FESTIVAL REVIEW: ROCK ON THE RANGE 2016 – Day 3 (Sunday)
While many may have skipped day three to have the option to work on Monday morning they sure missed out. Though the last days line up may have been on the downside due to the lack of power house bands in day one and two, it did not prevent anyone who was there from having a good time. Fans walked in and like usual already had the shirts off and the beers flowing. If a band was to come on that you did not have much interest in Rock on the Range had you covered by a comedy tent featuring the up and coming best comedians, a photo gallery tent summing up 10 years of amazing rock music in the form of photos. The one thing that really caught a lot of peoples eyes and touched a lot of hearts was a whole wall dedicated to the late passing of Scott Weiland who was no stranger to Rock on the Range, and finally who could forget about the amazing foods at they had to offer over the weekend!
While all side stage bands rocked to early going fans the magic was not till the afternoon as Wolfmother returned to rock on the Range for some groovy rock and roll. Bring Me The Horizon then blew everyone away for their first time at the festival. The band was planned to play at the festival in 2015 but ended up having to cancel but it was much worth the wait! It was by far the most craziest the crowd became all day and Bring Me Horizon was by far the band to beat the whole day.
Unlike the past two days the weather was absolutely perfect with sunshine. As for many it seemed like nothing at all as many who have been coming from year number 1 have suffered through the strong cold, heavy thunderstorms, and extreme heat. Many fans said that the weather this year could have been better but sure could have been much much worse. The sun began to start to set and once that began many started to realize what was soon to come.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers were very questionable after all the reports of show cancellations leading up to the show. But once the lights went out the dancing began to the amazing funky sound of their music. Not one person came close to leaving the venue and played all the greatest hits that you can imagine. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis seemed back at 100% as he nailed every note of his vocals. The bands energy was amazing for their age as they ran around like young teenagers on stage. Like Sevendust, the Chili Peppers were another band who performed at Woodstock ’99 so they differently had experience from these festivals. The light show was absolute breath taking with tons of colours and shapes in the light show and on the big screen backdrop behind them.
Rock on the Range finally came to an end for a killer 10 years and I would expect another 10 years to come!