Rock am Ring is twin festival to Rock im Park in the South of Germany. Originally it was planned in 1985 as a one-time event on the Nuerburgring to celebrate the inauguration of a new and shorter version of the race track. Due to its enormous commercial success, it was decided to make it an annual festival. Nowadays, about 70,000 to 90,000 Rock and Metal fans gather every June to celebrate the biggest names in music business. Headliners since included Metallica, Die Toten Hosen, Muse, Green Day, and Rage against the Machine only to name a few.Find tickets for Rock am Ring
Nuerburg Castle was built in the High Middle Ages, made of black coloured basalt. Race track Nuerburgring, the location of Rock am Ring, is just nearby. The castle rises on a hill above the village Nuerburg in the Eifel region. It is considered to be the highest castle in Rhineland-Pfalz district, so on a sunny clear day it may even be possible to see the spires of the Cologne Cathedral from up here.
Located directly in the town of Nuerburg, this welcoming modern hotel is in absolute throwing distance to the race track where Rock am Ring takes place. Rooms are fully equipped, with a great breakfast offered. The attached café and restaurant offers local dishes.
This is the place where newcomers and famous names in music business meet. Whether Rock or Pop - the Cologne based live music venue is meeting point for all music lovers.
Lanxess Arena is the biggest venue in the city of Cologne when it comes to the major names in music business. Numerous big players from Rock and Pop have graced this stage in recent years.
Industrial exterior and interior make the special atmosphere of Cologne's E-Werk. Live music for an audience of up to 2.000 people - ranging from Rock and Pop genre up to Metal and Punk.
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.
Gebäude 9 is the pilgrimage site for Indie and Alternative fans in Cologne and around. Most of the big names in Rock and Indie business have played here, including LCD Soundsystem, Foo Fighters or Arcade Fire.
Rock am Ring (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Festival time (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)