|Rock am Ring|
Rock im Park
|Genre||Heavy metal, punk rock, rock|
|Dates||Usually first weekend in June|
|Location(s)||Rock am Ring: Nürburgring, Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
Rock im Park: Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
|Website||Rock am Ring: www|
Rock im Park: www
The Rock am Ring (German for "Rock at the Ring") and Rock im Park ("Rock in the Park") festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually. While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring race track, Rock im Park takes place at the Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg.
Sharing nearly identical lineups, the two festivals are usually regarded as one event. All artists perform one day at the Nürburgring and another day in Nürnberg during the three-day event. There have been minor exceptions in the past years where an artist would be announced for one of the festivals only. Combined, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring are the largest music festivals held in Germany and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of over 150,000 people in 2007, selling out both events in advance for the first time.
Rock am Ring was originally planned as a one-time festival on the Nürburgring motorsports complex, celebrating the inauguration of a newer, shorter version of the race track in 1985, but due to its commercial success (with 75,000 audience members), it was decided to make the concert an annual event. However, after a dip in attendance for the 1988 event, the festival was put on hiatus for two years. In 1991, the festival returned with a new concept: as well as featuring well-known artists, event organizers present lesser known up-and-coming bands to the public. In 1993, Rock im Park took place for the first time in Vienna. For the 1994 event, Rock im Park moved to the disused Munich-Riem airport, and the following year to Munich's Olympiastadion, where it found a home for the 1995 and 1996 event. In 1997 Rock im Park moved to Nuremberg's Frankenstadion where it was held until the venue was unavailable in 2004 because the stadium was being renovated for the 2006 Football World Cup. Since 2004 the venue moved again to the current Zeppellinfeld, where Rock im Park was since held with the exception of the 2006 festival, which was moved to the Luitpoldhain.
The 2007 festival was used in a science experiment to test the effects of large bodies of people simultaneously jumping. The experiment data was used to calculate the result if the entire Chinese population were to jump in unison. The experiment concluded no significant results would come from the theoretical event.
After 29 editions of Rock am Ring, the new owner of the Nürburgring decided that the contract would not be extended. The festival continued at another location in 2015 and 2016 (Mendig Air Base/Vulkaneifel), returning to the Nürburgring in 2017.
|Year||Rock am Ring||Rock im Park|
|1993||Rock in Wien|
|1994||Rock im Riem|
Flughafen München Riem, Munich
|1995||Rock im Riem|
Olympic Stadium, Munich
|2015||Mendig Air Base, Mendig|
|Date||Bands||attendance (RaR)||attendance (RiP)|
|U2, Joe Cocker, Foreigner, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Marillion, Chris de Burgh, Rick Springfield, Gianna Nannini, The Alarm, Lone Justice, Immaculate Fools, REO Speedwagon, Saga, Mink DeVille, Russ Ballard, Night Ranger, Huey Lewis and the News, Shakatak||75,000||-|
|Simple Minds headlining The Cure, INXS, James Taylor, Simply Red, Echo & the Bunnymen, Talk Talk, The Bangles, Cock Robin, Feargal Sharkey, and The Waterboys.||50,000||-|
|David Bowie, Eurythmics, Udo Lindenberg, UB40||60,000||-|
|Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Fleetwood Mac, Chris Rea, Imperiet||30,000||-|
|INXS, Toto, Sting, The Sisters of Mercy, The Jeremy Days||51,000||-|
|Marillion, Saga, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Pearl Jam, The Cult, Tori Amos, Héroes del Silencio||42,000||-|
|INXS, Faith No More, Brian May, Robert Plant, Héroes del Silencio, Melissa Etheridge, Def Leppard, Danzig, The Black Crowes, Leonard Cohen, Hothouse Flowers, The Jayhawks, World Party, Ugly Kid Joe||50,000||-|
|Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Clawfinger, Nina Hagen, Radiohead, Therapy?, Rage Against the Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins||70,000||-|
|Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Megadeth, Bad Religion, Otto Waalkes, Pretenders||70,000||-|
|Rage Against the Machine, Bryan Adams, Dave Matthews Band, Herbert Grönemeyer, Die Toten Hosen, Sting, Fugees, Alanis Morissette, Héroes del Silencio, Bush, Mike + The Mechanics, Sepultura, Rancid, Paradise Lost||75,000||-|
|Soraya, Kiss, Aerosmith, Die Ärzte, Supertramp, Texas, Neneh Cherry, Faith No More||70,000||40,000|
|Bob Dylan, Genesis, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, BAP, The Prodigy, Bad Religion, Therapy?, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soulflower||58,000||not specified|
|Metallica, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Xavier Naidoo, Kid Rock, Robbie Williams, Faithless, Skunk Anansie, Placebo, Travis, Garbage.||63,000||30,000|
|Oasis, Pearl Jam, Slipknot, Die Toten Hosen, Sting, Eurythmics, Korn, Rage Against the Machine||75,000||40,000|
|Blackmail, HIM, A-ha, Anastacia, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, Kid Rock, Godsmack, OutKast, Reamonn, Hed PE, Mudvayne, Sammy Deluxe||65,000||50,000|
|Lenny Kravitz, Carlos Santana, Faithless, Neil Young, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Ozzy Osbourne, Alien Ant Farm, System of a Down, Natalie Merchant, Bad Religion, Muse, Fettes Brot||50,000||40,000|
|Iron Maiden, Metallica, Placebo (substituting for Linkin Park as a result of Chester Bennington being hospitalized with an abdominal parasite infection), Audioslave, Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Zwan, The Cardigans, Maná, Molotov, Lifehouse, The Donnas, Murderdolls, Reamonn, Silverchair, The Hives, The Dandy Warhols, Die Happy, blackmail, MIA., Joachim Deutschland, Whyte Seeds, Stone Sour, Clawfinger Emil Bulls, Dave Gahan, Stereophonics, Badly Drawn Boy, Turin Brakes, Tomte, The Ark, Saybia, Surrogat, Disturbed, Boysetsfire, Moby, Beginner, ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe), Patrice, Saïan Supa Crew, Deichkind, Kool Savas, Creutzfeld & Jakob, Rolf Stahlhofen||75,000||40,000|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Nickelback, Evanescence, Die Toten Hosen, Faithless, Bad Religion, Moloko, Avril Lavigne, Wir sind Helden, Judas Priest (Rock im Park only), Linkin Park (Rock am Ring only), Lostprophets, Motörhead, Sportfreunde Stiller, The Rasmus, Seeed, Korn, 3 Doors Down, Lagwagon, H-Blockx, Dover, Machine Head||65,000||40,000|
|headliners Iron Maiden, R.E.M., HIM, Wir sind Helden, Mudvayne, Melody Club, Green Day, Incubus, The Hives, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down, Helmet, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver, Feeder, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Fettes Brot, Mando Diao, Subway to Sally, Apocalyptica, Die Toten Hosen, Wednesday 13, Dir En Grey, Avenged Sevenfold, Kagerou, Maroon 5, Papa Roach, Within Temptation, Weezer, Black Raven, Garbage.||70,000||45,000|
|headliners Guns N' Roses, Kaizers Orchestra, Korn and Metallica, Angels & Airwaves, Trivium, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold, Cradle of Filth, Depeche Mode, The Darkness, Placebo, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Deftones, Editors, Bela B., Nelly Furtado, Sportfreunde Stiller, Kaiser Chiefs, Tool, Jamiroquai, Dir En Grey, Atreyu, In Flames, Opeth, Bloodhound Gang, Kagerou, Danko Jones, Bullet for My Valentine, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Point Blank, The Zutons, Strapping Young Lad, She Wants Revenge, Lacuna Coil||80,000||49,000|
|headliners Linkin Park, Papa Roach, The Smashing Pumpkins, Die Ärzte and Slayer, Evanescence, Korn, The White Stripes, Velvet Revolver, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Mando Diao, Wir sind Helden, Dave Matthews Band (withdrew from the event), The Hives, Arctic Monkeys, My Chemical Romance, Kaiser Chiefs, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, M.I.A., The Kooks, Wolfmother, Stone Sour, Amy Winehouse (withdrew from the event), As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, The Cat Empire, Chimaira, The Cribs, Fair to Midland, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, The Fratellis, Funeral for a Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, Good Charlotte, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Maxïmo Park, McQueen, Megadeth, Mr. Hudson & The Library, Paolo Nutini, Papa Roach (canceled Rock im Park performance due to vocal problems), Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Silverstein, The Sounds, Sugarplum Fairy, Tele, Type O Negative, Under the Influence of Giants, The Used, Zoot Woman, Aiden, Miasma, Charlotte Hatherley, DevilDriver, Down Below, DragonForce, Finley, Gallows, Groove Armada, Head Automatica, In This Moment, Kilian, Lez Zeppelin, The Long Blondes (Rock im Park only), Lost Alone, Mutemath, Ohrbooten, One Fine Day, Paramore, Pohlmann, Revolverheld, Saosin, Smoke Blow, Sunrise Avenue, Turbostaat, The Last Exit to Anywhere||82,000
for the first time sold out in advance sale
|headliners Die Toten Hosen, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica; also HIM, The Prodigy, Incubus, Sportfreunde Stiller, The Verve, The Offspring, Motörhead, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Fettes Brot, Culcha Candela, The Fratellis, Serj Tankian, Bullet for My Valentine, Babyshambles, Nightwish, Lostprophets, In Flames, Kate Nash, Kid Rock, Alter Bridge, Simple Plan, Madsen, Dimmu Borgir, Bad Religion, Justice, Disturbed, 36 Crazyfists, Rooney, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Airbourne, Saxon, Pendulum, Danko Jones||more than
sold out in advance sale
|headliners Marilyn Manson, Billy Talent, Limp Bizkit, Placebo, The Killers, Korn, Slipknot, Mando Diao; also 2raumwohnung, Alexisonfire, All That Remains, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Basement Jaxx, Biffy Clyro, Black Stone Cherry, Bloc Party, Bring Me the Horizon, Chester French, Chris Cornell, Dir En Grey, DragonForce, Dredg, Enter Shikari, Esser, Expatriate, Flogging Molly, Gallows, Guano Apes, Ich Bin Bunt, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Juliette Lewis, Kettcar, Kilians, Killswitch Engage, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Madina Lake, Madness, M.I.A., Middle Class Rut, New Found Glory, Pain, Papa Roach, Peter Bjorn and John, Phoenix, Peter Fox, Polarkreis 18, Razorlight, Reamonn, Scouting for Girls, Selig, Sevendust, Shinedown, Steadlür, Sugarplum Fairy, The All-American Rejects, The Crave, The Gaslight Anthem, The Kooks, The Prodigy, The Rifles, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Script, The Subways, Tomte, Trivium, Volbeat, White Lies||80,000
sold out in advance sale
|headliners Rammstein, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Kiss, HIM, Thirty Seconds to Mars; also A Day to Remember, Airbourne, Alice in Chains, Alkaline Trio, As I Lay Dying, Bad Religion, Broilers, Bullet for My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Carpark North, Crime in Stereo, Crystal Castles, Cypress Hill, Das Actionteam, Delphic, Die Sterne, Disco Ensemble, Dizzee Rascal, Dommin, Editors, Donots, Ellie Goulding, Eyes of Solace, Fertig, Los!, Five Finger Death Punch, Foals, Gentleman, Gogol Bordello, Gossip, H-Blockx, Halestorm, HammerFall, Heaven Shall Burn, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Jay-Z, Kamelot, Kasabian, Katatonia, Kate Nash, Kiss, Lamb of God, Lazer, Lissie, Motörhead, Muse, OneRepublic, Pendulum, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Rock Rotten's 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll, Roman Fischer, Slash, Slayer, Sportfreunde Stiller (unplugged), Stone Sour, Sweethead, Taking Dawn, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, The Cribs, The Damned Things, The Hives, The New Black, The Sounds, The Storm, Them Crooked Vultures, Tocotronic, Turbostaat, Volbeat, We Are the Fallen, Whitechapel, WhoMadeWho, Year Long Disaster, You Me at Six, Zebrahead||86,500
sold out in advance sale
|headliners System of a Down, Coldplay, Kings of Leon; also In Flames, Mando Diao, Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon; Beatsteaks, The Gaslight Anthem, Volbeat, Hurts, The BossHoss, Jazzkantine||84,000||55,200|
|headliners Linkin Park, Metallica, Die Toten Hosen; also Evanescence, Soundgarden, Tenacious D, Billy Talent, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Trivium, The Offspring, Kasabian, Skrillex, Gossip, Gojira, Killswitch Engage||86,500
sold out in advance sale
|headliners Green Day, Volbeat, Thirty Seconds to Mars; also The Killers, The Prodigy, Seeed, Fettes Brot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Paramore, Bullet for My Valentine, Hurts, Bad Religion, Phoenix, Stone Sour, The Bosshoss, Bring Me the Horizon, Tocotronic, Biffy Clyro, Papa Roach, Love and Death||87,000
sold out in advance sale
|headliners Linkin Park, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon; also The Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Die Fantastischen Vier, Fall Out Boy, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Anthrax, Trivium, Gogol Bordello||more than 80,000||70,000|
|headliners Foo Fighters, Die Toten Hosen, Slipknot, The Prodigy; also A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, Bad Religion, Bastille, Body Count Feat. Ice-T, Eagles of Death Metal, Enter Shikari, Godsmack, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Interpol, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Motörhead, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Rise Against, Royal Republic, Skindred, Slash, Three Days Grace, Yellowcard, Zebrahead||more than 90,000||75,000|
|headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Volbeat; also Amon Amarth, Architects, Billy Talent, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for My Valentine, Deftones, Disturbed, Heaven Shall Burn, Killswitch Engage, Panic! at the Disco, Major Lazer, Of Mice & Men, Shinedown, Tenacious D||92,500
sold out in advance sale and attendance record
|headliners Rammstein, Die Toten Hosen, System of a down; also Airbourne, Alter Bridge, Beartooth, Five Finger Death Punch, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gojira, In Flames, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pierce the Veil, Prophets of Rage, Simple Plan, Skindred, Sum 41||87,000
sold out in advance sale
|headliners Foo Fighters, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gorillaz, Muse; also Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold, Babymetal, Bad Religion, Bullet for My Valentine, Ego Kill Talent, Enter Shikari, Good Charlotte, Hollywood Undead, Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Meshuggah, Nothing But Thieves, Nothing More, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Shinedown, Snow Patrol, Stone Sour||70.000|
|headliners Slipknot, Die Antwoord, Die Ärzte, Tool, Slayer, Tenacious D, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bring Me the Horizon, Dropkick Murphys, Sabaton, Bastille, The 1975, The BossHoss, Alligatoah, SDP, Amon Amarth, Architects, Foals||85,000||70,000|
|headliners System of a Down, Green Day, Volbeat, Deftones, Billy Talent, Korn, Broilers, Disturbed, The Offspring, Weezer, Bilderbuch, Wanda, Alan Walker, Heaven Shall Burn, Yungblud, Powerwolf, Of Mice & Men, Motionless in White, August Burns Red||the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic||the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|headliners System of a Down, Green Day, Volbeat, Deftones, Billy Talent, Korn, Broilers, Disturbed, The Offspring, Weezer, Bilderbuch, A Day to Remember, Alan Walker, Fall Out Boy, Of Mice & Men, Powerwolf, Gojira, You Me at Six, Yungblud||the 2021 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic||the 2021 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|headliners Green Day, Muse, Volbeat, Broilers, Billy Talent, Korn, A Day to Remember, The Offspring, Deftones, Weezer, Donots, Bullet for My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Scooter, Sportfreunde Stiller, Casper, Royal Republic, Airbourne, August Burns Red Sondaschule||90,000||70.000|
The 2008 festival took place on 6–8 June 2008. 91 acts have been officially confirmed. Both festivals were sold out on 1 May.
3 Doors Down (replacing Chris Cornell, who backed out to record an album), 36 Crazyfists, Against Me!, Airbourne, Alpha Galates, Alter Bridge, Animal Alpha, Babyshambles, Bad Religion, Bedouin Soundclash, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Stone Cherry, Black Tide, Bloodlights, Booka Shade, Bullet for My Valentine, CSS, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chiodos, Coheed and Cambria, Culcha Candela, Danko Jones, Die Toten Hosen, Dimmu Borgir, Disco Ensemble, Disturbed, Eagles of Death Metal, EL*KE, Fair to Midland, Fettes Brot, Fiction Plane, Filter, Finger Eleven, From First to Last, Gavin DeGraw, Gavin Rossdale, High on Fire, HIM, Hot Chip, In Case of Fire, In Flames, Incubus, Infadels, Jimmy Eat World, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Johnossi, Jonathan Davis, Justice, Kate Nash, Kid Rock, Kill Hannah, Lostprophets, Madsen, Manic Street Preachers, Masters of Reality, Metallica, Motörhead, Nightwish, Oomph!, Opeth, Paramore, Pete Murray, Queens of the Stone Age, Rafael Weber, Rage Against the Machine, Rival Schools, Róisín Murphy, Rooney, Rose Tattoo, Saul Williams, Saxon, Seether, Serj Tankian, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Söhne Mannheims, Sonic Syndicate, Sportfreunde Stiller, Stereophonics, Steriogram, Takida, The Fall of Troy, The Fratellis, The Futureheads, The Hellacopters, The Offspring, The Prodigy, The Streets, The Verve, Tokyo Police Club, Turisas and ZOX.
Glory of Joann's MySpace profile lists them as performing at Rock am Ring, and ringrocker lists them as officially confirmed.
The headling acts for 2009 were Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, The Prodigy, KoЯn, Marilyn Manson, The Killers, Placebo and Billy Talent. Other bands included 2raumwohnung, Alexisonfire, All That Remains, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Basement Jaxx, Biffy Clyro, Black Stone Cherry, Bloc Party, Bring Me the Horizon, Chester French, Chris Cornell, Dir En Grey, DragonForce, Dredg, Enter Shikari, Esser, Expatriate, Five Finger Death Punch, Flogging Molly, Forbidden Theory, Gallows, Guano Apes, Hollywood Undead, Ich Bin Bunt, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Juliette Lewis, Kettcar, Kilians, Killswitch Engage, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Madina Lake, Madness, Mando Diao, M.I.A., Middle Class Rut, New Found Glory, Pain, Papa Roach, Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Fox, Phoenix, Polarkreis 18, Razorlight, Reamonn, Scouting for Girls, Selig, Sevendust, Shinedown, Staind, Steadlür, Sugarplum Fairy, The All-American Rejects, The Crave, The Gaslight Anthem, The Kooks, The Rifles, The Script, The Soundtrack of Our Lives (OEOC), The Subways, Tomte, Trivium, Volbeat, White Lies Rock am Ring tickets were sold out by March 26.
The headliners for the 2011 festival were System of a Down, Coldplay. Other bands included Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie, Interpol, Avenged Sevenfold, Social Distortion, Volbeat, Beatsteaks, August Burns Red, The BossHoss, Hurts, KoЯn, Madsen, Mando Diao, The Kooks, Sevendust, In Flames, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, The Devil Wears Prada, Ash and The Gaslight Anthem.
|Friday, 3||Saturday, 4||Sunday, 5|
Acts for the 2012 edition included As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Awolnation, Billy Talent, Crystal Castles, Deichkind, DevilDriver, Dick Brave and the Backbeats, Die Toten Hosen, Donots, Enter Shikari, Evanescence, Example, Gossip, Gojira, Guano Apes, Kasabian, Keane, KoRn, The Koletzkis, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Lexy & K-Paul, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, MIA., Motörhead, The Offspring, Opeth, Periphery, Shinedown, Skrillex, Soundgarden, Tenacious D, The Subways, and Trivium.
|Friday, 1||Saturday, 2||Sunday, 3|
2013's edition was sold out since the beginning of January, and included acts like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Green Day, The Prodigy, Fettes Brot, Volbeat, Stone Sour, Sportfreunde Stiller, Simple Plan, The Killers, Paramore, All Time Low, Fun., Imagine Dragons, Papa Roach, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Bullet for My Valentine, Amon Amarth, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria, The Bosshoss, Airbourne, Bush, Hacktivist, The Bloody Beetroots, Hurts, Phoenix, Tocotronic, Biffy Clyro, Stereophonics, Kate Nash, Selig, Bosse, Kraftklub, Bad Religion, Royal Republic, Seeed, Casper, The Wombats, ASAP Rocky, Five Finger Death Punch, Coheed And Cambria, Coal Chamber, Escape the Fate, Newsted and Pierce the Veil
|Friday, 7||Saturday, 8||Sunday, 9|
The 2014's edition of Rock am Ring was spread over 4 days. Headliners: Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Metallica . Other bands included Alligatoah, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold, Babyshambles, Booka Shade, Die Fantastischen Vier, Fall Out Boy, Ghost, Gogol Bordello, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Jake Bugg, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, John Newman, Karnivool, Klangkarussell Live, Kvelertak, Left Boy, Mando Diao, Marteria, Mastodon, Maxïmo Park, Milky Chance, Nine Inch Nails, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Portugal. The Man, Powerman 5000, Queens of the Stone Age, Rob Zombie, Rudimental, SDP, Sierra Kidd, Slayer, Suicide Silence, Teesy, Triggerfinger, The Offspring.
|Thursday, 5||Friday, 6||Saturday, 7||Sunday, 8|
In 2015 the festival moved to a new location, Mendig Air Base Headliners: Foo Fighters, Die Toten Hosen, Slipknot, Motionless in White. Other bands included A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, Bad Religion, Bastille, Body Count Feat. Ice-T, Eagles of Death Metal, Enter Shikari, Godsmack, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Interpol, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Motörhead, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Rise Against, Royal Republic, Skindred, Slash, Three Days Grace, Yellowcard and Zebrahead.
|Friday, 5||Saturday, 6||Sunday, 7|
|Friday, 5||Saturday, 6||Sunday, 7|
The festival was cancelled during the second day due to severe thunderstorms.
In 2017 the festival returned to the Nürburgring. Headliners: Rammstein, Die Toten Hosen and System of a Down.
On the evening of 2 June 2017, the first day of the festival, the sold-out event with about 85,000 visitors was interrupted at 9:00 pm during a performance by the Düsseldorf band Broilers and the festival grounds cleared. The reason given was a terrorist situation. Other scheduled performances for Friday evening, including those of the headliner Rammstein and the rapper Marteria, were cancelled. Three men were arrested and checked in Hesse that same evening. Two of the men assigned to the Salafist scene in Hesse had access rights in the form of bracelets, which gave them direct access to many festival areas. One of the men was also suspected of having links to the terrorist scene. However, on the morning of 3 June, after a search of the grounds and a raid of the suspect's homes, the police announced that the suspicion of a threatening attack had not been substantiated, so that the festival could continue on Saturday noon. The access rights to the festival site had been received by the two main suspects due to a short-term staffing request from an external security service provider.
The 2018 festival took place again in Nürburgring. Headliners: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Marilyn Manson, and Gorillaz.
The 2019 festival took place once again in Nürburgring. Headliners: Tool, Slipknot, Die Ärzte, and Slayer. Out of the 77 artists in the lineup, 36 percent were rock bands, equally representing alternative rock, hard rock, and indie rock, and 29 percent were metal bands.
On April 16, 2020, the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 10, 2021, the 2021 festival was once more cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival resumed after being cancelled 2 years in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival took place from June 3, thru June 5, 2022. The festivals headliners were Green Day, Muse, Deftones, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Korn, Weezer, The Offspring, Mastodon, and The Distillers.
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