DWP Announces 2025 Welcome To Rockville & Sonic Temple Dates After Record-Breaking 2024 Events; Rockville Early Bird Passes On Sale Monday, June 24 At Noon ET

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Danny Wimmer Presents

Announces 2025 Festival Dates

After Record-Breaking Spring 2024 Events


Welcome To Rockville In Daytona Beach, Florida

Set For May 15-18, 2025,

Early Bird Passes On Sale To General Public Monday, June 24 At Noon ET
Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival In Columbus, Ohio

Set For May 8-11, 2025,

Early Bird Passes On Sale Late Summer



Following 2024’s record-breaking combined attendance of 330,000 fans at Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, producer Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) has confirmed the 2025 festival dates for Sonic Temple and Early Bird Passes are going on sale for Rockville on Monday, June 24.


Sonic Temple will take place May 8-11, 2025 at Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, with passes going on sale later this summer. Fans can sign up to get first access to details and passes at In May 2024, more than 130,000 fans attended Sonic Temple, with 130 bands playing four stages on a larger-than-ever festival site, marking the event’s biggest year yet and confirming its reputation as the Pinnacle of Rock Festivals in America.


Columbus Dispatch praised Sonic Temple’s “cross-generational lineup that emphasized the musical diversity that is a hallmark of the festival.”


“We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s Sonic Temple was the most attended in its history, drawing over 130,000 fans to the Historic Crew Stadium—the birthplace of rock festivals in America. With 96% of attendees eager to recommend the festival to friends and family, it’s clear we’ve hit a high note,” says Chamie McCurry, General Manager of DWP. “As we look toward Sonic Temple 2025, we’re committed to elevating the experience, further cementing its status as the Pinnacle of Rock Festivals in America.”


Welcome To Rockville is confirmed for May 15-18, 2025 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 2024 festival was the biggest and best Rockville ever, hosting more than 200,000 people and 150 bands on 5 stages for the first time, retaining its title as North America’s Largest Rock Festival. This year, Welcome To Rockville – which transforms the World Center Of Racing into the World Center Of Rock – also broke records to become the largest event ever for DWP – and 2025 promises to be even bigger and better.


CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Florida proclaimed, “Welcome To Rockville continues to cement its status as one of the largest and most iconic rock festivals in the world.”


DWP’s General Manager Chamie McCurry said, “As we reflect on this year’s Welcome To Rockville, we’re thrilled to announce that not only did we break festival records for North America, but also for Danny Wimmer Presents, with an incredible attendance of over 200,000 fans across four days. This monumental achievement showcases the unwavering passion and energy of the rock community. Looking ahead, we’re excited to invite everyone to join us again at the World Center of Rock for Welcome To Rockville 2025. We’re committed to making next year’s festival even bigger and better, setting new standards for live music events and creating unforgettable experiences for our fans.”


Welcome To Rockville Weekend General Admission, VIP and Camping passes go on sale to the general public Monday, June 24 at Noon Eastern Time at


Daytona Owner’s Club 2024 purchasers will get first access to renew their passes on Thursday, June 20, followed by all other previous Welcome To Rockville pass purchasers as well as email and SMS subscribers on Friday, June 21. Passes will start at $1 or 10% down on layaway (based on cart order value). Fans who are not already on the festival’s Insider List can get access to the presale to secure the guaranteed lowest price before the public onsale by signing up for the Welcome To Rockville newsletter at


Single Day GA and VIP passes will go on sale when the Welcome To Rockville lineup is announced later this year.


DWP values fan feedback and gained valuable insight from this year’s Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple attendee surveys completed by more than 15,000 fans. Here are some highlights:


Welcome To Rockville

  • Fans traveled to Rockville from all 50 U.S. states and 57 countries including diverse and distant places such as Australia, Angola, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • The Welcome To Rockville audience continues to grow while retaining a loyal base of fans; 50% of this year’s Rockville fans were first-time attendees. At the same time, more than 10% of survey respondents celebrated attending five or more times. And nearly 5,000 of this year’s Rockville attendees have been to the festival 10 times or more.
  • 95% of survey respondents said they would recommend Rockville to friends and family.
  • The 2024 Rockville music lineup was stacked from front to back, with 150 bands playing the festival. Fans from all over the world loved the lineup, with 96% of survey participants ranking 2024 the top Rockville lineup in years and among the best lineups in the world.
  • Based on fan responses to the survey, the favorite performances were from Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Falling In Reverse, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Breaking Benjamin. The weekend was also about music discovery with the top new finds being Architects, Greta Van Fleet, Wage War, Bad Omens, Kim Dracula, Falling In Reverse and A Day To Remember.
  • More than 70% of fans bought passes for the entire 4-day festival and made a long weekend full of fun. The Rockville party didn’t stop at Daytona International Speedway as festival attendees also enjoyed checking out local attractions. Top activities for fans outside the festival grounds included visiting the beach and the boardwalk, checking out Buc-ees, playing mini golf and getting some ink.


Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

  • Fans traveled to Sonic Temple from all 50 U.S. states and 27 countries, including Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom.
  • Word continues to spread about the three-year-old festival as attendance grows. Out of those who participated in the online survey, 56% of fans attended Sonic Temple for the first time in 2024, 25% for the second time, and 19% have attended all three years.
  • 96% of survey respondents said they would recommend the festival to family and friends.
  • Fans enjoyed the lineup, with 96% of respondents identifying that they chose to attend because of the bands playing. Of the 130 total bands that played Sonic Temple, according to the survey, fan favorite performances were from Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Falling In Reverse, Sleep Token, Breaking Benjamin and Evanescence. The favorite new discoveries were Electric Callboy, Kim Dracula, Sleep Token, Flat Black, Dirty Honey, Nova Twins and Kittie.
  • 71% attended all four days of Sonic Temple and more than half also spent time visiting other local attractions including German Village, Ohio State University campus, North Market and the Short North Arts District.
  • Attendees found the Sonic Temple app to be very helpful to discover all that was happening across four different stages and a dozen Sonic Temple onsite experiences, with 85% of survey participants using it during the festival.


(Welcome To Rockville 2024 by Nathan Zucker)


(Welcome To Rockville 2024 by Nathan Zucker)


(Sonic Temple 2024 by Sam Shapiro)


(Some of the artwork on display at Sonic Temple 2024 by Nathan Zucker)


For more information on WelcomeToRockville, visit:


Facebook: @WelcomeToRockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @WelcomeToRockville


For more information on Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, visit:


Facebook: @SonicTempleFestival

Twitter: @SonicTempleFest

Instagram: @SonicTempleFestival


About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he founded Danny Wimmer Presents, a live entertainment company that produces the largest rock, metal, and alternative music festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent, bringing exceptional creativity to life, and curating local cuisine and culture, DWP is recognized within the industry for delivering exceptional entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners, and host cities. DWP creates unforgettable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both attendees and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. From 2020 and on, DWP has been an innovator in the digital content space with over two dozen international livestreams, acclaimed social series Offstage with DWP, DWPresents Channel on Twitch, which has garnered over 25 million worldwide views since its launch in mid-2021, and The Power Hour, a weekly show dedicated to the world of rock, on AXS TV. The DWP 2024 festival lineup includes Aftershock, Born & Raised Music Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

Written by: Road Dog

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