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.