The advent of music festivals in Germany seems endless, it’s common for music and festival-loving Germans to invest in a tarpaulin (Abdeckplane) as a camping gear. Even after the traditional months for music festivals, from June, July to August, have already passed, tarps remain an essential piece of camping gear for this year’s forthcoming Oktoberfest.
Do Music Bands Play in Oktoberfest?
Actually, bands play all day and perform every day inside tents. They have a set list of song compilations, which many have not had the chance to hear before.
To not disappoint the lovers of classical music, there’s a fun mix of favorite German and English classic compositions, including renditions of popular German anthems.
However, as around 6 to 7 million will be arriving in Munich’s Oktoberfest every year and will party hard by consuming litres and litres of beer. In order to prevent electronic dance music from promoting raucousness, the orchestras will play only brass music inside tents up to 6 pm. Only after 6 pm can other bands play techno electric music or Schlager pop or electric music be played.
Germany is regarded by perennial travellers as a mecca for lovers of music, including those who remain fascinated with classical compositions of famous German composers like Beethover, Haydn, Bach abd Brahms.
After emerging from the two-year pandemic period that suppressed a nation of thinkers and music lovers from enjoying what they love to do most, attend music festivals.
Attending the festivals in whatever town or city they are taking place seems to have transitioned as an important event, especially among the younger generations. Many are wary of the signs of the times, when people could be abruptly prevented from going to places where laces where they usually go.
Examples of the Most Popular Music Festivals in Germany
Currently, there’s a long list of more than 500 music festivals for all types of genre possible. Still, Germany’s music scene typically consists of techno or electronic music.
The Airbeat One Festival electronic music concert held every mid-July in Flugplatz Neustadt-Glewe, is considered one of the most well-attended music festivals in Germany. Electronic music including techno, hardstyle and house are performed on 5 different stages that tend to break the normally subdued town of Neustadt-Glewe.
Nature One Festivaltakes place in August featuring electronic dance music, techno, house and trance in what is considered as the most unique locations for holding a German music festival: in a former NATO missile base. The festival venue now features four stages and large dance floors and other smaller dance areas that brings the total number of stages to 20 in all. Every year in early August, upcoming talents in Germany appear as guests, which brought the likes of Joseph Capriati, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath, Aly & Fila, Charlotte de Witte and many others to stardom