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: AUGUST 2019

There are Metal Festivals every weekend across Europe in August and to start the month we always have the big one … Wacken Open Air.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
1st - 3rdWacken Open Air https://bit.ly/2I7VH48GermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
10thBrutal Assaulthttps://bit.ly/2UtrWS4Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoor
7th - 10thLeyend Del Rockhttps://bit.ly/1ryheCySpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
8th - 11thVagos Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2UJBVC2PortugalRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
8th - 11thBloodstock Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2Zb3dRgUKRock, Metal, ExtremeOutdoorBloodstock Website
8th - 10thParty San Metal Open Air https://bit.ly/2G2FfyFGermanyRock & Metal, ExtremeOutdoor
9th - 11thInto the Grave https://bit.ly/2IvsGPxNetherlandsRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
9th - 11thAlcatraz Hard Rock & Metal https://bit.ly/2IoLcsCBelgiumRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
14th - 17th Sabaton Open Air https://bit.ly/2GfFJ65SwedenRock & MetalOutdoor
14th - 17thSummer Breezehttps://bit.ly/2D8daVZGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
15th - 18thMidgardsblot https://bit.ly/2v1PUEBNorwayBlack, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
15th - 18thMotocultor Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2GfFWpTFranceRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
17th Elb-Riot http://www.elbriot.deGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Germany
23rd - 25thBeermageddonhttps://bit.ly/2aSF9LiUKMetal, Black, ExtremeOutdoor
23rd - 24thNeuborn Open Air Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2UR00Hi GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
30thHRH Highway to Hell https://bit.ly/2uUoKzLUKRock, Metal, New TalentBoth
31st - 1st SeptHRH Sleazehttps://bit.ly/2GdT7YjUKHard RockIndoor
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European Metal Festivals: SEPTEMBER 2019

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
7th - 8thHRH Crowshttps://bit.ly/2VAhGE3UKRock, Blues, Country RockIndoor
27th - 29thEuroblast Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2IppepyGermanyProg, Rock, Tech, New TalentIndoor
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European Metal Festivals: OCTOBER 2019

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
4th - 5thMetal Matsurihttp://bit.do/eNV8PUKJapanese MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
14th - 21stFull Metal Holiday https://bit.ly/2VzgWiDSpainRock & MetalOutdoor
18th - 20thAutumn Moon https://bit.ly/2IpZxoOGermanyRock, Pagan, FolkIndoorFesticket

European Metal Festivals: NOVEMBER 2019

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
2ndDamnation https://bit.ly/2Z352iUUKRock & MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
7th - 10thHRH Hard Rock Hell https://bit.ly/2UJEXGqUKRock & MetalIndoor
19th - 20thMalta Doom metal Fest https://bit.ly/2G2AV2vMaltaDoom & MetalIndoor
30th - 1st DecHRH Vikingshttps://bit.ly/2GdBLe8UKViking, 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.

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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
tbcHeretic Metal FestBelgiumIndoor
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European Metal Festivals: FEBRUARY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
14th - 16thWacken Winter NightsGermanyMetal, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
15thMetal AssaultGermanyMetalIndoor
28th - 29thHouse of MetalSwedenMetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: MARCH 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
6th - 7thHell Over HamburgGermanyMetal, BlackIndoor
13th - 14thUp the HammersGreeceMetalIndoor
14thMetal DiverGermanyMetalIndoor
19th - 22ndHammerfestUKMetal, Viking, VariousIndoor
27th - 29thBraincrusherGermanyBlack, 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
tbcDark Malta Festival http://bit.do/eNV74MaltaGothic, IndustrialIndoor
tbcLords of the Land https://bit.ly/2GcwoM2UKRock, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
tbcRoadburn Festival https://bit.ly/2UFx7h7NetherlandsRock, Metal, Folk MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
tbcGalia metal Fest http://bit.do/eNV8kSpainRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcDurbuy Rock Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2U8iE91BelgiumBlack, Extreme, RockBothFesticket
tbcHRH Blueshttps://bit.ly/2GdhGVmUKBlues & RockIndoor
tbcInferno Metal Festival https://bit.ly/2FWh8S8NorwayMetal, Black, ExtremeIndoorTicketmaster Norway
tbcDark Easter Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2KD84YjGermanyMetal, BlackIndoor
tbcFull Metal Cruisehttps://bit.ly/2YYTyNqSpainRock & MetalBoth
tbcSWR Barroselas Metalfesthttps://bit.ly/2uUEtyCPortugalMetal, Black, ExtremeOutdoorFesticket
tbcRagnarokhttps://bit.ly/2IbxAl4GermanyMetal, Black, ExtremeIndoor
tbcKeep It True https://bit.ly/2ErupDsGermanyRock & MetalIndoorFesticket
tbcStockholm Slaughter https://bit.ly/2U76367SwedenBlack, Extreme MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: MAY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or Out BUY TICKETS
1st Metal City https://bit.ly/2D6ulHr Sweden MetalIndoor Festicket
2ndKarmoygeddon Metal Festival https://bit.ly/2KkzOk2 Norway Rock & MetalIndoor
3rd - 5thNetherlands Deathfest https://bit.ly/2G2xbOE Netherlands Rock, Metal,ExtremeIndoor Ticketmaster NL
3rd - 5thDesertfesthttps://bit.ly/2U9MoT1UKRock & MetalIndoorFesticket
8th - 15thHRH Ibiza Road Triphttps://bit.ly/2Uyol5m UKRock & MetalBoth
11thIncineration Festhttps://bit.ly/2D7adVQUKBlack, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
11thVienna Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2UwN4SmAustriaVarious MetalBoth
17th - 18thSteelfest Finlandhttps://bit.ly/2Z2hhfFFinlandBlack, Extreme, Gothic, FolkIndoor
30th - 1st JuneDark Troll Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2Km0WzfGermanyMetal, Black, Folk Indoor
31st - 2nd JuneMetalfest Open Air https://www.metalfest.cz Czech RepublicRock & Metal OutdoorFesticket
31st - 1st JuneAntwerp Metal Festhttps://bit.ly/2Ik4n6WBelgiumRock & Metal Outdoor

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.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbcCamden Rockshttps://bit.ly/2U71OrcUKRock, Punk, IndieIndoorFesticket

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tbcRock for Peoplehttps://bit.ly/2U728pUCzech RepublicRock & IndieOutdoorFesticket
tbcSweden Rockhttps://bit.ly/2UaAIzkSwedenRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcChronical Moshers Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2uWYfJPGermanyMetalOutdoor
tbcRockfesthttps://bit.ly/2Z20CJiFinlandRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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tbcRock am Ringhttps://bit.ly/2M4KmVaGermanyRock, Metal, IndieOutdoorFesticket

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tbcZobens un Lemess https://bit.ly/2WZqDXDLatviaPagan, Viking, FolkOutdoor
tbcDownload UKhttps://bit.ly/2KDcGO7UKRock, Metal, IndieOutdoorTicketmaster UK
tbcRock the Coasthttps://bit.ly/2Km2ychSpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
tbcNummirock Metal Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2UHkLVJFinlandRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcCopenhellhttps://bit.ly/2Z4qQeiDenmarkRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster DK
tbcMetal Frenzyhttps://bit.ly/2Z3j8RBGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcGraspop Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2AcPlf1BelgiumRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
tbcHellfest Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2Z2UXm4FranceRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster France
tbcMystic Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2UsPO8dPolandRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcTons of Rockhttps://bit.ly/2U8eC0bNorwayRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Norway
tbcDownload Madridhttps://bit.ly/2Ia3te2SpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
tbcWith Full Forcehttps://bit.ly/2ULp9D2GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcTuskahttps://bit.ly/2U8hfPGFinlandRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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European Metal Festivals: JULY 2019

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.

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
3rd - 6thRock Harz Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2JTt9bQGermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
3rd - 6thResurrection Fest https://bit.ly/2YUlQZoSpainRock & MetalOutdoor
3rd - 7thObscene Extreme https://bit.ly/2P3D2HpCzech RepublicMetal, Extreme, Hardcore, BrutalOutdoor
4th - 7thRock Fest Barcelonahttps://bit.ly/2Z3SEz6SpainRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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4th - 7thGoat Hellhttp://www.goathell.eu/CroatiaMetal, Extreme, HardcoreOutdoor
6thErlensee Rockhttps://bit.ly/2KyAhz4GermanyRockOutdoorFesticket
8th - 13thRock Marathonhttps://bit.ly/2Z2b5V6HungaryRock & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thBang Your Head https://bit.ly/2G1YB7hGermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thDong Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2uX6wO0GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
11th - 14thMasters of Rock https://bit.ly/2IoJYO2Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
19th - 20thGefle Metal Festival https://bit.ly/2UqZrEtSwedenRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
19th - 21stAmplifiedhttps://bit.ly/2GfEKmpUKRock & MetalOutdoor
19th - 20thDynamo Metalfest https://bit.ly/2IqlrbdNetherlandsRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
21st - 27thMetal Days https://bit.ly/2WYzDMOSloveniaRock, Metal, Extreme, BlackOutdoor
27th - 28th Steelhouse https://bit.ly/2s46cfoUKRockOutdoor

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