LIST OF ALL THE ROCK METAL FESTIVALS WE’LL HAVE IN 2023

LIST OF ALL THE ROCK METAL FESTIVALS WE'LL HAVE IN 2023

After several years of dealing with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, music festivals are back in full swing and 2023 will bring several surprises, especially when it comes to rock metal.

Preparations for the big dates are still underway, however, many bands have confirmed their participation in various events. 2023 will be full of events in Europe, mainly in Spain. After the cancellations of 2020 and 2021, the situation is normalising.

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Also, bands that were not scheduled to tour are considering appearing at several dates next year. However, not everything is rosy, as the geopolitical situation (Russia-Ukraine invasion, especially) may have consequences. If you want to know all the rock metal bands that will be performing next year, read on.

ROCK METAL FESTIVALS 2023 IN EUROPE

ROCK METAL FESTIVALS 2023 IN EUROPE

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL (DONINGTON, UK)

  • When: 8-11 June 2023

This is one of the UK’s biggest festivals, and will announce the line-up on 7 November. Rumour has it that Metallica could be one of the headliners at this festival, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.

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COPENHELL (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK)

  • Dates: 14-17 June 2023

This festival has already announced its full line-up, which includes bands such as: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Architects, Meshuggah, Halestorm, Clutch, Kellermensch, Zeal & Ardor, Fever 333, Sick Of It All, Cabal, Fishbone, Angus Mcsix, Napalm Death, Harms Way, Malevolence,  xxx porno, Saturnus, Møl, Skynd, Touché Amoré and more.

HELLFEST OPEN AIR (CLISSON, FRANCE)

  • When: 15 to 18 June 2023

This festival is one of the best known and has already sold out for the 2023 edition without announcing a single band. Among the bands that could perform are: Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Pantera, Slipknot and Kiss, among others.

GRASPOP METAL MEETING (DESSEL, BELGIUM)

  • When: 15-18 June 2023.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Slipknot have already been confirmed as the headliners of the big Belgian festival. However, it is rumoured that other big bands such as Pantera, Helloween, Ghost, and Guns N’ Roses could also perform.

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RESURRECTION FEST (VIVEIRO, GALICIA, SPAIN)

  • When: 28 June – 1 July 2023

Rumoured bands include Slipknot, Pantera, Evanescence, Ghost, Rage Against The Machine. Although not yet confirmed, this festival is 18 years old, and is one of the most popular. Right now, they are conducting a survey among the fans to know which bands they want to see and you can get it on their official website.

 

LEYENDAS DEL ROCK (VILLENA, ALICANTE, SPAIN)

  • When: 9 to 12 August 2023

This is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals as it usually has one of the most interesting line-ups. Confirmed acts include Megadeth, Mike Tramp and HammerFall. Other rumoured bands are: Anthrax, Biohazard, Sepultura, H.E.A.T, Killswitch Engage, among others.

BARCELONA ROCK FEST (SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMENET, BARCELONA, SPAIN)

  • When: To be confirmed

After confirming the 2023 edition, the organisation has not yet revealed any details about bands or dates. An announcement is expected before the end of the year. Last year’s event featured artists such as Kiss, Alice Cooper and Judas Priest.