3-day punk rock festival Camp Anarchy brings Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, and more to Ohio May 31-June 2
From a press release:
Rebellious music fans looking for a good summer road trip will love Camp Anarchy, a new three-day camping, craft beer, and punk music festival taking over Legend Valley, just outside Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.
About a seven-hour drive from Scranton, Camp Anarchy will feature performances by The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear, and more, along with craft beer tastings and a slew of attractions, including a dodgeball arena, fair games, Flea’s Market Vendor Village, and much more. This one-of-a-kind destination event is the only punk rock campout in the country and will host NOFX’s first U.S. performance in over one year.
John Reese, Camp Anarchy co-producer and founder of Synergy Global Entertainment, said Camp Anarchy is, “A punker’s dream… three days of the best bands and so much to do while camping under the stars in Ohio. What could be better?”
“Super stoked to be taking part in the first ever Camp Anarchy music and camping fest next year! Looks like Legend Valley will become ground zero for some serious punk rock debauchery and musical mayhem. The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear? What the fuck? Does the lineup get better?” Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise added.
“Craft beer tastings, shit to buy, shit to eat, booze to drink, and camping chaos till all hours? There is no question that this is gonna be a fucking crazy good three days! Not to mention, this will be NOFX’s first performance in America in over a year… who the fuck is gonna miss that shit?! I’m not! See you in the pit fuckers! That’s where I’ll be!”
The daily band lineup for Camp Anarchy is as follows:
Friday, May 31: The Offspring, X, Fear, Sick of It All, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, and La Armada
Saturday, June 1: Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, Off!, The Suicide Machines, A Wilhelm Scream, and Voodoo Glow Skulls
Sunday, June 2: NOFX, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, T.S.O.L., The Bronx, Iron Chic, The Bombpops, and Spanish Love Songs
Attendees are also invited to participate in a number of other activities and attractions going on throughout each day, including:
- Craft beer tasting area: What most of you are here for… a massive craft beer sampling area offering tastings from local and national breweries with more than 150 craft beers to choose from. Columbus has quietly become a craft beer mecca, at the heart of a state that now boasts over 200 craft breweries producing more than 1.3 million barrels of beer annually. (Must have a tasting pass and be 21+).
- Dodgeball arena: Hosting fans against the bands dodgeball games, so don’t forget your sweatbands for these epic battles.
- Fair games: This is where the freaks are unleashed. Come play games of chance to win a teddy bear that will probably end up in a box in your garage or watch a guy pierce his eyeball. THE unFAIR boasts a spin on summer camp favorites like Postcards from the Edge, where you can get a collector’s postcard and send it out from camp to your friends and family, and big ass games.
- Flea’s Market Vendor Village: Full of stuff you probably don’t need but know you will want.
- Oversized games: Beer pong, Jenga, cornhole, and more.
- Scavenger hunts
- S’mores station
Attendees 21+ with festival tickets can purchase a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday craft beer tasting pass in advance for only $17.50 (plus fees). The pass will allow entry into the craft beer tasting area where attendees can enjoy 15 three-oz. craft beer tastes, choosing from over 150 craft beers from dozens of top breweries. Some of the participating breweries include BrewDog, Rhinegeist, Great Lakes, Fat Head’s, Revolution Brewing, plus many more local and national breweries.
General admission tickets, VIP ticket packages, and camping options for Camp Anarchy are available for $39.50 (plus fees) for a single day and $119.50 (plus fees) for the weekend at campanarchyfest.com.
A limited number VIP packages are also be available for purchase, with single day starting at $129.50 (plus fees) and weekend VIP (which includes a tasting pass) starting at $279 (plus fees). VIP tickets include one VIP admission ticket to Camp Anarchy, a dedicated VIP entry lane into the venue, one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+) starting at noon, and one tasting pass, good for up to 20 tastings. VIP ticket holders also receive access into the VIP Lounge, which includes views of the stage from the VIP Lounge, comfortable areas to sit and relax, VIP restrooms, a VIP bar, and VIP food options.
Weekend (Friday-Monday) camping add-ons start at $129.50 (plus fees) for tent camping (for up to four people) and $199.50 (plus fees) for dry RV camping (for up to four people). All camping options are for Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 3 and do not include admission to the festival unless otherwise noted. (Festival tickets must be purchased prior to camping passes.)
Camp Anarchy partners include Rockstar Energy Drink, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, and more.
Legend Valley is a historic 230-acre outdoor concert venue and campground that has been hosting music festivals and athletic events since the 1970s, including the award-winning four-day camping festival Lost Lands as well as Hookahville, Gathering of the Juggalos, All Good Festival, Dark Star Jubilee, The Werk Out, WCOL’s Country Jam + Campout, and numerous other events.
Legend Valley (7585 Kindle Rd., Thornville, Ohio) is located just off I-170 on Route 13, about 25 miles east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, just a short drive from many parts of the Midwest. John Glenn Columbus International Airport is also easily accessible for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.