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


March 2-5 Okeechobee Fest Okeechobee, Florida with Kings of Leon, the Lumineers, George Clinton

March 3-5 The Fest for Beatles Fans Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ


byron-bay-blues-festApril 13-17 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia with Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Buddy Guy, Jethro Tull, the Doobie Brothers, Rickie Lee Jones

April 14-16, 21-23 Coachella Indio, CA with Radiohead, Beyonce, Lorde, New Order, Bon Iver

April 20-22 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, FL with Bob Weir, Gov’t Mule, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, The Freight Train Band

April 20-23 Celebration 2017 during the first anniversary of Prince’s death, at Paisley Park, suburban Minneapolis, MN with The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, New Power Generation.

April 21-23 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA with Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Ween

April 26 – May 1 Cheltenham Jazz Fest Cheltenham, England with Paul Carrack, Rick Wakeman, Booker T Jones, Robert Cray

April 28 -30 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 1) New Orleans, LA with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Alabama Shakes

April 28-29 M3 Rock Festival Columbia, MD with Kix, Loverboy, Winger, Ratt, Dokken

April 30 MC Southern Rock Classic Columbia, MD with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Outlaws, Molly Hatchet

April 28-30 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with 38 Special, Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos, the Blasters, the Zombies, Tommy James and the Shondells, Willie Nelson


May 3-7 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL with Steve Winwood, Loverboy, Ziggy Marley, Night Ranger, Ambrosia

May 4-7 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 2) New Orleans, LA with Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Blues Traveler, Buddy Guy

May 5-7 Beale Street Memphis, TN

May 19-21 Rock on the Range Columbus, OH with Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn

May TBD Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal

May 25-28 Delfest Cumberland, MD with Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule

abbey-road-on-the-river-festivalMay 25-29 Abbey Road On the River Louisville, KY with Peter Noone, Peter Asher, the Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, and the Family Stone

May 26-28 Bottlerock Napa, CA with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Mavis Staples

May 26-28 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK with Def Leppard, Ratt, Soundgarden, Slaughter

May 26-28 Sasquatch! Quincy, WA with Frank Ocean, Twenty One Pilots

May 27-28 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Simi Valley, CA with Robbie Krieger Band, the Yardbirds, Mitch Ryder


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

June 2-3 BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain with Van Morrison

June 2-4 Bunbury Cincinnati, OH

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

June 7-10 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with Aerosmith, Scorpions, 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, Arcade Fire, Bastille, Run DMC, Texas, The Alarm

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

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

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

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

June 21-25 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, England with Radiohead

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

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 TBD Laid Back Nashville, TN

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

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

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

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

July 5-9 Henley-On-Thames Henley-On-Thames, England

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

July 6-15 Gent Jazz Gent, Belgium with Norah Jones

July 8 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

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

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

July 13-16 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY

July 13-16 Latitude Suffolk, England

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

July 14-16 Green River Festival Greenfield, MA

July 15-17 Pitchfork Chicago, IL

July 15-17 Pemberton Pemberton, BC

July 15-17 Forecastle Louisville, KY with Weezer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

July TBD Laid Back Chicago, IL

July 18-23 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland

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

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

July TBD Laid Back Jones Beach, NY

July TBD On Track For Summer Windsor, England

July 28-29 Qstock Oulu, Finland with Alice Cooper

July 29-30 Ramblin’ Man Fair Maidstone, England with ZZ Top, Dokken, Kansas


lollaAug 3-6 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL

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 Sting

Aug 11-13 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA

Aug TBD Vertex Buena Vista, CO

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

Peach Music FestivalAug TBD Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA

Aug 10-13 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, England with Megadeth, Testament

Aug TBD Vostertfleesten Bree, Belgium

Aug 18-21 Moonstock Carterville, IL with Ozzy Osbourne

Aug 24-27 Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA with Phil Lesh, 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

Aug TBD FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA


Sept TBD Riot Fest Denver, CO

Sept 1-3 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

Sept 9-10 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept TBD Riot Fest Chicago, IL

Sept 15-17 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO

Sept 15-17 Kaaboo San Diego, CA

Music Midtown FestivalSept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

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

Sept TBD Laid Back Red Rocks, CO

Sept TBD Landmark Music Festival Washington, DC


Oct 6-8; Oct 13-15 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX

Oct TBD Colonial Beach Bike Fest Colonial Beach, VA

Oct TBD Knotfest San Bernadino, CA

Oct 27-29 Voodoo Music + Art Experience New Orleans, LA

Oct TBD Laid Back Atlanta, GA


Nov TBD Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX

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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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