Rock and metal music festivals in 2024

Author Staff - 25.10.2023

Summer 2023 and the festivals are behind us. They were beautiful  in photos, videos and in anyone’s own memories. By returning to these moods and remembering those wonderful moments with friends and music, we can all survive again through the long winter.

At the same time, thoughts should be transferred to next year’s festivals. Tickets have already gone on sale, some are already sold out. It’s never too early to start planning a trip. In good time, you can figure out your own travel budget, compete for loans on and so, if necessary, spread the financial burden over a longer period of time. However, do not apply for a loan if your financial situation is already tight.

When you are an early bird, as they say, it is possible to get travel, accommodation and festival tickets at a cheaper price. Here’s what to look forward to next summer 2024, with all your heart!

The best festivals in summer 2024 in Europe

Last summer was a bit unlucky for many festivals, both in terms of the arrangements and the weather. For example, the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air faced major challenges due to heavy rains and the festival had to be stopped.

Next year, we hope to return to normal everyday life and avoid the biggest challenges, so that heavy music lovers can enjoy like-minded company and high-quality music in addition to the summer. At least one of the following festivals should be a chosen one next summer:

Top 10 rock and metal music festivals in Europe

·         Rock am Ring / Rock im Park

·         Nova Rock

·         Download Festival

·         Grasspop Metal Meeting

·         Hellfest

·         Glastonbury Festival

·         Roskilde Festival

·         Rock Werchter

·         Wacken Open Air

·         Dynamo Metalfest

Rock am Ring / Rock im Park

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park are the two biggest music festivals in Germany. They are organized at the same time and both last for three days. The music offerings in both of these are very similar. In total, these gather more than 150,000 visitors. Every heavy music lover wants to join this group.

    Location: Nuremberg, Germany

    Price: Day ticket, €229

    Date: 7-9 June (2024)

In 2023, performers included no less than Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Die Toten Hosen, Bring Me The Horizon, Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Sum 41 and Nothing But Thieves.

Nova Rock

Nova Rock has been organized in Austria since 2005. The festival offers a diverse selection of music such as rock, metal and punk. In addition to music, these parties are known for various activities and attractions, such as amusement parks, a beach area and many food stalls.

    Location: Nickelsdorf, Austria

    Price: Ticket for the weekend, €229.99

    Date: 13–15 June (2024)

In 2023, the performers were, among others, Slipknot, The Prodigy, Tenacious D, Bilderbuch, Ärzte and Nightwish.


One of Europe’s most famous rock festivals takes place in Great Britain. Several different performance stages offer music for fans of all rock genres. These are the festivals that should not be missed under any circumstances.

    Venue: Donington Park, Derby, United Kingdom

    Price: Day ticket, £110.00

    Date: 14-16 June 2024

In 2023, the performers were, among others, Metallica, Bring me the Horizon, Slipknot, Placebo and Evanescence.