16 great German dance-festivals in 2019

If you are planning to go to a nice dance-festival in the summer of 2019, you should definitely consider visiting Germany. Especially the eastern part of the country offers a great mix of festivals in all price-ranges, music-styles and sizes. In this article we have listed 16 of the best German dance-festivals in 2019.

Weekend-Festivals in Germany

For most of you it will be too much of a time-investment to travel to Germany for just a one-day festival. Therefore we decided to only focus on weekend-festivals in this article. These festivals allow you to camp close to the stages for 3-5 days. This enables you to enjoy music, drinks and your friends for at least several days and will make it worth the journey. The money you will invest in traveling to the festival will be compensated with the price of the ticket and drinks. Compared to most other countries and Europe, German festivals are cheap.

Melt Festival in Germany (© meltfestival.de)
Melt Festival in Germany (© meltfestival.de)

Festivals close to Berlin

If you need another argument to visit a German festival in 2019 you could always combine a festival with a trip to Berlin. As you can read on this blog, Berlin is worth more than just a few days of your time and is a great starting point for visiting a festival. It is a good thing that most of the festivals in Germany are organised in the eastern part of the country and therefore they are easy to reach from the capital. All the German dance-festivals in this article can be reached from Berlin within 2-3 hours. This means you could both visit a great festival and some awesome parties in Berlin during the same trip.

16 great German festivals in 2019

Our main focus in this article are dance-festivals but most of them also offer other music-styles at at least one stage. The festivals all differ a lot when it comes to amount of visitors, ticket-prices and distance from Berlin. Therefore I recommend comparing the facts we wrote below every single one of the festivals. If you want to get an impression of the music and the line-up I would recommend visiting Youtube or Soundcloud and listening to some livesets of the DJs/Artists.

Win Free Festival Tickets!

Like every year we are allowed to giveaway free-tickets for several festivals this year again. Festivals like Her Damit, 7001-Festival and Helene Beach festival gave us permission to giveaway free entrance-tickets to you readers of Berlin-Enjoy. If you want to participate you can find the links to the actual giveaways under the specific festival-paragraph.

Below you can find a list with 16 of the best German festivals in 2019. You can scroll down or just click on the links below to jump to your favourite German Festivals straight away:

1. Fusion Festival 2019

If you ever have read an article about the best festivals in the world, you most have noticed that the German festival called Fusion is almost always featured in the top 10. Fusion (or Фузион) is one of the most unique festivals in the world and everybody should visit it at least once in his life. The first edition of this German festival was organised in 1997 and the location has always been a military basis called Lärz. This location lays about 150km north of Berlin and the last couple of years at least 60.000 people visited this German dance festival. The ticket-sales of the Fusion Festival proves how popular the festival really is: You cannot just buy a ticket, you have to register months in advance and hope that you will be one of the lucky people who gets drawn from all the registrations.

The Best Festival In Germany: Fusion (© Jonasginter.De)
The Best Festival In Germany: Fusion (© Jonasginter.de)

It is hard to explain what exactly makes Fusion festival the most popular German festival. We have visited the festival 3 times and if I had to choose something I would say it comes down to the awesome atmosphere. Everybody is laidback and just wants to enjoy their time on the awesome planet called Fusion. Although everything seems to be allowed at this festival, nobody is misbehaving. It’s just a mutual understanding.

Secret Line-up
The line-up of the Fusion festival will not be published until a few days before the festival. Fusion does not want to be a very commercial festival and does not want people to visit the festival just for a specific headliner. Still you do not have to worry that the music will lack in any way. In the past years great DJs like Andhim, Lexer, Pan-Pot, Super-Flu and Jan Blomqvist have been playing on Fusion. Besides that there are more stages than you can actually visit so you will always find a stage which fits your mood and taste.

5 Days of Festival for 145€
The price of the tickets for Fusion Festival have increased quite a bit in the last couple of years. This year a ticket for Fusion costs 145 Euro. The price is a bit higher than several other festivals in this list but if you keep in mind that you can camp for almost one full week and will have five days of great music and entertainment it is still very reasonable. Besides that it is great that you are allowed to bring your own liquor to the stages, this will save you loads of money compared to many other German festivals in 2019.

Why visit Fusion? There is just no similar festival to Fusion in Germany. The atmosphere is just unique because there seem to be no real rules. You have to experience it for yourself.

Name: Fusion Festival 2019
Address: Am Flugplatz, 17248 Lärz
Distance from Berlin: 157 km
Date: 26 – 30 June 2019
Price including camping: 145€
Amount of Visitors: 60.000
Website: www.fusion-festival.de
Music-styles: Electro, Techno, House, Bands
Amount of days: 4-5 days
Line-up: Line-Up is not available before the festival

Logo Fusion

2. Nation of Gondwana

A festival which not many people across the boarders of Germany might not have heard about, is called Nation of Gondwana. The fact that it is not that famous has nothing to do with the fact that it is a new festival: Nation of Gondwana was first organised in 1995. In the end it all comes down to a conscious decision of the organisation to stick to only 8000 visitors. Most other festivals cannot guarantee the same atmosphere because of rapid growth, Nation of Gondwana can and therefore it is one of the best German festivals!

Nation of Gondwana (© Ringo, Pyonen.de)
Nation of Gondwana (© Ringo, Pyonen.de)

Nation of Gondwana is organised in Grünefeld, which is only 60km from Berlin. There are many different stages with all sorts of electronic music. All these stages are decorated with a lot of love and therefore look different than the usual stage at a large commercial festival. The festival officially starts on Friday around 18.00 but you are able to enter the campsite around 12.00 in the afternoon already.

Ticket-Sales starts in April
Because of the lovely atmosphere most visitors have been coming back to Nation of Gondwana for many years. The ticket-sales does not start before April, which might be because an alternative way to only get real motivated people to participate (most people plan their festivals way earlier).

Nation of Gondwana is definitely a festival you want to look into if you want to experience an extraordinary atmosphere. We have been at plenty of large festivals and are a big fan of smaller festivals. You will actually be able to meet the same people several times and you will also find your friends again after you went to the toilet.

The ticket-price of Nation of Gondwana is a bit above average for a 2-3 days festival but if you read my description above you will understand the reason for this price.

Why visit Nation of Gondwana? Mainly because of the awesome atmosphere: In this case the fact that the festival is smaller is a great thing.

Name: Nation of Gondwana
Address: Zur Kiesgrübe, Grünefeld
Distance from Berlin: 60 km
Date: 19 – 21 July 2019
Price including camping: Expected 115-125€
Amount of Visitors: 8.000
Website: www.pyonen.de
Music: Techno & House
Amount of days: 2-3
Line-Up: Sven von Thülen, HOSH, Monika Kruse, Oliver Koletzki and more..

Logo Nations of Gondwana

3. Feel Festival 2019

A German festival which will be organised for the 7th time this year, is called Feel Festival. Since we first wrote this article in 2014, it has gone up in this list quite some places. We visited this festival ourselves several times and it offers a perfect mix of a great location and versatile music. Feel festival is located directly at the Bergheider See, which is 127km south of Berlin. The fact that you can camp almost directly on the beach of this lake makes the Feel Festival our favourite festival when it comes down to the location. The photo below gives you an impression of this German weekend-festival in 2019.

Feel Festival 2015
Party on the Beach at Feel Festival (© Berlin-Enjoy.com)

The Feel Festival 2019 is organised in the second weekend of July (11th till 15th). Just like Fusion Festival, the line-up will be kept secret till a few days before the festival: The organisation wants you to visit the festival for everything it has to offer, not just for the artists. If you want to read more about the Feel Festival you can read my full review of Feel Festival 2016.

Just like most German festivals, the price of the Feel Festival went up the last couple of years. Three years ago we only paid 40 Euro for our ticket and this year you will have to pay 120-130€ if you want to be part of it. Also the amount of visitors has more than doubled since 2014, which is not only a good thing if you ask me. Still it is one of my favourite German festivals because of the awesome location and the fact that they offer a stage with only bands besides all the electronic music.

Why visit Feel Festival 2019? Camping directly at the beach, a solid line-up and a reasonable price.

Name: Feel Festival 2019
Address: Bergheider See
Distance to Berlin: 130 km
Date: 11 – 15 July 2019
Price including camping:Price including camping: 120-130€
Amount of Visitors: 15.000
Website: www.feel-festival.de
Music: Electro, Techno, Bands
Amount of days: 3-4
Line-up: Not available before the festival

Feel festival 2017 Logo

 

4. Wurzel Festival

A German dance-festival which was added to this list two years ago, is the so called Wurzel Festival. It might not have a rich history like Melt and Nation of Gondwana but has been a great succes the last years and is sometimes even referred to as the “mini-fusion”. The festival is organised by a group of friends who have been responsible for many great open-airs in Berlin and therefore know how to set up a lovely outdoor-party-atmosphere. There are 6 different stages at the Wurzel Festival and all of them are dedicated to electronic music. From disco to house and from techno to dubstep: You can all find it here.

Wurzel Festival 2018 (Berlin-Enjoy.com)
Wurzel Festival 2018 (Berlin-Enjoy.com)

Music, Workshops and more
Zurück zu den Wurzeln Festival (which is the full name of the festival) will be organised on a military airport in Jüterborg. This is about 70km south of Berlin and therefore it can be reached very easily by car. Besides great music there will also be plenty of workshops, a market-place and a foodcourt with plenty of delicious things to eat and drink.

Cheaper for groups
The tickets for this German festival can be bought for 128€ at this moment (they started at 85€). But as you probably will visit the festival with some friends anyway it is recommended to take a group ticket. If you buy tickets together with 4 people you only pay 110€ and for 6 people it’s is only 105€ each. Easy savings!

Want to win 2×2 tickets for Wurzelfestival 2019?
We are allowed to give-away 2×2 weekend-tickets for Her Damit Festival. All you have to do is follow the steps we have posted on social media. The winners will be communicated a few weeks before the festival.

Why visit the Wurzel Festival? A German festival with a nice size, versatile activities, fair prices and a lovely atmosphere. Why not?

Name: Wurzel Festival 2019
Address: Flugplatzweg 6, 14913 Jüterbog
Distance to Berlin: 70 km
Date: 06 – 09 June 2019
Price including camping: 105-128 Euro
Amount of Visitors: 3.500
Website: www.wurzelfestival.de
Music Styles: Electronic Music
Amount of days 3
Line-up: Not available yet

 

5. Melt Festival

In 1997, more than 20 years ago, some of the most popular German Festivals were organised for the first time. Besides Fusion and SonneMondSterne it was also the year in which Melt took place for the first time. This dance-festival is located at an abandoned colliery which goes by the name Ferropolis. The Ferropolis is often referred to as the City of Iron because a lot of large machines and old cranes can still be found on this island. This might not sound spectacular at first, but the island is a very unique location for a festival. Besides of a nice location Melt also offers 12 different stages, the possibility to go for a swim and many famous headliners.

Melt Festival
Melt Festival (© facebook.com/meltfestival)

Many famous acts
Compared to the first three German festivals in this list, Melt offers more artists which are known all over the world. So far some pretty nice names have already been communicated: Bon Iver, Modeselektor, Stephan Bodzin, Bonobo and David August are just a few of them. Melt is located about 140km from Berlin and tickets can be bought for 129 Euro right now but will go up to 139€ soon. But if you want to save some money you can buy 4 tickets at once for 479€, which means it will only cost about 120€ per person.

A few years ago I went to Melt festival by car and it took me a bit more than 1 hour to reach the Ferropolis. If you want to read more about my experiences you can read this article about the Melt Festival. Melt officially starts at Friday but you can already enter the campsite on Thursday. The better spots will still be available then so this might be a smart thing to do.

Why visit Melt Festival? Mainly because of the great location and the awesome and versatile line-up. Besides that it is always spectacular to be part of large festivals like this.

Name: Melt Festival 2019
Address: Ferropolisstraße 1, 06773 Gräfenhainichen
Distance from Berlin: 137 km
Date: 19 – 21 July 2019
Price including camping: 129-139€
Amount of Visitors: 20.000
Website: www.meltfestival.de
Music-styles: Electro, Techno, Bands, Rock
Amount of days: 3
Line-up: Bon Iver, Modeselektor, Bonobo, Stephan Bodzin and many more…

 

6. Her Damit Festival (Cancelled)

In the end of February 2019 the organisation behind both Her Damit Festival and 7001-Festival announced that both festivals are cancelled for this year. The company behind both festivals, called Auena UG, is bankrupt and therefore the festivals will not take place.

Festivals like Melt and Fusion are known all over Europe but most of you probably never heard of the event Her Damit. This may be connected to the fact that Her Damit is a much smaller festival than the previously mentioned ones: The last couple of years about 2500 people visited this dance-festival and therefore the atmosphere was very nice, cosy and friendly. For a while Her Damit Festival was organised on the island Rügen but since 2017 they were not allowed to use the island for the festival anymore. Although this is a pity because of the beautiful spot, they found another great location even closer to Berlin.

An Impression of the Her Damit Festival (© Marius Knieling)
An Impression of the Her Damit Festival (© Marius Knieling)

The Secret Forest
The secret forest is located about 50km from Berlin in a small village called Freudenberg. Just like all the editions on Rügen, the nature is still a very important factor for the organisation of Her Damit Festival. Besides plenty of green you will be able to see bunkers and other historical venues on this new location of this German festival in 2019.

The campsite will open on Friday and the music will stop on Sunday-Evening. The fact that Her Damit is smaller than most German festivals in this list is also part of its charm. Massive festivals like Melt or Hurricane are impressive but can also be annoying: There might be traffic jams when you drive there and if you party with a large group you will lose each other all the time.

The ticket-prices of Her Damit Festival are average compared to the other German weekend-festivals in this list. The early-bird tickets are very cheap (82€) and still available right now (January 2019) but if you read this article a bit later chances are high you will have to pay about 100 Euro for your ticket. A great thing about Her Damit Festival is, that you are allowed to bring your own drinks to the festival (also the dance-floors). Besides that the prices for food and drinks on the festival itself are very reasonable as well.

Why visit Her Damit 2019? Her Damit is a cosy and friendly festival on a great location in the middle of the nature.

Name: Her Damit Festival
Address: Weinbergstr. 21-31, 16259 Beiersdorf-Freudenberg
Distance to Berlin: 50 km
Date: 17 – 19 May 2019
Price including camping: 82-100€
Amount of Visitors: 2.500
Website: www.herdamitfestival.com
Music: Electro, Techno
Amount of days: 2,5 (till Sunday-Evening)
Line-up: TBA

 

7. 7001 Festival

In the end of February 2019 the organisation behind both Her Damit Festival and 7001-Festival announced that both festivals are cancelled for this year. The company behind both festivals, called Auena UG, is bankrupt and therefore the festivals will not take place.

If you like abandoned buildings just as much as we do you might want to consider visiting the 7001-Festival in the summer of 2019. This festival will take place on an abandoned military site with the name Objekt 7001. The site is located in the north-east of Berlin and can be reached by car in about 1 hour. Last year was the first edition of this electronic-festival and it was a great success. The 7001-Festival will take place in September so it is one of the last weekend-festivals in 2019.

An impression of the 7001-Festival (© 7001festival.com)
An impression of the 7001-Festival (© 7001festival.com)

A raw techno festival
The 7001-Festival is all about that underground-feeling which we like so much about the nightlife of Berlin. If you visit this German festival you can get ready for some solid techno-music, underground-bunkers and spectacular lights. Do not expect headliners like Calvin Harris or David Guetta: The organisation of 7001 focuses more on upcoming talent and surprising acts than famous names.

The campsite opens on Friday 10.00 in the morning and you will have to leave again before Monday 14.00. The tickets for the 7001-festival can currently be bought for 115€ but might still go up a bit. A great thing about this festival is the fact that you can bring your own drinks, also to the stages. But please make sure you do not bring them in glass bottles.

Why visit 7001 Festival? A rather new festival with a unique location. If you like the nightlife of Berlin you will also love this festival.

Name: 7001 Festival
Address: Weinbergstraße 21-31, Freudenberg
Distance to Berlin: 50 km
Date: 6 – 8 September 2019
Price including camping: from 115€
Amount of Visitors: 5.000
Website: 7001festival.com
Music: Electronic music
Amount of Days: 2,5
Line-up: TBA

 

8. SonneMondSterne

The year 1997 was quite a special year for German festivals because besides Melt and Fusion it was also the first year SonneMondSterne was organised. In that year, already more than 20 years ago, only 2500 people visited the festival SonneMondSterne. Nowadays SonneMondSterne got a lot larger and more popular and the last years more than 30.000 people enjoyed this German dance-festival. The festival takes place close to Saalburg and as you can see on the image below, it might be a good idea to pack your bikini and/or swim short.

SonneMondSterne
The German festival SonneMondSterne (© facebook.com/SonneMondSterne.Festival)

Focus on DJs only
If you do not care that much about bands and artists and just want to see famous DJs, the festival SonneMondSterne might have the most impressive line-up of all German festivals in 2019: With names like Armin van Buuren, Don Diablo, Calvin Harris, Sven Väth, Oliver Koletzk, Alle Farben are just a few names on the line-up of this festival. SonneMondSterne focuses mostly on Techno/Electro/House so it is not the best choice if you looking for bands and singer-songwriters.

A small disadvantage of SonneMondSterne is that this festival is ending on Sunday at 16.00. Therefore it is one of the more expensive German festivals in 2019 because the tickets are 157 Euro. Besides that it is also a bit further away from Berlin: You need to calculate about 3 hours at least for the ride.

Why visit SonneMondSterne 2019?
If your want to see famous Headliners and you do not mind to pay a bit more, you will have a great time at SonneMondSterne.

Name: SonneMondSterne Festival 2019
Address: Saalburg-Ebersdorf
Distance from Berlin: 291 km
Date: 9 – 11 August 2019
Price including camping: 157€
Amount of Visitors: 40.000
Website: www.sonnemondsterne.de
Music-Styles: House, Electro, Techno
Amount of days: 2,5 (till Sunday 16.00)
Line-up: Alle Farben, Sven Väth, Calvin Harris, Don Diablo, Armin van Buuren and more

Logo-SMS-2016

 

9. Wilde Möhre Festival

A versatile festival which can be found about 120km south of Berlin goes by the name Wilde Möhre (which means something like Wild Carrots ). This festival was first organised in 2013 and the visitors have been very enthusiastic about it ever since. With about 5.000 guests the festival has a pleasant size: It is not massive like Fusion or Hurricane but still big enough to make the stages feel like a real concert/event.

One of the stages at the Wilde Möhre Festival (© wildemoehrefestival.de)
One of the stages at the Wilde Möhre Festival (© wildemoehrefestival.de)

A lot more than just music
Besides focusing on music the Wilde Möhre festival also offers many workshops related to things like art, sustainability, yoga and cooking. This means that there will be plenty of things to do during the day as well. Instead of waiting for the next round of music and drinks, you can actually do something fun with your time. If you do not want to participate in these activities you can always decide to go for a swim: The Gräbendorfer See is located on about 15 minutes distance by foot.

The campsite of this German festival opens on Thursday 12.00 and you have to be gone on Monday around 18.00. That is a fair amount of time compared to shorter festivals like SMS, Nation of Gondwana and Sputnik Springbreak. The ticket-prices for Wilde Möhre are currently at 109€ per ticket but will go up to 129€ soon. So if you are planning to visit this German dance-festivals, I would suggest buying the tickets soon.

Why visit Wilde Möhre Festival? A festival with a perfect size. Not too far from Berlin and plenty of activities besides music.

Name: Wilde Möhre Festival
Address: L52, 03116 Drebkauel
Distance to Berlin: 120 km
Date: 9 – 12 August 2019
Price including camping: 109-129€
Amount of Visitors: 5.000
Website: www.wildemoehrefestival.de
Music: Bands, Artists, DJs
Amount of Days: 3
Line-up: TBA

 

10. Hurricane Festival 2019

A German festival which offers a lot of versatile music-styles is called Hurricane. When you looking for a bit more than just electronic music this festival might suit you very well. Besides some solid DJs you can enjoy many bands, singer-songwriters and other artists here. The Hurricane festival is organised at the Eichenring in Scheeßel, where you normally can find motocross-contests. It is located a bit further away from Berlin, but a bit closer to the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. I have mentioned a few times that the festivals should be combined with visiting Berlin, but in this case a trip to Hamburg or Bremen would make more sense.

Hurricane Festival
The Hurricane Festival (© zeitgeist247.de)

Biggest German Festival
The Hurricane Festival is the largest festival in this list with 80.000 visitors every year. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive one because tickets cost 189 Euro. But if you keep in mind that visiting concerts of the artists which are performing often cost more than 50 Euro each, the price is not too bad after all. Maybe it helps when we just sum up some names which will performing on this German weekend-festival in 2019: Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons, Papa Roach, Steve Aoki, The Cure, Faber and many more.

The camping of the Hurricane Festival will open on Thursday 11.00 AM and you have to leave again on Monday around lunchtime (12.00). During Hurricane the organisation asks to respect the sleeping hours between 02.00 and 08.00. If this is something positive or negative is totally up to you. I remember camping directly next to a 24h-stage on Feel Festival once, and I would’ve loved some sleeping hours. All additional information about this German festival can be found on the website below.

Why visit Hurricane Festival? Being part of one of the biggest German festivals is special experience. Besides that the line-up rocks if you like versatile music!

Name: Hurricane Festival 2019
Address: Eichenring, Scheeßel
Distance to Berlin: 350 km
Date: 21 – 23 June 2019
Price including camping: 189€
Amount of Visitors: 80.000
Website: www.hurricane.de
Music: Bands, Artists, DJs
Amount of Days: 3
Line-up: Papa Roach, Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters, Macklemore and many more…

 

11. Lollapalooza 2019

The Lollapalooza festival has its roots in the USA but will take place in 6 different countries in 2019. Besides Brasil, Argentina and Chile the festival is also organised in the capital of Germany. It will actually be the fifth time it takes place in Berlin: In 2015 the festival was organised at Flughafen Tempelhof and last year it took place at the Olympiastadion. This year Lollapalooza can be visited there again, which is about 30 minutes with the S-Bahn from Alexanderplatz. If you want to read more about the Lollapalooza festival, you can check out our review of Lollapalooza 2018.

Ben Howard was playing in the afternoon
Ben Howard on Lollapalooza

The Lollapalooza festival offers a great range of music-styles. You can listen to talented artists, enjoy famous bands and party with popular DJs. The line-up of Lollapalooza 2019 has some pretty nice names on it like always. This year Kings of Leon, Don Diablo, Claptone, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Maffia and many other will be playing in the Olympiastadion.

The tickets start at 129 Euro and go up to 149 Euro. This is a bit more than most other festivals in this article, especially because no camping is included. But the line-up is pretty awesome and visiting concerts of all these bands would be way more expensive after all.

No camping included
To reach most of the festivals in this list, you have to travel a bit: Most of them are more than 100km away and if you do not have a car it can take several hours to get there. If this bothers you, you might want to visit Lollapalooza. It is located in Berlin itself so can be reached by train. But as mentioned before, the music will only play between noon and midnight and after that everybody goes home and comes back the next day. This can be a negative thing if you like camping, but it can also be nice if you like to sleep in a solid bed and have a normal breakfast. Just book a hostel or hotel in Berlin and you will have a great time.

A great thing about having to travel back to the center can be that you can still visit one of the great Parties in Berlin. Watch out that your hangover is not too big on the second day of Lollapalooza though: Some of the great acts already play around lunch-time.

Why visit Lollapalooza 2019? If you like to sleep in a normal bed and still want to see an impressive line-up, this might be the most suitable festival for you.

Name: Lollapalooza Festival Berlin
Address: Berlin
Distance from Berlin: 0km
Date: 7 – 8 September 2019
Price without camping: 129 – 149€
Amount of visitors: 35.000 per dag
Website: www.lollapaloozade.com
Music Styles: Bands, Singer-Songwriter, DJs
Amount of Days: 2 (without camping)
Line-up: Kings of Leon, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Maffia,Scooter, Claptone, Don Diablo and more

Lollapalooza Berlin Logo

 

12. Airbeat One Festival

The Airbeat One Festival is one of the biggest German festivals and will be organised for the 18th time this year. Last years about 40.000 visitors from over 40 different countries partied at this festival. Compared to festivals like Nation of Gondwana and Fusion, this German festivals focuses more on EDM, House and also the harder music-styles like Hardstyle and Hardcore. There will be 5 different stages so if you like electronic music you will most likely find one which you like.

Airbeat One Festival
One of the stages at Airbeat One Festival (© facebook.com/airbeatone)

Famous EDM DJs
Festivals like Fusion and Nation of Gondwana focus more on local heroes and underground-DJs, but Airbeat One goes full in with famous headliners from all over the world: Steve Oaki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren are just a few of them. But besides headliners you can also find some pretty nice DJs which you might not see on the other dance-festivals in this list: Head Hunterz, Klingande and Nora en Pure are just some examples.

Airbeat One is organised at a Airport in Neustadt-Glewe, which is about 175km away from Berlin. There will be several types of tickets: You can visit the festival for just one day and this will cost you 59 Euro. You can also stay the whole weekend and pay 129 Euro. If you want it luxury, you can take the VIP-Ticket for 199 Euro.

Why visit Airbeat One? When you like EDM, Hardstyle or Hardcore, you should definitely consider visiting this German dance-festival in 2019.

Name: Airbeat One Festival
Address: Neustadt-Glewe, Flugplatz
Distance from Berlin: 175 km
Date: 10 – 14 July 2019
Price including camping: 129€
Amount of Visitors: 40.000
Website: www.airbeat-one.de
Music: EDM, House, Electro, Hardstyle, Hardcore
Amount of Days: 3
Artist: Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Head Hunterz, Klingande, Martin Garrix and many more

AIrbeat One Logo

 

13. MS Dockville

Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to parties and festivals, but it is not the only German city with an awesome nightlife. Take Hamburg for example, sometimes referred to as a smaller sized Berlin and a city which offers plenty of cool clubs, bars and also festivals during the summer. One of these festivals is MS Dockville, which had more than 20.000 visitors the last couple of years. Hamburg can be reached within 3 hours from Berlin and it’s also very easily reached by train. So why not combine the festival MS Dockville with a trip to this fascinating German city.

MS Dockville 2010

MS Dockville offers plenty of interesting acts and the price of a ticket is reasonable. At this moment you can still buy ticket for only 99 Euro (including camping) but they will go up soon to 119 Euro. MS Dockville does not focus on one specific music-style: You can expect bands, DJs and solo-artists here. The line-up will be announced soon and then we will update this article for you.

Why visit MS Dockville? If you have been to Berlin many times and want to see another great German city, you could combine this festival with some days in Hamburg. Besides that the line-up is great and the price is reasonable.

Name: Ms Dockville
Address: Reiherstieg-Hauptdeich, 21107 Hamburg
Distance from Berlin: 290 km
Date: 16 – 18 August 2019
Price including camping: 99 – 119€
Amount of Visitors: 20.000
Website: www.msdockville.de
Music-Styles: Bands, Artists, DJs
Amount of days: 3
Line-up: TBA

 

14. Sputnik Springbreak

Another nice German festival which you can visit this summer is called Sputnik Springbreak. This festival offers it’s visitors quite a lot of famous EDM-DJs and besides that also quite a lot of other music-styles. DJs like David Guetta, Alle Farben, Armin van Buuren and Don Diablo will be playing at this festival. The Sputnik Springbreak festival is organised on an island called Pouch and is located about 160km from Berlin.

Sputnik Springbreak
Sputnik Springbreak Festival in Germany (© facebook.com/Sputnik.springbreak.Festival)

Mostly House and EDM
Most of the dance-festivals we’ve listed so far mainly focus on techno-music. On Nation of Gondwana, Feel and Fusion you can hear the same kind of music as in the clubs in Berlin. Because Sputnik Springbreak focuses on an audience which is a bit younger, the music goes more in the direction of EDM and (Deep)House. If this is a good thing is for you to decide.

Besides electronic music Sputnik also offers quite a lot of German rapmusic: Acts like The 257ers, Alligatoah, Kontra K. and Marteria are just a few of the names which will also be performing on the 2019-edition of this German festival.

The tickets for Sputnik Springbreak are priced a bit higher than most other German festivals in 2019: Weekend-Tickets including camping can be bought for 137 Euro.

Why visit Sputnik Springbreak? If you are young and you like EDM and (Deep)House you should consider visiting Sputnik.

Name: Sputnik Springbreak 2019
Address: 06774, Pouch
Distance from Berlin: 160 km
Date: 7 – 10 June 2019
Price: 137€
Amount of Visitors: 25.000
Website: www.sputnik.de/springbreak
Music: Deephouse, German Rap, Pop
Amount of days: 3
Line-up: David Guetta, Alle Farben, Marteria, Armin van Buuren, Alligatoah, Don Diablo and many more…

Sputnik Springbreak Logo

 

15. Helene Beach Festival

A German festival which is very close to Berlin but still organised directly at the water, is Helene Beach festival. This festival will be organised close to Frankfurt-Oder which is about one hour drive from Berlin. It takes place near a lake called Helene, which is the cleanest lake of Brandenburg and about 250 hectare large. In 2017 I visited Helene Beach Festival myself and I can guarantee that it is great to have a large beach where you can lay during the day and wait till you are ready to party again. At some other German festivals (e.g. Melt and Fusion) you have the opportunity to swim but there is not really a large place to lay down, throw a frisbee and drink a beer with your feet in the sand.

The festival terrain of Helene Beach (© Berlin-Enjoy.com)
The festival terrain of Helene Beach (© Berlin-Enjoy.com)

Mix of Hiphop and DJs
The Helene Beach Festival offers 8 different stages. Besides electronic music you can also expect HipHop, Bands and talented artists. Although the line-up is not complete yet, some large international names already confirmed they will be there: Sven Väth, Bart Skils, Alle Farben and Moonbootica are just a few of them. The price of this German festival in 2019 is more than reasonable: Starting from 109 Euro you can buy the tickets online.

Officially the Helene Beach Festival starts on Thursday but you can already enjoy a pre-party on Wednesday-night. Most visitors will leave on Sunday but you are allowed to stay on the campsite till Monday. We actually had a lot of fun on Sunday because the beach was empty and there was still a small club with music to dance during the last day.

Want to win tickets for the Helene Beach Festival?
We are allowed to give-away 2 weekend-tickets for this great German festival in 2019. All you have to do is follow the steps on this Facebook-Post or this Instagram-Post (or both of course). The winners will be published on facebook in the beginning of June.

Why visit Helene Beach Festival? Chilling on the beach during the day and enjoying great music at night for a very reasonable price. Why not?

Name: Helene Beach Festival 2019
Address: Helene-See 2, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
Distance to Berlin: 100 km
Date: 25 – 28 July 2019
Price including Camping: 109€
Amount of visitors: 25.000
Website: www.helene-beach-festival.de
Music: Rock, HipHop, Pop, Electro, House
Amount of days: 2,5
Line-up: Sven Väth, Alle Farben, Moonbootica, Bart Skils and many more…

 

16. Rocken am Brocken

The name Rocken am Brocken might give you the impression that this German festival is mainly about rock-music. This is partly true but the there will also be plenty of electronic music and other music-styles around. The last couple of years Oliver Koletzki, Lexer, Dirty Doering and some other talented guys have been performing here. If you mainly like rock music but also want to listen to some electronic music, Rocken am Brocken will probably suit you just fine.

Rocken am Brocken (© Markus Thöricht)

Rocken am Brocken offers 4 different stages and the price of this festival is cheaper than most festivals in this list. Right now you will have to pay 80 Euro for a ticket. This German festival will be organised in a small city called Elend, southwest of Magdeburg. This is all located in the area of the Härz National Park: I have been there and it is a very beautiful part of Germany. You can even take organised walking tours with music during the festival.

Why visit Rocken am Brocken? Rocken am Brocken is a great choice if you are looking for a festival in the middle of nature with a lot of bands and some electronic music as well.

Name: Rocken am Brocken 2019
Address: Braunlagerstraße, 38875 Elend
Distance to Berlin: 245 km
Date: 1 – 3 August 2019
Price including camping: 80€
Amount of Visitors: 6.000
Website: www.rocken-am-brocken.de
Music: Indie, Punk, Rock, Electro
Amount of Days: 3
Line-up: TBA

German Festivals who could not be listed again (R.I.P.)

As a visitor you just go to a festival to get a nice mix of music, drinks and fun for a couple of days. Obviously there is a big team of people who organises the festival and tries to make it as fantastic as possible. There are loads of different festivals in the area around Berlin and therefore the competition is massive. This also means that not all festivals we have listed in the last years were able to survive. Below you can find some German festivals which could not be listed this year again:

  • Ploetzlich am Meer (Last year was cancelled on short notice)
  • Greenwood Festival
Ploetzlich-am-Meer
Ploetzlich am Meer Festival (© stanley-rubyn.com)

 

Summary: Festivals in Germany 2019

All in all we can conclude that there are plenty of great weekend-festivals in 2019. The list with best German festivals above is my personal ranking and obviously has a lot to do with my taste. The perfect festival is different for every person but we have listed some things below which will maybe make it easier to decide:

  • Cheap German festivals:Her Damit, Helene Beach Festival, Rocken am Brocken
  • Large German Festivals: Fusion, Hurricane, Lollapalooza
  • German festivals close to Berlin: Lollapalooza, Feel Festival, Wurzel Festival, 7001-Festival
  • German festivals with big headliners: Melt, SonneMondSterne, Hurricane, Sputnik Springbreak
  • German festivals with versatile music: Hurricane, Melt, MS Dockville, Rocken am Brocken
  • Smaller German Festivals with a nice atmosphere: Wurzel Festival, Nations, Her Damit

We hope this article will help you to make a decision for a nice German festival in 2019. If you have any suggestion for festival which should be added to this list, just contact us.

The author: Job

My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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