The Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park (Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually in Germany. While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring racetrack in the west of Germany, Rock im Park takes place in and around the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg, in the south east of Germany.
Both festivals are usually regarded as one event with a mostly identical lineup for both festivals. All artists perform one day at Nürburgring and another day in Nuremberg during the three day event. There have been minor exceptions in the past years where an artist will be announced for one of the festivals only.
Together Rock im Park and Rock am Ring are the largest music festivals in Germany and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of just over 150,000 people in 2007, selling out both events in advance for the first time.
The four headliners for the 2010 festivals have been confirmed as Kiss, Rammstein, Rage Against The Machine and Muse. Other bands include Them Crooked Vultures, Jay-Z, Slash, Dizzee Rascal, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jan Delay and Disco No. 1, Sportfreunde Stiller, Rise Against, Gossip, Cypress Hill, Motörhead, The Hives, Wolfmother, Editors, Slayer, Stone Sour, Volbeat, Tocotronic, Bullet for my Valentine, Kasabian, Airbourne, Gogol Bordello, Bad Religion, The Subways, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, A Day to Remember, Hammerfall, Heaven Shall Burn,The Gallows, Die Sterne, Broilers, Ellie Goulding and Lazer. Plus more to be confirmed.