Exclusive Germany gigs: Foo Fighters as headliner at Rock am Ring

Exclusive Germany gigs
Foo Fighters headlining at Rock am Ring

The organizers of Rock am Ring and Rock im Park have just announced that the metal band Pantera will be kicked out, and the last headliner for the twin festivals has already been announced. The Foo Fighters will play their only German concerts this year here.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park have announced the final headlining band for the 2023 line-up: the Foo Fighters. The performances are even exclusive – as their label explains in a press release and the festival on Instagram, these will be the band’s only two concerts throughout Europe this year.

Just a few days ago, the US band announced their first regular concert dates since drummer Taylor Hawkins died last year. The plan is to headline the Sonic Temple, Boston Calling and Bonnaroo festivals in May and June. At the end of last year, the Foo Fighters around frontman Dave Grohl said they wanted to continue despite Hawkins’ death.

From Rise Against to NOFX

The Foo Fighters are the third headliner on the main stage. The Toten Hosen and Kings of Leon were previously announced. Other well-known names at the festival include Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Tenacious D, Incubus, Evanescence and Machine Gun Kelly. Another special feature are the NOFX gigs – they are said to be the last of the punk rock veterans in Germany.

The organizer had just announced that the metal band Pantera, on the other hand, had been removed from the line-up. The reason for this were some questionable statements from their frontman Phil Anselmo. The 54-year-old showed a Hitler salute on stage in 2016 and yelled “White Power”, which is why many music fans were displeased when the performance was announced.

The twin festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park will take place from June 2nd to June 4th at the Nürburgring/Eifel and Zeppelinfeld/Nuremberg respectively. Tickets are still available for both festivals.