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, so please do use these links.

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The winter months are a very quiet time for Metal Festivals in Europe as they all need to be indoors and people don’t tend to have the money to spend at this time of year following Christmas.

It is a time though 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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European Metal Festivals: JANUARY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
24th -26thHeretic Metal Festhttps://bit.ly/30yWvojBelgiumExtreme MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: FEBRUARY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
14th - 16thWacken Winter Nightshttps://bit.ly/2zlqpApGermanyMetal, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
15thMetal Assaulthttps://bit.ly/2ZqjqATGermanyMetalIndoor
28th - 29thHouse of Metal https://bit.ly/30zhCqqSwedenMetalIndoor
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European Metal Festivals: MARCH 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
6th - 7thHell Over Hamburghttps://bit.ly/33WSQ5VGermanyMetal, BlackIndoor
13th - 14thUp The Hammershttps://bit.ly/2PehHioGreeceMetalIndoor
14thMetal Diverhttps://bit.ly/2MCR0lgGermanyMetalIndoor
19th - 22ndHammerfesthttps://bit.ly/347LJrsUKMetal, Viking, VariousIndoor
27th - 29thBraincrusherhttps://bit.ly/2HqCSqUGermanyBlack, ExtremeIndoor
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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 https://bit.ly/327BCRDUKRock, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
9th - 12thInferno Metal Festival https://bit.ly/2FWh8S8NorwayMetal, Black, ExtremeIndoorTicketmaster Norway
11th - 12thHRH Blueshttps://bit.ly/2GdhGVmUKBlues & RockIndoor
11th - 12thDark Easter Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2KD84YjGermanyMetal, BlackIndoor
16th - 19thRoadburn Festival https://bit.ly/2UFx7h7NetherlandsRock, Metal, Folk MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
17th-18thDark Malta Festival http://bit.do/eNV74MaltaGothic, IndustrialIndoor
17th - 18thDurbuy Rock Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2U8iE91BelgiumBlack, Extreme, RockBothFesticket
17th - 18thRagnarokhttps://bit.ly/2WG8vDlGermanyMetal, Black, ExtremeIndoor
24th - 25thGalia Metal Festhttps://bit.ly/2PtZE83SpainRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
24th - 25thKeep It True https://bit.ly/2ErupDsGermanyRock & MetalIndoorFesticket
29th Apr -2nd MaySWR Barroselas Metalfesthttps://bit.ly/2uUEtyCPortugalMetal, Black, ExtremeOutdoorFesticket
30th Apr - 2nd MayKarmoygeddon Metal Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2nsfDFQNorwayRock & MetalIndoor
tbcStockholm Slaughter https://bit.ly/2U76367SwedenBlack, Extreme MetalIndoor

European Metal Festivals: MAY 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbc Metal Cityhttps://bit.ly/2PbPb0B Sweden MetalIndoorFesticket
1st - 3rdDesertfesthttps://bit.ly/2o0sWNZUKRock & MetalIndoorFesticket
1st - 3rdNetherlands Deathfest https://bit.ly/2ZeWcTa Netherlands Rock, Metal,ExtremeIndoor Ticketmaster NL
5th - 10thHRH Ibiza Road Triphttps://bit.ly/2Uyol5m UKRock & MetalBoth
15th - 16thSteelfest Finlandhttps://bit.ly/2Z2hhfFFinlandBlack, Extreme, Gothic, FolkIndoor
16thVienna Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2UwN4SmAustriaVarious MetalBoth
20thIncineration Festhttps://bit.ly/2nrvwwpUKBlack, Metal, ExtremeIndoor
21st- 23rdDark Troll Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2Km0WzfGermanyMetal, Black, Folk Indoor
29th - 31stDownload - Francehttps://bit.ly/30wff7UFranceRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster
30th - 31stAntwerp Metal Festhttps://bit.ly/2Ik4n6WBelgiumRock & 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.

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

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3rd - 6thSweden Rockhttps://bit.ly/2UaAIzkSwedenRock & MetalOutdoor
5th - 6thZobens un Lemesshttps://bit.ly/2WZqDXDLatviaPagan, Viking, FolkOutdoor
5th - 7thMetalfest Open Air https://www.metalfest.cz Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
5th - 7thRock am Ringhttps://bit.ly/2M4KmVaGermanyRock, Metal, IndieOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Germany
5th - 7thRockfesthttps://www.rockfest.fi/FinlandRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket

Ticketmaster Finland
10th - 11thMystic Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2UsPO8dPolandRock & MetalOutdoor
11th - 13thMetal Frenzyhttps://bit.ly/2Z3j8RBGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
12th - 13thChronical Moshers Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2uWYfJPGermanyMetalOutdoor
12th - 14thDownload UKhttps://bit.ly/2KDcGO7UKRock, Metal, IndieOutdoorTicketmaster UK
17th - 20thNummirock Metal Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2UHkLVJFinlandRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster
17th - 20thCopenhellhttps://bit.ly/2Z4qQeiDenmarkRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster DK
18th - 20thRock for Peoplehttps://bit.ly/2U728pUCzech RepublicRock & IndieOutdoorFesticket
18th - 21stGraspop Metal Meetinghttps://bit.ly/2AcPlf1BelgiumRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
19th - 21st Hellfesthttps://bit.ly/2Z2UXm4FranceRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster France
25th - 27thRock the Nighthttps://bit.ly/2Km2ychSpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
25th - 27thTons of Rockhttps://bit.ly/2U8eC0bNorwayRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Norway
Not in 2020Download Madridhttps://bit.ly/2Ia3te2SpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
26th - 28thWith Full Forcehttps://bit.ly/2ULp9D2GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
26th - 28thTuskahttps://bit.ly/2U8hfPGFinlandRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket

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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 Airhttps://bit.ly/2ZeBT8dGermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
1st - 4thResurrection Fest https://bit.ly/2YUlQZoSpainRock & MetalOutdoor
2nd - 4th Rockfest Barcelonahttps://bit.ly/2Z3SEz6SpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
2ndErlensee Rockhttps://bit.ly/2KyAhz4GermanyRockOutdoorFesticket
2nd - 5thBig Gun - Number Onehttp://big-gun.ru/RussiaRock & MetalOutdoor
6th - 11thRock Marathonhttps://bit.ly/38f30kmHungaryRock & MetalOutdoor
9th - 11thDong Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2uX6wO0GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
9th - 12thMasters of Rock https://bit.ly/2IoJYO2Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
9th - 11thGefle Metal Festival https://bit.ly/2UqZrEtSwedenRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
15th - 19thObscene Extreme https://bit.ly/2P3D2HpCzech RepublicMetal, Extreme, Hardcore, BrutalOutdoor
16th - 18thBang Your Head https://bit.ly/2G1YB7hGermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
16th - 19thGoat Hellhttp://www.goathell.eu/CroatiaMetal, Extreme, HardcoreOutdoor
17th - 18thDynamo Metalfest https://bit.ly/2IqlrbdNetherlandsRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
24th - 26thSteelhouse https://bit.ly/2s46cfoUKRockOutdoor
26th - 1 AugMetal Days https://bit.ly/2WYzDMOSloveniaRock, Metal, Extreme, BlackOutdoor
30th - 1 AugVagos Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2UJBVC2PortugalRockOutdoorFesticket

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 Aug Wacken Open Air https://bit.ly/2I7VH48GermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
5th - 8th Brutal Assaulthttps://bit.ly/2UtrWS4Czech RepublicRock & MetalOutdoor
5th - 8thSabaton Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2lYG7P2SwedenRock & MetalOutdoor
6th - 8thLeyend Del Rockhttps://bit.ly/1ryheCySpainRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Spain
6th - 8thParty San Metal Open Air https://bit.ly/2G2FfyFGermanyRock & Metal, ExtremeOutdoor
6th - 9thBloodstock Open Airhttps://bit.ly/2Zb3dRgUKRock, Metal, ExtremeOutdoorBloodstock Website
7th - 9thInto the Grave https://bit.ly/2IvsGPxNetherlandsRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster NL
7th - 9thAlcatraz Hard Rock & Metalhttps://bit.ly/2nvKOQuBelgiumRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Belgium
12th - 15thSummer Breezehttps://bit.ly/2D8daVZGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
13th - 15thMidgardsblot https://bit.ly/2v1PUEBNorwayBlack, Pagan, FolkOutdoor
13th - 16thMotocultor Festivalhttps://bit.ly/2GfFWpTFranceRock & MetalOutdoorFesticket
tbcElb-Riot http://www.elbriot.deGermanyRock & MetalOutdoorTicketmaster Germany
27th - 30thNeuborn Open Air Festivalhttps://www.noaf.de/GermanyRock & MetalOutdoor
28th - 30thBeermageddonhttps://bit.ly/2aSF9LiUKMetal, Black, ExtremeOutdoor
28thHRH Highway to Hell https://bit.ly/2uUoKzLUKRock, Metal, New TalentBoth
29th - 30thHRH Sleazehttps://bit.ly/2GdT7YjUKHard 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
23rd - 28thFull Metal Cruise https://bit.ly/2YYTyNqFinlandMetalCruise Ship

European Metal Festivals: OCTOBER 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
1st - 3rdEuroblasthttps://www.euroblast.net/GermanyProg, Rock, Tech, New TalentIndoor
tbcMetal Matsurihttp://bit.do/eNV8PUKJapanese MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
12th - 19thFull Metal Holiday https://bit.ly/2VzgWiDSpainRock & MetalOutdoor
tbcAutumn Moon https://bit.ly/2IpZxoOGermanyRock, Pagan, FolkIndoorFesticket

European Metal Festivals: NOVEMBER 2020

DateFestivalLine UpCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbcDamnation https://bit.ly/2Z352iUUKRock & MetalIndoorTicketmaster UK
5th - 8thHRH Hard Rock Hell https://bit.ly/2UJEXGqUKRock & MetalIndoor
12th - 15thHRH Crowshttps://bit.ly/2VAhGE3UKRock, Blues, Country RockIndoor
tbcMalta Doom Metal Fest https://bit.ly/2G2AV2vMaltaDoom & MetalIndoor
28th-29thHRH Vikingshttps://bit.ly/2GdBLe8UKViking, Black, Pagan, FolkIndoorTicketmaster UK

European Metal Festivals: DECEMBER 2020

DateFestivalCountryGenreIn or OutBUY TICKETS
tbcNantes Metal FestivalFranceRock, MetalIndoor
11th - 12thEindhoven Metal MeetingNetherlandsBlack, ExtremeIndoor
11th - 12thDe Mortem Et DiabolumGermanyBlack, ExtremeIndoor

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