05 June, Monday

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...
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

Presale for Rock am Ring has started


From 2 to 4 June 2023, the Nürburgring will once again be the location for Rock am Ring. If you don't want to miss the festival highlight of the season, you can book your tickets now! Early Bird Tickets, Camping Tickets and Parking Passes are on sale now.  > Click here for tickets CAMPING & FESTIVALWEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKETThe Weekend Festival Ticket is valid on all three days of the event during the respective opening hours from 02 - 04 June 2023. You need this ticket to attend the concerts. The Weekend Festival Ticket entitles you to enter the infield only, for camping and parking an additional ticket is necessary. CAMPING TICKETSAccess to sanitary facilities and festival shuttles to the infield is included in all camping categories for the first time this year. Our camping and parking areas will be open from Wednesday, 31.05.2023, 12:00 noon until Monday, 05.06.2023, 12:00 noon. The following camping categories are available at Rock am Ring 2023: GENERAL CAMPING Classic camping on the camping meadows including parking on the designated parking spaces.  GREEN CAMPINGGreen camping focuses on nature conservation and waste separation. In addition, there is a night-time rest period from 01:00 at night until 08:00 in the morning. In addition to your access to the Green Camping areas, this ticket entitles you to park in the designated parking spaces.  ROCK 'N' ROLL CAMPINGAt Rock 'N' Roll Camping there are power points available for communal use at intervals of approx. 50 metres. In addition to access to the Rock 'N' Roll Camping areas, this ticket entitles you to park in the designated parking spaces. CARAVAN CAMPINGThis ticket gives you access to the caravan camping areas, which are divided into three areas, zones B, C and D. You can park in these areas. In order to park in these areas, you also need a Caravan Pass for the respective zone for your vehicle. NEIGHBOURHOOD CAMPINGNot every hood's the same - reserve your permanent camping spot directly at your booking in the immediate vicinity of the infield and enjoy additional benefits. This ticket secures you and your friends a fixed reserved area of approx. 40 m2 with electricity on the campsite A5. In addition to the immediate vicinity of the infield, directly adjacent parking spaces, separate sanitary facilities, you will have an exclusive check-in area and your own kiosk at your disposal. Your reservation guarantees you and your friends a camping area for up to 5 people. Each person in your hood also needs a General Camping Ticket.  EXPERIENCE CAMPINGGlamping at the Ring - Experience Camping offers you a luxurious festival stay directly at the legendary race track next to the Utopia Stage. All you have to do is cross the race track and you will have secure access to the first and second breakwater of the Utopia Stage. You can arrive with little luggage and park directly at the Experience Camp in an exclusive car park. The Experience Reception team will check you in and take you to your booked accommodation. Whether in an Easy Tent, Rockotel, Safari Tent, Lodge or Bell Tent - Experience Camping offers you maximum comfort with breakfast, wifi, BBQ and lounge area. PARKING PASSESWEEKEND CAR PASSIf you are not camping on site, but staying in a hotel, with friends or simply at home, you will need a Weekend Car Pass if you are arriving daily by car. This allows you to park your car in designated daytime parking spaces from Friday to Sunday, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 am the following day. In the period in between, all cars must be removed from the day parking areas, which are not intended for overnight stays.  CAR & TENT PASSAt Rock am Ring, camping and parking areas are generally separated. If you want to park your car next to your tent, this is possible in the new Car & Tent area. You need a Car & Tent Pass per car, each person also needs a General Camping Ticket.  CARAVAN PASS ZONE BIn order to be parked in Caravan Zone B, each vehicle requires an appropriate Parking Pass. This is valid for motorhomes, caravans, folding trailers, roof tents, car buses or other vehicles equipped with sleeping facilities. In addition, an extra tent, awning or pavilion (3x3m) can be placed next to the vehicle. Electricity supply within a radius of 50m is included. Each person requires an additional Caravan Camping Ticket.  CARAVAN PASS ZONE CIn order to be parked in Caravan Zone C, each vehicle requires an appropriate Parking Pass. This is valid for motorhomes, caravans, folding trailers, roof tents, car buses or other vehicles equipped with sleeping facilities. In addition, an extra tent, awning or pavilion (3x3m) can be placed next to the vehicle. Electricity supply within a radius of 50m is included. Each person requires an additional caravan camping ticket.

Rock am Ring sold out with 90,000 weekend tickets - limited day tickets still available


Shortly before the start of the festival, Rock am Ring can report a sell-out with 90,000 weekend tickets sold. A visitor record, which could be reached in the size 2022 for the first time at the traditional festival. For those who make up their minds at short notice, there are still limited day tickets available. For fans who cannot be there on the weekend, RTL+ will exclusively broadcast the complete program of both main stages live, free of charge and freely accessible in the web browser on and via the app for RTL+ Premium User:in. In addition, a partnership with TikTok brings the festival experience to the global community. In addition to hashtag campaigns, live programming, official Rock am Ring playlists, backstage impressions with popular Creator:ins are also planned. At Rock am Ring, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, fans can look forward to headliners Green Day, Muse and Volbeat, among others, from June 3-5. A total of around 70 acts are scheduled, including Placebo, Måneskin, Marteria, Casper, Beatsteaks, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, The Offspring, Korn, Deftones and Scooter. Since 1985, tens of thousands of music fans have made the pilgrimage to the Nürburgring, first on the Whitsun weekend, then on the first weekend in June. Over the decades, acts such as David Bowie, The Bangles, Alanis Morissette, The Fugees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Die Toten Hosen, A$AP Rocky and Jay-Z have played at the festival. From the beginning, the festival has always been a mirror of the current pop zeitgeist. At Rock am Ring, developments were anticipated, and careers big and small were launched. 

230,000 fans at the 24h race - Rock am Ring ahead


It was the emotional return of the fans: 230,000 visitors celebrated a huge motorsport party at the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. The organisers, police and Nürburgring operating company look back with satisfaction on a successful weekend - with a great atmosphere and no incidents worth mentioning. At the same time, the 24-hour race was a strong start to the Nürburgring event summer. The next big event is already in the starting blocks: Already next weekend 90,000 festival fans will come to the Nürburgring - then for Rock am Ring (3-5 June). "I had goose bumps. Full grandstands and a great atmosphere around the track. You work all year for moments like that. That's what drives us as a race track and event location," the Managing Director of the Nürburgring Betreibergesellschaft, Christian Stephani, said enthusiastically after the weekend. "You could really feel this atmosphere everywhere. From the campsite at the Nordschleife to the lounges." This emotion is also shared by the sporting director of the organiser ADAC Nordrhein, Mirco Hansen: "The fans provide the emotional setting for our unique race. The pictures of the grid, the full grandstands and the fans around the Nordschleife - that was sensational. That has inspired everyone. The drivers and teams also confirm that." The Mayen police department also looks back on the past weekend with satisfaction. "The first official major event in two years went absolutely satisfactorily from a police point of view," explains press spokesman Nils Christ. "Apart from minor traffic disruptions, there were no noteworthy disturbances. We were on duty with strong forces and recorded only a few low-level offences despite the high number of visitors." For the police there is now only a short breather. The officers will be back on duty in time for Rock am Ring. The same goes for the team of the Nürburgring operating company. Managing director Ingo Böder, who together with Stephani is responsible for the fate of the race track, speaks of an organisational and operational tour de force: "I am proud of the whole team. While half of them were working on the 24h race, the others were already preparing Rock am Ring. On two weekends in a row, we have almost a big city as our guest. We can only manage this task with commitment and many years of event experience." From Friday, 3 June, 90,000 festival visitors are expected at the Nürburgring. The focus will then be on international top bands like Green Day, Volbeat or Muse. Together with the fans, they will continue to write the history of the Nürburgring Event Summer.

Day passes for Rock am Ring on pre-sale


Due to the high demand of the fans, Rock am Ring now also offers day tickets in advance. Visitors who are only slowly getting back into a live and festival situation after a two-year break due to the pandemic, or who are more interested in the band and artists of a day, now have the opportunity to also purchase day tickets for one of the three days.  more information & tickets Rock am Ring celebrates its debut with an outstanding line-up, some of which was already planned for the 2020 season before Corona. The fans' anticipation at that time for the headliners Green Day and Volbeat was justified. The programme was expanded by prominent newcomers such as Muse, Placebo, Måneskin, Marteria, Beatsteaks, Casper, Scooter, 100 Gecs and many more. In total, more than seventy acts are expected at the Ring on the traditional first weekend in June. Since 1985, tens of thousands of music fans have made the pilgrimage to the Nürburgring, first on the traditional Whitsun weekend, then on the first weekend in June. Over the decades, acts such as David Bowie, The Bangles, Alanis Morissette, The Fugees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Die Toten Hosen, ASAP Rocky or Jay-Z have played here. From the beginning, the festival has always been a mirror of the current pop zeitgeist. At Rock am Ring, developments were anticipated, careers big and small were launched.  The return of live music to the festival stages will trigger a huge wave of euphoria at Rock am Ring, which will be felt throughout the entire republic. Rock am Ring will take place from 03.06. to 05.06.2022 at the Nürburgring.