DATE: 07 - 09 June 2019
PLACE: Adenau / Nürburgring, Germany
From the 1985, year of its debut, to today, Rock am Ring it is an unmissable event for all lovers of rock and metal music. On the legendary car track of the Nurburgring, near the town of Adenau, in the Eifel, this event takes place that gathers hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.
Probably unique feature is the simultaneous organization with a sort of twin festival: Rock Im Park. Same dates and same artists. To change, in Rock Im Park, it's only the location: Nuremberg! Often, the two events are considered a unique event.
Every year, on the extraordinary stage of Rock Am Ring, the best bands of the world rock scene perform. From here, great names of international music have passed, such as U2, Aerosmith, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Megadeth, Van Halen, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden.
Unforgettable, the performance of Metallica, the 03 June 2006, with Hetfield & Co. that played all the songs of "Master Of puppets", on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary. An absolutely unmissable show!
Only in the 1989 and 1990, the festival was not organized due to the well-known German political vicissitudes following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, the festival is one of the most important, and followed, of Germany and Europe.
HOW TO GET
The best way to get to Nürburgring, home of the Rock Am Ring, is to use the plane. Frankfurt-Hahn and Cologne-Bonn are the two nearest airports. Köln / Bonn Flughafen, it is just under 100km by car, while Frankurt Flughafen about 160 km. From both airports it is possible to rent a car to reach the destination.
For those wishing to use only means of transport, here are the options to follow:
- From Bonn airport, BS60 bus to Bonn Hbf train station, then train direction Ahrbrück and, from here, another bus (812) reaches the destination. It takes about 4 or more hours (depending on coincidences) to arrive.
- From Frankfurt airport, you must first reach Bonn by train and then continue by further means to Nürburgring.
Photo, 2009 Olaf
As usual, the bands on the bill are of the highest level. Also for the 2019 edition of the Rock Am Ring. The lineup is really varied, and includes big names in the hard rock scene. Great expectation, of course, for Slipknot and Tool, headliners of the last and early evening. But, scrolling through the list, the names are really prominent. Here are some:
- Friday: Slash; Smashing Pumpkins; Alice in Chains; Arch Enemy. Tool
- Saturday: Bring me The Horizon; Die Ärtze; Slayer.
- Sunday: Marteria & Kasper; Eagles of Death Metal; Slipknot.
TIMETABLES AND TICKETS
The festival takes place during the first weekend of June 2019, from Friday 07 to Sunday 09. On Friday, access to the festival starting at 13: 00.
As usual, the tickets are sold in installments, with limited number and availability. At the moment, on the official website, tickets are available for the whole weekend at the cost of 189.00 €, including taxes. The Weekend Festival ticket, allows access to the festival for all three days. Access to the campsite is not included.
The exclusive VIP Weekend Ticketcosts € 999,00 per person. Offers access to exclusive areas, and the Nürburgring ° Lounge with catering and drinks included. Also, you can watch the Rock Am Ring in zone A of the Volcano Stage, in front of the first barriers.
There are several camping areas within the Festival. To access, you will need to purchase the appropriate ticket Parking & Camping. Please note that access to the Festival is not included in the Camping ticket. It is possible to access the Campsite, starting from 12: 00 of the 06 June, at 12: 00 of the 10 June 2019.
The ticket for the General, or Green Parking, and Camping, both cost 50.00 €. The Rock N 'Roll Parking & Camping, and the Caravan Ticket, each cost € 99.00 per person.
MINORS AND DISABLED
All children over the age of 16 can participate in the Rock Am Ring. For 16 ungams, the following rules apply:
- minors of 8 years can not participate in the event.
- Children between 8 and 14 years, can attend the festival only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Boys between 14 and 16 years, can attend concerts until midnight, unaccompanied, provided they have a special form, duly signed by a parent or guardian.
Disabled people who want to attend the Rock Am Ring, can easily see the festival and also access the campsite. The camping area for disabled participants is located in the B2 area, right next to the main entrance. Here, the toilets are accessible for wheelchair users. You will need to buy a General Parking & Camping ticket. Disabled people with a valid disability card, by purchasing the Festival Ticket, will receive a second ticket for one of their acompagnataore!