Cologne is one of the major cities in Germany when it comes to huge concerts as well as intimate venues. The pulsing live music scene attracts not only world-class stars, but also creates an atmosphere for supporting newcomers.
Check out the venue and festival guide below to get our best tips for accomodation, day activities as well as bars and restaurants before and after the gig.
Rock am Ring is a rock music festival held annually in Germany. Combined with its sister festival Rock im Park, figures are some of the biggest in the world in terms of attendance. Every year, Rock am Ring is bringing the best in world’s Rock and Metal genre to Germany. Over the years, headliners includes big names such as Oasis, Metallica, Green Day, and Black Sabbath.
Gloria theatre in the heart of Cologne has a long history of film screenings, parties, comedy festivals, and live music gigs. Nowadays, it’s one of the city’s best night clubs, but the location is also used for all kinds of concerts. The likes of Coldplay, Oasis, Kings of Leon, and the Foo Fighters have all performed here in recent years.
Palladium in Cologne is just opposite the E-Werk venue and boasts a set of versatile rooms. The largest one is for gala events and business conventions but mainly hosts live concerts. The main hall fits up to 4,000 people with a stage that has seen bands and artists from all musical genres such as Royal Blood and Alt-J.
The rooms of the abandoned factory in Cologne with unique industrial charm are now used for live events. Either rave through the night to Techno and Electro sounds in the smaller basement room or join up to 800 others guests for Rock, Metal, or Indie concerts in the major space upstairs.
Luxor opened back in 1982. The night club and live music venue has seen countless Indie, Pop, and Rock bands and artists play the tunnel-like room. Some 400 people fit in here for intimate gigs. The music on club nights ranges from Rock and Alternative to Classics.
Annually in summer, this urban festival takes place in the city of Cologne. c/o pop Festival brings a carefully curated program between Rock, Indie, Pop, Hip Hop and much more. Taking place all over Cologne and its numerous live music venues. Bringing small as well as bigger showcases.