As the weekend came to a close, Parookaville saw record-breaking attendance of 210,000 people during their fifth year anniversary. 2019’s edition of Germany’s biggest electronic music festival, was not hindered by the weather, or competing festival, Tomorrowland. Thus, Sky-rocketing the event into the top of international festivals.
The steam-punkesque decor theme & undertone kept an industrial vibe through each of the 11 stages spread across Airport Weeze. Global stars & newcomer acts joined thousands of fans on-site & 7.5 million online to celebrate the festival’s motto.
“May madness, love and pure happiness rule this city” – Bill Parooka
The Biggest MainStage In Europe
Announced as the biggest stage in Europe, the massive mainstage center pieced a large blimp with rotating propellers & a large amount of pyro to accent the multiple visuals aesthetics. The vast array of A-List performers featured The Chainsmokers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buren, Alesso, & Salvatore Ganacci to name a few. An additional 10 stages hosted more than 200 artists over the course of three days.
The ‘City Of Dreams’ as the festival is often called, features multiple districts allowed for relaxation to lay back in a hammock while still being able to enjoy the good vibes coming from the speakers. The ‘Desert Valley’ stage was reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic desert with an oasis for anyone wanting to dive into the psy-trance & techno vibes during the weekend.
Experiences For All
Walking through the city square, you could find yourself in a city fair atmosphere able to indulge in the large variety of various treats & food. Music lovers were able to get a birds eye view of the entire festival & camping grounds while gazing from a-top the giant ferris wheel.
Taking place inside an old Air Force base, many of the stages are located inside military bunkers. For those wanting to experience the 90s rave scene with names such as Kai Tracid, Da Hool or Darude, ’Time Capsule’ was the place to be. ‘Cloud Factory’ & ‘Power Plant’ were the home for modern day heroes like Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Headhunterz & Brennan Heart, who kept the energy & the BPMs up high. With full on LED ceilings & incredible light show productions, these bunker stages provided the ultimate party experience.
‘Bills Factory’, proved that trap, riddim & bass house are finding their way onto the stages of European festivals. Featuring names like Flux Pavillion, Jauz, Kayzo, Tchami x Malaa, NGHTMRE & Valentino Khan, to name a few, this was the place for headbangers.
Crowd favorites, ‘Whacky Shack’ & ‘Brain Wash’ took an unconventional look to festival partying. Including a Red Light District Themed Night & 80s/90s workout foam party took the crowd out of their comfort zone.
Mark Your Calendars
No matter where you turned, a group of performers including stilt walkers, fire breathers, & dancers ensured that every moment of the festival created a magical experience to keep in your memory. If you want to indulge in the ultimate European Festival experience, mark your calendars for Parookaville 2020.
Check out some of the sets recorded at the festival here.