Foo Fighters will be headlining the popular German festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park this summer.

The band shared across their social media channels they will be headlining Rock Am Ring on June 2 followed by their headlining set at Rock Im Park on June 4.

 

The news of the Foos’s headlining sets comes two days after both festivals announced Pantera would no longer be appearing. As previously reported, both festivals shared a joint statement about the metal band being dropped from their respective lineups. The statement read, in part, “In the last few weeks, we have had many intensive conversations with artists, our partners and you, the festival fans, we have continued to deal with the criticism together and decided to remove the band from the program.”

Some outlets speculate Pantera was dropped from these German festivals because of a 2016 incident involving singer Phil Anselmo. The incident occurred at Dimebash, a concert honoring late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Video surfaced from the event showing Anselmo giving a Nazi salute and yelling “White power.”

Anselmo has since apologized in a video statement and spoken about the incident multiple times including an October 2016 interview with Decibel and a November 2016 interview with Clrvynt.

The Foo Fighters have a number of festival appearances booked for 2023. Keep scrolling to see a full list of Foo Fighters festival dates this year.

 

Foo Fighters: List of Festivals They're Headlining in 2023

  • Boston Calling

    The Foos are headlining night one of the festival taking place May 26-28 along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Other headliners of Boston Calling include The Lumineers, Alanis Morissette, Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age. Presale opportunities for Boston Calling begin on January 12 with full ticket details available at BostonCalling.com.

  • Sonic Temple

    Foo Fighters will head to Columbus, Ohio to close out the final night of Sonic Temple, which is taking place May 25-28. Also headlining the festival are Tool, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, KISS, Rob Zombie and Deftones. Registration for presale tickets is open now at SonicTempleFestival.com, with the actual presale kicking off January 11 at 10 AM EST.

  • Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park

    Foo Fighters were announced for the popular German festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. The band is headlining Rock Am Ring on June 2. Two days later, they will headline Rock Im Park on June 4. Foo Fighters are replacements for Pantera on both festival bills.

  • Bonnaroo

    Foo Fighters will also be closing out the final night of Bonnaroo taking place June 15-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Other headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Zeds Dead and Liquid Stranger. Early access tickets go on sale on January 12 at 10 AM CT with full ticket details available at Bonnaroo.com.

  • Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival

    Foo Fighters will headline the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival with Green Day. The festival takes place July 13-16 and also includes Social Distortion and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

  • Fuji Rock Festival

    The Fuji Rock Festival takes place at the Naeva Ski Resort in Nigata Prefecture, Japan. The festival runs from July 28-30. In addition to the Foos, Lizzo and The Strokes will also be headlining the festival.

  • The Town Festival

    The Town Festival takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10. Foo Fighters are headlining the festival on September 9. Complete festival details can be found at TheTown.com.br.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.