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.
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