The anticipation for the festival summer of 2024 is great. While the big all-round festivals entice with the variety of genres, scene-goers will also find what they are looking for this year. Metal, electronic, hip-hop or reggae fans can look forward to these events.

From hardcore to metalcore, from black metal to death metal, from pop punk to crossover: fans of these genres will get their money’s worth at Full Force. Ferropolis, the “City of Iron” near Gräfenhainichen in Saxony-Anhalt, has hosted the festival since 2017. These bands, among others, will be on stage:

Architects, Dropkick Murphys, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Religion, Alligatoah, Ice Nine Kills, Simple Plan

“What began in a youth club in Chemnitz in 1998 has written rap history”: The Splash! Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2023. The Chemnitz hip-hop duo Tefla

Chief Keef, Playboi Carti, Shirin David, Offset, Juju, 21 Savage, Rin, Pashanim, 01099

The Ruhrpott Rodeo, which is considered the largest punk festival in Germany, will take place again in 2024. This year, the open-air area at the Schwarze Heide airfield in Hünxe near Bottrop will host the following bands and artists, among others:

Bad Religion, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Sum 41, Pussy Riot, Suicidal Tendencies, Dritte Wahl

At the beginning of July, things will be colorful and wild again: The Summerjam Festival invites its festival visitors to the Fühlinger See in the north of Cologne. Reggae, dancehall and hip hop fans can look forward to the following acts, among others:

Beenie Man, Burna Boy, Busy Signal, Culcha Candela, Megaloh, Sido, Marsimoto

With around 75,000 visitors every day, Parookaville is considered Germany’s largest electronic music festival and will take place from July 19th to 21st, 2024 at Weeze Airport (NRW). More than 300 DJs from all electronic genres await visitors, as well as more space this year for the main stage and new “districts”. On stage will be:

Paul Kalkbrenner, Robin Schulz, Scooter, Timmy Trumpet, Steve Aoki, Felix Jaehn

This event makes the hearts of all hippies beat faster. The music and literature festival in Breitenbach am Herzberg offers pop and rock music. These musicians will perform, among others:

Wolfmother, Xavier Rudd, Bonaparte, Calexico, Israel Nash, Moop Mama x Älice, Orange

One of the largest metal festivals in the world takes place at the end of July: The W:O:A invites you to headbanging in Schleswig-Holstein for the 33rd time in 2024. The Wacken Open Air will take place from July 31st to August 3rd, 2024. All tickets for this year’s festival were sold out after just 4.5 hours. Lucky ticket holders can look forward to these acts:

Architects, Scorpions, Corn, In Extremo, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Gene Simmons, Whitechapel

Nature One is one of the largest European electronic music festivals. In 2024 it will traditionally take place from August 1st to 4th at the former Pydna missile base in the Hunsrück. Around 65,000 visitors can look forward to 350 DJs and 22 floors. There will be appearances by:

Aka Aka, Alle Farben, Bennett, Dominik Eulberg, Lilly Palmer, Moonbootica, Super Flu, Westbam

Fans of rock and pop bands, indie music and singer-songwriters should consider the Haldern Pop Festival. In Rees-Haldern on the Dutch border, the following will appear at the 41st edition from August 8th to 10th, 2024:

Lola Young, Billie Marten, Blanco White, Faber, Sharktank, Chilly Gonzales

Anyone who likes to gyrate their hips to electronic music will also get their money’s worth at SonneMond Sternen with around 40,000 visitors expected. Big names from the scene are expected near Saalburg-Ebersdorf in Thuringia from August 9th to 11th, including:

Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Charlotte de Witte, Dirty Doering, Dominik Eulberg, Niconé

In mid-August, metal and rock lovers meet near Dinkelsbühl for the Summer Breeze with more than 120 acts. Fans of the scene can look forward to, among other things:

Amon Amarth, Architects, Subway to Sally, Lord of the Lost, Lordi, Flogging Molly, Feuerschwanz