Arrow Rock Festival

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Arrow Rock Festival is a rock festival that takes place on a yearly basis since 2003 in the Netherlands. This festival presents mostly classic rock bands. The original location for the festival was Lichtenvoorde; until 2007 when the venue changed to Biddinghuizen. 2008 saw another location change, this time to Goffertpark, Nijmegen 51°49′26″N 5°50′3″E / 51.82389°N 5.83417°E / 51.82389; 5.83417. In 2009 the festival was cancelled, because of difficulties with the line-up. In 2010 the festival was cancelled because Aerosmith organised their own event in Goffertpark.[1]


On 27 June 2003 was the first edition of the Arrow Rock Festival. The line-up was:

  1. Deep Purple
  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. Status Quo
  4. Uriah Heep
  5. L.A. Doors
  6. Wishbone Ash
  7. Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  8. Budgie
  9. Y&T
  10. Thin Lizzy


2004's line-up (after the performances of Anouk & David Bowie were moved to the Amsterdam Arena and White Lion, Herbert Grönemeyer & Porcupine Tree cancelled):

  1. Alice Cooper
  2. Paul Rodgers
  3. Blaze of Glory
  4. Blue Öyster Cult
  5. Brothers in Arms
  6. Caravan
  7. Eric Burdon & The Animals
  8. Fish
  9. G3 feat. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Robert Fripp
  10. Golden Earring
  11. Heart
  12. Iron Butterfly
  13. Judas Priest
  14. Montrose
  15. Motörhead
  16. Plaeto
  17. Queensrÿche
  18. Saga
  19. Scorpions
  20. Symphony X
  21. Ten Years After
  22. The Godz
  23. The Quill
  24. UFO
  25. Y&T
  26. Yes


On 11 June the 2005 edition took place, with:

  1. Little River Band
  2. Styx
  3. Kansas
  4. Crosby, Stills & Nash
  5. Meat Loaf
  6. Thunder
  7. Glenn Hughes
  8. Survivor
  9. Lou Gramm
  10. Dream Theater


Pré Party Thursday 8 June:

Rock Palace:

Friday 9 June:

Rock Palace:

Rock Garden:

Saturday 10 June:

Rock Palace:

Rock Garden:

Roger Waters gave a 3-hour show with quadraphonic sound. The first half he played songs from Pink Floyd and his solo albums, the second half he performed the complete Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.


Friday 30 June:

Rock Garden:

Rock Palace:

Open Airrow Rockstage:


Sunday 15 June Goffertpark, Nijmegen

Rock Garden

Open Airrow Rock Stage

3 Doors Down cancelled but was supposed to play open Arrow Rock Stage after Twisted Sister.


  1. ^ "Helaas geen Arrow Rock Festival in 2010, wél Aerosmith!". Laatste nieuws. Arrow Rock Festival. 2 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-21.

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