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.

TBD Rockfest 80’s Miramar, FL

TBD Doheny Blues Festival Dana Point, CA

TBD Secret Solstice Reykjavik, Iceland

February 2023

March Under the Southern Stars Various cities in Australia

Mar 10-11 Little Feat – Feat Camp Key West, FL with Little Feat, Tommy Emmanuel, Donna the Buffalo

March TBD Download Sydney + Melbourne, Australia

Mar 30 – Apr 2 Big Ears Knoxville, TN with David Byrne, Rickie Lee Jones, Los Lobos

March 31 – Apr 2 The Fest For Beatles Fans Jersey City, NJ with Peter Asher, Pattie Boyd, Joey Molland, Mark Lewisohn, Mark Rivera


April TBD Suwannee Rising Live Oak, FL

April 6-10 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia with Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Beck, the Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Steve Earle

Apr 1-2 Knotfest Japan Tokyo, Japan with Slipknot

Apr TBD Rosfest Sarasota, FL

April 14-16, 21-23 Coachella Indio, CA with Blondie, Bjork

Apr 26 – May 1 Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, U.K.

Apr 28-30 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA with ZZ Top, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Stapleton, Mary Chapin Carpenter

Apr 28-30 Northern Kin Festival Durham, UK with Jethro Tull, Hothouse Flowers, Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash, Tom Robinson

April 22-23 Sweetwater 420 Festival Atlanta, GA

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

Apr 28 – May 7 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA with Santana, Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Dead & Company, Tom Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins, Los Lobos


May 5-7 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL with the Killers, Jack Johnson, Dropkick Murphys, Ziggy Marley

May 5-7 Shaky Knees Atlanta, GA with The Killers, Muse, The Lumineers

May 5-7 Beale Street Memphis, TN with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gary Clark Jr., the Lumineers, Greta Van Fleet, Ziggy Marley, Lucinda Williams

May 5-7 Beachlife Redondo Beach, CA with John Fogerty, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes, Gwen Stefani, Pixies, Mavis Staples, Modest Mouse

May 6-7 M3 Rock Fest Columbia, MD with Styx, Extreme, Kix, Warrant, Lita Ford, Mike Tramp, Vixen

May 20 Cruel World Pasadena, CA with Billy Idol, Love and Rockets, Adam Ant, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie, the Human League, Gary Numan, Modern English, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Motels

May 11-13 Echoland Music Festival Live Oak, FL with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Phil Lesh & Friends, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Nile Rodgers & Chic

May 18-21 Rockville Festival Daytona Beach, FL with Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Pantera, Tool, John Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

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

May TBD Happy Face Music Festival Simi Valley, CA

May TBD Mountain Jam Bethel, NY

May 25-27 Midnight Sun Weekender Stornoway, UK with John Fogerty, Pretenders, Primal Scream

May 25-28 Sonic Temple Festival Columbus, OH with Foo Fighters, Kiss, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold

May 25-28 Bearded Theory Festival Derbyshire, UK with Pretenders, Gary Numan, Echo & the Bunnymen

May 25-29 Abbey Road On the River Jeffersonville, IN with Micky Dolenz, The Rascals ftg Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish

May 26-28 Bottlerock Napa, CA with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crow, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Los Lobos, Lizzo, Taj Mahal, War, Nile Rodgers & Chic

May 26-28 Boston Calling Boston, MA with Foo Fighters, Alanis Morisette, the Lumineers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,

May 26-28 Summer Camp Festival Chillicothe, IL with Willie Nelson & Family, Umphrey’s McGee, moe.

May 25-28 Delfest Cumberland, MD with the Del McCoury Band

May TBD Greenwich Town Party Greenwich, CT

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


June 1-3 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark with Muse

June 3-4 Railbird Lexington, KY with Sheryl Crow, Weezer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Ricky Skaggs, Lucius

June 2-4 Rock am Ring Nuremberg, Germany with Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Limp Bizkit, Evanescence

June 7-10 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Testament

June 9-10 Holland International Blues Festival Grolloo, Netherlands with John Fogerty, Beth Hart

June 9-11 Governor’s Ball  NYC with Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar, Haim

June 8-11 Download Donington Park, UK with Metallica, Slipknot, Evanescence, Distrubed

June Hampton Court Palace Festival London, UK with Grace Jones, Rick Astley

June 23-24 BBK Music Legends Festival Bilbao, Spain with the Cult, the Waterboys, Canned Heat

June – July Festival Pedralbes Barcelona, Spain

June TBD Rock the Ring Hinwil, Switzerland

June 15-18 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN with Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, My Morning Jacket

June 14-18 Nocturne Live Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK with Lionel Richie

June 15-18 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, UK with Blondie, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Human League, Robbie Williams

June 15-18 Graspop Dessel, Belgium with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Hollywood Vampires, Pantera, Slipknot, Testament

June 16-18 Black Deer Festival Kent, UK with Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Steve Earle, Lukas Nelson & POTR

June 17-18 Firenze Rocks Florence, Italy with The Who, Maroon 5

June 15-18 Hellfest Clisson, France with Kiss, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Hollywood Vampires, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Pantera, Skid Row

June 16-18 Pinkpop Landgraaf, The Netherlands with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hollywood Vampires, Disturbed, The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Pink

June TBD Ribfest Wheaton, IL

June 15-17 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain with Queensryche, Iggy Pop, Steve Earle, Rancid

June 22-23 and 29-30, 2024 Rock In Rio Lisbon, Portugal

June 14-17 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark with Motley Cure, Def Leppard, Slipknot, Pantera, Testament

June TBD INMusic Zagreb, Croatia

June 21-25 Glastonbury Pilton, Somerset, UK with Elton John, Cat Stevens, Guns N’ Roses, Blondie, Texas, Arctic Monkeys, Lizzo

June 22-24, June 29-July 1 and July 6-8 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI with James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Cheap Trick, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Styx, Buddy Guy, Imagine Dragons, Zac Brown Band, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lyle Lovett, Night Ranger, 38 Special, Debbie Gibson, A Flock of Seagulls, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Romantics, Autograph, Wishbone Ash, Vanilla Fudge

June 22-24 Blue Ox Music Festival Eau Claire, WI with The Avett Brothers

June 22-24 Tons of Rock Halden, Norway with Guns N’ Roses, Pantera, Skid Row, Iggy Pop, Ghost

June 23-25 Retro CTrop Tilloloy, France with Texas, Level 42, Barclay James Harvest, Canned Heat

June 23-25 Rock Imperium Festival Cartagena, Spain with Kiss, Deep Purple, Helloween, Europe, Skid Row

June 23 – July 1 Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY with Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny

June 24-25 Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga, NY with Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, Tower of Power, Cindy Blackman Santana Band

June – July Lucca Summer Festival Lucca, Italy with Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Kiss, Billy Idol, Blur, Pat Metheny, Simply Red

June 24 – July 1 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark with Blur, Queens of the Stone Age

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

June 18, 2023 TW Classic Werchter, Belgium with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

June 28 – July 1 Open’er Gdynia, Poland with Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar

June 28 – July 2 Lytham Festival Lancashire, UK with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Sting, Blondie, Lionel Richie, Kim Wilde

June 29 – July 2 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Muse, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

June – July Rock Fest Barcelona, Spain

June 29 – July 2 Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Goose, My Morning Jacket, Ween

June 30 – July 2 Love Supreme Jazz Festival Glynde Place, Sussex, U.K. with Grace Jones, Tower of Power, Candi Staton

July 30 – July 2 Main Square Arras, France with Maroon 5, Spoon

June 29 – July 8 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Canada with Buddy Guy, Diane Krall, Herbie Hancock

June 30 – July 15 Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland

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


July TBD I-Days Festival Milan, Italy with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, the Black Keys, Liam Gallagher

July Carcassonne Festival Carcassonne, France with Tom Jones, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Hackett

July 6-8 Mad Cool Festival Madrid, Spain with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Liam Gallagher

July TBD Ride Festival Telluride, CO

July 6-16 Festival d’ete de Quebec Québec, Canada with Foo Fighters, Ann Wilson, Green Day, Imagine Dragons

July 7-9 North Sea Jazz Rotterdam, Netherlands with Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Stanley Clarke

July 6-16 Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa with Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Weezer, Mumford & Sons, Shania Twain

July 13-23 Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany with Deep Purple, Simply Red, Jools Holland, Grace Jones, Joss Stone, Branford Marsalis

July TBD Cornbury Music Festival Oxfordshire, U.K.

July 7-9 Bospop Weert, Netherlands with Simply Red, Joe Bonamassa, Nile Rodgers & Chic

July 8 Pleasantville Music Festival Pleasantville, NY

July 13-15 Rock Fest Cadott, WI with Pantera, Slipknot, Godsmack, Ice Cube

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

July 13-17 Vieilles Charrues Carhaix, France with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Robbie Williams

July TBD Big Sky Oro-Medonte, ONT

July 14-16 Under the Big Sky Whitefish, MT with Hank Williams Jr., Elle King, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

July 14-16 Forever Young Festival Kildare, Ireland with Bananarama, Erasure’s Andy Bell, Billy Ocean, ABC, Soul II Soul, Jason Donovan, Midge Ure, Cutting Crew, John Parr, Slim Jim Phantom

July 15-16 Summer Fog Festival Katowice, Poland with Steve Hackett, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

July 18-23 Paleo Nyon, Switzerland

July 20-23 Great South Bay Patchogue, NY with Hot Tuna, Dave Mason, Phil Lesh & Friends, Govt. Mule

July 21-23 Lollapalooza Paris Paris, France with Kendrick Lamar

July TBD Twin Cities Summer Jam Mystic Lake, MN

July 21-23 Latitude Festival Suffolk, U.K. with George Ezra, the Proclaimers, Pulp

July 20-23 Kemptville Live Music Festival Kemptville, ONT with Melissa Etheridge

July 20-22 Moondance Jam Walker, MN with Rick Springfield, the Gin Blossoms

July 28-30 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI with Billy Strings, Jonathan Richman, Aimee Mann

July 21-23 Rewind: Scotland Perth, U.K. with Squeeze, Erasure’s Andy Bell, Soul II Soul, ABC, Nick Heyward, Slim Jim Phantom, Midge Ure, Hothouse Flowers

July 27-30 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge UK with the Proclaimers, Rufus Wainwright, Arrested Development

July – Aug Summer Nights at the Bandstand Glasgow, UK

July 28 – Aug 3 Olavsfest Trondheim, Norway

July 26-30 Floyd Fest Check, VA with The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow, My Morning Jacket

July 28-30 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata Pref., Japan with Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Weezer, Alanis Morissette, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yo La Tengo

July 31 – Aug 4 Roots Rock Revival Big Indian, NY


Aug 3-6 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey

Aug 3-6 Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lake, CA with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Larkin Poe, Elvis Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite

Aug 3-6 Wickham Hampshire, U.K. with The Proclaimers, Toyah & Robert Fripp

Aug 4-6 Newport Jazz Festival Newport, RI with Herbie Hancock, Diane Krall, Jon Batiste

Aug 4-6 Underneath the Stars South Yorkshire, UK with Beth Nielsen Chapman

Aug 4-6 Rewind: North Macclesfield, U.K. with Squeeze, Erasure’s Andy Bell, UB40, Nick Heyward, ABC, Big Country, Nik Kershaw

Aug 4-7 Notodden Blues Notodden, Norway with Canned Heat, the Waterboys

Aug 9-12 Leyendas del Rock Villena, Spain with Michael Schenker Group, Megadeth

Aug 9-13 Boardmasters Cornwall, UK with Liam Gallagher, Lorde, Florence + the Machine

Aug 10-12 Canada Rock Fest Grand Forks, BC (Cancelled)

Aug 10-12 Fairport Cropredy Convention Chipping Norton, U.K. with 10cc, Strawbs, Toyah and Robert Fripp, Kiki Dee, Gilbert O’Sullivan

Aug 10-13 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB, Canada

Aug 10-13 Bloodstock Walton-On-Trent, U.K. with Megadeth, Helloween

Aug 11-13 Outside Lands Golden Gate Park, CA with Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, The 1975

Aug 4-13 Lokerse Feesten Lokeren, Belgium with Megadeth, Blur

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

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

Aug 11-13 Telluride Jazz Festival Telluride, CO with Tower of Power

Aug TBD Download Japan Nakase, Japan

Aug TBD Monsters on the Mountain Gatlinburg, TN

Aug 18-20 Rewind Festival: South Henley-on-Thames, U.K. with Squeeze, Erasure’s Andy Bell, UB40, ABC, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Heaven 17, Marc Almond

Aug TBD Freestyle Festival Tempe, AZ

Aug 25-27 W Festival, Oostende, Belgium with A Flock of Seagulls, Midge Ure, Nena, the Human League, Wet Wet Wet

Aug 25-27 Reading Festival Reading, U.K. with Billie Eilish, the Killers

Aug 25-27 Leeds Festival Leeds, U.K. with Billie Eilish, the Killers

Aug 25-27 Beach Road Weekend Martha’s Vineyard, MA with Mumford & Sons, Gary Clark Jr., Bon Iver, Leon Bridges, Mary Chapin Carpenter

Aug 25-27 Great British R&B Festival Colne, U.K.

Aug 25-28 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Shrewsbury, U.K. with Billy Bragg

Aug 24-27 Sunshine Music Festival Upton-Upon-Severn, U.K.

Aug TBD Lockn’ Music Festival Arrington, VA

Aug TBD Etheridge Island Playa Mujeres, Mexico

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


Sept 1-3 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK with Godsmack, Pantera, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Warrant

Sep 1-3 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Aspen, CO with Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, the Lumineers, Grace Potter

Sept 2-4, 8-11 Rock in Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Coldplay

Sept 7-10 Blue Ridge Rock Festival Danville, VA with Pantera, Megadeth, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit

Sep 7-10 Big Blues Bender Las Vegas, NV with Keb’ Mo’, Jimmie Vaughan, Jimmy Hall

Sept 9-10 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany

Sept 14-17 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY with Blondie, Duran Duran, Brandi Carlile, Bruno Mars, the Black Crowes, the Killers, Buddy Guy, the Black Keys, Mavis Staples, Spoon, Wayne Newton

Sept 15-17 Telluride Blues & Brews Telluride, CO with Bonnie Raitt, the Robert Cray Band, the Roots

Sept 16-17 SeaHearNow Asbury Park, NJ with Foo Fighters, The Killers, Sheryl Crow, the Beach Boys, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet

Sept TBD Kaaboo PetCo Park, San Diego, CA

Sept TBD Grand Point North Burlington, VT

Sept TBD Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

Sept 19-24 Americana Fest Nashville, TN

Sep TBD Pitchfork Chicago, IL

Sept TBD Riot Fest Chicago, IL

Sept TBD Music Midtown Atlanta, GA

Sept 21-24 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY with Foo Fighters, Green Day, Pantera, Weezer, Tool, Godsmack, Megadeth

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

Sept 22-24 Life is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV

Sept TBD Beachlife Ranch Redondo Beach, CA

Sept 2024 Firefly Festival Dover, DE

Sept TBD Ohana Festival Dana Point, CA

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

Sept TBD Farm Aid Location TBA

Sept TBD Knotfest Location TBA

Sept 23-24 Pilgrimage Franklin, TN

Sep TBD Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA

Sep 29 – Oct 1 Ocean’s Calling Ocean City, MD with Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Weezer, Jack Johnson, The Wallflowers, Third Eye Blind, Fitz and the Tantrums

Sept 30 – Oct 1 Sound on Sound Bridgeport, CT with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band


Oct 5-8 Colonial Beach Bike Fest Colonial Beach, VA

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

Oct TBD King Biscuit Blues Festival Helena, AR

Oct TBD Aftershock Sacramento, CA

Oct TBD ProgStock Rahway, NJ

Oct 21 When We Were Young Las Vegas, NV


Nov 6-11 80s in the Sand Costa Mujeres, Mexico

January 2024

Jan 9-13 Girls Just Wanna Weekend 4 Barcelo Maya Riviera with Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Lucius, Wynonna

Jan 14-17 Playing in the Sand Riviera Cancun, Mexico with Dead & Company, Goose

Jan 13-16 30A Songwriters Festival Santa Rosa Beach, FL with Lyle Lovett, Rickie Lee Jones, Gin Blossoms, Steve Earle, Amy Grant, Tom Rush

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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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