The world's biggest rock bands at Europe's biggest rock festival
Rock am Ring is one of the biggest and widely renowned rock music festivals in Europe, if not the world, held at Germany's Nürburgring.
Now in its 33rd edition, a vast array of rock music royalty have bestowed their presence upon ardent festival-goers since 1985, seeing U2, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Metallica, and Iron Maiden all perform on the Center Stage, forging its own opulent tradition in the pantheon of rock 'n' roll mythology.
Along with sibling festival Rock Im Park that takes place concurrently, the festival usually hosts over 150,000 amped-up rockers and headbangers, there to see the world's most prestigious rock, metal, and punk artists.
If you call yourself a rock 'n' roll die-hard, then this is most definitely the festival to tick off the bucket list.
There has been no lineup announced yet, but previous festivals have seen Foo Fighters, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gorillaz, Muse, System of a Down, and Rammstein headline.
The Nürburgring is a world-famous motorsports circuit and complex, which used to host an F1 grand prix.
Nürburgring, Nürburgring Boulevard 1, Nürburg, 53520, Germany
Hahn Airport is the closest international airport to the festival. From there, the only option to get straight to the Nürburgring will be via taxi. The festival is also accessible by train and bus, however, many routes require multiple changes.
It is therefore advisable to either drive to the festival or hire a car to give you greater flexibility and a more direct journey.