health & safety
- Please be advised that there will be elevated security measures in place for Sonic Temple. Please carefully check the list of prohibited items and arrive very early to allow extra time for screening. All entrances will have metal detectors; please plan accordingly.
- Sonic Temple reserves the right, without refund to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive.
- Attendees assumes all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the event.
- Reviewing the festival map in advance
- Knowing your exits
- Know where you are to go if shelter is required
- Making a plan with everyone in your party on where to meet up in the event of a festival evacuation.
- If you are parking in the lots surrounding of the festival, please remember where you parked. We recommend that you pack and leave extra water in your car.
- Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show. It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.
- Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.
- Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.
- Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.
- Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby. A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.
- Be aware of your surroundings! If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
- Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd. Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.
- Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.
- Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.
- It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.
- Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd. Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped. Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.
- Most of the audience is looking at the Stage! Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.
- Surfers also endanger other people. A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands. Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.
- Be aware of your surroundings! If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. By attending Sonic Temple Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree to waive all claims and potential claims against the City of Columbus, Franklin County, Danny Wimmer Presents, LLC and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.
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.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may bring in one factory-sealed bottle of water or an empty reusable bottle into the festival. Refill throughout the day with water at the hydration stations. Water & non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at all concession stands.
Our team at DWP strives to provide a fun and safe atmosphere at Sonic Temple. It is your job to be responsible while having a good time. Underage drinking is prohibited as well as drugs of any kind (incl. cannabis, cannabis products). If you plan to drink alcohol on grounds, please also keep hydrated. Water stations are FREE, utilize that option!
While there will be security onsite, Sonic Temple cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. When leaving your vehicle, please take valuables with you and lock your vehicle. Lockers are available in General Admission & VIP, and can be reserved now HERE. A detailed list of what is and is not allowed in the festival grounds can be found on our FESTIVAL INFO page.