Fat Mike is back
Camp Anarchy is yet another Central Ohio fest that rebranded and then reemerged as basically the same thing.
First Rock on the Range ended, and then the recently held Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival at Mapfre resurfaced in its place, now run by Danny Wimmer Presents, which cut ties with its previous RotR partner, AEG. Other than a few lineup additions that expanded the fest's previous definition of hard rock, Sonic Temple is basically Rock on the Range 2.0.
Camp Anarchy initially debuted in 2018 as “Fat Mike presents Camp Punk in Drublic,” a beer/punk-rock/camping event at Legend Valley, but the branding went awry when, prior to the fest, NOFX's Fat Mike made some comments onstage in Las Vegas that insensitively referenced the 2017 mass shooting at a Vegas country music festival. The day before Punk in Drublic, festival organizers cut NOFX from the lineup. (The band later apologized for the comments; a Punk in Drublic fest will take place in Portland in July.)
So, now it's 2019, and we have "a new camping, craft beer and punk music festival” at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, and the lineup just so happens to include… NOFX.
In addition to Fat Mike and Co., this year's headliners are the Offspring, Rancid, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake and Fear. So grab a craft beer, raise that rawk hand and scream, “Rock 'n' roll will never die … as long as we keep rebranding!” (Think twice)