Upcoming Classic Rock Festivals

Upcoming 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. Lineups are subject to change.

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

TBD Rockfest 80’s Miramar, FL

TBD Epicenter Concord, NC

TBD Shaky Boots Atlanta, GA

TBD All the Best Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

TBD Sonic Temple Columbus, OH

TBD Doheny Blues Festival Dana Point, CA


Apr 1-3  The Fest For Beatles Fans Jersey City, NJ (Hyatt Regency) with Live interview with Peter Jackson, plus Gregg Bissonette, Laurence Juber, Billy J. Kramer, Mark Lewisohn

April 7-9 Suwannee Rising Live Oak, FL

April 14-18 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia with Midnight Oil, Crowded House, Jimmy Barnes

April TBD Wanee Block Party Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Apr 9-10 Knotfest Japan Tokyo, Japan with Slipknot

Apr 15-17 Rosfest Sarasota, FL with Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy, Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, King’s X

April 15-17, 22-24 Coachella Indio, CA

Apr 27 – May 2 Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, U.K.

April 28 – May 1 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL with Adam Lambert, Counting Crows, Melissa Etheridge

Apr 29 – May 1 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with the Black Crowes, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker

April 29 – May 1 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA with Trey Anastasio Band, Gary Clark Jr.

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

Apr 29 – May 1 Beale Street Memphis, TN with Lindsey Buckingham, Smashing Pumpkins, Van Morrison, Weezer, Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan

Apr 29 – May 1 Shaky Knees Atlanta, GA with Green Day, Billy Idol, Nine Inch Nails, Spoon, My Morning Jacket

Apr 29 – May 8 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA with The Who, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Randy Newman, the Black Crowes, Boz Scaggs


May 13-15 Beach Life Redondo Beach, CA with Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Allman Betts Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer

May 14-15 Cruel World Carson, CA with Blondie, Devo, Bauhaus, Morrissey, Psychedelic Furs, English Beat, Echo & the Bunnymen, Berlin

May 19-22 Rockville Festival Daytona Beach, FL with Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, Korn

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

May 28 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Simi Valley, CA with Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs

May 2023 Mountain Jam Bethel, NY

May TBD Download Paris, France

May 26-29 Bearded Theory Festival Derbyshire, UK with Patti Smith & Band, the Flaming Lips, Wilko Johnson

May 26-30 Abbey Road On the River Jeffersonville, IN with Tommy James, the Cyrkle

May 27-29 Bottlerock Napa, CA with Metallica, the Black Crowes, Pink, Spoon, Greta Van Fleet, Grandmaster Flash

May 27-29 Boston Calling Boston, MA with Cheap Trick, Metallica, Weezer, Haim, Nine Inch Nails

May 27-29 Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, IL with Smashing Pumpkins, Little Feat, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe.

May 26-29 Delfest Cumberland, MD with the Del McCoury Band, Robert Earl Keen

May 28 Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT with Billy Joel

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


June 2-4 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

June 3-5 Rock am Ring Nuremberg, Germany with Green Day, Weezer, Muse, Korn, Deftones

June 8-11 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with Guns N’ Roses, Night Ranger, 10cc, Ten Years After, Social Distortion, Accept

June 9-11 Holland International Blues Festival Grolloo, Netherlands

June 9-12 I-Days Festival Milan, Italy with Imagine Dragons, Greta van Fleet, Nile Rodgers & Chic

June 10-12 Governor’s Ball  NYC

June 10-12 Download Donington Park, UK with Kiss, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Korn

June 11-25 Hampton Court Palace Festival London, U.K. with Crowded House, George Benson, the Human League

June 24-25 BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain with Status Quo, Alan Parsons Live Project, Paul Carrack

June – July Festival Pedralbes Barcelona, Spain with Jethro Tull, Crowded House, Madness, Nile Rodgers & Chic

June 16-18 Rock the Ring Hinwil, Switzerland with Foreigner, Alice Cooper, Night Ranger

June 16-19 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN with Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Tool, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Herbie Hancock, the Chicks

June 16-19 Nocturne Live Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK with Simple Minds, UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Simple Minds

June 16-19 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, UK with Nile Rodgers & Chic, Muse

June 16-19 Graspop Dessel, Belgium with Iron Maiden, Judas Priest

June 16-19 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Metallica, Weezer

June 17-26 Hellfest Clisson, France with Guns N’ Roses, Scorpions, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Faith No More

June 17-19 Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands with Pearl Jam, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Crowded House, Nile Rodgers & Chic

June 17-20 Ribfest Wheaton, IL

June 17-25 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY with Devon Allman Project, Spyro Gyra, Booker T’s Soul Stax Revue, Sheila E., Wynonna Judd

June 16-18 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain with Patti Smith and Band, Emmylou Harris, Suzi Quatro, the Offspring

June 18-19, 25-26 Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal with Duran Duran, A-Ha, Liam Gallagher, Black Eyed Peas, UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell

June 18-20 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark with Iron Maiden, Judas Priest

June 20-22 INMusic Zagreb, Croatia with the Killers, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

June TBD Secret Solstice Reykjavik, Iceland

June Through Aug TBD Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA with free Sunday concerts

June 23-25, June 30 – July 2, July 7-9 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with Rod Stewart, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, the Black Crowes, Ann Wilson, The Cult, Rick Springfield, Todd Rundgren, KC & the Sunshine Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Indigo Girls, Howard Jones, Foghat, Lita Ford

June 23-25 Tons of Rock Halden, Norway with Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Europe

June 24-26 Glastonbury 50th Anniversary, Pilton, Somerset, U.K. with Paul McCartney, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, Crowded House, Herbie Hancock

June 24-26 Retro CTrop Tilloloy, France with Alice Cooper, Status Quo, Simple Minds, Madness

June – July Lucca Summer Festival Lucca, Italy with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Liam Gallagher, John Legend, Celine Dion, Ben Harper

June 25 – July 2 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Dua Lipa, Haim, the Strokes

June 25 TW Classic Werchter, Belgium with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett

June 29 – July 2 Open’er Gdynia, Poland with Imagine Dragons, Dua Lipa, Twenty One Pilots

June 30 – July 3 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium with Pearl Jam, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Pixies, Beck, Haim

June 30 – July 2 Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain with Alice Cooper, Kiss, Judas Priest

June 30 – July 3 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA with the Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio Band, Billy Strings

June 30 – July 9 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada with Al Di Meola, Joss Stone, Macy Gray, Pat Metheny, Tommy Emmanuel

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


July 1-3 Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Sussex, U.K. with Erykah Badu, Sister Sledge

July 1-3 Main Square Arras, France with Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Pixies

July 1-3 M3 Rock Fest Columbia, MD with Tesla, Blue Oyster Cult, Tom Keifer, Extreme, Skid Row, Kix, Stephen Pearcy, Yngwie Malmsteen

July 1-16 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Diana Ross, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, John Legend, A-Ha, Herbie Hancock

July 5-31 Carcassonne Festival Carcassonne, France with Deep Purple, John Legend, Jack White

July 6-10 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain with Metallica, Pixies, Imagine Dragons, the Killers, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White

July 6-10 Ride Festival Telluride, CO

July 7-10 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos

July 7-10 North Sea Jazz Rotterdam, Netherlands with Lionel Richie, Alicia Keys, John Legend

July 7-17 Festival d’ete de Quebec Québec, Canada with Rage Against the Machine

July 7-17 Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa with Rage Against the Machine, Alanis Morissette, Maroon 5

July 7-17 Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Van Morrison, Sting, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, John Legend

July TBD Thunder Bay Blues Festival Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

July TBD Eaux Claires Eau Claire, WI

July 8-10 Cornbury Music Festival Oxfordshire, U.K. with Bryan Adams, the Waterboys, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

July 8-10 Bospop Weert, Netherlands with Sting, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Vai, Melissa Etheridge, Allman Betts Band

July 9 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

July 14-16 Rock Fest Cadott, WI with Evanescence, Disturbed, Halestorm

July TBD Rock USA Oshkosh, WI

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

July 14-17 Vieilles Charrues Carhaix, France

July TBD Big Sky Oro-Medonte, ONT

July 15-17 Under the Big Sky Whitefish, MT

July 16-17 Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France with Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons

July 19-24 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland with Kiss, Sting, Dropkick Murphys

July 21-23 Twin Cities Summer Jam Mystic Lake, MN with Blake Shelton, 38 Special

July 21-24 Latitude Festival Suffolk, U.K.

July 21-24 Kemptville Live Music Festival Kemptville, ONT with Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, Tom Cochrane, Andy Kim, Glass Tiger

July 22-23 Moondance Jam Walker, MN with Bret Michaels, Daughtry, Collective Soul

July 22-24 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI with Taj Mahal, Lucius

July 22-24 Rewind: Scotland Perth, U.K. with Holly Johnson, Billy Ocean, Wet Wet Wet, Bananarama, Roland Gift, Trevor Horn Band

July TBD Ramblin’ Man Fair Maidstone, U.K

July 28-31 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge UK with Clannad, Suzanne Vega

July – Aug Summer Nights at the Bandstand Glasgow, UK with Van Morrison, Rick Astley, Belinda Carlisle, Suzanne Vega, Pixies, Billy Bragg

July 28 – Aug 3 Olavsfest Trondheim, Norway with Bjork

July 28-31 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL with Metallica, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX

July 29-31 Underneath the Stars South Yorkshire, UK with Suzanne Vega

July 29-31 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata Pref., Japan with Jack White, Dawes


Aug 1-5 Roots Rock Revival Big Indian, NY with Oteil Burbridge, Amy Helm

Aug 4-6 Canada Rock Fest Grand Forks, BC with Bachman Cummings, April Wine

Aug 4-7 Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway with George Thorogood & the Destroyers

Aug 4-7 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB, Canada with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Aug 4-6 Leyendas del Rock Villena, Spain with Testament, Powerwolf

Aug 4-7 Wickham Hampshire, U.K. with the Waterboys, 10cc, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Chris Difford

Aug 5-7 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA with Green Day, Weezer

Aug 5-7 Rewind: North Macclesfield, U.K. with the Human League, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde, Holly Johnson, Level 42, Slim Jim Phantom

Aug 5-14 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium with Kraftwerk, Judas Priest, Kings of Leon

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

Aug TBD Moonlight Musicfest Big Sky, Montana

Aug 11-13 Fairport Cropredy Convention Chipping Norton, U.K. with the Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Steve Hackett

Aug 11-14 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, U.K. with Testament, Lamb of God

Aug 12-14 The Fest for Beatles Fans Chicago, IL

Aug 12-14 Telluride Jazz Festival Telluride, CO

Aug 14 Download Japan Nakase, Japan

Aug 19-21 Rewind Festival: South Henley-on-Thames, U.K. with the Human League, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde, Holly Johnson, Level 42, Slim Jim Phantom

Aug 20 Freestyle Festival Long Beach, CA with Lisa Lisa, Taylor Dayne, Expose, the Cover Girls, Soul II Soul, Tiffany, the Jets

Aug TBD Railbird Lexington, KY

Aug TBD Knotfest UK Milton Keynes, U.K.

Aug TBD Wonder Hall Lancashire, U.K.

Aug 25-28 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas, NV with Buddy Guy, Little Feat, Jimmy Hall

Aug 26-28 Reading Festival Reading, U.K. with Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Bastille

Aug 26-28 Leeds Festival Leeds, U.K. with Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Bastille

Aug 26-28 Beach Road Weekend Martha’s Vineyard, MA with Emmylou Harris, Beck, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams

Aug TBD Great British R&B Festival Colne, U.K.

Aug 26-29 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, U.K. with Judy Collins

Aug 27-29 Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA with Tedeschi Trucks Band

Aug 30 – Sep 5 Etheridge Island Playa Mujeres, Mexico with Melissa Etheridge, Wynonna, Ani DiFranco

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


Sept 2-4 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK

Sept 2-4, 8-11 Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sept 15-18 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY with the Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Kings of Leon, Brandi Carlile, Crowded House

Sept TBD Kaaboo PetCo Park, San Diego, CA

Sept TBD Grand Point North Burlington, VT

Sept TBD Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

Sept TBD Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept 8-11 Blue Ridge Rock Festival Danville, VA with Alice Cooper, Anthrax

Sept 13-18 Americana Fest Nashville, TN

Sep TBD Pitchfork Chicago, IL

Sept 16-18 Riot Fest Chicago, IL with My Chemical Romance

Sept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

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

Sept 16-18 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO with Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, John Hiatt & the Goners

Sept 16-18 Life is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV with Arctic Monkeys, Lorde

Sept 17-18 SeaHearNow Asbury Park, NJ with Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Gary Clark Jr.

Sept 22-25 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Alice in Chains, Rob Zombie, Slipknot

Sept 22-25 Firefly Festival Dover, DE with Green Day, Weezer

Sept 24-25 Sound on Sound Bridgeport, CT with Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews, the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Ziggy Marley, Father John Misty

Sept 30 – Oct 2 Ohana Festival Dana Point, CA with Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Jack White, Pink

Sept TBD Global Citizen Festival

Sept TBD Farm Aid Location TBA

Sept TBD Knotfest Location TBA

Sept 24-25 Pilgrimage Franklin, TN with Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Marty Stuart

Sep 30 – Oct 2 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA


Oct 7-9, 14-16  Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX

Oct 5-8 King Biscuit Blues Festival Helena, AR

Oct 6-9 Aftershock Sacramento, CA

Oct TBD Colonial Beach Bike Fest Colonial Beach, VA

Oct 7-9 ProgStock Rahway, NJ

Oct 22, 23 When We Were Young Las Vegas, NV with My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday

Oct 25-30 80s in the Sand Cancun, Mexico with Belinda Carlisle, Lou Gramm, Loverboy, Sheena Easton, Wang Chung, Donnie Iris, Living Colour, Morris Day & the Time

TBD Blues Fest London, U.K.

January 2023

TBD Playing in the Sand Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Jan TBD 30A Songwriters Festival Santa Rosa Beach, FL

TBD Little Feat – Feat Camp Runaway Bay, Jamaica


TBD Girls Just Wanna Weekend 4 Location TBA


March TBD Okeechobee Fest Okeechobee, FL

March Under the Southern Stars Various cities in Australia

March TBD Download Sydney + Melbourne, Australia

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  1. Greg Brodsky
    #1 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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  2. Greg Brodsky
    #2 Greg Brodsky 3 April, 2018, 22:18

    Just added!

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  3. melody
    #4 melody 6 June, 2019, 17:22

    they actually just cancelled it within the last hour or so.

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  4. Billy K.
    #5 Billy K. 29 March, 2021, 00:17

    What about Knebworth and Glastonbury? I know one of those UK festivals cancelled, but not sure about the other. And not sure of which did what……

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    • Greg Brodsky
      Greg Brodsky 29 March, 2021, 08:32

      Glastonbury is listed in 2022, as they’ve already announced that they are skipping 2021. Knebworth no longer has an annual festival.

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  5. Xfinite Radio
    #6 Xfinite Radio 9 December, 2021, 02:44

    This is such a great blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. DJ Palm Beach
    #7 DJ Palm Beach 16 December, 2021, 00:50

    Such a great schedule of music. Doesn’t matter where these artists are always amazing.

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