This year's Splash! Festival – so called because of its waterside location – will be taking place on the Ferropolis peninsula near Gräfenhainichen, east of Dessau, from 12 to 14 July 2013. The predominant styles of music are hip-hop, reggae and drum 'n' bass. In addition to a large stage, there are also tents offering dancehall music.
A highlight is the annual 'sound clash' when two or more sound systems are used to measure who fires up the crowds the most in the hip-hop after-show party tent. The Splash! Festival also alternates as the venue for the preliminary rounds and finals of the ITF DJ World Championships and offers visitors a wide-ranging programme right by the water.