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Rock and Metal Festivals to Look Forward to This Summer

by Kid Vicious 17 May 2024 0 comments - Upcoming Rock Festivals

Rock and Metal Festivals to Look Forward to This Summer

As the days grow longer and the sun finally decides to grace us with its presence, the summer of 2024 is shaping up to be a spectacular season for rock and metal enthusiasts. June and July are jam-packed with thrilling gigs and festivals that promise unforgettable experiences for fans of all ages. Whether you're a die-hard metalhead, a classic rock aficionado, or a parent looking to introduce your little ones to the world of rock, there's something for everyone. And remember, for all your official kids' rock band and hip-hop t-shirts, babygrows, and more, visit us at

Download Festival: June 14-16, 2024

The iconic Download Festival returns to Donington Park this June, promising a weekend of high-energy performances and legendary acts. This year's lineup includes heavy hitters like Queens Of The Stoneage, Fall Out Boy, and Avenged Sevenfold, ensuring a diverse array of rock and metal subgenres. Whether you're into thrash, heavy metal, or anything in between, Download Festival is the place to be.

For families, Download offers a family-friendly camping area, making it easier for parents to enjoy the festival with their kids. Don't forget to deck your little rockers in the latest band tees from Kid Vicious to show their love for their favourite bands!

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Hellfest: June 27-30, 2024

For those willing to venture a bit further, Hellfest in Clisson, France, is a must-visit for any metal enthusiast. Known for its diverse lineup, this year's festival features acts such as Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Offspring and Ice-T. The festival's immersive experience, complete with elaborate stage designs and pyrotechnics, makes it a thrilling event for all ages.

Hellfest also offers family-friendly camping options, so you can share the experience with your little headbangers.

Graspop Metal Meeting (June 20-23)

Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium has built a reputation for curating stellar lineups, and 2024 is set to be one of its best yet. Headliners include Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon and Scorpions, supported by an array of acts that span the entire spectrum of metal. The festival’s atmosphere is electric, with die-hard fans gathering from across the globe to celebrate their shared love of metal.

Rock Werchter (July 4-7)

While Rock Werchter in Belgium covers a broad range of genres, its rock and metal offerings are second to none. This year, Lenny Kravitz, Måneskin, Royal Blood and Foo Fighters are set to ignite the stages. The festival’s eclectic mix ensures that there’s something for everyone, and the high-energy performances are sure to leave you buzzing.

British Summer Time Hyde Park: June 28-July 14, 2024

BST Hyde Park in London is another highlight of the summer festival season, featuring a mix of rock and pop acts that cater to a wide audience. This year's lineup includes the legendary Stevie Nicks, Kings Of Leon, and Kylie (!). Set in the heart of London, this festival offers a convenient option for families looking for a day out in the city.

BST Hyde Park's family-friendly facilities, including designated family areas and kids' activities, make it an excellent choice for parents.

Resurrection Fest: June 26-29, 2024

Nestled in the scenic coastal town of Viveiro, Resurrection Fest offers a perfect blend of stunning views and brutal tunes. This year’s lineup features Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Machine Head and Sum 41, among many others. The festival is known for its warm, welcoming atmosphere and its passionate community of fans. It’s the ideal setting for both discovering new bands and seeing your favourites in an intimate setting.

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Wacken Open Air: July 31-August 3, 2024

While technically spilling into August, Wacken Open Air in Germany is worth mentioning for those planning a summer of metal. Known as the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken features a lineup that includes Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian  and Suzi Quatro. The festival's legendary status and unparalleled atmosphere make it a bucket-list event for any metal fan.

For families, Wacken offers a more rugged festival experience, but with proper preparation, it can be a memorable adventure.

Bloodstock Open Air: August 8-11, 2024

Another late-summer gem, Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire is the UK's premier metal festival. This year's lineup boasts acts such as Clutch, Hatebreed, and Enslaved, promising a weekend of headbanging and mosh pits. Bloodstock's welcoming community and dedicated family camping area make it a great option for metal-loving families.

With a range of activities and facilities for children, Bloodstock ensures that even the youngest metalheads have a blast.

Introducing Your Kids to Rock and Metal

Taking your children to their first rock or metal concert or festival is a special experience that can ignite a lifelong passion for music. Here are a few tips to make the most of it:

  1. Prepare for the Weather: Summer festivals can be unpredictable, so pack sunscreen, hats, and rain gear.
  2. Bring Ear Protection: Ensure your kids' ears are protected with noise-canceling headphones or earplugs.
  3. Stay Hydrated and Well-Fed: Keep snacks and water on hand to keep everyone energised and happy.
  4. Capture the Memories: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture those unforgettable moments.

Kid Vicious: Your Destination for Kids' Rock Band Tees

At KidVicious, we understand the importance of sharing your love of music with the next generation. That's why we offer a wide range of officially licensed kids' rock band and hip-hop t-shirts, babygrows, and more. Our high-quality, stylish apparel ensures your little ones can rock out in comfort and style, whether at a festival or just around town.

Explore our collection at and get your kids ready for a summer of rock and metal. From iconic bands like AC/DC, Nirvana, and The Rolling Stones to contemporary legends, we have something for every young rocker.

As you gear up for an exciting summer of music, don't forget to outfit your mini metal fans with the best in officially licensed band merchandise. See you at the festivals!

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