2019 Classic Rock Festivals

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

Links are for the festivals’ home page (in English, when available). If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

January

Jan 18-21 30A Songwriters Festival Santa Rosa Beach, FL with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, Brandi Carlile, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Chris Stamey, Drivin N Cryin, Livingston Taylor, Patty Griffin

Jan 26 Florida Jazz & Blues Jam Boca Raton, Fla. with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Larry Carlton

Jan. 31 – Feb. 4 Avett Brothers at the Beach Riviera Maya, Mexico with Avett Brothers, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show

February

Feb 15-16 Kaaboo Cayman Grand Cayman Island with Blondie, Blues Traveler, Bryan Adams, Los Lobos, Duran Duran, Counting Crows, the English Beat, Maxi Priest, plus comedians Darrell Hammond, David Spade, Wanda Sykes

March

March 9, 11 Download Sydney + Melbourne, Australia with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Anthrax

March 21 Download Japan with Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Anthrax, Halestorm

March 2020 Okeechobee Fest Okeechobee, FL

March TBD In Bloom Festival Houston, TX

March 29-31 The Fest For Beatles Fans (Celebrating 50 years of Abbey Road) Jersey City, NJ with Denny Laine, producer Jack Douglas, drummer Alan White

April

April 12-14 Tortuga Music Festival Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King, Kenny Chesney

April 12-14, 19-21 Coachella Indio, CA

April 18-22 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia with Colin Hay, Gary Clark Jr., Arlo Guthrie, Norah Jones, George Clinton, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Iggy Pop, Jack Johnson

April 26-28 Undercover Festival London, U.K.

April 2020 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, FL

April 19-21 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA The Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic

April 25-28 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 1) New Orleans, LA

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

April 26-28 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Jones, Bret Michaels

April 28-29 Fort Rock Ft. Lauderdale – Sunrise, FL with Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots

May

May 2-5 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Weekend 2) New Orleans, LA

May 2-5 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL

May 3-5 Rockville Festival Jacksonville, FL

May 3-5 Beale Street Memphis, TN

May TBD M3 Rock Fest Columbia, MD

May TBD Corona Hell and Heaven Festival Mexico City, Mexico

May 10-12 Kaaboo Texas AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

May TBD Carolina Rebellion Concord, NC

May 17-26 The Bath Festival Bath, England

May TBD Rock on the Range Columbus, OH

May 18-19 Doheny Blues Festival Dana Point, CA

May 23-26 Delfest Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Bearded Theory Festival Derbyshire, UK

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

May 23-27 Abbey Road On the River Jeffersonville, IN with Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde, the Buckinghams, the Grass Roots, the Cowsills

May 24-26 Bottlerock Napa, CA

May 24-26 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK

May TBD Sasquatch! Quincy, WA

May 24-26 Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, IL

May 25-26 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Simi Valley, CA

May 25 Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT

May 31 – June 2 Governor’s Ball  NYC

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

June

June 5-8 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with KISS, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Krokus

June 6-8 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark

June 7-21 Hampton Court Palace Festival London, U.K. with Tears For Fears, the Jacksons

June 8-10 Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands with Fleetwood Mac, Mumford and Sons

June 13-16 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN

June 13-16 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy with Ed Sheeran, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool

June 13-16 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, UK

June TBD Big Noise Wilmington, DE

June 14-15 Holland International Blues Festival Grolloo, Netherlands with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd

June 14-16 Download Donington Park, UK with Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, Slash ftg Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie

June TBD Montebello Rockfest Montebello, QC

June 19-22 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark with Tool, Slipknot, Rob Zombie

June 20-23 Nocturne Live Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, U.K. with Tears For Fears, Kylie Minogue

June 21-23 Firefly Festival Dover, DE

June TBD Mountain Jam Hunter Mountain, NY

June TBD Stone Free Festival London, England

June TBD Download Paris, France

June 20-22 Rock the Ring Hinwil, Switzerland with Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Lynyrd Skynrd, Tesla

June 21-22 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain with Stray Cats, Wilco, Tesla

June 21-23 Secret Solstice Reykjavik, Iceland

June 21-23 Hellfest Clisson, France with KISS, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whitesnake, Slayer

June 21-29 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY

June 26-30 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, England

June 27-29 Tons of Rock Halden, Norway with KISS, Def Leppard, Dropkick Murphys

June TBD Funhouse Fest Williamsburg, VA

June TBD Arroyo Seco Weekend Pasadena, CA

June TBD Milano Summer Festival Milan, Italy with KISS, Metallica

June TBD Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal

June TBD Impact Festival Krakow, Poland with Alice in Chains

June 26-28 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI

June 27-30 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium with The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Tool, Weezer

June 27 – July 6 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada with George Benson, Rufus Wainwright

June 28-30 Download Madrid, Spain with Slipknot, Tool

June 28 – July 13 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland

June TBD BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

July

July 2-5 Open’er Gdynia, Poland

July 2-7 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth

July 4-7 Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain with ZZ Top, Def Leppard, Dee Snider

July 5-7 Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Sussex, U.K.

July 5-7 Thunder Bay Blues Festival Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

July 5-7 Cornbury Music Festival Oxfordshire, U.K.

July TBD Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa

July TBD Festival d’été de Québec Québec, Canada

July TBD Eaux Claires Eau Claire, WI

July TBD Ribfest Naperville, IL

July 11-13 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Iver, Greta Van Fleet

July 11-13 Roxodus Edenvale, Ontario with Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Lita Ford

July 12-14 Trnsmt Festival Glasgow, U.K.

July 12-14 Bospop Weert, Netherlands

July 13 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

July TBD Liverpool Feis Liverpool, U.K.

July TBD Rock Fest Cadott, WI

July 18-20 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

July 18-20 Moondance Jam Walker, MN with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Goo Doo Dolls, Train

July 18-21 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY

July 18-21 Vieilles Charrues Carhaix, France

July 19-21 Rewind: Scotland Perth, U.K.

July 19-21 Ramblin’ Man Fair Maidstone, U.K. with Foreigner, Chris Robinson Brotherhood

July 20-21 Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France

July TBD Ride Festival Telluride, CO

July TBD Carcassonne Festival Carcassonne, France

July 23-28 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland

July 25-28 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA

July TBD Pitchfork Chicago, IL

July 26-28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

July TBD Fuji Rock Festival Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

August

Aug 1-4 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL

Aug 1-4 Wickham Hampshire, U.K.

Aug 2-4 Rewind: North Macclesfield, U.K.

Aug TBD Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway

Aug TBD Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium

Aug 8-10 Fairport Cropredy Convention Chipping Norton, U.K. with the Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Caravan, Martin Barre Band

Aug 8-11 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB, Canada

Aug 8-11 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, U.K. with Scorpions, Queensryche

Aug 9-11 Telluride Jazz Festival Telluride, CO

Aug 9-11 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA

Aug 9-11 The Fest for Beatles Fans Chicago, IL

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

Aug 16-17 Moonlight Musicfest Big Sky, Montana

Aug 16-18 Rewind Festival: South Henley-on-Thames, U.K.

Aug 22-25 Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA

Aug 23-25 Reading Festival Reading, U.K.

Aug 23-25 Leeds Festival Leeds, U.K.

Aug 23-25 Great British R&B Festival Colne, U.K.

Aug 23-26 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, U.K.

Aug 30-31, Sept 1 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

September

Sept 7-8 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept 10-15 Americana Fest Nashville, TN

Sept 13-15 Riot Fest Chicago, IL

Sept 13-15 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO

Sept 13-15 Kaaboo San Diego, CA

Sept TBD Grand Point North Burlington, VT

Sept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

If a festival is sold-out, you can also try StubHub.

Sept 27-29 Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Seal

Sept TBD Farm Aid Location TBA

Sept TBD Laid Back Festival various cities TBA

Sept TBD River City Rockfest San Antonio, TX

Sept TBD Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY

Sept TBD Pilgrimage Franklin, TN

Sept TBD Ohana Dana Point, CA

Sept 28-30 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY

October

Oct 3-6 Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Megadeth, Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Muse, Imagine Dragons

Oct TBD Cal Jam 18 San Bernadino, CA

Oct 4-6 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA

Oct 4-6, 11-13  Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX

Oct TBD Colonial Beach Bike Fest Colonial Beach, VA

Oct TBD Aftershock Sacramento, CA

Oct TBD Florida Jam Boca Raton, FL

Oct TBD Blues Fest Dublin and London, U.K.

November

Nov 2-9 80s in the Sand Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with Debbie Gibson, Lita Ford, John Waite, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Greg Kihn Band, Glass Tiger

Nov 9-10 Rockfest 80’s Miramar, FL

Nov TBD Knotfest San Bernadino, CA

Nov. TBD Closer to the Sun Riviera Maya, Mexico

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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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  3. Thoby
    #3 Thoby 3 March, 2018, 15:16

    Where is Mad Cool Festival? Only the biggest festival this year in Europe.

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    • Greg Brodsky
      Greg Brodsky 3 March, 2018, 16:39

      Thanks for the heads’ up. We’ve added it but it frankly looks more appropriate for Consequence of Sounds’ readers.

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  4. RiMum
    #4 RiMum 3 April, 2018, 21:12

    How about River City Rockfest, San Antonio, Texas? This year line up has not been announced yet, but can look up from previous years to get an idea.

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  5. barry
    #5 barry 3 September, 2018, 10:10

    M3 at Merriweather Post in Columbia MD?

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