Here’s the Ultimate Metal Festival Calendar. A monthly list of the best European Metal Festivals.

For many festivals listed, I have included ticket links that take you to to the booking sites where you can purchase tickets. Please do use my links, and the small amounts of commission I receive will go towards the running costs of this website – Thanks.

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European Metal Festivals: OCTOBER 2019

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
4th - 5thMetal Matsuri MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
14th - 21stFull Metal Holiday & MetalOutdoor
18th - 20thAutumn Moon, Pagan, FolkIndoorFesticket

European Metal Festivals: NOVEMBER 2019

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
2ndDamnation & MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
7th - 10thHRH Hard Rock Hell & MetalIndoor
19th - 20thMalta Doom metal Fest & MetalIndoor
30th - 1st DecHRH Vikings, Black, Pagan, FolkIndoorTicketmaster UK

European Metal Festivals: DECEMBER 2019

December – March is a very quiet time for Metal Festivals in Europe as they all need to be indoor and people don’t tend to have the money to spend at this time of year.

This time of year though is when many of the headliners and under-card start getting announced for the summer festivals so it’s time to start planning where to go in the summer, purchasing tickets and booking hotel accommodation.
DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
5th - 7thNantes Metal FestivalFranceRock, MetalIndoor
13th - 14thEindhoven Metal MeetingNetherlandsBlack, ExtremeIndoor
13th - 14thDe Mortem Et DiabolumGermanyBlack, ExtremeIndoor

European Metal Festivals: JANUARY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
24th -26thHeretic Metal Fest MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: FEBRUARY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
14th - 16thWacken Winter Nights, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
15th Metal Assault
28th - 29thHouse of Metal
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European Metal Festivals: MARCH 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
6th - 7thHell Over Hamburg, BlackIndoor
13th - 14thUp The Hammers
14thMetal Diver
19th - 22ndHammerfest, Viking, VariousIndoor
27th - 29thBraincrusher, ExtremeIndoor

European Metal Festivals: APRIL 2020

April and May is the time when the European Metal Festival season starts to get going again. There’s a mixture of outdoor and indoor festivals across a wide range of countries.

It’s also the time of year to finalise any ticket purchases and thinking about travel arrangements.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
4thLords of the Land, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
9th - 12thInferno Metal Festival, Black, ExtremeIndoorTicketmaster Norway
11th - 12thHRH Blues & RockIndoor
11th - 12thDark Easter Metal Meeting, BlackIndoor
16th - 19thRoadburn Festival, Metal, Folk MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
17th-18thDark Malta Festival, IndustrialIndoor
17th - 18thDurbuy Rock Festival, Extreme, RockBothFesticket
17th - 18thRagnarok, Black, ExtremeIndoor
24th - 25thGalia Metal Fest & MetalOutdoorFesticket
24th - 25thKeep It True & MetalIndoorFesticket
29th Apr -2nd MaySWR Barroselas Metalfest, Black, ExtremeOutdoorFesticket
30th Apr - 2nd MayKarmoygeddon Metal Festival & MetalIndoor
tbcStockholm Slaughter, Extreme MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: MAY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or Out BUY TICKETS
tbc Metal City Sweden MetalIndoorFesticket
1st - 3rd Desertfest & MetalIndoorFesticket
1st - 3rdNetherlands Deathfest Netherlands Rock, Metal,ExtremeIndoor Ticketmaster NL
5th - 10thHRH Ibiza Road Trip UKRock & MetalBoth
15th - 16thSteelfest Finland, Extreme, Gothic, FolkIndoor
16thVienna Metal Meeting MetalBoth
20thIncineration Fest, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
21st- 23rdDark Troll Festival, Black, Folk Indoor
29th - 31stDownload - France & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster
30th - 31stAntwerp Metal Fest & Metal Outdoor
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European Metal Festivals: JUNE 2020

June is massive for Metal Festivals in Europe. It’s summer time and we go headlong into the huge outdoor festivals such as Hellfest, Graspop, Copenhell and Download where all the big bands will be out in force.

Plenty of opportunities across the summer to book festivals and combine them with a beach holiday or city break.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbcCamden Rocks, Punk, IndieIndoorFesticket

Ticketmaster UK
3rd - 6thSweden Rock & MetalOutdoor
5th - 7thMetalfest Open Air Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
5th - 7thRock am Ring, Metal, IndieOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Germany
10th - 11th Mystic Festival & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thMetal Frenzy & MetalOutdoorFesticket
12th - 13thChronical Moshers Open Air
12th - 14thDownload UK, Metal, IndieOutdoorTicketmaster UK
tbcRockfest & MetalOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Finland
tbcZobens un Lemess, Viking, FolkOutdoor
tbcRock the Coast & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
tbcNummirock Metal Festival & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster
17th - 20th Copenhell & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster DK
18th - 20thRock for People RepublicRock & IndieOutdoorFesticket
19th - 21st Graspop Metal Meeting & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
19th - 21stHellfest Open Air & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster France
25th - 27thTons of Rock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Norway
tbcDownload Madrid & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
26th - 28thWith Full Force & MetalOutdoor
26th - 28thTuska & MetalOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Finland

European Metal Festivals: JULY 2020

July follows on where June leaves off regarding being a huge month for European Metal Festivals. We even have Rockfest Barcelona where you can go to the beach before heading off to the festival and even combine the festival with a city break.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
1st - 4thRock Harz Open Air & MetalOutdoor
1st - 4thResurrection Fest & MetalOutdoor
2nd - 4th Rock Fest Barcelona & MetalOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Spain
2ndErlensee Rock
6th - 11th Rock Marathon & MetalOutdoor
9th - 11thDong Open Air & MetalOutdoor
tbcMasters of Rock RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
9th - 11thGefle Metal Festival & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcAmplified & MetalOutdoor
15th - 19thObscene Extreme RepublicMetal, Extreme, Hardcore, BrutalOutdoor
16th - 18thBang Your Head & MetalOutdoor
16th - 19thGoat Hell, Extreme, HardcoreOutdoor
17th - 18thDynamo Metalfest & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
24th - 26thSteelhouse
26th - 1 AugMetal Days, Metal, Extreme, BlackOutdoor
30th - 1 AugVagos Open Air

European Metal Festivals: AUGUST 2020

There are Metal Festivals every weekend across Europe in August and to start the month we always have the big one in Germany … Wacken Open Air. In the UK Bloodstock line-up improves year on year.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
30 July - 1 AugWacken Open Air & MetalOutdoorFesticket
5th - 8thBrutal Assault RepublicRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcLeyend Del Rock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
6th - 9thBloodstock Open Air, Metal, ExtremeOutdoorBloodstock Website
6th - 8thParty San Metal Open Air & Metal, ExtremeOutdoor
7th - 9thInto the Grave & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
7th - 9thAlcatraz Hard Rock & Metal & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
5th - 8th Sabaton Open Air & MetalOutdoor
12th - 15thSummer Breeze & MetalOutdoorFesticket
13th - 15thMidgardsblot, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
13th - 16thMotocultor Festival & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbc Elb-Riot http://www.elbriot.deGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Germany
27th - 30th Neuborn Open Air Festival & MetalOutdoor
28th - 30thBeermageddon, Black, ExtremeOutdoor
28thHRH Highway to Hell, Metal, New TalentBoth
29th - 30thHRH Sleaze RockIndoor

European Metal Festivals: SEPTEMBER 2020

From September onward things quieten down as the weather in Europe changes and most of the outdoor festivals have taken place. You do tend to get a fair few indoor one day festivals though.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbcHRH Crows, Blues, Country RockIndoor
tbcEuroblast Festival, Rock, Tech, New TalentIndoor
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