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PAROOKAVILLE Should Now Be Regarded As One Of The Best Festivals In The World

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This year’s 5th edition of PAROOKAVILLE has catapulted the event into the international top league of music festivals, with 210,000 attendees celebrating peacefully for three days in their “City of Dreams”.

The festival live stream reached more than 7.5 million people around the world.


The incredible success of Germany’s biggest Electronic Music Festival now has a new chapter. From July 19th to 21st 2019, for the fifth year in a row PAROOKAVILLE was Germany’s most liberating, most peaceful and altogether happiest spot. 210,000 attendees from more than 40 different countries streamed onto the festival site at Weeze Airport for three celebratory days in the incomparable festival city with superstars including Armin van Buuren, DJ Snake, Sven Väth, The Chainsmokers, and Robin Schulz.

Following the smoothest of arrivals to the festival campsites for the overwhelming majority of attendees, the celebration kicked off on Thursday for PAROOKAVILLE’s “citizens” with the massive pre-party in Desert Valley and on the PENNY DJ Tower with artists including Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx and Lost Identity. Then on Friday midday, PAROOKAVILLE’s gates were opened and the path was clear into this unique city of freedom and inspiration.

The first small anniversary celebration was already a highlight for both the audience and the artists alike. The roughly 200-meter wide Mainstage was designed as an airship shuttle station with breathtaking 3D stage construction and state-of-the-art lighting design, to the clear delight of even the scene’s global stars like headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike: “We were here for the very first PAROOKAVILLE and that was already mega. But what you can see now on the Mainstage is absolutely insane, simply fantastic!”

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike @ Parookaville 2019

PAROOKAVILLE’s citizens rewarded the loving attention to design detail everywhere throughout the festival site by behaving magnificently with nothing but lunacy, love and pure joy. Every day of the festival was peaceful with no notable incidents, as has also been confirmed by the police. Tolerance and freedom were also embodied at the civil marriage ceremony on Friday for André and Tobias at the Warsteiner Parooka Church, officially witnessed by MC Fitti. All in all, there were more than 2,000 friendship weddings and ten marriage proposals over the weekend.

JustMarried @PAROOKAxWarsteinerChurch

This year’s 5th PAROOKAVILLE also made a quantum media leap, with the Parookaville Livestream from the Mainstage and Bill’s Factory streaming live sets by EDM’s greatest stars to over 7.5 million people worldwide over the weekend. The German TV show ProSieben taff was broadcasting online all three days from its own mobile studio on the festival site with presenter Thore Schölermann hosting the event’s stars. And regional radio broadcaster 1LIVE expanded its live transmissions on all three days of the festival for a total of 18 hours on-air at PAROOKVAVILLE.

Next year’s sixth edition of PAROOKAVILLE takes place from July 17th to 19th, 2020. Register on the official event page, here.

Elsi Mink

Business Development Lead - Amsterdam at T.H.E - Music Essentials
There is no stopping me from attending electronic music festivals!
Elsi Mink

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