Location

MAPFRE Stadium
One Black and Gold Blvd
Columbus, OH 43211

Parking

Save time by purchasing your parking pass for Sonic Temple now. Each pass includes parking for all three shows days.

VIP Parking: SOLD OUT GA Parking: $60.00

On Site Locker Rentals

Do you want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend Sonic Temple? Personal lockers with unlimited cell charging will be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest. Lockers measure 18”h x 12”w x 18”d.

RESERVE A LOCKER NOW

FAQs

GENERAL FAQ

WHO IS PLAYING AT SONIC TEMPLE?

All bands are listed on the LINEUP PAGE

WHICH STAGE AND WHAT TIME WILL BANDS BE PLAYING?

A full schedule with set times will be posted about 2 weeks before the show on our SCHEDULE PAGE.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Specific parking information for the festival will be posted closer to the festival dates.

WHAT AGES ARE ALLOWED?

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

WILL RE-ENTRY BE ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL?

No. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?

Sonic Temple is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be given for weather. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots.

WHAT TIME DO THE DOORS TO THE VENUE OPEN AND WHEN WILL IT BE OVER?

Doors will open at 11:00am. The show’s end time will be posted closer to the event dates.

CROWD SURFING & MOSHING POLICIES

Moshing

What Is Moshing?
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.

What’s the big deal about Moshing?
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.

I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?
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

What is Crowd Surfing?
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.

What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?
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. 

I don’t want to Crowd Surf!!  What can I do?
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!

All of us are responsible for our own safety!  Have a great time at the show, and take care of yourself and others!

WILL THERE BE PLENTY OF FOOD AT THE VENUE?

Yes! We are working with local food trucks, restaurants, caterers, and vendors to provide top-notch food, drinks, and deliciousness for all. A variety of beverages (including liquor, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be served all over the festival grounds as well in the General Admission and VIP areas.

CAN I USE A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD TO BY TICKETS, FOOD, BEVERAGES AND MERCHANDISE? WILL THERE BE ATMS AVAILABLE?

Most of our food and beverage stands do accept credit cards. Our merchandise booth does also accept cards. There will also be multiple ATMs inside the venue.

WILL ALCOHOL BE SOLD?

Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those with a valid ID.

DO YOU OFFER ANY SPECIAL HOTEL RATES FOR FANS?

Yes, and we have a limited amount of hotel + festival ticket packages available. Visit our LODGING page for full info.

IS THERE CAMPING AT THE EVENT?

Yes, please visit our LODGING page for full info.

IS THE VENUE ADA ACCESSIBLE?

Wheelchair-accessible and companion seating are available throughout the stadium. Please see Guest Services for assistance, look for the wheelchair symbols on event maps, and watch for the signs with the wheelchair symbol. Guest Services is located near Gate 5 in the southwest end of the stadium.

All restroom facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Who May Use these Areas?
Patrons who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices. Patrons who have mobility limitations of such significance that it substantially limits their ability to stand.

Companion Policy:
Each person eligible for the Access Program may bring ONE adult companion into the reserved viewing areas at any given time. Families, consisting of no more than two adults and any minor children, when one member of the family has a disability, may stay together in the reserved areas.

What’s NOT Cool?
Faking it! We must reserve these viewing areas for patrons who genuinely have mobility disabilities. Overcrowding the Access areas defeats the purpose. Have a heart; do NOT abuse the system!

I am a breastfeeding mother – what are my options?
Breastfeeding mothers can come by the Info Booth / Access Center and we will have power and an area you can use to pump. It is not private, so be prepared to bring in any cover you will need to feel comfortable. 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.

WHERE SHOULD I GO FOR LOST & FOUND?

Please visit Guest Services located near Gate 5 in the southwest end of the stadium for any items found and turned in. The Festival is not responsible for lost items.

CAMPING FAQ

HOW DO I GET TO THE CAMPGROUNDS?

Exit I-71 at 17th Avenue, Exit #111. Go West on 17th Avenue and turn right (North) on Korbel Avenue.

WHEN CAN I ARRIVE TO SET UP MY CAMPSITE?

The campgrounds open at 8:00 AM on Thursday, May 16th. Check-in will be open 24 hours a day through Monday.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO BE PACKED UP AND OUT OF THE CAMPGROUND AFTER THE SHOW?

The campgrounds close at 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday, May 20th.

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF MY CAMPSITE?

The camping sites are approximately 22’ wide x 60’ long and include water, sewer and electrical hook-ups (110v, 20 and 50 amp). Campsites are first-come, first-placed.

ARE THERE HOOKUPS?

Yes, there will be water and electric hookups.

ARE CAMPERS ALLOWED TO EXIT AND RE-ENTER?

No – once inside the event, campers are not permitted to exit to the campgrounds and re-enter the festival. Please plan accordingly.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SLEEP IN MY CAMPSITE?

There are no limits to the number of people that can sleep in a campsite. Any attendee may enter your campsite or stay in your camper overnight if needed.

ARE THERE SHOWERS AND RESTROOMS?

Yes, shower and restroom facilities will be available to campers free of charge.

WHAT CAN I BRING WITH ME?

– E-Z UP / shade structure
– Tennis balls
– Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
– Small propane grills (16 oz. propane or less); no charcoal
– Ice chests/coolers
– Food & beverages/water
– One case of beer in aluminum cans or aluminum bottles and/or one box of wine per person is allowed in the campground. No liquor, glass bottles, kegs or vending is allowed.
Prescriptions in their original bottles. ID must match the name on the label.
– Chairs
– Trash bags
– Empty Camelbaks & sealed water bottles
– Non-professional flash/still cameras and hand-held video cameras (e.g., Sony Action cam, GoPro)
– Cell phones
– Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
– Earplugs
– Sunscreen
– Sealed packs of gum
– Non-amplified (acoustic) music instruments

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED INTO THE CAMPGROUNDS?

– Tents
– Liquor
– Glass bottles of any kind (drinks, sauces, pickles, etc.)
– Alcohol for minors. You must be 21+ to drink within the campgrounds. If entering with alcohol, you must present government-issued identification. 21+ campers are advised to carry their government-issued identification at all times.
– No drones or remote controlled vehicles
– Drugs or drug paraphernalia
– Vending of any kind (food, drinks, merchandise, etc.)
– Loose pills, bottled pills without a matching ID to prescription, or expired medications of any kind (all medications, prescriptions or otherwise, must be in their original container)
– Hookahs
– Pets (except service animals)
– Mirrors
– Spray paint
– Promotional flyers, promotional/corporate branded banners, or vehicles displaying sponsorships or ads
– Weapons of any kind (including but not limited to dinner knives, pocket knives, pepper spray, etc.) or items that could be used as weapons (including but not limited to hammers, golf clubs, etc.)
– Tiki torches
– Professional recording equipment – photo, video or audio (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs.)
– Fireworks or other incendiary devices
– Open campfires or fire/flames of any kind (small propane grills OK)
– Golf carts, dune buggies, off-road motorcycles, Segways or hover boards
– Speaker/PA systems
– Air horns
– Box trucks, cube trucks, utility trailers or oversized flatbeds
– Metal stakes

CUSTOMER SERVICE

For further questions about camping, please email info@sonictemplefestival.com.

TICKET FAQ

I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE TICKETS I PURCHASED. WHO CAN HELP ME WITH THAT?

For any ticket-related issues, please visit support.frontgatetickets.com. From there, you can call, email or chat with our ticketing customer service team for help.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

No. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on ticket sales. All artists and scheduled performance times are subject to change. Festival is outdoors and is rain or shine.

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE BOX OFFICE BE OPEN ON SITE?

Box Office hours and location will be posted closer to the event dates.

I BOUGHT A VIP PACKAGE AND I HAVE A CHILD WHO IS 5 YEARS OLD, CAN MY CHILD ACCOMPANY ME INTO VIP WITH A PAID GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET?

Yes, children under the age of five (who have a General Admission ticket) are allowed into the VIP area with an adult who has paid for VIP.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

You can purchase tickets online via Front Gate Tickets. Please see our TICKET DETAILS page for full info. There are no physical outlets for walk-up ticket sales.

CAN I UPGRADE MY GA TICKET TO A VIP TICKET?

Yes, as long as VIP tickets are still available, you can upgrade to a VIP pass with Front Gate by visiting support.frontgatetickets.com.

CAN I PURCHASE A MEET AND GREET FOR BANDS PLAYING THE EVENT?

No, we do not offer any sort of official meet and greet packages for our events.

I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY WRISTBANDS. WHEN WILL THEY ARRIVE?

Wristbands usually ship about 4 weeks out from the event. To check on the status of your mailed wristbands, please contact Front Gate customer support to assist: support.frontgatetickets.com.

WHERE DO I REGISTER MY RFID WRISTBAND? WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH IT?

RFID registration link: COMING SOON

Please contact Front Gate customer support to assist with any issues in support.frontgatetickets.com.

ALLOWED ITEMS

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN?

– No strollers
– No coolers or picnic baskets
– No outside food or beverages
– No glass containers
– 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
– No seat cushions with backs
– No umbrellas
– No hula hoops or totems
– No balloons or beach balls
– No confetti
– No aerosol cans
– No whistles or air horns
– No pyrotechnics, flares, smoke bombs or incendiary devices
– No musical instruments of any kind
– No bags, backpacks, draw-string bags or duffle bags
– No weapons of any kind
– No drugs or drug paraphernalia
– No powdered substances
– No pets (with exception of documented service animals)
– No colors or patches
– No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
– No unauthorized vending or advertising
– Any item that can be used as a projectile or deemed as dangerous

*** We do not provide on-site storage for prohibited items. ***

WHAT IS ALLOWED IN?

– Cellphones + small battery/charging packs
– Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
– Binoculars
– Small, point-and-shoot digital camera
– Hats and sunglasses
– Earplugs
– Vaporizer pens and E-Cigarettes

We strongly encourage you to not bring bags of any sort. If you must bring a bag, it must not be larger than 14” x 6” x 14” and be one of the following:
– Drawstring, purses and cinch sack bags – crossbody ok
– A small or medium sized clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag
– A clear one-gallon re-sealable zip top bag

WHAT BAGS ARE ALLOWED AND NOT ALLOWED?

CAN I BRING A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION OR MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOOD ITEMS INTO THE FESTIVAL?

Yes. If you present your medication in its original packaging and a photo ID at the festival gates, you will be allowed to bring it in with you. If you have dietary restrictions that require special snack or beverages to be brought into the show, you may do so if accompanied by a doctor’s note to provide to gate security. If you have further questions on what you can or can’t bring in for medical purposes, please email info@sonictemplefestival.com

Contact

For further questions, feel free to drop us a note at info@sonictemplefestival.com.
For Access or ADA-related inquiries, please contact us at accessibility@sonictemplefestival.com
For press inquiries, please contact kristine@am-media.net
For partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact partnerships@dannywimmerpresents.com.

VENDOR APPLICATION

Please complete the application at the link below for further information.

Vendor Application

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