About Rock Fest

A City literally built on Rock n' Roll in Cadott WI, Rock Fest is the true Rock experience you can't miss. In its 24th year, it is THE top venue for people of all ages to come together for one common purpose: to congregate with other rock fans from across the world, in a place where rock music still matters. Featuring the very best of active and classic rock and legendary names in Rock Music, entertainment and experience are first priority. Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Kiss, Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Korn & many more rock legends have graced this permanent Main Stage over the course of the last two and a half decades.

Rock Fest is set on 320 acres of picturesque land in Central Wisconsin, and is home to nearly 7,000 campsites all within easy walking distance of the campground. With major airports and hotels nearby, as well as daily shuttle service, there is literally something for every rock music fan here. Experience the Amphitheater Venue for yourself, and find out why Rock Fest Fans keep coming back every year to the Largest Rock & Camping Festival in the US.

Festival Grounds Features

  • World-class entertainment ~ 60 + Bands
  • Opportunity to win prizes and meet n' greets in the concert grounds
  • Interactive Games
  • RFID Exciting Activations
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Huge variety of pizza, food, beverages and merchandise
  • Bud Light, Budweiser, Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan & Coca-Cola brands
  • Fest breakfast buffet is served in the "Load & Local" stage daily from 9am to Noon.
  • 5 stages of all-day entertainment
  • Picture taking line access to front of Main Stage
  • Free Hot Showers
  • 2 Convenience Stores open 24 hours
  • ATM's in concert grounds and convenience stores.
  • RFID Cashless
  • Ticket booths accept cash or credit cards
  • Ice available for sale on site
  • Fresh water stations (limited hours)
  • Free RV dump station
  • Porta Potties located throughout grounds
  • 24 hour Security
  • Night lighting
  • Easy accessible dumpsters for garbage and recyclables
  • Festival Souvenir Store
  • Photo Booths
  • Misting Stations
  • Free Mobile Phone App
  • Wireless Internet in Concert Grounds
  • Phone Charging Stations in Concert Grounds

Festival Policies

  • Food and Beverage carry ins are not allowed in concert area.
  • Bring your own lawn chair for seating in concert area.
  • All people attending Rock Fest do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with the event.
  • Rock Fest 2016 will take place RAIN or SHINE. All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance at Rock Fest 2016; however, acts are subject to change without notice. There will be no refunds or exchanges resulting from the failure of any act to appear at the festival. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Rock Fest is not responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten tickets or passes, or replacement of armbands.
  • Roadside sales and any other scalped tickets will NOT be honored.
  • All Armbands are non-transferrable and will be registered to the individaul that purcashed the ticket.
  • Pets are strictly forbidden in the concert area. Dogs outside the concert area must be chained, leashed and watered at all times. Please respect your neighbors and clean up after your pet.
  • Your car pass MUST be attached to the driver side of your vehicle windshield - If you haven’t attached it, the attendants at the gate entrance will attach it to your windshield.
  • Vehicles are subject for search upon entry and while vehicles are on the festival grounds at any time. Festival Staff will be searching for items such as fireworks, weapons, illegal drugs, off road vehicles & for people sneaking in illegally. Anyone on the Festival grounds without the proper ticket/armband is subject to a fine of $1000 for trespassing.
  • Any violations of festival policies will be subject to having your arm band removed and being escorted from the Festival grounds and subject to fine according to state and local ordinances.

Festival Gates Hours

  • Wednesday - 5:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Thursday - 11:00 AM-2:30 AM
  • Friday - 11:00 AM-2:30 AM
  • Saturday - 11:00AM- 2:30 AM