Best Music Festivals in Germany

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No need to go too far to find some of the biggest music festivals in the world! Whether you prefer rock, electro, house or pop music, you will find the perfect festival in Germany. Learn more about Rock Im Park, Hurricane, Wacken, Lollapalooza and Sonne Mond Sterne. FlixBus will bring you to each of these festivals in complete comfort! Go by bus to your favorite music festival in Germany.

Please bear in mind that this page describes the editions 2019 of the festivals.

New Horizons Festival 2019

New Horizons Festival 2019 will be more spectacular than ever before. With more than 160 DJs, a world premiere, one of a kind shows that you cannot experience at any other German EDM-Festival, superior stage hosts and more than 10 stages in total, this year’s installment will be the biggest and most diverse New Horizons Festival to date.

In 2017, New Horizons' first ever event drew 55,000 visitors to the Nürburgring. Just one year later, 70,000 partygoers visited the second edition. NHF has already hosted international hotshot DJs like Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Hardwell, David Guetta and Marshmello. Thanks to its first-class DJs, breathtaking stage concepts and countless other attractions, this event has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in Germany’s thriving festival landscape.

When does New Horizons festival take place?

New Horizons Festival will be held from Thursday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 24th at Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg. The camping grounds will open their gates on Wednesday, August 21st.

Some tips & tricks for New Horizons Festival

  • Arrive early – it’s absolutely worth it! Take over the camping grounds and take part in the pre-party Wednesday night
  • Don’t have a tent? No problem! Just rent one of the tents offered by the festival – the staff will even set them up before you come!
  • Good news for all you campers: There will be a supermarket – so you don’t have to bring food or beer – you can just buy them on site!

What does the line up for New Horizons 2019 look like?

This year’s line up is more diverse than ever before. Celebrity DJs like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Project One, Timmy Trumpet and Vini Vici will be playing at the 2019 edition. Joining them are numerous DJ Mag Top 100 DJs like Alison Wonderland, Brennan Heart, Da Tweekaz, Jay Hardway, Lucas & Steve, Mike Williams, Tujamo and Wildstylez.

How can I travel to New Horizons Festival by FlixBus?

FlixBus connects all of Germany with the location: Nürburgring! This is what you have to do:

  • Take one of our buses from any departure city in Germany and select Cologne as a destination (make sure to choose Cologne/Bonn Airport as the final stop)
  • Once you have arrived at Cologne/Bonn Airport, take one of the New Horizons shuttle buses that will bring you directly to the festival grounds. Please note: In order to use the New Horizons shuttle bus, you will need to buy a separate ticket on their home page. There will be staff on site to assign you to a shuttle.

All there's left to do then is to enjoy your magnificent adventure!

Berlin Lollapalooza 2019

The Lollapalooza festival finally reached Europe in 2014 with the first concert taking place in Berlin. This festival originally took place in the USA but has progressively expanded throughout the world! Along with Chile, Brazil, Argentina and France, Germany is now an international Lollapalooza location.

Tips for the Lollapalooza festival

  • Even though the Lollapalooza festival is an open-air festival, camping isn't available.
  • So find yourself a cheap hostel or call that friend you know that lives in Berlin...

Lollapalooza 2019 dates

Lollapalooza 2019 takes place between September 7th - 8th.

How to get to the Lollapalooza festival?

FlixBus connects Europe to Berlin! With hundreds of cities connected to the German capital, you are sure to smoothly find your way to the Lollapalooza festival with one of our buses. If your FlixBus leaves you at the central bus station of Berlin, you will just need to take the Suburban train S46 and hop off at the station called “Baumschulenweg”. Then, take the Tram 166 towards Boddinstr and hope off at Rathaus Treptow. From there, follow the noise and you will find yourself at the Lollapalooza festival in no time.

You can find some more crazy info here:

Lollapalooza 2019 lineup

Every year the artists and bands participating in the Lollapalooza festival have alternative rock, punk rock, hip hop, and even heavy metal origins. For Lollapalooza 2019, Kings of Leon, Swedish House Mafia, Twenty One Pilots, Kraftklub, and Khalid are all part of the lineup. See the complete line up of Lollapalooza 2019

Wacken 2019

Wacken isn't only the biggest metal festival in the world but it's also a traditional meeting ground since 1990 that unites metal fans from all over the world! Three days a year, the small village of Wacken transforms itself into a metal music empire. In addition to the three main stages, two smaller stages host smaller musicians of the Viking and folk music genre. If you want to participate in this unique experience, come to Wacken in Northern Germany and rock on!

Tips for Wacken 2019

  • Download the App: “Wacken Open Air” to stay up to date with the Wacken! Updates, Info, the complete line up and reminders!

Wacken 2019 dates

Wacken 2019 takes place between August 1st - 3rd.

How to get to the Wacken festival by bus?

To get there, you can take a FlixBus to Hamburg or to Berlin, we connect both cities to hundreds of other European destinations. From there, shuttles are planned to bring you directly to the festival.

Wacken 2019 lineup

The darkest bands of metal always make an appearance for the annual reunion of Wacken! If you have your tickets for Wacken 2019, you’ll have the chance to see Anthrax, Slayer, Prophets of Rage, D-A-D, Bullet For My Valentine and many more! Check out the full lineup of Wacken 2019.

Rock Im Park 2019

Rock Im Park and its twin brother Rock am Ring are amongst the most popular festivals in Germany. Both festivals take place during the same weekend. Over the course of three days, artists from a large range of genres, the majority being rock, will play for crowds of over 160.000 people, placing them amongst the largest music festivals in the world.

Tips for Rock Im Park 2019

  • Bring a large water container so you can refill inside the festival grounds!
  • If you want to reach the first row, use Entrance B or D!
  • Don't forget a rain jacket and some mosquito spray if you're camping and sunscreen is a must

Rock Im Park 2019 dates

Rock Im Park 2019 takes place between June 7th - 9th.

How to get to Rock Im Park 2019?

This year the Rock Im Park music festival will be taking place in Zeppelinfeld, in Nuremberg. To get there, you can take a FlixBus to Nuremberg (We directly connect more than 75 cities to Nuremberg!). You will arrive at the central bus station of Nuremberg. From there, you can walk to the central station (it will only take you 4 minutes) and take the Bus 44 in direction of “Nürnberg Ost”. Get out at Hans-Kalb-Str and walk directly to the festival- There will be signs! The Festival tickets include the cost of the bus fare from the central station to the festival and back.

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Rock Im Park 2019 lineup

Every year the most famous rock bands perform at the Rock Im Park festival to make your experience unforgettable! The biggest names of 2019 are Die Ärzte, Slipknot, Slayer, Bring Me The Horizon, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Have a look at the complete lineup of Rock Im Park 2019.

Hurricane Festival 2019

Every year since June 1997 a fierce Hurricane takes Bremen by storm! Hundreds of bands and artists from various genres entertain crazy crowds of passionate music fans. The Hurricane festival is known as the Southside festival's twin brother, as they both take place on the same weekend and the artists are also very similar and often the same.

Tips for the Hurricane 2019

  • If you love to rave but also value sleep, you can crash in the "Green Camp" Area.
  • To access this area you have to fill out a form available on the website. You can stay there for free but you will have to respect the environment!
  • If you don’t have a tent, you can rent one from the official festival website.

Hurricane 2019 dates

Hurricane 2019 takes place between June 21st - 23rd.

How to get to the Hurricane 2019 festival?

The Hurricane festival will take place in Eichenring in Scheessel. You can get there by taking a FlixBus to Bremen or to Hamburg. If you come from Bremen, take the RB41 in the direction of Hamburg Central Station. Get off at the second stop, which is called Scheeßel. You can walk to the festival from there! If you are taking the FlixBus to Hamburg then you can take the RE4 in the direction of Bremen Central Station, get off at the 8th stop called Scheeßel and walk to the festival from there!

These train timetables can be found right here:

Hurricane 2019 lineup

Every year the Hurricane’s lineup includes more and more famous names. If you have your ticket for the festival, you will have the chance to see Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Die Toten Hosen, Macklemore, Steve Aoki and many more! For the complete lineup, take a look at the official website of the Hurricanes 2019.

SonneMondSterne 2019

The SonneMondSterne festival, or simply SMS, is an open-air festival that takes place every year at Saalburg Beach. This festival features electronic dance music. Saalburg beach is situated on the idyllic coast of Talsperre Bleiloch, an artificial lake. The SonneMondSterne festival is the perfect open air electro festival!

Tips for the SonneMondSterne festival

  • Camping at the SonneMondSterne festival is a great choice because the area is so beautiful.
  • But, if you plan to camp, be aware that there are no outlets in the camping area.
  • So bring those solar powered chargers and batteries or just leave your electronics at home, where they belong!

SonneMondSterne 2019 dates

SonneMondSterne 2019 takes place between August 9th - 11th

How to get to the SonneMondSterne festival?

The SonneMondSterne festival is taking place near a spectacular lake. To get there take a FlixBus to Schleiz. Our bus will drop you close to the bus stop Oschitz Gewerbegebiet. Take the bus 610, which will bring you directly to Saalburg- where the festival is taking place.

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SonneMondSterne 2019 lineup

Among the many names of the SonneMondSterne 2019 line up you'll find Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Armin Van Buuren, Don Diablo, and Alle Farben. Check out the complete lineup of SonneMondSterne 2019.