Metallica Confirm 2022 European Festival Dates

The band will headline some of next year’s biggest festivals.


After the COVID-19 pandemic foiled the plans of possibly the hardest-touring act in music, the mighty Metallica are bring back the European Summer Vacation.

Next year, the metal icons are set to headline a string of festivals in Europe, including Mad Cool Festival (Spain), Copenhell (Denmark), and Pinkpop (Netherlands).

“We have waited far too long to say these words,” Metallica said in as statement. ​“we’re getting back out there and are finally announcing our return to Europe in 2022! Needless to say, we cannot wait to see all of you once again as our European ​’Tallica Family will finally have a chance to reunite in June and July of next year.

“We can’t wait to once again take the stage as part of the time-honored tradition of summer music festivals and we’re excited to see some of our friends, both new and old, at Copenhell, Pinkpop, Firenze Rocks, Prague Rocks, Rock Werchter, Mad Cool, and NOS Alive.

“Dates are listed below, and Fifth Members should be sure to check all the details in the Club News Story to find out when special pre-sales will be held. A few of the festivals are already on sale and we’re happy to join their party… info about when and where you can grab tickets is listed next to each show.

“Stay tuned – we’ll be back soon to keep adding to this list. We hope you, your family, and your friends are safe and in good health, and ready to go next level, next summer!”

In an unusual fashion due to the lockdown, Metallica reportedly began working material for a new studio album.

Their latest – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – came out in 2016 and hit No. 1 in 30 countries.


Copenhell // Copenhagen, Denmark // June 15, 2022
Pinkpop // Landgraaf, Netherlands // June 17, 2022
Firenze Rocks // Florence, Italy // June 19, 2022
Prague Rocks // Prague, Czech Republic // June 22, 2022
Rock Werchter // Werchter, Belgium // July 1, 2022
Mad Cool // Madrid, Spain // July 6, 2022
NOS Alive // Lisbon, Portugal // July 8, 2022

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