GN'R, A7X, Slayer, Mastodon Announced Among Rock on the Range Performers

Could this be the ultimate rock fest 2014? Motorhead, Alter Bridge, Gojira also on the bill, details inside.

GN'R, A7X, Slayer, Mastodon Announced Among Rock on the Range Performers
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The full lineup of this year's Rock on the Range festival has been unveiled, as the organizers confirmed a strong bill featuring Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock as the event's headliners.

The fest is scheduled to take place on May 16 through 18 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, while the rest of the roster features the likes of Slayer, Motorhead, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Alter Bridge and more.

"We are so honored to be headlining Rock on the Range," said A7X singer M. Shadows. "We take pride in our show and always try to outdo ourselves from the time before. Rock on the Range will be the perfect place to celebrate with our fans from all over the world and put on the killer show that they have come to expect from us. We are pulling out all the stops."

Weekend passes and VIP packages go on sale Friday, January 24, check out the official website for detailed ticket info. Full lineup below.

Rock on the Range 2014 Lineup:


Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me the Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven's Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, Werm, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot, Truckfighters.

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    Patriot1zzy
    Lucky Ohians. I'd go just for A7X and Trivium. I've seen A7X twice and Trivium once. They both kicked my ****ing ass.
    headbanger987
    And for Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Mastodon, Seether, Staind, Alter Bridge, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Miss May I, Exodus, Butcher Babies (the eye candy of the festival), Avatar, and of course Gojira (I just got into them when I saw them open up for Slayer and they were sick! Well damn I wish I could take a three day trip to Columbus, Ohio!!!
    cyclonus
    Will be interesting to see how Axl manages to **** up his headline spot this time round
    Slash-Hudson
    Saw GnR in Belgium on a festival in 2012. They were on stage 20 minutes erlier than sceduled, and played 30 minutes longer. everything was great!
    Psycho Pigeon
    oh yeah i forgot, it's cool to hate on Axl.
    mustaine42
    I'd go just for Alter Bridge and Mastodon.
    Maiden95
    I live in Michigan, so with the Orion fest not happening this year, I'm thinking of making the trip to see this just for those two. Of course, Sevenfold, Motorhead, Trivium and Gojira are nice too.
    TOOLeffingTOOL
    Speaking as a native Ohioan, it's usually the best thing to happen every year in Ohio. Personally, I am really excited to see Chevelle, Mastodon, Killswitch, and BMTH.
    ewolf5150
    i dont know what part of ohio your from, but up here in cleveland, roverfest is the best thing to happen in ohio every year. youtube it. one giant party at voinavich park downtown
    TomWhaley
    GnR and A7X are solid headliners... but Kid Rock? Personally, I feel like it's time Mastodon starts getting a bigger shot at this... They're solid enough to get moved up on the bills for some of these.
    MonsterMetalMus
    When they played the main stage in 2012 the pit cleared right out and a bunch of people just started wandering. Plus, there was barely any line for the signing at their tent. I think they're one of the best bands on the lineup this year, but I feel that too many people go to listen to the more radio friendly styles of rock to warrant putting a band like Mastodon as a headliner.
    ewolf5150
    i've been to 2 rock on the ranges and the problem is that they mix radio rock garbage with heavy metal. Me and my friends have to sit through theory of a deadman, seether, papa roach, and the likes just to see some good bands.
    Noob_Brood
    It's probably because there are thousands of people there who enjoy those bands, lol. You're still getting over 60 bands for 200 dollars. You can't get 60 bands for less than that even if you went to a bar that charged 5 dollars at the door for 60 days straight, only to see a local cover band that is almost guaranteed to play the "crap" you're complaining about. It could be like Lollapalooza which was great in the '90's when it was a tour, but it is sh** anymore.
    CrackTheSkye
    Meh, not really impressed, especially with the headliners. I'd only be interested in seeing Mastodon, Alter Bridge, Chevelle, Killswitch, Exodus, Jason Bonham, and Kvelertak. I had actually thought this would be the year I'd go to ROTR until I saw the lineup. Here's to hoping next year is better.
    hardrocker64
    G-n-R???? thought they broke up years ago
    acdcfan34
    They never did "break up". Everyone either got kicked out by Axl or quit and now it's Axl with a bunch of replacement guys (although those replacement guys are actually pretty damn good).
    Fatcopper
    Even though this is amazing and all but it doesn't match Hellfest in my opinion!
    SGofawesome
    It's the best/worst lineup this year. The headliners blow, but the lower-tier bands are amazing. Still not worth the drive though.
    Sixinchsoftee
    I love a bunch of bands on here, but I'm most stoked for Crobot. I know them all personally and Chris Bishop did my chest tattoo. Seriously give them a listen if you haven't.
    spikewolf123
    So it's Axl and Friends, Wannabe Metallica and Kid Rock, Slayer deserve that headline spot more than Avenged Sevenfold
    svelle
    You call GNR Axl and friends and Metallica Wannabe Metallica, but Slayer without Hanneman and Lombardo is still Slayer to you?
    anthony.hallgre
    id only see Avenged at this point if Shadows cut off that stupid mohawk or whatever it is now
    acdcfan34
    Yeah, because one guy's haircut should be the deciding factor of whether one should go to a huge rock festival...okay.
    JOHNSTONE6
    Motorhead, Exodus, Gojira, Mastadon and Down are the only bands I'd be excited to see...
    Year Zero
    Fuck you it might as well not even happen if its in one place only. Do a full tour *******s.
    daverolston
    Monster Truck are one of the best Canadian bands right now. Excellent guitar rock. Great, great live show. If you can check them out do it!
    SorgFamily
    Last year was my 2nd trip to ROTR and it was a blast. It was like a 90's alternative revival with AIC, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Bush. I'd actually like to go again to see GNR, Alter Bridge and I've never seen A7X. But I can not justify spending the money. If you are gonna go I feel the need to tell you, after the show each night, be ready to spend roughly an hour getting out of the parking lot, its a ****ing mess.