Featured Fest: Rock am Ring/Rock im Park

The Reading and Leeds of German rock festivals.

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First planned as a one time event, Rock am Ring has grown substantially since its birth back in 1985, growing to the point that it spawned a sister event Rock in Wein in 1993, which over time has morphed into Rock im Park and together they have become one of the biggest festivals in the world, reaching an audience of over 150,000.

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Taking place from the 5th till the 8th of June in Nurburgring and 6th to the 9th of June in Nurnberg, both festivals give you the chance to check out some of the biggest rock bands around today, with this years event bringing you the likes of Metallica, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden and Kings of Leon along with over 80 other groups, artists and bands.

Over the three days you will be treated to practically every genre of rock music, from psych to emo, or metal to indie, all sounds are catered for, with too many amazing bands to mention, with a full list available via the festivals websites, but here are just a few of the bands that we can’t wait to see:

Iron Maiden, Pennywise, The Offspring, Kasabian, Nine Inch Nales, Queens of the Stone Age, Of Men & Mice, Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Kaiser Chiefs, We Are Scientists, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Metallica, Babyshambles, Haim and Maximo Park.

It’s not just big bands that you can see and hear at these festivals, both have a wonderful mixture of massive stadium fillers and up-and-coming bands, giving you the chance to discover some great new music, but also enjoy the biggest tunes at the same time, no matter if you are in the North or South of Germany, this is a must see festival if you love rock music and want to party with thousands of like-minded people.

For  more information on the festivals, check out the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park websites, or via their Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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By Stephen Gough