Rock Am Ring Festival takes place at the Nürburgring, Germany
Rock Am Ring 2012 dates – 1st to 3rd June
ROCK AM RING 2012 – LINE UP
METALLICA – headliner
DIE TOTEN HOSEN – headliner
Soundgarden, As I Lay Dying, Billy Talent, Deichkind, Dick Brave & The Backbeats, Donots, Enter Shikari, Gossip, Guano Apes, Kasabian, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Lexy & K-Paul, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, MIA., Motörhead, Opeth, Skrillex, Tenacious D, The Koletzkis, The Offspring, The Subways, Trivium, A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Beginner, Boyce Avenue, Caligola, Cancer Bats, Cro, Crystal Castles, DevilDriver, Dropkick Murphys, Example, Fiva & Das Phantom Orchester, FM Belfast, Ghost, Gojira, Graveyard, Halestorm, Hoffmaestro, Lower Than Atlantis, Maximo Park, Periphery, Refused, Rise To Remain, Steel Panther, The Maccabees, The Rifles, The Ting Tings, Tinie Tempah, While She Sleeps, The Hives, Evanescence, Anthrax
The History of Rock Am Ring
Rock am Ring was originally planned as a one-time festival celebrating the inauguration of a newer, shorter version of the track in 1985, but due to its commercial success (with 75,000 audience members), it was decided to make the concert an annual event. However, after a dip in attendance for the 1988 event, the festival was put on hiatus for two years.
In 1991, the festival returned with a new concept: as well as featuring well-known artists, event organizers present lesser known up-and-coming bands to the public.
In 1993, Rock im Park took place for the first time in Vienna. For the 1994 event, Rock im Park moved to the disused Munich-Riem airport, and the following year to Munich’s Olympiastadion, where it found a home for the 1995 and 1996 event. Since 1997, Rock im Park is held at the Frankenstadion or the surrounding area in Nürnberg.
The 2007 festival was used in a science experiment to test the effects of large bodies of people simultaneously jumping. The experiment data was used to calculate the result if the entire Chinese population were to jump in unison. The experiment concluded no significant results would come from the theoretical event.
Rock am Ring 2011 -Line Up
Kings Of Leon, Mando Diao, Social Distortion, The Gaslight Anthem, Plain White T’s, We Are Scientists, Thees Uhlmann & Band, Deadmau5, Interpol, Wolfmother, White Lies, Selig, Madsen, The Pretty Reckless, Robert Francis, Lissie, Ozark Henry, Danzig, August Burns Red, All That Remains, Black Stone Cherry, Times Of Grace, Architects, The Devil Wears Prada, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Rise To Remain, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Coldplay, Söhne Mannheims, The Kooks, Hurts, Ash, The Naked And Famous, Morning Parade, Rob Zombie (late night special), Korn, Disturbed, In Flames, Bring Me The Horizon, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Escape The Fate, Alesana, Wayne Static, [pi !], Stereo MC’s, Bonaparte, Peter Doherty, TBA, Kraftklub, Chapel Club, Jamaica, Oh, Napoleon, Yellow Wire, Kolor, System of a Down, Beatsteaks, Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold, Millencolin, Mastodon, Kids In Glass Houses, In Extremo, 3 Doors Down, The BossHoss, Simple Plan, Alter Bridge, Lifehouse, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Funeral for a Friend, Tom Beck, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Dredg, Silverstein, Royal Republic, Pete Yorn, Frank Turner, Framing Hanley, VersaEmerge, The King Blues, My Darkest Days
Rock am Ring 2010- Line Up
KISS, Rage Against The Machine, Jay-Z, Slash, Airbourne, Sum 41, Halestorm, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Sportfreunde Stiller (unplugged), Editors, Kasabian, Kate Nash, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Lissie, Fertig, Los!, Roman Fischer, Hammerfall, Broilers, Heaven Shall Burn, The Damned Things, Kamelot, Taking Dawn, Sweethead, Year Long Disaster, Whitechapel, 9mm, Eyes Of Solace, Actionteam, The Mustard Tubes, Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, Gossip, Wolfmother, Gogol Bordello, Dizzee Rascal, We Are The Fallen, Motörhead, Slayer, Volbeat, Alice In Chains, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying, Hellyeah, Mastodon, Lazer, Project 54, Rammstein, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, Bullet For My Valentine, Pendulum, Five Finger Death Punch, Them Crooked Vultures, HIM, The Hives, Tocotronic, Bad Religion, The Sounds, tba, tba, A Day To Remember, Cancer Bats, Foals, Die Sterne, Delphic, The Cribs, Crystal Castles, WhoMadeWho, Martin & James, Sleigh Bells, Livingston, Absynthe Minded plus many many more…..