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The Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park (Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually in Germanymarker.While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgringmarker racetrack in the west of Germany, Rock im Park takes place in and around the Frankenstadionmarker in Nurembergmarker, in the south east of Germany.

Both festivals are usually regarded as one event with a mostly identical lineup for both festivals. All artists perform one day at Nürburgring and another day in Nuremberg during the three day event. There have been minor exceptions in the past years where an artist will be announced for one of the festivals only.

Together Rock im Park and Rock am Ring are the largest music festivals in Germany and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of just over 150,000 people in 2007, selling out both events in advance for the first time .

2010 festival

Rammstein have been confirmed for the festivals, which run from the 4th to the 6th June 2010. It has not been revealed what day Rammstein will play or if they will headline.

2009 festival

The headling acts for 2009 have been confirmed as KoЯn, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, The Killers, Placebo, Slipknot, The Prodigy, and Billy Talent on the official Rock Am Ring website. Other confirmed bands for the 09 fest include 2raumwohnung, Alexisonfire, All That Remains, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Basement Jaxx, Biffy Clyro, Black Stone Cherry, Bloc Party, Bring Me The Horizon, Chester French, Chris Cornell, Dir en grey, Dragonforce, Dredg, Enter Shikari, Esser, Expatriate, Five Finger Death Punch, Flogging Molly, Forbidden Theory, Gallows, Guano Apes, Hollywood Undead, Ich Bin Bunt, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Juliette Lewis, Kettcar, Kilians, Killswitch Engage, Kittie, Daisy & Lewis, Little Man Tate, Machine Head, Madina Lake, Madness, Mando Diao, MIA, Middle Class Rut, New Found Glory, Pain, Papa Roach, Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Fox, Phoenix, Polarkreis 18, Razorlight, Reamonn, Scouting For Girls, Selig, Sevendust, Shinedown, Staind, Steadlür, Sugarplum Fairy, The All American Rejects, The Crave, The Gaslight Anthem, The Kooks, The Rifles, The Script, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (OEOC), The Subways, Tomte, Trivium, Volbeat, White Lies

Rock am Ring tickets were sold out by March 26.

2008 festival

Panorama from the Alternative Stage in Rock Im Park 2008 festival.


The 2008 festival took place on 68 June 2008. 91 acts have been officially confirmed. Both festivals were sold out on 1 May.

Confirmed acts:


3 Doors Down (replacing Chris Cornell, who backed out to record an album ), 36 Crazyfists, Against Me!, Airbourne, Alpha Galates, Alter Bridge, Animal Alpha, Babyshambles, Bad Religion, Bedouin Soundclash, Black Dahlia Murder, Black Stone Cherry, Black Tide, Bloodlights, Booka Shade, Bullet For My Valentine, CSS, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chiodos, Coheed & Cambria, Culcha Candela, Danko Jones, Die Toten Hosen, Dimmu Borgir, Disco Ensemble, Disturbed, Eagles of Death Metal, EL*KE, Fair To Midland, Fettes Brot, Fiction Plane, Filter, Finger Eleven , From First To Last, Gavin DeGraw, Gavin Rossdale, High On Fire, HIM, Hot Chip, In Case of Fire, In Flames, Incubus, Infadels, Jimmy Eat World, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Johnossi, Jonathan Davis, Justice, Kate Nash, Kid Rock, Kill Hannah, Lostprophets, Madsen, Manic Street Preachers, Masters of Reality, Metallica, Motörhead, Nightwish, Oomph!, Opeth, Paramore, Pete Murray, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rafael Weber, Rage Against the Machine, Rival Schools, Roisin Murphy, Rooney, Rose Tattoo, Saul Williams, Saxon, Seether, Serj Tankian, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Söhne Mannheims, Sonic Syndicate, Sportfreunde Stiller, Stereophonics, Steriogram, Takida, The Fall of Troy, The Fratellis, The Futureheads, The Hellacopters, The Offspring, The Prodigy, The Streets, The Verve, Tokyo Police Club, Turisas and ZOX.

Glory of Joann's MySpace profile lists them as performing at Rock am Ring, and ringrocker lists them as officially confirmed.

Panorama from the Zeppelin Field Main Stage during the Rock Im Park 2008 event.


History

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 Viennamarker. For the 1994 event, Rock im Park moved to the disused Munich-Riem airportmarker, and the following year to Munich's Olympiastadionmarker, 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.

Past dates & headliners

Rock am Ring 2006 stage, Dir en grey shown
Rock am Ring 2007 main stage, 30 Seconds to Mars


References

  1. http://www.rock-im-park.de/index.php?navi=1&rid=1&artid=513 (in german, google translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rock-im-park.de%2Findex.php%3Fnavi%3D1%26rid%3D1%26artid%3D513)
  2. http://www.rock-im-park.de/index.php?navi=1&rid=1&artid=583
  3. Rock-am-Ring 2008: Ring frei für Rock am Ring und Rock im Park 2008
  4. Rock-am-Ring 2008: Fans sind heiß auf Rock am Ring und Rock im Park
  5. Rock-am-Ring 2008: Rock am Ring und Rock im Park auf Rekordkurs
  6. Rock-am-Ring 2008: Sensationelles Zwischenergebnis für Ring und Park
  7. Rock-am-Ring 2008: 85.000 Ringrocker übertreffen alle Erwartungen
  8. Rock-am-Ring 2008: Endspurt in Nürnberg
  9. Rock-am-Ring 2008: 3 Doors Down für Ring und Park bestätigt
  10. Finger Eleven official website
  11. Finger Eleven myspace profile


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