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Rock am Ring Mendig, Germany - 02 June 2017


Getting There

Getting There

nearest bus station:
Andernach Station

shuttle bus:
Rock am Ring Shuttles

special festival bus:
RaR Argon Events Bus

nearest airport:
Cologne / Bonn (CGN)

nearest train station:
Mendig DB Station

Getting to Rock am Ring

RaR is no loger at the Nürburgring racetrack. Where is Rock am Ring?

  • The Rock am Ring site is at Flugplatz Mendig/Vulkaneife.
  • It is a massive Air Base near Mendig city on almost 200 hectares of open space.
  • Mendig Air Base is just 30 km from the old venue at Nürburgring racetrack.
  • Rock am Ring remains in the volcanic Eifel region of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Nearest Airports

  • Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 80 km from Rock an Ring.
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is about 100 km from the festival.
  • Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) is abouot 130 km from Mendig.

Train Stations

  • The nearest station is in Mendig.
  • Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway service is excellent.
  • From Cologne Bonn Airport, take a shuttle to Cologne Staion (Köln Hbf).
  • From Cologne Station catch the Rhein-Express train to Andernach.
  • At Andernach Station swith to a train to Mendig.
  • Rock am Ring has shuttles at Mendig Station.

Argon Events Buses



Camping included, VIP options
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3-day pass200Adult 3-day ticket + camping.

Rock am Ring Tickets

  • Rock am Ring tickets include all 3 days + camping.
  • There are no individual day passes.

Rock im Park Tickets & General Camping


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Mendig, Germany

Mendig Air Base
50.365223, 7.312586
type of festival
electronic, rock, metal, rock & roll, acoustic & instrumental
other events
art: visual arts & installations, multimedia; dance: dancing
start Fri, 02 June 2017
end Sun, 04 June 2017

Rock am Ring: Throbbing Rock-Metal

Rock am Ring throbs with rock, metal & electronic thunder during three days of engineered sonic pandemonium on gigantic outdoor stages at Mendig Air Base in Germany, about 80 km from Cologne / 100 km from Frankfurt. Since 1985 it’s satisfied headbangers with artists like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Marilyn Manson + legendary David Bowie and classic Aerosmith, later Green Day and Kings Of Leon. Rock am Ring, and its twin Rock im Park at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg, that features the same headliners, attract about 160.000 fans each June. With hot new acts + fresh artists + hardcore line-ups, the heady festival duo are mega events with a cultish following that remain two of the largest rock-metal celebrations in the world.


Rock am Ring: Throbbing Rock-Metal

Since 1985, Rock am Ring stages have throbbed with the thunderous vibrations of the world’s most renowned rock, metal, punk, indie and alternative sounds, featuring  hundreds of top rock and heavy metal bands, and pulsing with an eclectic list of international stars that began with Chris de Burgh, Foreigner, Huey Lewis, Joe Cocker, REO Speedwagon and U2. The all-star line-ups continued with Kiss, Aerosmith, Tragically Hip, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Kings Of Leon, Linkin Park & Green Day. It’s an award winning European festival, one of Germany’s most popular open-air rock events, and a three-day celebration that attracts a cultish following of German and international fans to the tune of around 160,000 a year. 

Rock am Ring & Rock im Park 

The headline acts on the Rock am Ring stages at at Flugplatz Mendig/Vulkaneifel, which is the Mendig Air Base, are also featured about 400 km away at the twin event called Rock im Park at Zeppelinfeld in Nürnberg. The two festivals run simultaneously, with a one day difference to allow for headliners to perform at both. Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals have had a few line-up facelifts with new artists and electronic music acts added, plus 2 dance tents, including a Freaky 90’s and funky electro disco, but it’s still about rocking round-the-clock, and with onsite camping, food, bars, toilets and hot showers, the partying needn’t stop for 3 full days!

Rock am Ring throbs with the thunderous boom of an award winning rock-metal line-up!

contributor: Festinga
published: 25 January 2016
updated: 17 October 2016
Age: 18+, an adult oriented event, but minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian
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General: award-winning, biggest in the world, popular, best in the world
Features: djs & sound systems, self-expression, debauchery, partying, self-discovery, live music & shows

Diversified Line-ups

In recent years, the Rock am Ring lineup has included diverse acts such as hard rocking Australian Airborne, German rapper Cro, American punk rockers Green Day, English electronic masters The Prodigy, Californian rockers Linkin Park and legendary heavy metal and thrash metal pioneers Metallica. Other hard rock musicians like American Papa Roach and heavy metal bands such as Danish Volbeat have been interspersed with mainstream names like Shakira and alternative groups including New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous.

Less Known Headliners

German rock band Bosse, the alternative Texan rock group (with one of the longest names)…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, as well as American rapper Michael Jones also known to his fans as Wax have formed part of the new Rock am Ring ecclectic line-up.

Stages have seen progressive rock-punk-metal groups like Coheed and Cambria, the bluesy-folk-garage beats of  Hanni El Khatib, American-Christian-metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada, and the German electronic metalcore group We Butter the Bread with Butter.

Genre Blending

It’s gotten electric with American pop-punk-metalcore A Day To Remember, Boys Noize, Italian electronic-house-dance-punk by The Bloody Beetroots and French alternative rock band Phoenix.

The core culture of Rock am Ring and Rock im Park (considering it’s almost thirty year musical history) is one of hard rock and heavy metal. Over the years, yet without loosing its edgy metallicness, the Rock am Ring lineup has integrated contemporary genre-bending sounds including pop, rap, hip-hop, electro, dance, house, garage, synth-pop, new-wave and an ever-expanding variety of alternative music styles.


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Beds & Eats


Rock am Ring Camping
  • General camping is included in ticket price.
  • Green Camping has rules to camp there for free.
  • Rock’n’Roll Camping is a semi-VIP area.
  • Rock am Ring Experience is preerrected luxury camping.
  • Caravans  need a caravan plaque for the vehicle.


Eats & Drinks: Bars, Restaurants, Food Stalls, BYOB, BBQ, Water
Fresh & Clean: Toilets, Shower
Cash & Shops: Cash, Shops
Zone In & Out: VIP Zone, Chill Zone
Accessibility: yes
Rock am Ring Amenities
  • Portable toilets & showers for a fee.
  • Free drinking water in campsites.
  • Food & alcoholic beverages available onsite.
  • Lidl Rock shops are everywhere.
  • Property lock-ups.
  • Cash machines.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park are both organized in a similar manner and offer similar all/inclusive onsite amenities.

They also prohibit the same items such as pyrotechnics, glass, large beer kegs, and installations like gazebos.

  • BBQs meeting German safety standards are allowed on-site.
  • Festival-goers may bring ’some’ alcohol into campsites.




start Fri, 02 June 2017
end Sun, 04 June 2017
Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Dates
  • The dates for both events are always the same.
  • Performers go from one event to the other.
  • Line-ups are the same but on different days.

Season & Weather

Season: Summer
Temperature: 10 to 23 °C

The twin festivals, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, despite being almost 400 km apart, are held on the same dates and therefore share similar weather, which in both places can mean daytime sun, chilly afternoons, cold nights and sometimes rain.



Tel: +49 699 562 020
Rock am Ring Contact
  • MLK - Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur
  • Tel: + 49 (0) 69/956 20 20 
  • E-mail: info@mlk.com
Rock am Ring Ticketing Contact


  • MLK - Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Mörikestr. 14, D, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA, Contrescarpe 75 A, Bremen.
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