Festival guides: Breakaway and WonderBus 2023

From Demi Lovato to Zedd, there are a wide-range of musical talents coming to Columbus this weekend. Find lineups, parking details, and ticket info on two large-scale music festivals.

The Historic Crew Stadium will be lit up for Breakaway. | Photo via @crewstadium

The Historic Crew Stadium will be lit up for Breakaway. | Photo via @crewstadium

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Breakaway Festival and WonderBus are both taking Columbus by storm this weekend, and we have the know-before-you-go info on the outdoor music experiences.

Breaking down Breakaway

The annual festival will take place at the Historic Crew Stadium — One Black and Gold Blvd. — Friday, Aug. 25 + Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Friday headliners feature EDM artists with millions of Spotify listeners:

  • Flume — A Grammy Award-winning DJ with hits like “Never Be like You.”
  • Chris Lake — A Grammy-nominated DJ known for songs like “Only One.”

Catch the following artists in action on Saturday:

  • Zedd — A Grammy Award-winning DJ with chart-topping songs like “Clarity,” “Break Free,” and “The Middle.”
  • Porter Robinson — Known for his biggest single “Ghost Voices,” which earned him a Grammy nomination.

Other acts will play throughout the two-day festival as well, including rapper Bryce Vine and electronic artist Disco Lines.
Two-day tickets + individual day tickets are available. Parking passes can also be purchased in advance.

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Who are you most excited to see at WonderBus? | Photo by @wonderbusfest

Wondering about WonderBus?

The three-day music festival is hitting The Lawn at CAS — 2540 Olentangy River Rd. — Friday, Aug. 25-Sunday, Aug. 27. Here’s who you can see taking the stage each day:

  • Friday: Pitbull will headline, with opening acts like Sean Kingston.
  • Saturday: Demi Lovato will lead the show, and other artists like Oliver Tree and Chelsea Cutler are openers.
  • Sunday: CAAMP, the Columbus-based band, will close out the weekend.

Tickets are still available for individual days or the entire weekend. On-site parking is $40 and cash-only. Reserve your parking pass in advance. Bonus: Bookmark this festival map so you can navigate the lawn.