Das FEST music festival in Karlsruhe is one of Germany's biggest open-air events, attracting over 200,000 visitors. It has been held every year in late July since 1985 – on the last weekend before the start of the school holidays in Baden-Württemberg.
If the atmosphere at FEST is on a par with Karlsruhe's famously good weather, it's probably due in part to the concept behind the festival, which really does aim to appeal to everyone and puts child-friendliness high on the agenda. Whilst the grown-ups get rocking, kids can have fun in the fully supervised play zone, playing, splashing and tumbling in total safety – this is what sets FEST apart from all other festivals.
22.07.2016 - 24.07.2016