2017 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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June 1-3 Red Rooster Festival Suffolk, England with Nick Lowe

June 2-3 BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain with Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Gov’t Mule

June 2-4 Governor’s Ball  NYC with Beck, the Killers, Of Monsters and Men, Gary Clark Jr, Eagles of Death Metal

June 3 Rockfest KC Kansas City, KS with Sammy Hagar, Ratt, Collective Soul

June 3-5 Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands with Green Day, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons

June 7-10 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with Aerosmith, Scorpions, Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, Little Steven, Kansas

June 8-11 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN with U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers

June 8-11 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, UK with Rod Stewart, Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Arcade Fire, Bastille, Run DMC, Texas, The Alarm

June 9-11 Download Donington Park, UK with Aerosmith, Slayer, Mastodon

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June 9-11 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark with Radiohead, Bastille

June 15-18 Firefly Festival Dover, DE with Bob Dylan, Weezer, Muse

June 16-17 Eaux Claires Eau Claire, WI with Paul Simon with YMusic, Bon Iver, Wilco

June 16-18 Mountain Jam Hunter Mountain, NY with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr.

June 16-18 Monterey International Pop Festival 50 Monterey CA with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Booker T. Stax Revue, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr.

June 16-18 Secret Solstice Reykjavik, Iceland with Foo Fighters, Chaka Khan

June 16-18 Hellfest Clisson, France with Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Slayer, Rob Zombie

June 18-19 Stone Free Festival London, England with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult

June 21-25 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, England with Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Paul Carrack, the Pretenders, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, Barry Gibb, Toots & the Maytals, Kris Kristofferson, Chic

June 22-25 Montebello Rockfest Montebello, QC with Megadeth, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stone Age, Dee Snider, Rammstein

June 23-25 Funhouse Fest Williamsburg, VA with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Sheryl Crow

June 23 – July 1 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY with Sheryl Crow, King Crimson, Mavis Staples

June 23-24 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain with John Fogerty, Cheap Trick, The Cult

June 23-25 Rock the Ring Hinwil, Switzerland with John Fogerty, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick

June 24-25 Arroyo Seco Weekend Pasadena, CA with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes

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June 28 – July 1 Open’er Gdynia, Poland with Foo Fighters, Radiohead

June 28 – July 2 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with Paul Simon, Red Hot Chili Peppers

June 29 – July 2 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium with Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire

June 29 – July 8 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal with Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, King Crimson, Buddy Guy

June 30 – July 2 Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain with Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Europe, Queensryche


July 4-9 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow

July 6-8 Mad Cool Madrid, Spain with Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Lumineers

July 6-16 Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gary Clark Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Peter Wolf, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Molly Hatchet

July 6-16 Festival d’été de Québec Québec, Canada with The Who, Metallica, the Zombies, Melissa Etheridge

July 8 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY with Blues Traveler, Living Colour, Suzanne Vega, Pousette-Dart Band

July 8-9 Bospop Weert, Netherlands with Pretenders, Roger Hodgson, Madness

July 13-15 Rock Fest Cadott, WI with Slayer, Megadeth, Lita Ford, Rob Zombie, Anthrax, Ratt

July 13-15 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax

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July 13-16 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY with The Zombies, Dave Mason, Eddie Money, Poco

July 13-16 Latitude Suffolk, England with Mumford & Sons, John Cale, Mavis Staples

July 14-16 Chicago Open Air Bridgeview, IL with Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Rob Zombie

July 15-16 The Classic West Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA with Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire

July 15-17 Pitchfork Chicago, IL

July 18-23 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Midnight Oil, Pixies

July 20-22 Moondance Jam Walker, MN with Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Melissa Etheridge, Halestorm, Vince Neil

July 22-23 Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pixies, Liam Gallagher

July 22-23 FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA with Iggy Pop, Nine Inch Nails

July 22 On Track For Summer Windsor, England with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Crazy World of Arthur Brown

July 28-29 Qstock Oulu, Finland with Alice Cooper

July 29-30 The Classic East Citi Field, Flushing, NY with Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire

July 29-30 Ramblin’ Man Fair Maidstone, England with ZZ Top, Dokken, Kansas, Y&T, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, UFO, Focus

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Aug 3-6 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL with the Killers, Liam Gallagher

Aug 3-6 Wickham Hampshire, England with 10cc, The Selecter

Aug 3-6 Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway with Buddy Guy

Aug 4-13 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium with Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Pixies

Aug 9-13 Smukfest Skanderborg, Denmark with Status Quo

Aug 10-13 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA with Gov’t Mule, Jon Bonamassa, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, All-Star tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, the Magpie Salute, Widespread Panic

Aug 11-13 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA with The Who, Metallica

Aug 11-13 The Fest for Beatles Fans Chicago, IL

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Peach Music FestivalAug 10-13 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, England with Megadeth, Testament

Aug 18-21 Moonstock Carterville, IL with Ozzy Osbourne

Aug 24-27 Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA with John Fogerty, Peter Wolf, Phil Lesh with Bob Weir, Brandi Carlile

Aug 25-27 Reading Festival Reading, England with Muse, Bastille

Aug 25-27 Leeds Festival Leeds, England with Muse, Bastille

Aug 25-27 Great British R&B Festival Colne, England

Aug 25-28 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, England with Chris Difford, Loudon Wainwright III


Sept 1-3 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA with Weezer, The Roots

Sept 1-3 Electric Picnic Laois, Ireland with Pretenders, Duran Duran, Madness

Sept 9-10 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany with Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons

Sept 15-17 Riot Fest Chicago, IL with Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order

Sept 15-17 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO with Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, the Magpie Salute, Delbert McClinton

Sept 15-17 Kaaboo San Diego, CA with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jackson Browne, Dave Mason, the Wallflowers, the Magpie Salute, Michael McDonald, Alanis Morissette

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Sept 15-17, 21-24 Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper + Arthur Brown, Tears For Fears, Nile Rodgers + Chic

Sept 16 Farm Aid Burgettstown, PA with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow

Sept 16-17 Music Midtown Atlanta, GA with Mumford & Sons, Weezer, Bastille

Sept 21-24 Laid Back Festival various cities with Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Peter Wolf, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Little Steven Garland Jeffreys

Sept 23-24 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY with Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller Band, Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa, Eddie Vedder, Buddy Guy

Sept 24-25 Pilgrimage Franklin, TN with Daryl Hall & John Oates, Beck

Sept 30 – Oct 1 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Mastodon


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

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

Nov TBD Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX

March 2018

March TBD Okeechobee Fest Okeechobee, Florida

Mar. 29 – Apr. 2 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia

April 2018

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

April TBD 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 TBD Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA

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

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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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