2017-2018 Classic Rock Festivals

Best Classic Bands gathers info for festivals from around the globe with their dates, locations and a sampling of the top classic rock acts that are appearing

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Oct 5-8 Colonial Beach Bike Fest Colonial Beach, VA with Pat Travers Band

Oct 6-8; Oct 13-15  Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX with Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Spoon

Oct 21-22 Aftershock Sacramento, CA with Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal

Oct 26 – Nov 5 Rock Getaway Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico with Don Henley, Santana, Steve Miller Band, Roger Daltrey, Bad Company, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and more

Oct 27-29 Blues Fest Dublin and London, U.K. with Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall and Oates, Chic ftg Nile Rodgers

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Nov 4-5 Knotfest San Bernadino, CA with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Prophets of Rage

March 2018

March TBD Okeechobee Fest Okeechobee, Florida

March 9-11 The Fest For Beatles Fans Jersey City, NJ

Mar. 29 – Apr. 2 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie

April 2018

April 13-15, 20-22 Coachella Indio, CA

April 19-21 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, FL

April 20-22 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA

April TBD Cheltenham Jazz Fest Cheltenham, England

April 27 -29 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 1) New Orleans, LA

April TBD M3 Rock Festival Columbia, MD

April 27-29 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Gordon Lightfoot, Molly Hatchet, Georgia Satellites, Dwight Yoakam

May 2018

May TBD Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL

May 4-6 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 2) New Orleans, LA

May TBD Beale Street Memphis, TN

May TBD Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal

May TBD Rock on the Range Columbus, OH

May TBD Delfest Cumberland, MD

May TBD Abbey Road On the River Louisville, KY

May TBD Bottlerock Napa, CA

May TBD Rocklahoma Pryor, OK

May TBD Sasquatch! Quincy, WA

May TBD Cajun & Blues Music Festival Simi Valley, CA

May 26 Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT

May 31 -June 2 Red Rooster Festival Suffolk, England


June TBD BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain

June TBD Governor’s Ball  NYC

June TBD Rockfest KC Kansas City, KS

June TBD Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands

June 6-9 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden

June 7-9 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark

June 7-10 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN

June 8-10 Download Donington Park, UK

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June TBD Firefly Festival Dover, DE

June TBD Eaux Claires Eau Claire, WI

June TBD Mountain Jam Hunter Mountain, NY

June TBD Secret Solstice Reykjavik, Iceland

June 21-24 Isle of Wight 50th Anniversary, Isle of Wight, UK

June 22-24 Hellfest Clisson, France

June TBD Stone Free Festival London, England

June 26-30, 2019 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, England

June TBD Montebello Rockfest Montebello, QC

June TBD Funhouse Fest Williamsburg, VA

June TBD Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY

June 22-23 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

June 22-24 Rock the Ring Hinwil, Switzerland

June TBD Arroyo Seco Weekend Pasadena, CA

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June TBD Summerfest Milwaukee, WI

June TBD Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium

June 28 – July 7 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada

June TBD Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain

July 4-7 Open’er Gdynia, Poland


July TBD Mad Cool Madrid, Spain

July TBD Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa

July 5-15 Festival d’été de Québec Québec, Canada

July TBD Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

July TBD Bospop Weert, Netherlands

July 12-14 Rock Fest Cadott, WI

July TBD Rock USA Oshkosh, WI

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July 12-15 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY

July 12-15 Latitude Suffolk, England

July TBD Chicago Open Air Bridgeview, IL

July TBD Pitchfork Chicago, IL

July TBD Paleo Nyon, Switzerland

July 19-21 Moondance Jam Walker, MN

July TBD Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France

July TBD FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA

July TBD Qstock Oulu, Finland

July TBD Ramblin’ Man Fair Maidstone, England

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Aug 2-5 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL

Aug 2-5 Wickham Hampshire, England

Aug TBD Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway

Aug TBD Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium

Aug 9-12 Smukfest Skanderborg, Denmark

Aug TBD Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA

Peach Music FestivalAug TBD Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA

Aug 10-12 The Fest for Beatles Fans Chicago, IL

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Aug 9-12 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, England

Aug TBD Moonstock Carterville, IL

Aug TBD Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA

Aug 24-26 Reading Festival Reading, England

Aug 24-26 Leeds Festival Leeds, England

Aug TBD Great British R&B Festival Colne, England

Aug 24-27 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, England

Aug 31 – Sept 2 Electric Picnic Laois, Ireland


Sept TBD Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

Sept 8-9 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept 14-16 Riot Fest Chicago, IL

Sept 14-16 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO

Sept 14-16 Kaaboo San Diego, CA

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Sept TBD Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sept TBD Farm Aid Location TBA

Sept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

Sept TBD Laid Back Festival various cities TBA

Sept TBD Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY

Sept TBD Pilgrimage Franklin, TN

Sept TBD Louder Than Life Louisville, KY

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  1. pamela
    #1 pamela 29 December, 2016, 09:45

    what about “Rock on the Range” May 19-21, Columbus OH. Metalica, Soundgarden, Primus, Korn, Volbeat……

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  2. Boo
    #2 Boo 19 April, 2017, 16:18

    No mention of the Bands in the Backyard in Vineland, Co on June 16-25, Rockin the River in Three Forks, MT on August 11-13, or Red Ants Pants Festival in White Sulpher Springs, MT on July 27-30.

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