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. Up to nearly 20.000 seats in combination with a variety of bars and restaurants and the newest standards of technical equipment will make any event a very special one to remember.
With panoramic views onto the city of Cologne: 25 hours is always a good choice. One of the best things about it: visit the record store attached to the hotel for vinyl shopping.
Located in the heart of the city, the Cologne branch of Hard Rock Café is always a good place for burgers, beer, and cocktails. That perfectly goes with music memorabilia on the walls and Rock tunes in the background. Also offering live music from time to time. Don't forget to visit the merchandise store attached.
If you are into tunes ranging from Indie and Alternative to Punk, Rock and Grunge - head to this charming bar in Cologne. Stereo Wonderland is for music lovers instead of hipsters.
Nice one. Cologne based Frieda Bar is for all those music lovers fond of Punk, Heavy Metal, Rock, and similar.
This gritty Punk Rock bar is located in Cologne. People come here to get their fix of Punk, Hardcore and Rockabilly. Undiscovered and lesser-known bands from all over the world play the stage from time to time, and people also come here to hang out in the beer garden.
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.
Download Festival is a Rock with about 80,000 visitors, held annually at Donington Park. It is the most popular British Rock and Heavy Metal festival and has hosted some of the genres' biggest names, including Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Kiss, Judas Priest, and Guns N' Roses. Normally, Donington Park is a motorsport circuit.
Within a beautiful facade, cultural meeting place Vooruit in Belgian city of Ghent is host to live gigs from Indie and Alternative to Rock, Punk, and Metal. There is a major Belgian underground Rock scene so the event calendar is fully packed.
Kinky Star is an alternative music hotspot and bar in Ghent, notorious for its Irish coffees. Also homeport to a record label of the same name.
Elpee isn’t as accessible as many other pubs and venues due to its heavy music. Definitely worth a visit for any Metal fan around Ghent.
The Edwardian building has been hosting live music for decades now. O2 Academy Oxford hosted some impressive live performances in the past such as Editors, Foals, Elbow, Stereophonics, Ozzy Osbourne, Babyshambles, and Royal Blood. A Radiohead show even went on to become the video for their debut single Creep. Other highlight performances include Supergrass, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant, The Killers, The Strokes, and Muse.
One of Oxford's leading independent live music venue: The Bullingdon showcases local as well as national and international touring acts along DJs. Topped with a great cocktail bar.
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.
This small and intimate venue in the Belgian city of Ghent is all about Metal and Rock music. If your are in town and into the heavier tunes, check out their fine event calendar offering live music as well as party club nights.
Landes Arena Cologne (Photo by Google Street View)