Rock Fest

Rock Fest 2023

JULY 13-15, 2023


Get up, get loud and get your ass down to the biggest rock n’ roll party of the year— Rock Fest, “where we just rock.”

Are you ready to dial it to 11? Rock Fest is three days, five stages, 7,500 campsites and more than 70 bands will play. Since 1994, hard rock and heavy metal fans have set up their tents and RVs to listen to the howls and riffs of Rob Zombie, Slayer, Nickelback and Halestorn. Held at the Cadott permanent festival ground, Rock Fest is the largest camping and rock festival in the nation and this year the tradition continues with headliners Ice Cube, Godsmack, Slipknot and Pantera. 

Walking distance from the live music are thousands of 18’ by 40’ campsites with four times the amount of showers, outlets and mirrors as past years. Pre-game Rock Fest with your own food and alcohol at your campground and keep the good times rolling at the multiple cash bars throughout the festival grounds. For no additional cost, kick off the party by setting your campground up the day before the festival starts and after the long weekend of headbanging, stay one more night and load out in the morning. 

Have dietary restrictions? In addition to Wisconsin’s indulgent cheese curds, hot dogs and funnel cakes, Rock Fest has keto, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options.

The Specs

  • Between 25,000 to 30,000 people attend each day.
  • General admission tickets range from $99-$169.
  • While you’re in town, check out Fifty Grande’s Wisconsin Cheese Road Trip.


Is camping free?

Camping is an additional cost. See the festival website for details.

Are parking passes available?

Parking passes are available.

Can I bring outside food in?

Outside food and beverages can be brought into the campgrounds, but not into the festival grounds.  

Rock Fest Trailer 2023

#rockfest2023 on TikTok

BY Emily Brower