So you’ve got your festival fashion and tech picked out, and you’ve been rocking out to all the latest music? It’s a hot one this year in Germany, so make sure you put on plenty of SPF before you go chill at the festivals and remember to stay hydrated. Time to hit those musical festival fields and bask in the glory of the summer:
Whether you’re closer to the Ring in Mendig or the Park in Nuremberg, these simultaneous festivals will rock your world. This year, they’ll have 2Cellos, Alter Bridge, Gojira, System of A Down, and Rammstein, so you know it’s serious. You can see photos from the history of the festivals going back more than 20 years on their site and tickets are still available here.
Want to get electronic this weekend instead? World Club Dome has “1,800,000 watts of sound, the largest laser show on the continent, and a pyroshow that shines all over Germany.” The headliners this year include Afrojack, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Zedd, and more. The Club Train and Club Jet are the fastest (320 km/h) and highest in the sky (10,000 meters!) clubs in the world
The Maifeld Derby is for the more indie music lovers out there, bringing the likes of Slowdive, Metronomy, Amanda palmer & Edward Ka-Spel, Spoon, and Minus the Bear, just to name a few of the 70 artists. Tickets are still available to camp out in Mannheim with up to 5,000 visitors per day. You can also check out their YouTube playlist to get a taste for some artists you may not have heard before.
All of the biggest pop stars in the world are going to be at the Hurricane and Southside festivals. Hurricane takes place in Scheessel near Bremen, and Southside is in the south, near Tuttlingen, in Neuhausen ob Eck. Both festivals are sold out, but you know how those unplanned summer days go – there may still be time before the end of the month to get tickets to see Green Day, Die Antwoord, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Lorde, and more!