While Germany’s music landscape has something for everyone, EDM holds a special place in its history. This is evident from the number of EDM festivals in Germany and the overall flourishing electronic music scene in the country.
The Germans were early adapters of electronic music and were among the forerunners to develop and use electronic sound synthesizers. Not only did Germany take to this genre in a big way, but also it created a set of sub-genres. EDM styles like Electroclash, Trance, Schranz, Krautrock, Digital Hardcore, Minimal, Berlin School of electronic music and Dusseldorf School of electronic music have all originated in Germany.
To get you a flavor of what the country has to offer, we have put together a list of five major EDM festivals in Germany that you should definitely consider attending this year.
Scheduled on February 9, the Winterbeats Festival which will be held in Ingolstadt will complete 10 years in 2019. The festival boasts of eight stages that will capture the performances of over 50 DJs who will be playing everything from house to trance and of course, EDM. Artists like Maurice West, Gigo’N’Migo, Tomcraft, DJ Tobys and DJ Kandee, among others will be spinning their magic at this festival.
Here is a glimpse of what went down at Winterbeats 2018:
Tickets and packages from EUR 20 onward.
2. Airbeat One
The largest festival of its kind in Northern Germany, the Airbeat One Festival 2019, will be held at Neustadt-Glewe over a span of four days starting July 10. After starting out as a local festival, Airbeat One has grown into one of the EDM scene’s most prominent European players with four stages hosting the world’s biggest names in electronic music. This year, the festival is bringing in some of the world’s most renowned artists including Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, among others.
You can check out the 2018 edition of the festival below:
Tickets and packages from EUR 20 onward.
3. Nature One
One of Germany’s largest electronic music festivals, Nature One is celebrating its 25th year in 2019. The festival which will be held on a former NATO missile base in the west of the country near Kastellaun will begin on August 2 and go on till August 4. With 4 main floors and smaller clubs spread across the festival area, Nature One will host over 350 DJs and live acts this year. While the current line-up is not yet out, a quick look at previous headliners like Nina Kraviz, Neelix, Paul Van Dyk, Charlotte De Witte and Marcus Schulz explains why the festival sees a massive turn out year after year.
Watch the official after-movie of Nature One 2018:
Tickets and packages from EUR 67 onward.
Many music events in Germany are reaching significant milestones in 2019. Adding to the list, Electrisize will also be celebrating its 10th year in 2019. Scheduled to take place in Erkelenz on August 9 and 10, the festival is touted to be a spectrum of dance music with spectacular production value. While the current line-up is not yet out, prominent international artists like Brennan Heart, TUJAMO, Le Shuuk, and Will Sparks have performed at the festival previously. In keeping with tradition, the festival is expected to have outstanding artists this year as well.
Check out the highlights of Electrisize 2018:
Tickets and packages from EUR 79 onward.
5. New Horizons
Also known as ‘Seven festivals in one’, the New Horizons festival is scheduled to take place from August 21 to 25 at the Nurburgring race circuit. The venue is designed to resemble a futuristic dreamland where over 150 DJs will perform this August. Since its launch in 2017, the festival has become one of Europe’s most sought after EDM events with Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike already having performed here. While this year’s line-up is still being finalised, Major Lazer, Project One, Don Diablo and Timmy Trumpet have already been confirmed as performers.
Watch the after-movie of the 2018 edition of the festival:
Tickets and packages starting from EUR 145 onward.
If this list is anything to go by, Germany has become a hot spot for EDM music festivals. So, if you like to dance till the beat drops, book your tickets right away!