Rock am Ring and Rock im Park 2016

Rock am Ring &Rock in Park are sister music festivals held in Germany every year in the summer. This is a popular event and draws over 75,000 visitors every year.

The events are considered to be one as performers first play at Nuerburgring and then head over to Nueremberg.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Information

Location(s) Nürburgring, Germany (Rock am Ring)
Nuremberg, Germany (Rock im Park)
Years Active 1985 – present
Date(s) Usually first weekend in june, simultaneously with Rock im Park
3-5 June 2016
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Punk
  • Indie
  • Alternative rock

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Venues

Rock am Ring is held at the Nuerburgring Racetrack. This city is in the west and easily accessible from Cologne.

Rock im Park is held in the southern city of Nueremberg.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park 2016 What to Expect

  • This event was originally started in 1985 and completed 25 years in 2010. One can expect to see Rock, Metal, Indie, Alternative rock and Punk bands perform – a wide range of genres to choose from.
  • Some well known performers who performed at the 2012 event are Dick Brave and the Backbeats, Evanescence, Anthrax, Guano Apes, Killswitch Engage, Linkin Park, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden and Trivium.
  • Performers in previous events were Coldplay, 3 Doors Down (2011), Limp Bizkit, Black Stone Cherry, Polarkreis 18 (2009) to name a few well known ones – all of whom performed at sold out events.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park History

The Rock am Ring event was initially slated to be a one time event. It was so successful that the organizers decided to make it an annual one. The festival was also suspended for a couple of years due to poor attendance. The organizers took the festival to Vienna, Austria for the very first time in 1993. The object of the festival was to introduce well known performers as well as unknown names to their audiences.

Many well known names such as Joe Cocker, U2, REO Speedwagon, The Cure, Simply Red, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The INXS, Bryan Adams, Pearl Jam, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Radiohead, Bon Jovi, Van Halen and Megadeth have performed at these concerts over the years.

The official website offers more information on featured artists for the upcoming season and also information on how to get there etc.

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