European Metal Festivals

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A guide of the major European Metal Festivals in 2009

On this page you can find a compiled list of this year’s best Metal Festivals. Lineups are always changing and new bands are confirmed every day, but we’ll try to keep this list updated.

Inferno – Metal Festival
8-11th April, 2009
Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Rock In, Blå, Victoria and SubScene, Oslo, Norway

Azarath, Benea Reach, Black Comedy, Blood Red Throne, Carpathian Forest, Code, Deathhammer, Dew-Scented, Earth, Episode 13, Execration, Grand Magus, Helheim, Kampfar, Keep Of Kalessin, Koldbrann, Kraanium, Krypt, Manhattan Skyline, Mencea, Meshuggah, Negura Bunget, Pantheon I, Paradise Lost, Pestilence, Ramesses, Root, Sagh, Samael, Sarke, Septic Flesh, Seregon, Swallow The Sun, Taetre, Terrordome, Troll, Unearthly Trance, Vicious Art, Vreid, Vulture Industries, Vörgus, Warlord, Årabrott, Ørkenkjøtt

Hammerfest Festival
April 24-25, 2009
Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales

Alestorm, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Architects, Argent Dawn, Attica Rage, Avarus, Bleed From Within, Blood Island Raiders, Cathedral, Dream Evil, Evile, Exit Ten, Firebrand Super Rock, Gama Bomb, Grand Magus, HammerFall, Hollow Earth Theory, Imicus, Kiuas, Lethargy, Many Things Untold, Marya Roxx, Mencea, Mutant, Nex, Open, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Power Quest, Sabbat, Sacred Mother Tongue, Saxon, Sepultura, Skindred, Sworn Amongst, Sylosis, Tesseract, The Dead Lay Waiting, The Mirimar Disaster, The Morning After, The Skies, Thirteenth Sign, Trigger the Bloodshed, Tyr, Voodoo Six, Warpath, Waylander, With Chaos In Her Wake, Wolf

Summer Nights Open Air 2009
May 22-24, 2009
Burg Frauenstein, A-Mining am Inn, Austria

Aborted, All Falls Down, Arch Enemy, Arsis, Behemoth, Belphegor, Bitter Piece, Callejon, Dark Reflexions, Darkfall, Deadlock, Desiccated, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Eisregen, Eluveitie, Emergency Gate, Endstille, Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Grailknights, Graveworm, Hackneyed, Harmanic, Inzest, Kataklysm, Keep Of Kalessin, Kreator, Lacerator, Legion of the Damned, Lovekraft, Lyfthrasyr, Mercenary, Mortipherus, Neaera, Northcry, Prosperity Denied, Sabaton, Satyricon, Scale Of A Bloody Ruin, Scarecrow NWA, Sodom, Sonic Syndicate, Swashbuckle, Sycronomica, Ultrawurscht, Varg, Wintersun, Wolfchant

Sweden Rock Festival
June 3-6, 2009
Sölvesborg, Sweden

Amberian Dawn, Amon Amarth, Axident Avenue, Black Tooth, Blackfoot, Blaze Bayley, Bullet, Chains, Crucified Barbara, Dan Baird, Demon, Dream Theater, Electric Boys, Enforcer, Eric Sardinas, Europe, Flogging Molly, Forbidden, Foreigner, Grand Magus, H.E.A.T, HammerFall, Heaven And Hell, Helstar, Hysterica, Immortal, Impellitteri, In Flames, Johnny Winter Band, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Journey, Kamelot, Kebnekajse, Lita Ford, Lujuria, Marillion, Motörhead, Neal Morse, Over The Rainbow, Pilgrimz, Powderhog, Riot, Sevendust, Seventh Wonder, Soilwork, Stormzone, Tank, The Chair, The Outlaws, The Tubes, Thor, Torch, Tracenine, Twisted Sister, Tyketto, UFO, Unleashed, Uriah Heep, Voivod, Volbeat, Zz Top

Download Festival
June 12-14, 2009
Donington Park, United Kingdom

Anvil, Architects, Billy Talent, Black Stone Cherry, Buckcherry, Chris Cornell, Clutch, Def Leppard, Devildriver, DIR EN GREY, Down, DragonForce, Dream Theater, Duff Mckagan’s Loaded, Faith No More, Five Finger Death Punch, Journey, Karma To Burn, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lacuna Coil, Lawnmower Deth, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Meshuggah, Motley Crue, Opeth, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Pendulum, Skin, SlipKnot, Steadlür, Tesla, The Blackout, The Prodigy, Trivium, Whitesnake, You Me at Six, Zz Top

HellFest
June 19-21, 2009
Clisson, France

Aborted, Adagio, Adx, All Shall Perish, Amebix, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Asphyx, August Burn Red, Aura Noir, Backfire, Backyard Babies, Betrayed, Blockheads, Bloodclot, Bring Me The Horizon, Brutal Truth, Buckcherry, Cathedral, Coalesce, Cradle of Filth, Dagoba, Deicide, Despised Icon, Destruction, Deströyer 666, Devildriver, Down, DragonForce, Dream Theater, Edguy, Electric Wizard, Enslaved, Entombed, Epica, Europe, Eyehategod, Gama Bomb, Girlschool, God Forbid, Gojira, Gorgoroth, Grand Magus, Hacride, Hatebreed, Heaven And Hell, Heaven Shall Burn, Holyhell, Immolation, Jarboe, Kataklysm, Keep Of Kalessin, Kickback, Killing Joke, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Kmfdm, Koritni, Kylesa, Machine Head, Mad Sin, Manowar, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Melechesh, Misery Index, Misfits, Moonsorrow, Moonspell, Motley Crue, Nachtmystium, Napalm Death, Nashville Pussy, Orakle, Orange Goblin, Outlaw Order, Pain, Pain Of Salvation, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Pentagram, Pestilence, Pig Destroyer, Providence, Queensrÿche, Sacred Reich, Satan Jokers, Skinless, Slapshot, Soilent Green, Soulfly, Squealer, Stratovarius, Suicidal Tendencies, Suicide Silence, Taake, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Business, Torche, Trepalium, Ufomammut, Vader, Vision Of Disorder, Voivod, Volbeat, W.A.S.P., Watertank, Whitechapel, Wolves in the Throne Room

Sonisphere
June 20, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1-2
Holland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom

Holland: Nijmegen, Goffertpark – June 20, 2009

Metallica, Slipknot, Korn, Lamb Of God, Down, Kamelot, Pendulum, Mastodon, The Sword

Germany: Hockenheimring – July 4, 2009

Metallica, Die Toten Hosen, In Extremo, Lamb Of God, Mastodon

Spain: Forúm, Barcelona – July 11, 2009

Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Mastodon

Sweden: Hultsfred, Folkets Park – July 18, 2009

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Finland: Kirjurinluoto, Pori – July 25, 2009

Metallica, Linkin Park, Lamb Of God, Mastodon

United Kingdom: Knebworth, August 1-2, 2009

Metallica, Linkin Park, Lamb Of God, Nine Inch Nails, Anthrax, Airbourne, Thin Lizzy, Machine Head, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, The Sword, Bullet For My Valentine

Metalway Festival
June 26-27, 2009
Zaragoza, Spain

Amon Amarth, Baron Rojo, Black Stone Cherry, Blind Guardian, Dark Tranquillity, Destruction, Epica, Europe, Heaven And Hell, Immortal, Manowar, Moonspell, Motörhead, Primal Fear, Stratovarius, Tesla, Twisted Sister

Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 26, 2009 – Jun 28, 2009
Boeretang in Dessel, Belgium

All Shall Perish, All That Remains, Anthrax, August Burns Red, Black Stone Cherry, Blind Guardian, Buckcherry, Candlemass, Chickenfoot, Children Of Bodom, Dagoba, Death Angel, Devildriver, Disturbed, Down, DragonForce, Dream Theater, Duff Mckagan’s Loaded, Epica, Eths, Exodus, Firewind, Five Finger Death Punch, Fly Leave, God Forbid, Gojira, Hackneyed, Hatebreed, Heaven And Hell, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Journey, Karma To Burn, Kataklysm, Keep Of Kalessin, Killwitch Engage, Korn, Laaz Rockit’, Lacuna Coil, Lamb of God, Lauren Harris, Legion of the Damned, Manic Movement, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, Motley Crue, Negura Bunget, Nightwish, No Use For A Name, Obscura, Papa Roach, Parkway Drive, Pestilence, Sacred Reich, Samael, Scar Symmetry, Secrets Of The Moon, Sick Of It All, SlipKnot, Soufly, Static X, Suicidal Tendencies, Taake, The Gathering, The Reckoning, Trivium, UFO, Volbeat, W.A.S.P., Warbringer, Wolves in the Throne Room

Bang Your Head!!!
June 26-27, 2009
Balingen, Germany

Alestorm, Blind Guardian, Cloven Hoof, Driver, Exodus, Hardcore Superstar, Hatstik, Journey, Kissin’ Dynamite, Laaz Rockit’, Lita Ford, Powerwolf, Primordial, Ross The Boss, Sacred Reich, Sodom, Tesla, U.D.O., Voivod, W.A.S.P., Warrior, Y&T

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
June 26-28, 2009
Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland

All That Remains, Amorphis, Bullet for my Valentine, Callisto, Dauntless, Deathchain, Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Evile, Firewind, Gama Bomb, Girugämesh, Gojira, Immortal, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Legion of the Damned, Medeia, Mucc, My Dying Bride, Neurosis, Parkway Drive, Paul Gilbert, Pestilence, Profane Omen, Rotten Sound, Sabaton, Stam1na, The Black Dahlia Murder, Tukkanuotta, Volbeat

Gods of Metal 2009
June 27-28, 2009
Soccer Stadium Brianteo, Monza, Italy

Backyard Babies, Blind Guardian, Carcass, Cynic, Down, Dream Theater, Edguy, Epica, Heaven And Hell, Lita Ford, Marty Friedman, Motley Crue, Napalm Death, Paul Gilbert, Queensrÿche, SlipKnot, Tarja, Tesla, The Black Dahlia Murder, Voivod

Roskilde Festival
July 2-5, 2009
Roskilde, Denmark

Amon Amarth, Baddies, Cancer Bats, Coldplay, Darkane, Deichkind, Down, Dungen, Friendly Fires, Frightened Rabbit, Get Well Soon, Madness, Marnie Stern, Nine Inch Nails, Röyksopp, Satyricon, Skambankt, SlipKnot, The Mars Volta, The Soft Pack, Volbeat

With Full Force
3 July 2009 – 05 July 2009
Airport Roitzschjora in Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany

All Shall Perish, Amon Amarth, Anathema, Asphyx, August Burns Red, Backfire, Bouncing Souls, Bring Me The Horizon, Callejon, Carcass, Comeback Kid, Cro-Mags, Crushing Caspars, D-A-D, Deadline, Deadlock, Der W., Devildriver, Die Kassierer, Dimmu Borgir, Down, Eisregen, Emil Bulls, End Of Green, Facebreaker, God Forbid, Gorgoroth, Hackneyed, Hatebreed, Hatred, Ignite, Legion of the Damned, Maroon, Mastodon, Motörhead, Mucky Pup, My Dying Bride, Narziss, Nervecell, No Turning Back, Parkway Drive, Pestilence, Raunchy, Reno Divorce, Scarab, Sepultura, Slapshot, Smoke Blow, Social Distortion, Soulfly, Static X, Stomper 98, Suicidal Tendencies, Suicide Silence, Terror, The Red Chord, The Sorrow, V8wixxxer, Vader, Volbeat, Walls of Jericho, Warbringer

Wacken Open Air 20th Anniversary
Jul 30, 2009 – Aug 01, 2009
Wacken, Schleswig Holstein, Germany

Airbourne, Amon Amarth, Axel Rudi Pell, Borknagar, Bullet for my Valentine, Callejon, Cathedral, DragonForce, Einherjer, Epica, GWAR, HammerFall, Heaven And Hell, In Extremo, In Flames, Kampfar, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Korpiklaani, Lacuna Coil, Machine Head, Motörhead, Napalm Death, Nevermore, Testament, Tracedown, Tristania, Turisas, Saxon, UFO, Volbeat, Walls of Jericho, Whiplash

Brutal Assault
August 6-8, 2009
Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic

Atheist, Beneath The Massacre, Bounded by Blood, Brujeria, Dagoba, Dark Funeral, Darkane, Evile, Gama Bomb, GWAR, Hate Eternal, Immortal, Krisiun, Madball, Marduk, Misery Index, Necrophagist, Negura Bunget, Obscura, Orphaned Land, Pestilence, Rotting Christ, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, Testament, The Faceless, Turisas, Vomitory, Vreid, Walls of Jericho

Summer Breeze
Aug 13, 2009 – Aug 15, 2009
Aeroclub Dinkelsbuehl between Sinbronn and Illenschwang, Germany

Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before The Dawn, Beneath The Massacre, Born From Pain, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corax, Daath, Dagoba, Deadlock, Deathstars, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Haggard, Hate, Hate Eternal, J.B.O., Katatonia, Katra, Koldbrann, Kreator, Legion of the Damned, Life Of Agony, Misery Index, Moonspell, Narziss, Necrophagist, Nim Vind, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Psychopunch, Psycroptic, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Schandmaul, Skyforger, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, The Faceless, The Haunted, The Other, The Storm, Unheilig, Unsun, Urgehal, Vader, Voivod, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vreid, Waylander

Bloodstock Open Air
August 14-16, 2009
Catton Hall Derby, UK

Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, Battlelore, Beholder, Candlemass, Carcass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Enslaved, Equilibrium, Girlschool, GWAR, Katatonia, Kreator, Million Dollar Reload, Moonspell, Municipal Waste, Pythia, Sabaton, Satyricon, Saxon, The Haunted, Turisas