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Rock am Ring
Rock im Park
English group, The Prodigy performing at the 2009 Rock am Ring Festival, in Nürburg, Germany
The Prodigy performing at Rock am Ring (2009)
Genre Rock, Metal, Punk, Indie, Alternative, Electronic
Dates Usually first weekend in June
Location(s) Rock am Ring: Nürburgring
Nürburg
Rock im Park: Zeppelinfeld
Nuremberg
Years active 1985-present
Website
Rock am Ring: Venue Website
Rock im Park: Venue Website

The Rock am Ring (German: Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park (German: Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually. While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring racetrack in Nürburg (Adenau, Rheinland-Pfalz) (50°20′10″N 06°56′48″E / 50.33611°N 6.94667°E / 50.33611; 6.94667), in the west; Rock im Park takes place at the Zeppelinfeld (49°25′44″N 11°07′19″E / 49.42889°N 11.12194°E / 49.42889; 11.12194) in Nuremberg, in the south.

Both festivals are usually regarded as one event with a mostly identical lineup for both festivals. All artists perform one day at Nürburgring and another day in Nuremberg during the three-day event. There have been minor exceptions in the past years where an artist would be announced for one of the festivals only. Together Rock im Park and Rock am Ring are the largest music festivals and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of just over 150,000 people in 2007, selling out both events in advance for the first time.[1]

History[edit]

Center Stage 2013, the German rapper Cro performing

Rock am Ring was originally planned as a one-time festival celebrating the inauguration of a newer, shorter version of the track in 1985, but due to its commercial success (with 75,000 audience members), it was decided to make the concert an annual event. However, after a dip in attendance for the 1988 event, the festival was put on hiatus for two years. In 1991, the festival returned with a new concept: as well as featuring well-known artists, event organizers present lesser known up-and-coming bands to the public. In 1993, Rock im Park took place for the first time in Vienna. For the 1994 event, Rock im Park moved to the disused Munich-Riem airport, and the following year to Munich's Olympiastadion, where it found a home for the 1995 and 1996 event. Since 1997, Rock im Park is held at the Zepplinfield in Nürnberg.

The 2007 festival was used in a science experiment to test the effects of large bodies of people simultaneously jumping. The experiment data was used to calculate the result if the entire Chinese population were to jump in unison. The experiment concluded no significant results would come from the theoretical event.[2]

After 29 editions of Rock am Ring, the new owner of the Nürburgring decided that the contract won't be extended and the name mustn't be used by the promoter anymore. The festival will be continued under a new name at another location in 2015.[3]

Venues[edit]

Venue History
Year TBA Rock im Park
1985 Rock am Ring
Nürburgring, Nürburg
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991 Rock am Ring
Nürburgring, Nürburg
1992
1993 Rock in Wien
Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
1994 Rock im Riem
Flughafen München Riem, Munich
1995 Rock im Riem
Olympic Stadium, Munich
1996
1997 Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 Luitpoldarena, Nuremberg
2007 Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 Mendig, Vulkaneifel

Past dates & headliners[edit]

Date Bands[4] attendance (RaR) attendance (RiP)
25–26 May
1985
U2, Joe Cocker, Foreigner, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Marillion, Chris de Burgh, Rick Springfield, Gianna Nannini, The Alarm, Lone Justice, Immaculate Fools, REO Speedwagon, Saga, Mink DeVille, Russ Ballard, Night Ranger, Huey Lewis and the News, Shakatak 75,000 -
14–15 June
1986
Simple Minds headlining The Cure, INXS, James Taylor, Simply Red, Echo & the Bunnymen, Talk Talk, The Bangles, Cock Robin, Feargal Sharkey. 50,000 -
6–7 June
1987
David Bowie, Eurythmics, Udo Lindenberg, UB40 60,000 -
11–12 June
1988
Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Fleetwood Mac, Chris Rea, Imperiet 30,000 -
28–30 June
1991
INXS, Toto, Sting, The Sisters of Mercy, The Jeremy Days 51,000 -
5–7 June
1992
Marillion, Saga, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Pearl Jam, The Cult, Tori Amos, Héroes del Silencio 42,000 -
29–30 May
1993
INXS, Faith No More, Brian May, Robert Plant, Héroes del silencio, Melissa Etheridge, Def Leppard, Danzig, The Black Crowes, Leonard Cohen, Hothouse Flowers, The Jayhawks, World Party, Ugly Kid Joe 50,000 -
21–23 May
1994
Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Clawfinger, Nina Hagen, Radiohead, Therapy?, Rage Against the Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins 70,000 -
3–4 June
1995
Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Megadeth, Bad Religion, Otto Waalkes, Pretenders 70,000 -
24–26 May
1996
Rage Against the Machine, Kiss, Bryan Adams, Dave Matthews Band, Herbert Grönemeyer, Die Toten Hosen, Sting, Fugees, Alanis Morissette, Héroes del Silencio, Bush, Mike + The Mechanics, Sepultura, Rancid, Paradise Lost 75,000 -
16–18 May
1997
Soraya, Kiss, Aerosmith, Die Ärzte, Supertramp, Texas, Neneh Cherry, Faith No More 70,000 40,000
29–31 May
1998
Bob Dylan, Genesis, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, BAP, The Prodigy, Bad Religion, Therapy?, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soulflower 58,000 not specified
21–23 May
1999
Metallica, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Xavier Naidoo, Robbie Williams, Faithless, Skunk Anansie, Garbage. 63,000 30,000
9–11 June
2000
Oasis, Pearl Jam, Slipknot, Die Toten Hosen, Sting, Eurythmics, Korn, Rage Against the Machine 75,000 40,000
1–3 June
2001
Blackmail, HIM, Anastacia, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, Kid Rock, Godsmack, OutKast, Reamonn, Hed PE 65,000 50,000
17–19 May
2002
Lenny Kravitz, Carlos Santana, Faithless, Neil Young, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Ozzy Osbourne, Alien Ant Farm, System of a Down, Natalie Merchant, Bad Religion, Muse 50,000 40,000
6–8 June
2003
Iron Maiden, Metallica, Placebo (substituting for Linkin Park as a result of Chester Bennington being hospitalized with an abdominal parasite infection), Audioslave, Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Zwan, The Cardigans, Maná, Molotov, Lifehouse, The Donnas, Murderdolls, Reamonn, Silverchair, The Hives, The Dandy Warhols, Die Happy, blackmail, M.I.A., Joachim Deutschland, Whyte Seeds, Stone Sour, Clawfinger Emil Bulls, Dave Gahan, Stereophonics, Badly Drawn Boy, Turin Brakes, Tomte, The Ark, Saybia, Surrogat, Disturbed, Boysetsfire, Moby, Beginner, ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe), Patrice, Saïan Supa Crew, Deichkind, Kool Savas, Creutzfeld & Jakob, Rolf Stahlhofen 75,000 40,000
4–6 June
2004
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Nickelback, Evanescence, Die Toten Hosen, Faithless, Bad Religion, Moloko, Avril Lavigne, Wir sind Helden, Judas Priest (Rock im Park only), Linkin Park (Rock am Ring only), Lostprophets, Motörhead, Sportfreunde Stiller, The Rasmus, Seeed, Korn, 3 Doors Down, Lagwagon, H-Blockx, Dover, Machine Head 65,000 40,000
3–5 June
2005
headliners Iron Maiden, R.E.M., HIM, Wir sind Helden, Mudvayne, Melody Club, Green Day, Incubus, The Hives, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down, Helmet, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver, Feeder, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Fettes Brot, Mando Diao, Subway to Sally, Apocalyptica, Die Toten Hosen, Wednesday 13, Dir En Grey, Kagerou, Maroon 5, Papa Roach, Within Temptation, Weezer, Black Raven, Garbage. 70,000 45,000
2–4 June
2006
headliners New Guns N' Roses, Kaizers Orchestra, Korn and Metallica, Angels & Airwaves, Trivium, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold, Cradle of Filth, Depeche Mode, The Darkness, Placebo, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Deftones, Editors, Bela B., Nelly Furtado, Sportfreunde Stiller, Kaiser Chiefs, Tool, Jamiroquai, Dir En Grey, Atreyu, In Flames, Opeth, Bloodhound Gang, Kagerou, Danko Jones, Bullet for My Valentine, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Point Blank, The Zutons, Strapping Young Lad, She Wants Revenge 80,000 49,000
1–3 June
2007
headliners Linkin Park, The Smashing Pumpkins, Die Ärzte and Slayer, Evanescence, Korn, The White Stripes, Velvet Revolver, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Mando Diao, Wir sind Helden, Dave Matthews Band (withdrew from the event), The Hives, Arctic Monkeys, My Chemical Romance, Kaiser Chiefs, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, M.I.A., The Kooks, Wolfmother, Stone Sour, Amy Winehouse (withdrew from the event), As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, The Cat Empire, Chimaira, The Cribs, Fair to Midland, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, The Fratellis, Funeral for a Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, Good Charlotte, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Maxïmo Park, McQueen, Megadeth, Mr. Hudson & The Library, Paolo Nutini, Papa Roach (canceled Rock im Park performance due to vocal problems), Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Silverstein, The Sounds, Sugarplum Fairy, Tele, Type O Negative, Under the Influence of Giants, The Used, Zoot Woman, Aiden, Miasma, Charlotte Hatherley, DevilDriver, Down Below, DragonForce, Finley, Gallows, Groove Armada, Head Automatica, In This Moment, Kilian, Lez Zeppelin, The Long Blondes (Rock im Park only), Lost Alone, Mutemath, Ohrbooten, One Fine Day, Paramore, Pohlmann, Revolverheld, Saosin, Smoke Blow, Sunrise Avenue, Turbostaat, The Last Exit to Anywhere 82,000
for the first time sold out in advance sale
60,000
6–8 June
2008
headliners Die Toten Hosen, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica; also HIM, The Prodigy, Incubus, Sportfreunde Stiller, The Verve, The Offspring, Motörhead, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Fettes Brot, Culcha Candela, The Fratellis, Serj Tankian, Bullet for My Valentine, Babyshambles, Nightwish, Lostprophets, In Flames, Kate Nash, Kid Rock, Alter Bridge, Simple Plan, Madsen, Dimmu Borgir, Bad Religion, Justice, Disturbed, 36 Crazyfists, Rooney, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Airbourne, Saxon, Pendulum, Danko Jones more than
85,000
sold out in advance sale
75,000
5–7 June
2009
headliners Marilyn Manson, Billy Talent, Limp Bizkit, Placebo, The Killers, Korn, Slipknot, Mando Diao; also 2raumwohnung, Alexisonfire, All That Remains, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Basement Jaxx, Biffy Clyro, Black Stone Cherry, Bloc Party, Bring Me the Horizon, Chester French, Chris Cornell, Dir En Grey, DragonForce, Dredg, Enter Shikari, Esser, Expatriate, Flogging Molly, Gallows, Guano Apes, Ich Bin Bunt, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Juliette Lewis, Kettcar, Kilians, Killswitch Engage, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Madina Lake, Madness, M.I.A., Middle Class Rut, New Found Glory, Pain, Papa Roach, Peter Bjorn and John, Phoenix, Peter Fox, Polarkreis 18, Razorlight, Reamonn, Scouting for Girls, Selig, Sevendust, Shinedown, Steadlür, Sugarplum Fairy, The All-American Rejects, The Crave, The Gaslight Anthem, The Kooks, The Prodigy, The Rifles, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Script, The Subways, Tomte, Trivium, Volbeat, White Lies 80,000
sold out in advance sale
60,000
3–6 June
2010
headliners Rammstein, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Kiss, HIM, Thirty Seconds to Mars; also A Day to Remember, Airbourne, Alice in Chains, Alkaline Trio, As I Lay Dying, Bad Religion, Broilers, Bullet for My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Carpark North, Crime in Stereo, Crystal Castles, Cypress Hill, Das Actionteam, Delphic, Die Sterne, Disco Ensemble, Dizzee Rascal, Dommin, Editors, Donots, Ellie Goulding, Eyes of Solace, Fertig, Los!, Five Finger Death Punch, Foals, Gentleman, Gogol Bordello, Gossip, H-Blockx, Halestorm, HammerFall, Heaven Shall Burn, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Jay-Z, Kamelot, Kasabian, Katatonia, Kate Nash, Kiss, Lamb of God, Lazer, Lissie, Motörhead, Muse, OneRepublic, Pendulum, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Rock Rotten's 9mm Assi Rock'n'Roll, Roman Fischer, Slash, Slayer, Sportfreunde Stiller (unplugged), Stone Sour, Sweethead, Taking Dawn, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, The Cribs, The Damned Things, The Hives, The New Black, The Sounds, The Storm, Them Crooked Vultures, Tocotronic, Turbostaat, Volbeat, We Are the Fallen, Whitechapel, WhoMadeWho, Year Long Disaster, You Me at Six, Zebrahead 86,500
sold out in advance sale
60,500
3–5 June
2011
headliners System of a Down, Coldplay, Kings of Leon; also In Flames, Mando Diao, Beatsteaks, The Gaslight Anthem, Volbeat, Hurts, The BossHoss, Jazzkantine 84,000 55,200
1–3 June
2012
headliners Linkin Park, Metallica, Die Toten Hosen; also Evanescence, Soundgarden, Tenacious D, Billy Talent, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Trivium, The Offspring, Kasabian, Skrillex, Gossip, Gojira, Killswitch Engage 86,500
sold out in advance sale
76,000
7–9 June
2013
headliners Green Day, Volbeat, Thirty Seconds to Mars; also The Killers, The Prodigy, Seeed, Fettes Brot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Paramore, Bullet For My Valentine, Hurts, Bad Religion, Phoenix, Stone Sour, The Bosshoss, Tocotronic, Biffy Clyro, Papa Roach, Love and Death (band) 87,000
sold out in advance sale
72,000
5–8 June
2014
headliners Linkin Park, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kings Of Leon; also The Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Die Fantastischen Vier, Fall Out Boy, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Anthrax, Trivium more than 80,000 70,000

2014 festival[edit]

The 2014's edition of Rock am Ring was the last at the Nürburgring and spread over 4 days. Headliners: Linkin Park, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kings Of Leon.[5] Other bands included Alligatoah, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold, Babyshambles, Booka Shade, Die Fantastischen Vier, Fall Out Boy, Ghost, Gogol Bordello, Gojira, Heaven Shall Burn, In Extremo, Jake Bugg, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, John Newman, Karnivool, Klangkarussell Live, Kvelertak, Left Boy, Mando Diao, Marteria, Mastodon, Maximo Park, Milky Chance, Nine Inch Nails, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Portugal. The Man, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rob Zombie, Rudimental, SDP, Sierra Kidd, Slayer, Suicide Silence, Teesy, Triggerfinger, The Offspring.[6]

Center Stage (Rock am Ring)
Thursday, 5 Friday, 6 Saturday, 7 Sunday, 8

Klangkarussell
Rudimental
Cro
Iron Maiden
The Offspring
Pennywise
Falling in Reverse

Kings Of Leon
Mando Diao
Kasabian
Rea Garvey
Jake Bugg
John Newman
Rival Sons

Linkin Park
Die Fantastischen Vier
Fall Out Boy
Alligatoah
Kaiser Chiefs
The Pretty Reckless
257ers

Metallica
Avenged Sevenfold
Alter Bridge
In Extremo
Trivium
Black Stone Cherry

2013 festival[edit]

2013's edition was sold out since the beginning of January, and included acts like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Green Day, The Prodigy, Fettes Brot, Volbeat, Stone Sour, Sportfreunde Stiller, Simple Plan, The Killers, Paramore, All Time Low, Fun., Imagine Dragons, Papa Roach, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Bullet For My Valentine, Amon Amarth, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, The Bosshoss, Airbourne, Bush, Hacktivist, The Bloody Beetroots, Hurts, Phoenix, Tocotronic, Biffy Clyro, Stereophonics, Kate Nash, Selig, Bosse, Kraftklub, Bad Religion, Royal Republic, Seeed, Casper, The Wombats, ASAP Rocky, Five Finger Death Punch, Coheed And Cambria, Coal Chamber, Escape The Fate, Newsted and Pierce The Veil

Center Stage (Rock am Ring)
Friday, 7 Saturday, 8 Sunday, 9

Thirty Seconds to Mars
Fettes Brot
Cro
Paramore
Fun.
Imagine Dragons
The Strypes

The Prodigy
Volbeat
Stone Sour
The Bosshoss
Airbourne
Papa Roach
Hacktivist

Green Day
Sportfreunde Stiller
Kraftklub
Simple Plan
Bad Religion
Royal Republic
All Time Low

2012 festival[edit]

Acts for the 2012 edition included As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Awolnation, Billy Talent, Crystal Castles, Deichkind, DevilDriver, Dick Brave and the Backbeats, Die Toten Hosen, Donots, Enter Shikari, Evanescence, Example, Gossip, Gojira, Guano Apes, Kasabian, Keane, KoRn, The Koletzkis, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Lexy & K-Paul, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, MIA., Motörhead, The Offspring, Opeth, Periphery, Shinedown, Skrillex, Soundgarden, Tenacious D, The Subways, and Trivium.[7][8]

Center Stage (Rock am Ring)
Friday, 1 Saturday, 2 Sunday, 3

Linkin Park
Soundgarden
Gossip
Kasabian
Cypress Hill
The Subways
Tribes

Metallica
Billy Talent
Tenacious D
Refused
Enter Shikari
Shinedown
Gojira

Die Toten Hosen
The Offspring
Dropkick Murphys
Dick Brave & The Backbeats
Donots
King Charles

2011 festival[edit]

The headliners for the 2011 festival were System of a Down, Coldplay. Other bands included Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Rob Zombie, Interpol, Avenged Sevenfold, Social Distortion, Volbeat, Beatsteaks, August Burns Red, The BossHoss, Hurts, KoЯn, Madsen, Mando Diao, The Kooks, Sevendust, In Flames, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, The Devil Wears Prada, Ash and The Gaslight Anthem.

Center Stage (Rock am Ring)
Friday, 3 Saturday, 4 Sunday, 5

Kings of Leon
Mando Diao
Social Distortion
The Gaslight Anthem
Plain White T's
We Are Scientists
Thees Uhlmann & Band

Coldplay
Söhne Mannheims
The Kooks
Hurts
Ash
The Naked and Famous
Morning Parade

System of a Down
Beatsteaks
Volbeat
Avenged Sevenfold
Hollywood Undead
Millencolin
Mastodon

2009 festival[edit]

The headling acts for 2009 were Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, The Prodigy, KoЯn, Marilyn Manson, The Killers, Placebo and Billy Talent. Other bands included 2raumwohnung, Alexisonfire, All That Remains, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Basement Jaxx, Biffy Clyro, Black Stone Cherry, Bloc Party, Bring Me the Horizon, Chester French, Chris Cornell, Dir En Grey, DragonForce, Dredg, Enter Shikari, Esser, Expatriate, Five Finger Death Punch, Flogging Molly, Forbidden Theory, Gallows, Guano Apes, Hollywood Undead, Ich Bin Bunt, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Juliette Lewis, Kettcar, Kilians, Killswitch Engage, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Madina Lake, Madness, Mando Diao, M.I.A., Middle Class Rut, New Found Glory, Pain, Papa Roach, Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Fox, Phoenix, Polarkreis 18, Razorlight, Reamonn, Scouting for Girls, Selig, Sevendust, Shinedown, Staind, Steadlür, Sugarplum Fairy, The All-American Rejects, The Crave, The Gaslight Anthem, The Kooks, The Rifles, The Script, The Soundtrack of Our Lives (OEOC), The Subways, Tomte, Trivium, Volbeat, White Lies Rock am Ring tickets were sold out by March 26.[9]

2008 festival[edit]

The 2008 festival took place on 6–8 June 2008. 91 acts have been officially confirmed. Both festivals were sold out on 1 May.

Confirmed acts: [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
3 Doors Down (replacing Chris Cornell, who backed out to record an album[16]), 36 Crazyfists, Against Me!, Airbourne, Alpha Galates, Alter Bridge, Animal Alpha, Babyshambles, Bad Religion, Bedouin Soundclash, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Stone Cherry, Black Tide, Bloodlights, Booka Shade, Bullet for My Valentine, CSS, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chiodos, Coheed and Cambria, Culcha Candela, Danko Jones, Die Toten Hosen, Dimmu Borgir, Disco Ensemble, Disturbed, Eagles of Death Metal, EL*KE, Fair to Midland, Fettes Brot, Fiction Plane, Filter, Finger Eleven,[17][18] From First to Last, Gavin DeGraw, Gavin Rossdale, High on Fire, HIM, Hot Chip, In Case of Fire, In Flames, Incubus, Infadels, Jimmy Eat World, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Johnossi, Jonathan Davis, Justice, Kate Nash, Kid Rock, Kill Hannah, Lostprophets, Madsen, Manic Street Preachers, Masters of Reality, Metallica, Motörhead, Nightwish, Oomph!, Opeth, Paramore, Pete Murray, Queens of the Stone Age, Rafael Weber, Rage Against the Machine, Rival Schools, Róisín Murphy, Rooney, Rose Tattoo, Saul Williams, Saxon, Seether, Serj Tankian, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Söhne Mannheims, Sonic Syndicate, Sportfreunde Stiller, Stereophonics, Steriogram, Takida, The Fall of Troy, The Fratellis, The Futureheads, The Hellacopters, The Offspring, The Prodigy, The Streets, The Verve, Tokyo Police Club, Turisas and ZOX.

Glory of Joann's MySpace profile lists them as performing at Rock am Ring, and ringrocker lists them as officially confirmed.

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