Hurricane Festival

Hurricane Festival, GermanyHurricane Festival takes place inEichenring Scheessel, Tuttlingen, Germany

Hurricane Festival 2013 dates – 21st to 23rd June

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Rammstein – headliner
NOFX, Queens of the Stone Age, Triggerfinger, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The History of Hurricane Festival
The Hurricane Festival, also just Hurricane, is a music festival that takes place in Scheeßel near Bremen, Germany, usually every June. It is promoted by German private music television channel VIVA, which belongs to Viacom, the MTV Network’s parent company, as of 2004. The festival and its guests are generally associated with the alternative part of mainstream music, although the festival has been becoming more and more mainstream over the years.

In 1973, the first festival was held in Scheeßel, the place where today’s Hurricane takes place. It was called “Es rockt in der Heide” at that time (literally translated: It’s rocking the heath) and was attended by 52,000 people.

At the “First Rider Open Air” in 1977, fans caused damage of more than a million marks when riots broke out, because only five of the announced 23 bands could perform—a huge scandal was uncovered few days later. The organizer was forced to make a long pause.

In 1997 rock returned to Scheeßel in the form of the Hurricane Festival, with numerous bands performing in front of 20,000 guests. It has taken place on the Eichenring, a motorcycle sand racetrack, ever since. Audience size peaked in 2008 with about 75,000 guests; from 2002 to 2006 between 40,000 and 60,000 people came. By this time (2007 and 2008) about 75.000 (young) people watched the gigs.

The Southside Festival, often referred to as the daughter of Hurricane, takes place on the same three days in the very south of Germany (contrary to Hurricane, which is in the very north). Together they’re a twin festival, since they are on the same days and usually have the same lineup with only few exceptions

Hurricane Festival – Line Up 2012
The Cure,Blink 182, Die Arzte, Justice, Sportfreunde Stiller, Broilers, Katzenjammer, Florence & The Machine, LaBrassBanda, Casper, Lagwagon, Hot Water Music, Mad Caddies, Kakkmaddafakka, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Fritz Kalkbrenner, SebastiAn, Busy P, Supershirt, Dumme Jungs, Rise Against, The Stone Roses, The Kooks, Wolfmother, Bonaparte, Royal Republic, Zebrahead, Beardyman, Kettcar, Garbage, Beirut, PennyWise, City and colour, La dispute, The Bronx, Mumford & Sons, The xx, New Order, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Madsen, Thees Uhlmann & Band, Bosse, Jennifer Rostock, Boy, Bat For Lashes, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, M83, The Vaccines, Less Than Jake, My Morning Jacket, The Dø, Adept, Little Dragon, Gus Gus, All The Young, Steve Aoki

Hurricane Festival – Line Up 2011
Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, The Hives, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Elbow, The Wombats, The Sounds, Two Door Cinema Club, Sick Of It All, Parkway Drive, William Fitzsimmons, Friendly Fires, Darwin Deez, Converge, Comeback Kid, Kvelertak, Frittenbude, Egotronic, Sublime With Rome, Boysetsfire, You Me At Six, Brother, Cloud Control, The Subways, Klaxons, Eels, MSTRKRFT, Portugal. The Man, I Am Kloot, Band Of Horses and Clueso, Kaiser Chiefs, Suede, Kasabian, Bright Eyes, All Time Low, Blood Red Shoes, Jupiter Jones, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Warpaint, Crookers, Trentemøller and Hercules, Love Affair, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Monster Magnet, The Kills, Lykke Li, Kashmir, Glasvegas, Sum 41, I Blame Coco, Irie Révoltés, Young Rebel Set, The Vaccines, An Horse, Pulled Apart By Horses, Tame Impala, Miles Kane, Yoav, Digitalism Live, MSTRKRFT, A-Trak, Chase & Status and Crystal Fighters

Hurricane Festival – Line Up 2010
The Prodigy, Faithless, Stone Temple Pilots, Massive Attack, Skunk Anansie, Dendemann, Donots, Moneybrother, Beatsteaks, Boys Noize, Deichkind, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Enter Shikari, Florence and the Machine, Frittenbude, Horse the Band, Hot Water Music, Ignite, K’s Choice, Katzenjammer, LaBrassBanda, Madsen, Porcupine Tree, The XX, White Lies, The Strokes, Dropkick Murphys, LCD Soundsystem, The Gaslight Anthem, Archive, Element Of Crime, Shout Out Louds plus many many more…..


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