FestPop’s German Music Festival Top PicksAt the end of June, a former Russian military airfield hosts the Fusion-Festival in Lärz, a massive festival that covers the fields of northern Germany. If you’re into experimental attitudes towards art, this festival was pretty much made for you. Through an impressive diversity of performance art, these four days include over 500 artists and multiple musical and visual expressions. Aware of the financial burden of festival life, they provide an opportunity for festival goers to volunteer for six hour shifts and get part of their ticket price back. Also a philanthropic event, every drink you buy at this festival gives back to various local social groups like youth programs and cultural initiatives. www.fusion-festival.de www.haldernpop.com www.hurricane.de www.rock-am-ring.com www.wacken.com en.summerjam.de www.berlinfestival.de
OTHER NOTABLE MUSIC FESTIVALS IN GERMANY
- M’era Luna Festival–August A three day festival dedicated to goth and metal music.
- Nature One, Kastellaun–August One of Europe’s largest EDM festivals in a rural but easily accessible locale.
- Wave-Gotik-Treffen–May A crazy medieval meets goth extravaganza in Leipzig.
- Splash, Ferropolis, Grafenhainichen–This festival provides great music and lake swimming to cool off when the heat gets too much.