The 2023 Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival simply happened in Columbus, Ohio, delivering many memorable performances over its four-day run from Thursday (Might twenty fifth) to Sunday (Might twenty eighth). Headliners included Foo Fighters, Tool, KISS, and Avenged Sevenfold.
Instrument had the glory of headlining the primary evening, with singer Maynard James Keenan buying and selling his headline-making drag outfit from every week prior at Welcome to Rockville for a white costume shirt and vest. His blonde wig remained because the progressive steel band performed a 10-song set to shut out the night. Different acts that day included Godsmack, Beartooth, Bullet for My Valentine, Pennywise, Dangerous Omens, Suicidal Tendencies, and extra.
Friday noticed Avenged Sevenfold headline with an 11-song set, together with three tunes from their upcoming album, Life Is However a Dream. Among the many different highlights was Queens of the Stone Age’s first show in three years, as frontman Josh Homme and firm debuted their single “Emotion Illness” from forthcoming album In Occasions New Roman. Chevelle, Knocked Free, Converge, Band-Maid, and others additionally performed on Friday.
Saturday marked KISS’ first US gig of 2023, because the legendary rock act performed 18 songs, culminating with the long-lasting “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The band is within the midst of its farewell tour, which is scheduled to wrap up in December with two reveals at New York Metropolis’s Madison Sq. Backyard. That day additionally noticed Maynard James Keenan return together with his band Puscifer, in addition to units by Rob Zombie, Trivium, and others.
On Sunday, Foo Fighters closed out the pageant by enjoying their third present with new touring drummer Josh Freese, who’s filling the footwear of the late Taylor Hawkins. One memorable moment of the set included a medley of songs by Devo, 9 Inch Nails, and Puddle of Mudd to showcase Freese’s lengthy listing of bands he’s been related to through the years. Deftones additionally rocked the Sunday invoice, as did Elegant with Rome, Jawbreaker, The Fairly Reckless, and extra.
See our intensive picture gallery of the 2023 Sonic Temple pageant under.
2023 Sonic Temple Pageant Picture Gallery (click on to broaden and scroll by means of):