Although there is a wide range of rock music festivals that have become an annual affair all over the world.
Following is the list of few well known rock music festivals that primarily feature mainstream hard rock bands:
Austin City Limits Music Festival
This festival started in 2002 and is tied to the admired PBS music series – The Austin City Limits. This music festival caters to the rock music fans who enjoy acts in the margins and mainstream
On the reunification of Motley Crue in 2008, a travelling tour named Crue Fest was organized in which some other similar band groups were also invited. Since this fest became an instant and major hit, its sequel was organized next year also.
This festival that started in 2003 spotlighted many veteran bands as well as many upcoming groups. This festival is celebrated for one full weekend in June every year in Derby, England.
Lollapalooza initially began as a travel oriented summer festival highlighting alternative rock music bands in the early 90s. later on it got relaunched in Chicago in 2005 and became a weekend long music event with as extensive & wider musical focus.
This is one of the most popular hard rock and metal music festival in America that is run by Ozzy Osbourne since 1996. but in recent years the signs of slowing down of this festival have been witnessed as the event in 2008 was only a one day event.