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Nürburgring highlights in June

The turbulent 24-hour race has only just ended and the next highlight is already on the agenda at the Nürburgring: Rock am Ring, one of the country's most famous festivals, will be taking place in the Eifel in just a few days' time. And the rest of the month is also packed with exciting events. In addition to GRIP - Das Motorevent (June 23), the third race weekend of the Nürburgring Endurance...
Nürburgring highlights in June


The turbulent 24-hour race has only just ended and the next highlight is already on the agenda at the Nürburgring: Rock am Ring, one of the country's most famous festivals, will be taking place in the Eifel in just a few days' time. And the rest of the month is also packed with exciting events. In addition to GRIP - Das Motorevent (June 23), the third race weekend of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (June 22), the Porsche Sports Cup (June 15 - 16) and the ADAC Racing Weekend (June 28 - 30), a special highlight awaits soccer fans in June: the Nürburgring is hosting free public viewing of the German national team's European Championship matches. The events at a glance: Rock am Ring (June 5 - 7)Die Ärzte, Broilers, Måneskin, Kraftklub, Green Day: just a small selection of bands that will be shaking up the Eifel at Rock am Ring this year. Once again, the organizers are expecting tens of thousands of festival fans at the Nürburgring on the second weekend in June. Over three days, they will transform the Grand Prix paddock and the race track into a gigantic concert area. Weekend tickets and day tickets are still available - these start from 119 euros. RTL+ offers a free livestream for those who can't be there live. By the way: The Nordschleife will be open to tourists at the weekend despite Rock am Ring. Access is therefore possible as usual.  An overview of all opening times for tourist trips. GRIP - The Motor Event (June 23)Germany's best-known car testers are back at the Nürburgring. On Sunday, June 23, the GRIP community will meet on and off the Grand Prix circuit. Presenters Matthias Malmedie, Niki Schelle and Helge Thomsen will be there - as will thousands of other petrolheads. It will once again be a big fan festival: drifts and drag races are on the program. An expo mile will showcase the latest car trends. Just see and be seen. Children's entertainment, food and drink will also be provided. Tickets can be purchased online for around 26 euros. Families and groups benefit from special conditions. EM Public Viewing (from June 14) At the public viewing at the Nürburgring, the matches of the German national soccer team and the final of the UEFA EURO 2024 can be experienced live. All of the DFB team's preliminary round matches will be shown in the ring°boulevard. If coach Nagelsmann's boys reach the knockout round, the match schedule will determine whether the respective game will be shown in the ring°boulevard or in the Eifel Stadl. In any case, food and drink will be available at the snack stands - and parking spaces are also available in the immediate vicinity. Admission is free. ADAC Nürburgring Langestrecken-Serie (June 22)After the 24-hour race, the thrilling motorsport continues on the Nordschleife: the next race in the Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie, which is held exclusively on the legendary Eifel circuit, starts on Saturday, June 22. The race cars will be divided into various classes - from full-blown GT3s to near-series vehicles. The schedule is compact: 90 minutes of qualifying in the morning, four hours of racing in the afternoon. In between, the gates to the pit lane and even the starting grid are open to all spectators. Visitors can get really close to the action. Tickets cost 22 euros online for adults. Children up to and including the age of 14 are free. Porsche Sports Cup (June 15 & 16)911 enthusiasts are in just the right place here: the Porsche Sports Cup is all about the sports cars from Zuffenhausen for a whole weekend. Racing and road cars share the race track and paddock of the Grand Prix circuit in mid-June. The latest GT3, GT4 and Cup cars provide exciting races. One highlight is the new Porsche Sprint Challenge Classic. Historic Porsche 911 Cup cars from the 1990s will compete against each other. And best of all: admission to the grandstand and paddock is free. ADAC Racing Weekend (June 28 - 30)Eight racing series under one roof: the ADAC Racing Weekend at the end of the month combines a lot of racing in one weekend. GT and touring car series such as the GTC Race and the Special Touring Car Trophy will be competing on the 3.6-kilometre short circuit of the Grand Prix circuit. Spectators can also look forward to seeing historic racing cars. The BMW 318ti Cup races are always particularly busy. Around 50 racing cars from Bayerische Motoren Werke will be on the starting grid. Day tickets are available from 10 euros (including paddock). Meanwhile, the RCN and GLP start on the Nordschleife on Saturday. Events in June 2024:  June 07 - 09: Rock am Ring June 14: European Championship Public Viewing (Germany - Scotland)  June 15: Cycling and running meeting  June 15 - 16: Porsche Sports Cup  June 17: After Work Classics June 19: EM Public Viewing (Germany - Hungary)  June 22: Nürburgring Endurance Series  June 23: GRIP - The Motor Event  June 23: EM Public Viewing (Germany - Switzerland)  June 24: Cycling and running meeting June 28 - 30: ADAC Racing Weekend (with RCN & GLP) Further information here.

Day tickets for the music festivals at Nürburgring


Rock am Ring, Loco Beach and the music festival at the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix. The upcoming start of the festival season at the Nürburgring promises a wealth of HeartRace moments - from rock to party to country music, the Nürburgring once again provides an impressive stage for artists from all over the world. Those who want to celebrate live have a free choice: whether a weekend experience with camping or a day visit. Tickets are available for every budget and every personal plan. The festivals at a glance: Rock am Ring (June 7 - 9) Rock am Ring celebrates the 2024 festival with a spectacular line-up that focuses on exclusivity in a very special way. In just under two months, it will be ringing in the 2024 festival summer and welcoming its fans to the Eifel region from June 7 to 9. Måneskin, Kraftklub, Billy Talent and Babymetal will play their only two German shows in 2024 at the Ring. Green Day celebrate 30 years of Dookie and 20 years of American Idiot. Die Ärzte are playing their only shows besides the two open airs in Berlin and Broilers are celebrating their 30th stage anniversary. In addition to the festival and camping tickets, there is now also an offer for day visitors. Tickets are available here from € 109.00. Loco Beach (August 22 - 24) Germany's craziest party festival celebrates its premiere this year with "Loco Beach". From August 22 to 25, the event will offer four days of live acts and DJs from various genres at the Nürburgring Müllenbachschleife. In addition, camping in the Loco Village and an exclusive Fun & Activity Park await visitors. The musical orientation at the Loco Beach Festival breaks through the boundaries of genres. Colorful, shrill and loud is the motto on the main stage. Mega acts such as Bausa, Scooter, Mia Julia, Die Atzen and Alexander Marcus will be performing on the stages. The organizers' planning was based on the playlists of festival-goers, who are not limited to one musical genre.  Day and weekend tickets are available here from € 39.99.  ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix (July 11 - 14) Between motorsport and music festival. The international ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix will once again shake the Nürburgring from July 11 to 14. In the Müllenbachschleife, the country and pop music festival invites you to party. For the first time, tickets can only be purchased for the festival. The Friday ticket is for all fans who want to experience the country music evening up close. A legendary atmosphere awaits with performances by Alina Sebastian, Big S, Jake Lindholm and Tom Astor.  Saturday offers the perfect opportunity for those who want to enjoy party music to the full - with performances by Isi Glück, Julian Benz, Nancy Franck and Peter Wackel. Both day tickets for Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 include access to the entire Müllenbachschleife and the festival area from 17:00. Tickets are available here from € 10,00. 

Rock am Ring signs up H-Blockx and Slayer icon Kerry King


Kerry King, the guitarist of cult thrash metallers Slayer, who disbanded in 2019, has now confirmed his participation in Rock am Ring. After a five-year break, King recently returned with his solo project and the album "From Hell I Rise", which will be released on May 17. In addition to King on guitar, he is supported by top-class musicians such as Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) on the mic, bassist Kyle Sanders (ex-Hellyeah), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) and a colleague from the Slayer days, Paul Bostaph, on drums. Musically, Kerry King wants to remain true to his Slayer heritage, as his show at Ring will prove. > Full Lineup & Tickets Crossover pioneers H-Blockx have also joined the line-up, and this year they will not only be celebrating one of their first appearances at Ring since 2010. They are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of their pioneering debut album "Time To Move", which not only achieved gold status but was also named album of the year at the time, spending 62 weeks in the charts. After the band led by singer Henning Wehland returned to the stage in 2020 after a long absence from live performances, the four of them showed that they are still among the spearheads of German rock acts. Ring fans will be able to see for themselves just how fresh their rock music sounds. Unfortunately, Mudvayne have had to cancel their European concerts, including their appearance at Rock am Ring. All tickets for Rock am Ring Utopia Stage Camping are already sold out. There are only a few options left in the premium camping categories in the Experience Camp. Festival Weekend Tickets are still available in the current price category. Information on the next price level change will be announced shortly via the festival channels.

Rock am Ring - the fans' anticipation is huge


In five months, Rock am Ring will kick off the 2024 festival summer and welcome fans to the legendary Nürburgring from June 7 to 9 with a mega line-up. The anticipation among fans is huge and they still have the opportunity to buy tickets at the current price level. The organizers draw a successful interim balance. "The demand for tickets is strong and the anticipation among fans is huge," announces festival organizer Matt Schwarz. More than 90,000 tickets have already been sold for the legendary rock experience at the Nürburgring and for Rock im Park in Nuremberg. In addition, tickets in the premium camping categories at the Nürburgring are becoming scarce. At Rock am Ring, the "Utopia Stage Camping" and "Experience Camping" are almost sold out. At the beginning of November last year, the entire program was announced in one fell swoop for the first time in the history of the festivals. With Green Day, Die Ärzte, Måneskin, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent, Broilers, Kraftklub, Parkway Drive, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more exclusive acts, including Babymetal, Bad Omens, Beartooth, Corey Taylor, Electric Callboy and Keanu Reeves with his band Dogstar, Rock am Ring promises a weekend full of electrifying performances, intense emotions and a unique sense of togetherness on three stages.  Fans of the festival currently still have the opportunity to buy tickets at the current price level. A further price level change will be announced soon via the festival's social media channels.

Thousands of fans celebrate at Rock am Ring


Under bright blue skies and ideal spring temperatures, more than 150,000 fans celebrated Germany's biggest twin festival at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park at the weekend. The Foo Fighters, Die Toten Hosen, Machine Gun Kelly, Evanescence, Apache 207 and many others gave acclaimed concerts, the organisers DreamHaus and eventimpresents drew a positive conclusion, as did the police and rescue services.  This year's edition of Rock am Ring came to an end on Sunday evening with a spectacular headlining performance by the Toten Hosen on the Utopia Stage and acclaimed concerts by metalcore legend Bring Me The Horizon on the Mandora and indie darling Thees Uhlmann & Band on the Orbit Stage. At the same time, fans celebrated the end of the twin festival Rock im Park with Apache 207, Yungblud, Juju and the Foo Fighters.   At the start of the German festival season, 72 acts with over 150,000 visitors celebrated a weekend with numerous unforgettable moments at both festivals. Equally moving and stirring performances by the Foo Fighters, at which Dave Grohl performed with his 17-year-old daughter Violet, among others, but also the exclusive headlining shows by Kings Of Leon as well as the farewell concerts by punk legends NOFX and Sum 41 underline the international status of the "Rocks": Rock am Ring and Rock im Park remains not only the biggest, but also the most versatile German twin festival. The music fans at both festivals were as enthusiastic as they were diverse and - in addition to those already mentioned - enjoyed shows by such diverse artists as the German rappers Badmómzjay, Kontra K and K.I.Z, the metal giants Arch Enemy and Bullet For My Valentine or alternative greats like Evanescence. The comedy rock band Tenacious D with Hollywood star Jack Black, singer-songwriter Lauren Sanderson, indie darlings Blond and Cari Cari as well as Yungblud, Charlotte Sands and Machine Gun Kelly underline a stage programme that has never been so versatile and diverse.  The one factor that no one can influence also played a role in 2023 like it hasn't for a long time: for 30 years there hasn't been such good weather on a Rock am Ring weekend as this year. A circumstance that perfectly underlined the overall impression of a perfect and unforgettable weekend at the Nürburgring race track nestled in the picturesque nature of the Eifel. Just as important as the performing artists at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park are the fans, the flair of the grounds and the fantastic atmosphere at the campsites with their considerably extended offers. Throughout the entire weekend, the organisers were in constant real-time exchange with the visitors via several different channels and were pleased to receive all-round positive feedback from the Ring community. "We are happy to have underpinned the pole position of Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in the Central European festival market again this year with the help of our fans," says CEO and festival organiser Matt Schwarz, and Dr. Frithjof Pils, CEO eventimpresents adds: "From the outside, it is hard to see the Herculean task of planning and logistics behind the organisation of festivals like Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Therefore, our sincere thanks go above all to our fantastic teams and all those involved backstage."   The police and emergency services of the Nürburgring would like to thank a respectful, considerate audience and report rescue and ambulance operations in the manageable range as well as an overall smooth course of events for all forces involved.A large part of the programme was again broadcast exclusively by RTL+. Advance booking for Rock am Ring and Rock im Park from 7-9 June 2024 starts on Monday, 5 June 2023 at 12:00.

Emotional opening at Rock am Ring


Over 70,000 fans celebrate in perfect weather   Foo Fighters present new album exclusively at the Nürburgring!   Apache 207 closes first festival day with spectacular late-night party at the petrol station   In perfect weather, over 70,000 fans celebrated the opening of Germany's biggest festival with a sensational line-up that once again leads the national festival scene with an unprecedented breadth and exclusivity of top-class artists*. The first day at Rock am Ring ended with a rousing show by exclusive headliner Foo Fighters on the Utopia Stage and a late night special by Apache 207.   To kick off Germany's biggest music festival, Rock am Ring 2023, more than 70,000 fans enthusiastically celebrated the start of the festival season at the Nürburgring. In perfect spring weather, many of them arrived by city shuttle and enjoyed the 360-degree event experience of the newly renovated festival grounds with a varied gastronomic offer and extended camping options.   This year's edition of Rock am Ring was opened early on Friday afternoon under blue skies by folk punkers Flogging Molly. The British Gen-Z icon Yungblud as well as the nu-metal giants Limp Bizkit also caused a stir amidst the cheers of the fans. Just like the Utopia Stage co-headliners Rise Against, the latter will play their only European festival appearances this year at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, out of an old attachment. German rap whiz Badmómzjay as well as Giant Rooks, Juju, and many others also contributed to an all-round successful festival start. Also this year, numerous shows were broadcast by RTL+.   The already unforgettable start of the Ring weekend was crowned on Friday evening by the Foo Fighters with an exclusive European festival performance, during which the band introduced their new drummer Josh Freese to their German fans for the first time. Before that, some lucky Rock-am-Ring fans already had the special opportunity to hear the new Foo Fighters album "But Here We Are" in a picturesque Eifel backdrop at sunrise on Thursday morning as part of a Sunrise Album Pre-Listening. At the end of the first day of the festival, there was another spectacular highlight with a late night special by the currently most successful German hip-hop artist Apache 207. The rapper celebrated with the fans on a stage modelled on a petrol station, surfed through the crowd on a boat and released the audience into the night on a second stage with a laser show.   Also for Matt Schwarz, CEO Dreamhaus, and Dr. Frithjof Pils, CEO eventimpresents a furious start: "Rock Am Ring combines unique moments and outstanding performances already on the first day. Foo Fighters and Apache 207 were absolute highlights of the first day, carried by the euphoria of the fans embedded in the backdrop of the Nürburgring in the best weather", summed up the festival organisers.   Last but not least, the organisers had set themselves further sustainability goals this year. DB Cargo, the freight transport subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, transported 164,000 kg of material over a large part of the route by climate-friendly rail to Germany's biggest festival. This saved more than 80 per cent CO2 compared to road transport, as one goods train replaced 52 trucks.  The decision to use reusable cups on the entire festival grounds also made a contribution to sustainability, which is emphasised not least by the German Environmental Aid: "Large festivals in particular have a special responsibility in view of the large numbers of visitors. Therefore, other festivals should follow Rock am Ring's example and exclusively use reusable tableware", says Elena Schägg from the Kreislaufwirtschaft Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (German Environmental Aid).   On Saturday, Kings Of Leon, K.I.Z., Incubus, Halestorm, Arch Enemy, Evanescence and others are expected at Rock am Ring, before the Foo Fighters complete their exclusive European festival double at Rock im Park on Sunday and Die Toten Hosen set further highlights at the Ring alongside Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Gun Kelly and many others. 

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season


It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, the mega festival Rock am Ring or sporting events such as Rad am Ring or the Hotfoot Run. And even beyond the events, there will again be an extensive range of leisure and adventure activities.   As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will do the honours for the season premiere in 2023. On 18 March, the lights will turn green for the first time. The NLS will shake the Green Hell a total of eight times. On the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife, the large field of starters in the Green Hell will once again be at full throttle - with the entire automotive diversity from near-series racing cars to full-blown GT3 bolides. The highlight of the NLS season will again be the 12h Nürburgring from 8 to 10 September. Here, even the complete version of the race track - including the entire Grand Prix Track - will be driven. The fans know the same track variant at the motorsport highlight of the season. After a veritable fan festival with 230,000 visitors, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Race from 18 to 21 May once again invites to a gigantic horsepower party. Race teams from all over the world, a tough race on the most demanding race track in the world and the unique atmosphere around the track are expected: drivers and fans alike are looking forward to the camping and campfire atmosphere. A foretaste of the endurance classic is already available in April - on 22 and 23 April, the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers will get underway. 50th Anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-PrixFans of historic vehicles will also get their money's worth this year - even with a big anniversary. The Oldtimer Grand Prix (11 - 13 August) is turning 50! As one of the most traditional festivals for traditional vehicles in Europe, it is once again the highlight of the historic motorsport season in Germany. In addition to an outstanding starting field with vehicles from the entire history of the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a fan world around the Grand Prix circuit. Those who want to experience even more time travel is in the right place at the Nürburgring. With the endurance classic ADAC 1000 kilometre race (15 - 17 September), at the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) or at the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 - 15 October), horsepower-packed time journeys through history await. The Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix is a little rougher than the historic vehicles. The race trucks will make the racetrack shake - and from 13 to 16 July they will give each other a run for their money when they thunder around the racetrack at around 160 km/h. Also at the start in the supporting programme: the ADAC GT Masters. Besides the track, there will be a lot of colourful activities. With many activities and exhibitors in the paddock, a children's area, a trade fair and, of course, the traditional music festival in the Müllenbachschleife.  Real GT3 highlights await each other on two weekends at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Fanatec GT World Challenge pwd by AWS (29 - 30 July) will kick things off. The DTM immediately follows from 4 to 6 August. A total of 13 teams with six different brands will be competing in the race series, which is being held under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time. There will be cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG Porsche as well as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Strong line-up and only European concert by the Foo Fighters at Rock am RingThe festival fans return at Rock am Ring from 2 to 4 June. Strong headliners are waiting at Rock am Ring again this year with the Toten Hosen and the Kings of Leon. They will be completed by the Foo Fighters, who will make their only European appearance at the festival this year. Anyway, the band, which has won the Grammy eleven times, returns to German stages for the first time after 2018. In addition, many other international fan favourites such as Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, the rock duo Tenacious D or US superstar Machine Gun Kelly await. Motorbike service a tradition for many bikersMotorbikes are also part of the programme at the Nürburgring. They celebrate their traditional opening of the season during the ecumenical service "Anlassen" (2 April). More than 10,000 bikers get their blessing in the paddock and enjoy the highlight: the joint parade around the Nordschleife. In addition, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track and other programme items in the paddock. Racing motorbikes from different eras will take centre stage at the Cologne circuit. On 14 May, they will show their best side on the Grand Prix Track. Particularly eye-catching are the starts of the veteran sidecar riders and the historic motor scooters. This year, for the third time, the Grand Prix circuit will be the venue of the ADAC/DMC Race Weekend (10-11 June). From "old iron" to sidecars and superbikes, everything is represented here for beginners and experienced pilots.  On foot and by bike around the RingThe fact that the Nürburgring can also be mastered on foot or by bike is impressively demonstrated by the athletes at the Hotfoot Run and at Rad am Ring. On 6 May, the famous obstacle course involves overcoming mountains of straw bales, mud pits and ice-cold pools of water. From 21 to 23 July, the cyclists take on the world's most demanding race track. The highlight of the event is the 24-hour cycle race over the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. But the Nürburgring is also popular with athletes beyond the event: a total of seven cycling and running events are scheduled for 2023. Here, amateur athletes can run or experience the legendary track on the various dates.  But even without a major event, the Nürburgring is always worth a visit. There is much to discover and marvel at. For example, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn with pure motorsport feeling, the Nürburgring eSports bar, the ring°kino with one of the largest 3D cinema screens in the region or various gastronomic highlights such as the Italian restaurant Lucia or the Bitburger Gasthaus in the ring°carré as well as the Devils Diner at the Nordschleife await the visitors. For those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track, the backstage tour is just the right thing - including a visit to the winner's podium. > see the whole event calendar 2023 Start of the season with a new claim"nürburgring. we make your heart race."The Nürburgring is taking off with a new claim. Because the Nürburgring is more than just a race track. Nestled in the Eifel forests and firmly rooted in the region, it has been an international place of emotion, passion and unique stories for almost 100 years. And for Nürburgring fans from all over the world, it is one thing above all: a place of solidarity and community - a kind of home. The fact that emotional moments, people and a very special feeling of longing make up the Nürburgring will be visible and tangible this season under the new claim of the destination. From now on, the motto at the Nürburgring is: "we make your heart race". This claim stands for the passion of the employees of the Nürburgring companies, who see themselves as pioneers of unique moments and for the diverse experiences that the players and visitors experience here. It stands for goose bumps and heart throbbing, for adrenaline and joy, for an incomparable challenge.  These emotions can be triggered by a visit to the Nürburgring Endurance Series just as much as by an overnight stay right next to the race track at the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner. A ride in a kart, in the passenger seat of a racing car or in the simulator of the Nürburgring eSports bar also causes special palpitations - and taking part in a corporate event with a direct view of the race track is just as special. All of this is the Nürburgring emotion that creates special impressions and memories for everyone involved. Beyond the on-site experience, the Nürburgring feeling is transported all over the world. Through emotional scenes - for example in the live broadcast of a race by Nü or in the new image clip of the destination. And of course there are a variety of emotional image motifs from all events and moments at the Nürburgring via the Nürburgring communication channels.  No matter where, no matter when: everyone should have the opportunity to experience a piece of the Nürburgring and, of course, to feel for themselves what it means when it says: "nürburgring. we make your heart race."

Exclusive European headline performances of Foo Fighters at Rock am Ring


It's an event: The Foo Fighters will play exclusively at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park this year. Since their founding by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1994, the Foo Fighters have won eleven Grammy Awards, among others, the band most recently reached the Top 5 of the US Billboard charts with five consecutive albums and, with 30 million albums sold, they are one of the biggest stadium rock bands of today. The venue for their first German concerts in five years was not chosen by chance: Band and festivals have a long friendship, most recently the Foo Fighters played two spectacular headlining shows at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in 2018. After the Toten Hosen and Kings Of Leon, the Foo Fighters are now the third main stage headliner. Meanwhile, fans of hard sounds will be happy about another spectacular new confirmation, because Five Finger Death Punch will also perform at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. The modern metallers are among the most successful hard rock bands of the past ten years and have been awarded gold and platinum many times.Another old acquaintance is the German indie star Thees Uhlmann, who already performed with his band Tomte at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in 2006. The line-up is completed by the American metal band Bad Wolves, the Austrian indie duo Cari Cari, the glam rockers Steel Panther, the indie rock bands Yonaka and Pabst as well as Die Nerven, the most important German discourse rock band of the moment. Also newly confirmed are Sam Tompkins, Mod Sun and the Chemnitz indie band Blond. With the only European performances by the Foo Fighters this year and the other new additions, the programme is sensational and once again leads the national festival scene with an unprecedented breadth and exclusivity of top-class artists. Die Toten Hosen are extending their live celebrations of the band's 40th anniversary and will perform for the first time in a calendar year only at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, where they will play their only two headline shows in Germany in 2023. Kings Of Leon and the British metalcore pioneers Bring Me The Horizon can also be experienced this summer at Central European festivals exclusively at Ring and Park. International fan favourites like Rise Against, Limp Bizkit or the rock duo Tenacious D as well as alternative rockers Incubus, Evanescence with singer Amy Lee, US superstar Machine Gun Kelly or the hardcore through-starters Turnstile will also play exclusive festival shows at the Rocks. The punk rock veterans NOFX have chosen Ring and Park for their last shows in Germany, for which the festivals provide a fitting setting. Rock am Ring and Rock im Park will take place from 2 to 4 June 2023 at the Nürburgring and at Nuremberg's Zeppelin Field. Tickets are still available for both festivals.

Big first line-up for Rock am Ring 2023


Nearly 50 acts confirmed: Die Toten Hosen, Machine Gun Kelly, Tenacious D, Apache 207, K.I.Z, Pantera, Evanescence, Yungblud,Papa Roach,Turnstile, Architects and NOFX. The first acts for Rock am Ring 2023 are confirmed. Among them are the exclusive German shows of Die Toten Hosen as the first of the three big headliners.  Also there: international superstar Machine Gun Kelly, rock acts like Tenacious D, Pantera, Papa Roach and Evanescence, Deutschrap stars like Apache 207, Badmómzjay and K.I.Z. as well as the new indie generation represented by Giant Rooks and Province. NOFX will play one of their last shows ever on the stages of the Nürburgring.  > more info & tickets In 2023, Rock am Ring is again expecting over 160,000 music fans for the first highlight of the festival summer. Early Bird tickets were sold out in less than 24 hours. The first of the three headliners on the Utopia Main Stage for 2023 is one of the country's most formative rock bands: Die Toten Hosen are exclusively sending the live celebrations for their 40th band anniversary into overtime once again and will perform in Germany exclusively at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Frontman Campino comments: "It's no secret that the two twin festival venues are among our absolute favourites, where we have fought legendary battles together with the people over the years.  We've just had a fantastic summer with the fans and are now even more excited to get the opportunity to serve up the full programme of Tote Hosen madness again next year on historic ground, to all those who want to go one more round as well as to all newcomers. Get ready!"  The two other headliners are yet to be announced - it's going to get loud!Among the almost 50 names of the first wave of bands are the most relevant artists of the moment: Apache 207, who just sold out the additional shows of his big arena tour in seconds.  US superstar Machine Gun Kelly and UK hotshot Yungblud, who have recently made pop-punk big again. Pioneers of this genre are NOFX.  Fat Mike's heroes have nevertheless decided to end their live career - the last chance to relive their stage show at Ring and Park. Turnstile have released one of the guitar albums of the last year with "Glow On".  Pantera, one of the most important metal bands of all time, will be on stage. Amy Lee with Evanescence and Alissa White-Gluz with Arch Enemy combine melody and hard sounds, while K.I.Z. have no problem winning over even the most loyal rockers in the audience. The fan favourites Jack Black and Kyle Gass alias Tenacious D, whose festival shows always manage the balancing act between persiflage and a declaration of love for stadium rock, bring humour with them. The young generation of the indie scene is represented by the sink-rock stars Giant Rooks and Province. The line-up also sets accents in German rap and has Juju, Badmómzjay and Finchdrei, the most successful acts, at the start.  For all rock fans there will be a reunion with many (not at all) old acquaintances:  Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, The Distillers, ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo alias VV, Hot Water Music, Architects, Three Days Grace and Fever 333. © Thomas Rabsch