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 scheduled to perform. 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.


April 12-14 and 19-21 Coachella Indio, CA with Lana Del Rey, Blur, Jon Batiste, No Doubt

Apr 17-20, 2025 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia

Apr 26-28 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with Willie Nelson & Family, Dwight Yoakam, the Beach Boys, Eric Church, Clint Black, Miranda Lambert

April 20-21 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA

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

Apr 26 – May 5 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA with the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Heart, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Raitt, the Beach Boys, Chris Stapleton, George Thorogood & the Destroyers


May 1-6 Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, U.K.

May 3-5 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL with Billy Idol, Third Eye Blind, The Fixx, Nelly, Shaggy

May 3-5 Shaky Knees Atlanta, GA with Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, the Offspring

May 2025 Beale Street Memphis, TN

May 3-5 Beachlife Redondo Beach, CA with Sting, ZZ Top, Seal, Devo, My Morning Jacket, Trey Anastasio

May 3-5 Lovin’ Life Music Fest Charlotte, NC with Stevie Nicks, Post Malone

May 4-5 M3 Rock Fest Columbia, MD with Queensryche, Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Night Ranger, Stryper, Stephen Pearcy

May 9-12 Rockville Festival Daytona Beach, FL with Motley Crue, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Slipknot, Mammoth WVH, Disturbed, Queens of the Stone Age, Evanescence, Primus, Greta Van Fleet

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

May 10-12 Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend Miramar Beach, FL with Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Bonnie Raitt

May 11 Cruel World Pasadena, CA with Duran Duran, Blondie, Simple Minds, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Gary Numan, Heaven 17, The Motels, General Public

May 16-19 Sonic Temple Festival Columbus, OH with Slipknot, Judas Priest, Pantera, Disturbed, Evanescence

May 23-26 Delfest Cumberland, MD with Del McCoury Band, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

May 23-26 Bearded Theory Festival Derbyshire, UK with Jane’s Addiction

May 23-27 Abbey Road On the River Jeffersonville, IN with Dean Torrence, the Cyrkle

May 24-26 Bottlerock Napa, CA with Stevie Nicks, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Norah Jones, Tower of Power, Queens of the Stone Age

May 24-26 Boston Calling Boston, MA with Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Hozier, Trey Anastasio

May 24-26 Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, IL

May 25 Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT with Mumford and Sons, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

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


June 1-2 Railbird Lexington, KY with Chris Stapleton, Hozier, Counting Crows, Wynonna Judd, Dwight Yoakam

June 7-9 Rock am Ring Nuremberg, Germany with Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Dropkick Murphys

June 5-8 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with Five Finger Death Punch, Steel Panther

June 13-15 Holland International Blues Festival Grolloo, Netherlands with Buddy Guy

June 7-9 Governor’s Ball  NYC with The Killers, Post Malone, SZA

June 11-22 Hampton Court Palace Festival London, UK with Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Paloma Faith

June 13-16 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Brittany Howard

June 12-16 Nocturne Live Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK with Crowded House, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge

June 14-15 BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain with Pretenders, Deep Purple, Canned Heat

June 14-16 Northern Kin Festival Durham, UK with the Waterboys, 10cc, Hawkwind, Crazy World of Arthur Brown

June 14-16 Download Donington Park, UK with Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Pantera

June 14-16 Black Deer Festival Kent, UK with Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Courtney Barnett

June 19-22 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark with Bruce Dickinson, Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Tool

June 20-22 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain with Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow

June 19-22 Rock Imperium Festival Cartagena, Spain with Judas Priest, Extreme, Uriah Heep, Glenn Hughes, Saxon, Accept, Yngwie Malmsteen

June 20-23 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, UK with Pretenders, Green Day, Pet Shop Boys, Crowded House, Natalie Imbruglia, Keane, Simple Minds

June 20-23 Graspop Dessel, Belgium with Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Five Finger Death Punch, Tool, Bruce Dickinson, Extreme, Megadeth

June 20-22, 27-29 and July 4-6 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with Motley Crue, Keith Urban, REO Speedwagon, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Maroon 5, The Wallflowers, Brittany Howard, Gin Blossoms, En Vogue, Living Colour

June 21-23 Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands with Ed Sheeran, Keane, Avril Lavigne

June 13-15 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy with Tool, Avenged Sevenfold

June 21-23 Open Air Festival Nancy, France with Scorpions, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Extreme, Megadeth, Alice Cooper

June 26-30 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, UK with Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Sza, Shania Twain, Cyndi Lauper, Keane, Avril Lavigne

June 21-29 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY with Taj Mahal, Lee Ritenour Band, John Oates

June 27-30 Hellfest Clisson, France with Metallica, Foo Fighters, Bruce Dickinson

June 22-23 and 29-30 Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal with Ed Sheeran, Scorpions, Evanescence, Extreme

June 24-26 INMusic Zagreb, Croatia with The National, Hozier, Smashing Pumpkins

June 27-29 Blue Ox Music Festival Eau Claire, WI

June 26-29 Tons of Rock Halden, Norway with Heart, Metallica, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Uriah Heep, Mammoth WVH

June 28-30 Retro CTrop Tilloloy, France with Deep Purple, Patti Smith Quartet, Suzi Quatro

June 28- July 31 Carcassonne Festival Carcassonne, France with Scorpions, Sting, Toto, Status Quo

June 29-30 Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga, NY with Norah Jones

June – July Lucca Summer Festival Lucca, Italy with Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, John Fogerty, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Toto, Smashing Pumpkins, Diana Krall, Duran Duran

June 29 – July 6 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark with Foo Fighters

June 13 Peach Music Festival Atlantic City, NJ

June 27 – July 6 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada with Norah Jones, Stanley Clarke

June TBD Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland

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


June – August Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA with free Sunday concerts

July 3-6 Open’er Gdynia, Poland with Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa

July 3-7 Lytham Festival Lancashire, UK with Hozier, Brittany Howard, Madness, Rick Astley, James

July 4-7 Main Square Arras, France with Lenny Kravitz, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Avril Lavigne, Sam Smith

July 4-7 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium with Pretenders, Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

July 5-7 Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Sussex, UK with Chaka Khan, Kool & the Gang, Sergio Mendes, Joss Stone

July 6 Lovely Days Eisenstadt, Austria with Status Quo, Uriah Heep, Nazareth, Canned Heat, Ten Years After

July 10-13 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain with Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, Smashing Pumpkins, Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Keane

July 11-14 Masters of Rock Vizovice, Czech Republic with Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Accept

July 4-14 Festival d’ete de Quebec Québec, Canada with Motley Crue, Kansas, Post Malone, The Offspring

July 5-7 Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain with Pantera, Deep Purple, Europe

July 12-14 North Sea Jazz Rotterdam, Netherlands with Sting, Al Di Meola, Brittany Howard, Joss Stone

July 13 Let’s Rock – Shrewsbury – The Retro Festival UK with Squeeze, Bananarama, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan

July 4-14 Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa with Motley Crue, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

July 12-14 Bospop Weert, Netherlands with John Fogerty, Alice Cooper, Heart, Toto, the Waterboys, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

July 12-14 Under the Big Sky Whitefish, MT with Miranda Lambert, Billy Strings, Tanya Tucker

July 13 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

July 18-20 Rock Fest Cadott, WI with Jelly Roll, Vince Neil, Quiet Riot

July 18-29 Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany with Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith

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

July 11-14 Vieilles Charrues Carhaix, France with Sting, Kings of Leon, Simple Minds

July TBD Forever Young Festival Kildare, Ireland

July TBD Summer Fog Festival Katowice, Poland

July 4-6 Canada Rock Fest Grand Forks, BC

July 18-21 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY with Jon Anderson, Justin Heyward, Martin Barre, Joe Bonamassa, Jim Messina

July TBD Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France

July 18-21 Kemptville Live Music Festival Kemptville, ONT with Burton Cummings, Glass Tiger

July 18-20 Moondance Jam Walker, MN with Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Creed, Switchfoot, Foghat

July 19-21 Rewind: Scotland Perth, UK with The Boomtown Rats, Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, Roland Gift, Tiffany

July 23-28 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland with Patti Smith Quartet, Nile Rodgers & Chic

July 24-28 Floyd Fest Check, VA

July 25-28 Red Ants Pants White Sulphur Springs, MT with Lukas Nelson, Los Lobos, Sarah Jarosz, KT Tunstall

July 25-28 Latitude Festival Suffolk, UK with Duran Duran, Keane, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rick Astley

July 25-28 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge UK with Robert Plant presents Saving Grace

July 26-28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

July 26-28 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata Pref., Japan with Kraftwerk, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Allman Betts Band

July 29 – Aug 2 Roots Rock Revival Big Indian, NY with Oteil Burbridge

July 31 – Aug 3 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany with Scorpions, Dokken, Korn, Mr. Big, Suzi Quatro


Aug 1-4 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL with the Killers, Blink-182, Sza, Tyler the Creator

Aug 1-4 Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lake, CA with Los Lobos, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Aug 1-4 Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway with Deep Purple, TNT, the Fabulous Thunderbirds

Aug 1-4 Wickham Hampshire, UK with Suzi Quatro

Aug 2-4 Newport Jazz Festival Newport, RI with Elvis Costello, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Brittany Howard

Aug 2-4 Underneath the Stars South Yorkshire, UK

Aug 2-11 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium with Korn, Pixies, Chris Isaak, Richard Ashcroft, The Roots

Aug 7-11 Boardmasters Cornwall, UK

Aug 7-10 Leyendas del Rock Villena, Spain

Aug 8-10 Fairport Cropredy Convention Chipping Norton, UK with Rick Wakeman, Fairport Convention & Friends, the Trevor Horn Band, Focus

Aug 8-11 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB, Canada with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Aug 8-11 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, UK

Aug 9-11 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA

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

Aug 9-11 The Fest for Beatles Fans Chicago, IL with Randy Bachman, Micky Dolenz, Billy J. Kramer, Laurence Juber

Aug 9-11 Telluride Jazz Festival Telluride, CO

Aug 10-11 Party at the Palace Edinburgh, UK with UB40 Ftg Ali Campbell, Lulu, Bananarama, ABC, Heaven 17, Big Country

Aug 16-18 Rewind Festival: South Henley-on-Thames, UK with Billy Ocean, The Jacksons, Kim Wilde, Jason Donovan, Tiffany, Men Without Hats, Roland Gift, Nik Kershaw

Aug 17 Folk In the Park Sutton, UK

Aug 21-25 Reading Festival Reading, UK with Lana Del Rey, Blink-182, Liam Gallagher

Aug 21-25 Leeds Festival Leeds, UK with Lana Del Rey, Blink-182, Liam Gallagher

Aug 22-25 Sunshine Music Festival Upton-Upon-Severn, UK

Aug 23-25 The Mountain Music Festival Gatlinburg, TN with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Tesla, Night Ranger, 38 Special, Foghat, Aldo Nova, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Vixen

Aug 23-25 W Festival, Oostende, Belgium with Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, Berlin, Thomas Dolby, Men Without Hats, Kid Creole & the Coconuts

Aug 23-26 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, UK with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Beth Nielsen Chapman

Aug 2025 Beach Road Weekend Cape Cod, MA

Aug 30 – Sep 1 Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Birmingham, UK

Aug 23-25 Great British R&B Festival Colne, UK

Aug TBD Etheridge Island Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Aug 30 – Sept 1 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK with Slipknot, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Anthrax, Evanescence, Winger, Tom Keifer, Vixen

Aug 30 – Sep 1 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Aspen, CO with Sting, Brandi Carlile, Lukas Nelson, Tim McGraw, the Black Crowes

Aug 31 Fool in Love Hollywood Park, CA with Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Santana, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Chaka Khan, Eric Burdon, Gladys Knight, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Kool & the Gang, Morris Day & the Time, the Isley Brothers

Aug 31 – Sept 1 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

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


Sept TBD Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sept 7-10 Blue Ridge Rock Festival Danville, VA

Sep 5-8 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas, NV with Beth Hart, Los Lobos, Canned Heat

Sept 7-8 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept 12-15 Annapolis Songwriters Festival Annapolis, MD

Sept 13-15 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO with Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales

Sept 14-15 SeaHearNow Asbury Park, NJ with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio Band, Norah Jones, Kool & the Gang, Grace Potter

Sept 17-21 Americana Fest Nashville, TN

Sept 19-22 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY with Neil Young, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, Matchbox Twenty, the Beach Boys, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Melissa Etheridge, Patty Smyth, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Lucius, the Bacon Brothers, Suzanne Vega, KT Tunstall

Sept 20-22 Riot Fest Chicago, IL with Slayer

Sept TBD Ribfest Wheaton, IL

Sept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

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

Sept TBD Life is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV

Sept TBD Beachlife Ranch Redondo Beach, CA

Sept TBD Firefly Festival Dover, DE

Sept TBD Global Citizen Festival Central Park, New York, NY

Sept TBD Farm Aid Location TBA

Sept TBD Knotfest Location TBA

Sept 28-29 Pilgrimage Franklin, TN with Dave Matthews Band, Hozier, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lukas Nelson, Better Than Ezra

Sept TBD Sound on Sound Bridgeport, CT

Sept 26-29 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY with Motley Crue, Slipknot, Slayer, Korn

Sept 27-29 Ohana Festival Dana Point, CA

Sep 27-29 Ocean’s Calling Ocean City, MD with the Dave Matthews Band, the Beach Boys, the Killers, Blink-182, Sublime, Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies, Lisa Loeb, Sugar Ray


Oct 4-6 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA

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

Oct 9-12 King Biscuit Blues Festival Helena, AR

Oct 10-13 Aftershock Sacramento, CA with Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Slayer, Judas Priest, Disturbed, Pantera, Evanescence, Anthrax

Oct 18-20 ProgStock Rahway, NJ

Oct 19-20 When We Were Young Las Vegas, NV with My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan


Nov 4-9 The Sands Cancun, Mexico with Bret Michaels, The Fixx, the English Beat, Ace Frehley, Level 42, Lou Gramm, Billy Ocean, John Cafferty, Young MC, Cherie Currie

Nov TBD Darker Waves Huntington Beach, CA

January 2025

Jan 17-20 30A Songwriters Festival Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Jan TBD Playing in the Sand TBD

Jan TBD Little Feat – Feat Camp Cancun, Mexico

Jan TBD Girls Just Wanna Weekend 5 TBD


Feb TBD The Fest For Beatles Fans


Mar TBD Big Ears Knoxville, TN

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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. Greg Brodsky
    #5 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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