ZONE RECOMMENDS: Parookaville 2018
[Weeze, Germany] July 20th – 22nd
Parookaville or “How a village of 10.000 turns in to a city of 80.000”.
For the 4th time, it is happening. They have build it and from near and far they come. Celebrating the music and enjoying a carefree moment in existence. From 40 different countries, these “citizens” will be travelling to the sold-out “city of Madness”
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is unbelievable what these guys have created in this past couple of weeks. Off course the core team is working on the event the whole year but in the 4 weeks before the opening, there are 1000 technicians, workers and helpers working each day to get this festival-ready on time. 4000 people are directly attached to the festival, not including all subcontractors. With 200 meters they have the impressive mainstage, a retro-futuristic communications station called “The Auditory”, next to 10 more stages and some promo stages.
Parookaville will be host to the biggest names in the dance industry from Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Zedd (all for the first time), but also Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Robin Schulz and Don Diablo next to the 200 more DJ’s that will be playing the various stages.
The campsite alone is home to 45.000 people over the weekend with an own store (Penny markt) where you can buy all the necessities you need during a festival. The campsite has an own stage where on Thursday the campers exclusively get treated to some of the biggest artists that other festivals host their mainstage with. Names like Florian Picasso, D.O.D, Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx and Pyrodox to name a few.
“To sell out for the fourth time in a row is crazy. We’re right on track with PAROOKAVILLE to go from being simply a phenomenon to becoming an internationally established major festival, and all at fast-forward speed! Everything’s flying by, but our deep gratitude for the trust of our ‘citizens’ and the monster job our team here in Weeze does remains!”
[Bernd Dicks, co-organiser at Parookaville]
We got treated to an exclusive tour on Wednesday before the big opening of the city gates. Bernd Dicks took his time to lead us around and tell us the story of Parookaville. He told us about the restaurant Something we will experience these next couple of days. Be sure To catch a full review later on.
All the details on the line-up and timetable:
Detailed PAROOKAVILLE Info
PAROOKAVILLE is a production of Parookaville GmbH (MDs: Bernd Dicks, Norbert Bergers and Georg van Wickeren), headquartered in Weeze, Germany.
This unique festival concept was already honoured in its premiere year of 2015 as the Festival of the Year (LEA Award) and the Best National Festival (Helga!Award), and was also nominated as the Best Newcomer Festival of 2015 by the European Festival Awards.
Attendance at the 2016 festival doubled to 50,000, while the third PAROOKAVILLE festival from July 21st to 23rd, 2017 welcomed 80,000 attendees as Germany’s largest electronic music festival).