Germans do it better. Well at least for what we’re about to talk about – music festivals. During summer time there are plenty of well-known festivals all over Europe. Famous ones like Tomorrowland, Ultra, Exit, Sziget and Roskilde are some examples that you might want to go at least once in your lifetime. But besides these awesome festivals mentioned earlier, you should also really consider going to German music festivals in 2018. Why? Because Germany hosts some of the best festivals in the world and if you are a festivalgoer and have a passion for raving, you should definitely go this summer.
Here are some of the best German music festivals!
World Club Dome 2018
Headliners: Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Afrojack
World Club Dome is one of Germany’s and Europe’s biggest EDM and dance festivals. Turning Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena into the “world’s biggest club”, World Club Dome this year will be having 8 stages featuring global well-known DJs like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and deadmau5. World Club Dome has achieved a reputation far beyond and has been complimented for its spectacular visuals and production levels that attract ravers from all over the world to Frankfurt.
When: 1 – 3 June 2018
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Hurricane Festival 2018
Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, The Prodigy, Billy Talent
Hurricane Festival is one of Germany’s biggest rock and pop festivals. The very first edition of Hurricane took place in 1973 in Eichenring in Scheeßel and ever since then, it has become one of the country’s favorite festival weekend.
When: 22 – 24 June 2018
Where: Scheeßel, Germany
Fusion Festival 2018
Headliners: David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Jess Glynne, Years & Years
Fusion Festival always takes place at the end of June on a former Russian military airfield, so basically in the middle of nowhere in the fields of northern Germany. The German festival not only offer all kinds of music but also theater, performance and cinema attracting all kinds of people. Fusion strives for diversity and individual freedom – free of boundaries and prejudice.
When: 27 June – 1 July 2018
Where: Rechlin–Lärz Airfield, Germany
Rock am Ring / Rock im Park
Headliners: Alexisonfire, Alma, Alt J, Andrew W.K, Andy Frasco, Antilopen Gang,
The Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals are two simultaneous rock music festivals held annually. While Rock am Ring takes place at the Nürburgring race track, Rock im Park takes place at the Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg.
When: 1 – 3 June 2018
Where: Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Nature One Festival
Headliners: Aly & Fila, Charlotte de Witte, Joseph Capriati, Klaudia Gawlas, Neelix, Nina Kraviz, Paul Van Dyk, Sven Väth
Nature One is one of Germany’s biggest electronic music festivals, showcasing producers and DJs from all around the world and music range from house, techno, EDM, trance and so much more. This German festival lasts for 4 days and 3 nights with 350 acts and 23 floors. Be ready to have your dancing shoes on!
When: 3 – 5 August 2018
Where: Kastellaun, Germany
Headliners: The Weeknd, Kraftwerk 3D, Imagine Dragons, The National, David Guetta, Kygo, Casper, Armin van Buuren
The Lollapalooza festival originally is from the USA and this year it will take place in 6 different countries. The Lollapalooza Berlin music festival edition this year will last for two days featuring world wide known artists and multi genre music spectrum.
When: 8 – 9 September 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany
Her Damit Festival
Headliners: Roman Flügel, Kobosil, Bambounou, I Hate Models
Taking the underground techno to another level, Her Damit festival takes place inside an ex-industrial complex just outside Berlin. And since it is an underground festival, you won’t be able to find big names here but the lineup is very compromising. Underground techno lovers come from all over Europe to this festival.
When: 8 – 10 June 2018
Where: Beiersdorf-Freudenberg, Germany
Headliners: Deerhunter, Young Fathers, Aldous Harding
Maifeld Derby is an indie music lover’s paradise, mixing together electronic, hip-hop, rock and everything in between. This is a multi-genre German festival featuring super good artists outside the mainstream. But wait, that’s not it. The festival also has all kinds of activities and surprises set up throughout the site for the ravegoers.
When: 15 – 17 June 2018
Where: Mannheim, Germany