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 & MetalOutdoorFesticket
10thBrutal Assault RepublicRock & MetalOutdoor
7th - 10thLeyend Del Rock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
8th - 11thVagos Open Air & MetalOutdoorFesticket
8th - 11thBloodstock Open Air, Metal, ExtremeOutdoorBloodstock Website
8th - 10thParty San Metal Open Air & Metal, ExtremeOutdoor
9th - 11thInto the Grave & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
9th - 11thAlcatraz Hard Rock & Metal & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
14th - 17th Sabaton Open Air & MetalOutdoor
14th - 17thSummer Breeze & MetalOutdoorFesticket
15th - 18thMidgardsblot, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
15th - 18thMotocultor Festival & MetalOutdoorFesticket
17th Elb-Riot http://www.elbriot.deGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Germany
23rd - 25thBeermageddon, Black, ExtremeOutdoor
23rd - 24thNeuborn Open Air Festival GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
30thHRH Highway to Hell, Metal, New TalentBoth
31st - 1st SeptHRH Sleaze 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 Crows, Blues, Country RockIndoor
27th - 29thEuroblast Festival, Rock, Tech, New TalentIndoor

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
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, IndustrialIndoor
tbcLords of the Land, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
tbcRoadburn Festival, Metal, Folk MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
tbcGalia metal Fest & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcDurbuy Rock Festival, Extreme, RockBothFesticket
tbcHRH Blues & RockIndoor
tbcInferno Metal Festival, Black, ExtremeIndoorTicketmaster Norway
tbcDark Easter Metal Meeting, BlackIndoor
tbcFull Metal Cruise & MetalBoth
tbcSWR Barroselas Metalfest, Black, ExtremeOutdoorFesticket
tbcRagnarok, Black, ExtremeIndoor
tbcKeep It True & MetalIndoorFesticket
tbcStockholm Slaughter, Extreme MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: MAY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or Out BUY TICKETS
1st Metal City Sweden MetalIndoor Festicket
2ndKarmoygeddon Metal Festival Norway Rock & MetalIndoor
3rd - 5thNetherlands Deathfest Netherlands Rock, Metal,ExtremeIndoor Ticketmaster NL
3rd - 5thDesertfest & MetalIndoorFesticket
8th - 15thHRH Ibiza Road Trip UKRock & MetalBoth
11thIncineration Fest, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
11thVienna Metal Meeting MetalBoth
17th - 18thSteelfest Finland, Extreme, Gothic, FolkIndoor
30th - 1st JuneDark Troll Festival, Black, Folk Indoor
31st - 2nd JuneMetalfest Open Air Czech RepublicRock & Metal OutdoorFesticket
31st - 1st JuneAntwerp Metal Fest & 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 Rocks, Punk, IndieIndoorFesticket

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tbcRock for People RepublicRock & IndieOutdoorFesticket
tbcSweden Rock & MetalOutdoor
tbcChronical Moshers Open Air
tbcRockfest & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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tbcRock am Ring, Metal, IndieOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Germany
tbcZobens un Lemess, Viking, FolkOutdoor
tbcDownload UK, Metal, IndieOutdoorTicketmaster UK
tbcRock the Coast & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
tbcNummirock Metal Festival & MetalOutdoor
tbcCopenhell & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster DK
tbcMetal Frenzy & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcGraspop Metal Meeting & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
tbcHellfest Open Air & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster France
tbcMystic Festival & MetalOutdoor
tbcTons of Rock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Norway
tbcDownload Madrid & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
tbcWith Full Force & MetalOutdoor
tbcTuska & MetalOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Finland

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 Air & MetalOutdoor
3rd - 6thResurrection Fest & MetalOutdoor
3rd - 7thObscene Extreme RepublicMetal, Extreme, Hardcore, BrutalOutdoor
4th - 7thRock Fest Barcelona & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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4th - 7thGoat Hell, Extreme, HardcoreOutdoor
6thErlensee Rock
8th - 13thRock Marathon & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thBang Your Head & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thDong Open Air & MetalOutdoor
11th - 14thMasters of Rock RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
19th - 20thGefle Metal Festival & MetalOutdoorFesticket
19th - 21stAmplified & MetalOutdoor
19th - 20thDynamo Metalfest & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
21st - 27thMetal Days, Metal, Extreme, BlackOutdoor
27th - 28th Steelhouse

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