The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Germany

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With a rich history and culture, Germany has become known as one of the top destinations in Europe to attend music festivals. In fact, the country of Germany is home to some of the top music festivals in the world. These festivals host various genres and attract music lovers from far and wide. If you are an avid festivalgoer that also loves to travel, we highly recommend that you check these out!

1) Rock am Ring

Held annually in Nuremberg, Germany, Rock am Ring hosts rock music lovers from around the world. Every year more than 200,000 people attend to see some of their favorite artists perform live. Specifically, over 150,000 campers stay on-site for an entire week to fully enjoy everything that Rock am Ring has to offer including camping and many food options. The line-up includes rock and metal acts such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, and Slipknot.

2) Airbeat One

Airbeat One is held in mid-July and takes place at Flugplatz Ahlhorn, Sylt. It is an open-air electronic music event that features international DJs and producers including Flux Pavilion, Cosmic Gate, and JAUZ. Therefore, this festival attracts over 80,000 people each year, including many locals who come to watch their favorite artists perform on the festival’s numerous stages. The festival began in 1995 and has been growing ever since. The founder of Airbeat One, Tom Oehler, was only 20 years old when he started putting on parties while studying telecommunications at University of Aachen. Since then, his passion for parties has grown into one of Europe’s largest festivals!

3) Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival

Held annually in June in Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Festival attracts roughly 60,000 attendees each year. Since its debut year in 1999, this four-day event features various genres of music, most commonly rock and electronic music. To clarify, this festival is one of the oldest in Europe. Southside Festival was created as a spinoff from Hurricane Festival; it occurs at almost exactly the same time (one week before) and is held in Hildesheim.

4) Melt! Festival

The Melt! Festival takes place in Ferropolis, a city that was built around an iron ore mine. The festival features a wide variety of electronic music and art installations. For instance, artists that have performed at Melt! Festival include Bonobo, ZHU, Adam Beyer, and more. This three-day outdoor event offers something for everyone. This year’s dates are June 9-12, 2022.

5) Parookaville

Parookaville is a massive outdoor electronic music festival that takes place in Weeze, Germany. This three-day event attracts thousands of party-goers from around Europe each year and features a wide range of genres including techno, trance, and tech-house. The festival usually occurs in the late summer to take advantage of cooler weather. Artists who have performed at Parookaville include Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Paul Kalkbrenner, and more.

Conclusion

The top music festivals in Germany are not to be missed. From rock music festivals to electronic music festivals, there is something for everyone. These bucket list-worthy events are definitely worth attending at some point during your lifetime! They’re sure to provide you with life-changing experiences and unforgettable memories.

Photos by Airbeat One, Hurricane Festival, Melt! Festival, Parookaville, Rock am Ring

New Music Releases from Subtronics, Excision, Rezz, and more!

Electronic music has been expanding over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. New artists are coming out all the time, introducing new styles and sounds that are exciting listeners across the globe. Whether you’re an EDM fanatic or just starting to get into it, these new electronic music releases will surely get your adrenaline pumping.

Subtronics – FRACTALS

Fractals is one of those albums that will go down in bass music history.  Every song on here is unique in its own way while being masterfully crafted by Subtronics himself. This debut project goes hard without fail and shows that we may have another legendary artist on our hands here. Subtronics is a rare gem whose talent proves that he’s got what it takes to be a major player in electronic music. ‘Fractals‘ truly showcases his unique sound design style. With an impressive repertoire under his belt and releases on some of EDM’s most coveted labels, we expect nothing but good things for Subtronics in 2022.

Excision – Onyx

Legendary producer Excision has unleashed his newest album Onyx. In case you are not familiar with Excision, he is one of today’s most notable dubstep artists. His new album features a wide range of artists such as Dion Timmer, Sullivan King, Kai Wachi, and many others. With 17 songs that span almost 1 hour, there is something for every fan out there. This album is packed with insane drops that are sure to move you. There’s a decent amount of variety on here, too, meaning you can listen to it for longer without getting tired of it. Onyx is an EDM masterpiece that starts off hard and ends off just as hard. If you’re a fan of dubstep, you should definitely give this album a listen.

Rezz – Spiral

Rezz is a renowned EDM artist based out of Canada. Her latest album, Spiral is out now on Mau5trap records. It maintains some of her staple sound design while evolving in an unexpected new direction. There’s no doubt that Rezz is a skilled artist—her mix of horror movie sound effects with hard dance music chops has made her an EDM superstar in no time. If you like her other tracks or are just looking for something moody to chill out to, we highly recommend checking this album out. Her music is chaotic but perfect to listen to while working or doing anything that requires you to focus. Rezz is definitely someone to watch in 2022 as she continues to climb into mainstream EDM. This album is a must-listen for fans of Mau5trap music or dark/brooding electronic music.

Freddy Todd – Nineteen Ninety

Freddy Todd brings you into his world of electronic music in his newest release titled Nineteen Ninety. Featuring nine tracks that take elements of bass music and combine them with trap-influenced beats, Nineteen Ninety is a standout release that showcases Freddy Todd‘s technical skill behind the decks. The young producer has managed to skyrocket his way into mainstream recognition with a unique brand of grungy bass music that is equal parts grit and sweetness. This latest album gives us everything we’ve come to love about Todd: glitchy beats, haunting vocals, beautiful melodies, and epic drops.

Bonobo – Fragments

There’s a lot to love about Bonobo.The British musician is one of those artists who can appeal to nearly anyone with his smooth grooves and uplifting sound. His newest release, Fragments, is no exception. This is Bonobo’s first release in five years. Following up his critically acclaimed album Migration, Fragments is a twelve-track album that demonstrates Bonobo’s ever-growing talent and reminds his fans why they fell in love with his music to begin with. As with most Bonobo albums, each song has its own unique flavor and mood. From calming melodies to energetic dance beats, there’s something for everyone in Fragments.  If you enjoy good vibes and want something new to listen to, give it a listen! It will surely be worth your time.

An Unforgettable Week for Electronic Music

This week in music has been an exciting one. Several big names in the electronic music scene dropped legendary new albums that have already made a big impact in the EDM community. If you haven’t heard of any of these albums yet, we highly recommend you check them out. This was an excellent start to the new year and we are so excited to see what the rest of 2022 has in store for music.