WHERE: Adenau/Nürburgring, Germany
WHEN: from 02 to 04 June 2023
From 1985, the year of its debut, to today, Rock am Ring is an unmissable event for all lovers of rock and metal music. On the legendary Nürburgring car track, near the town of Adenau, in the Eifel, this event takes place which gathers hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.
A feature, probably unique, is the simultaneous organization with a sort of sister festival: Rock Im Park. Same dates and same artists. To change, in Rock Im Park, is only the location: the splendid Nuremberg! Often, the two events are considered a single event.
Every year, on the extraordinary stage of Rock Am Ring, the best bands of the world rock scene perform. From here, great names of international music such as U2, Aerosmith, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Megadeth, Van Halen, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden have passed.
Unforgettable, the performance of Metallica, on 03 June 2006, with Hetfield & Co. who played all the songs of “Master Of puppets”, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary. An absolutely unmissable show!
In 1989 and 1990, the festival was not organized due to the well-known German political vicissitudes following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, the festival is one of the most important, and followed, in Germany and Europe.
Photo ©, Achim Raschka
The best way to get to Nürburgring, home of the Rock Am Ring, is by plane. Frankfurt-Hahn and Cologne-Bonn are the two closest airports. Cologne/Bonn Airport, is just under 100km by car, while Frankfurt airport, about 160 km. From both airports it is possible to rent a car to reach the destination.
For those wishing to use only the means of transport, here are the options to follow:
As per tradition, the bands on the bill are of the utmost importance. Also for the 2023 edition. The lineup is truly varied, and includes big names from the hard rock scene. Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Die Toten Hosen will be headliners for the three evenings of the festival. Here, in detail, all the protagonists of the festival:
The festival takes place during the first weekend of June 2023, from Friday 02 to Sunday 04. On Friday, access to the festival from 13:00.
As usual, tickets are sold in different stages with limited numbers and availability. At the moment, tickets for the entire weekend are available on the official website at a cost of €229. The Weekend Festival ticket gives you access to the festival for all three days. Access to the campsite is not included. The ticket valid for a single day, to be chosen among the 3 available, costs €99 per person.
There are several camping areas within the Festival. To access, you will need to purchase the appropriate Parking & Camping ticket as starting from 69€ (General Camping). Please note that access to the Festival is not included in the camping ticket. It is possible to access the Campsite, starting from 12:00 on 31 May, to 12:00 on 05 June.
All children over the age of 16 can participate in the Rock Am Ring. For under 16, the following rules apply:
Disabled people who want to attend the Rock Am Ring can easily see the festival and also access the campsite. The camping area for participants with disabilities is located in area B2, right next to the main entrance. Here, there are toilets accessible to wheelchair users. A General Parking & Camping ticket must be purchased. Disabled people with a valid disability card, by purchasing the Festival Ticket, will receive a second ticket for a FREE companion!
The biggest concerts, shows and events around the world in 2023 and 2024. The calendar of the most beautiful and renowned parties, and the most absurd and incredible ones