small soft-sided cooler, ice packs, cover) however, we are not responsible for loss or damage of any items brought inside. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to access@sonictemplefestival.com.

Exact COVID-19 safety protocol will be shared closer to the event adhering to the then-current guidelines of local, state, and national health officials. Preventative health measures (i.e. proof of negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination, etc.) may be required for the festival.  Protocols will be communicated as early as possible and are subject to change at any time. Refunds and chargebacks will not be accepted in a result of any COVID protocol implemented.

Fahntoosh Enterprises:
Want to volunteer? Help our Sonic Temple patrons with Fahntoosh Enterprises in exchange for your admission to the four-day event.
 
Volunteer positions will include:
  • Access Center – distributing ADA Access wristbands and answering questions from patrons with disabilities.
  • Access Platforms – staffing the viewing platforms to host the ADA patrons.
  • Info Booth/Lost & Found – staff the info booth answering questions from patrons and assisting with the Lost & Found program.
Submit your volunteer application today, HERE
Read more about Fahntoosh HERE
 
Clean Vibes:
Rock hard, recycle harder! We are excited to have Clean Vibes return to Sonic Temple to keep Columbus clean.  Clean Vibes will be accepting volunteers to help with the cleanup and recycling effort in exchange for admission to the festival.  Volunteer applications will be available closer to the event. Submit your volunteer application today, HERE

Cashless FAQs

Credit cards and RFID wristband payments will be accepted in addition to Tap to Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay. 

All food and beverage vendors, rides and merchandise tents will accept RFID wristband and/or card payments

Yes! We will have reverse ATMs on site, for you to exchange your cash into a prepaid Visa. The reverse ATM will have a $5 minimum and $500 maximum transaction, with a $4 fee per cash to card exchange.

While cash is not accepted inside the venue, cash will still be accepting for day of show parking purchases. 

Our General Store in camping and the Box Office will be cashless. We will have reverse ATMs nearby for your use! If you are needing your RV pumped out, they will only accept cash. 

When using a reverse ATM, you will be issued a card which works as a Visa Gift Card, which can be used outside of the festival! 

Allowed / Not Allowed Items

Cellphones & small portable chargers
Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
One factory-sealed bottle of water (20 oz. Max size) or one empty plastic refillable water bottle (no hydroflasks or yetis)
Binoculars
Towels and light blankets
Small, point-and-shoot digital camera
Hats and sunglasses
Earplugs
Sealed packs of cigarettes & cigars
Vape pens & e-cigarettes
We strongly encourage you to not bring bags of any sort. If you must bring a bag, please abide by our bag policy below:

No large bags, backpacks, or duffle bags – see bag policy in allowed items
No coolers or picnic baskets
No outside food or beverages – exception: one factory-sealed bottle of water (20 oz. Max size)
No metal containers (ex. Yetis or hydroflasks)
No glass containers
No strollers
No video cameras or gopros
No audio recording devices
No laptops or tablets
No professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
No selfie sticks
No lasers or laser pointers
No drones
No chairs of any kind – including inflatable lounger air sofas
No umbrellas
No hula hoops or totems
No balloons or beach balls
No confetti or glow sticks
No aerosol cans
No whistles or air horns
No fireworks or explosives
No musical instruments of any kind
No camelbaks or other refillable hydration packs
No weapons of any kind
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No pets (with exception of service animals)
No colors or patches
No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
No unauthorized vending or advertising
No walkie talkies/two way radios

Your safety is our number one concern, so these items are also subject to change at any time and at the discretion of the security staff.

Outside food and drink are not allowed inside the Festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, enough food for the one person for the day will be allowed. Patrons are allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications into the Festival, provided that all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Medicines needing to be inhaled, vaporized, or smoked are prohibited unless in a prescribed inhaler. Please note: Drugs of any kind (incl. cannabis, cannabis products) are prohibited.
 
Our personnel at the entry gates will verify the contents of any medically necessary materials. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, please dispose of your medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal, which is located at the Medical Tent. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the Festival. Please direct any further questions to access@sonictemplefestival.com