©Uwe Niklas
Jan 16, 2017

Music festivals in Germany in 2017

This year you can enjoy a tour of discovery across all musical genres in Germany, the land of festivals! Below we offer you just a small taster of the musical highlights that 2017 has in store.

Germany's culture is characterised by its musical diversity, and every year more than 500 music festivals across all genres are held here. Whether your tastes tend towards classical music, electronica or heavy metal, you are well catered for in Germany.

The festival season – this is the sound of summer

In many places the festival seasons starts as early as May. From 25 to 27 May you can sing along to rock music at the Immergut Festival, surrounded by the wonderful countryside of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The festival attracts crowds of around 4,000 and is still considered an insider tip, attracting many interesting new rock bands. This year's line-up is still a secret. In June, Rock im Park in Nuremberg will be cranking up the volume. The huge festival attracts around 60,000 people and features famous artists such as Bastille, System of a Down and the Beatsteaks.

If you prefer electronic music then a former missile base in the Hunsrück region is the venue for you. In August, one of the largest festivals in Europe, Nature One, will feature around 300 DJs showing off their skills on the decks.

The Elbe Jazz Festival in Hamburg, taking place on 2 and 3 June 2017, will transform the entire port into one big jazz concert. You can even get from one concert to the next by boat.

The magic of classical music

Besides contemporary music Germany also has plenty of classical music on offer. At Europe's largest open-air classical concert, which will take place in Nuremberg, you can sit in the pleasant surroundings of the park and enjoy artists such as the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Nuremberg. This festival of the senses runs from 23 July to 5 August.

Have we managed to whet your appetite? You can find out more about other large and small festivals across a variety of genres here. Book your tickets now!

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