Rock on the Range announces lineup featuring headliner... Incubus?

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Rock on the Range, the biggest musical event in Columbus, announced its sixth annual lineup today, topped off by hip-hop-inflected nu metal wild cards turned no-longer-wild alt easy listening icons Incubus. No lie, this was my favorite band in the summer of 1999, but I went to their show last summer at the LC and "rock" was not the operative word. I had no idea they were still big enough to headline a huge event like this, but if it means they will ditch the acoustic interlude, more power to them.

Rock on the Range returns to Crew Stadium on May 18-20. The rest of the lineup is suitably aggressive. Other points of note:

--The rest of the headliners are Rob Zombie, Shinedown and (wait for it) Marilyn Manson.

--Cincinnati-based Freddie Mercury lovers Foxy Shazam top the bill for Friday's festival kickoff event, 4Play.

--Columbus artists on the bill: Bobaflex, Attack Attack!

--Bands hipsters might want to see: Mastodon, The Darkness.

--Potentially washed-up but maybe still awesome veterans: Slash, Cypress Hill.

--Former "American Idol" constestants: James Durbin.

View the full lineup at the Rock on the Range website. Tickets go on sale Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., though a 36-hour presale will be available Feb. 7 and 8.