Duran Duran (Photo courtesy the band)
The WonderBus Music & Arts Festival returns to The Lawn at CAS in Columbus, Ohio, this summer with three days of music on Friday, Aug. 26, Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.
WonderBus 2022 headliners include Duran Duran (Friday), Lorde (Saturday), and The Lumineers (Sunday).
Duran Duran, set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, last played Columbus in 2008. This will be the band’s first Ohio appearance in 10 years and their only 2022 appearance in a five-state region (Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia). Lorde’s last performance in Columbus was four years ago and WonderBus will mark her only Ohio appearance in 2022. The Lumineers, heading out this summer on their most ambitious tour yet, last appeared in Columbus just prior to the pandemic.
Additional performances over the three-day event will include Young The Giant, James Bay, Coin, Max, Cautious Clay, Beach Bunny, Meg Myers, Daisy The Great, The Knocks, Cannons, Neal Francis, and more. Ohio will be well represented by 90’s Kids, Cousin Simple, .wavrunner, and Detention.
Stream a Wonderbus 2022 playlist on Spotify!
For the first time, WonderBus is adding a third night of music, Friday, Aug. 26, starting at 6pm and ending at 11pm. The Friday night activities, made possible in part through the generous support of the venue host, CAS, will include a special spotlight on innovation in mental health treatment and research. A share of the proceeds will benefit The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and On Our Sleeves, The Movement for Children’s Mental Health.
“CAS is proud to welcome back WonderBus this summer to The Lawn at CAS. We are also excited to support a Friday evening experience with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Duran Duran and more,” commented Dr. Michael Dennis, vice president of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. “WonderBus is not only an amazing music festival, it is a platform to talk about mental health and provide all of us with hope and resilience.”
WonderBus is owned, produced, and presented by Elevation Festivals.
w/ Duran Duran, Lorde, The Lumineers
The Lawn at CAS
Friday Aug. 26, Saturday, Aug. 27, Sunday, Aug. 28
Gates @6pm Friday; Must enter by 2pm Saturday/Sunday
$109/$159 1-Day; $239 2-Day; $279 3-Day