A rock festival
, or rock fest
, is a large-scale outdoor rock music
concert, featuring multiple acts, often spread out over several days. The first rock festivals were put on in the late 1960s
and were social and sociopolitical milestones as well as musical events. Later rock festivals were increasingly commercial endeavors. In the 1980s
a minor resurgence of festivals occurred with charity as the goal.
Important rock festivals include: