PAROOKAVILLE headliner roster now complete with global star Zedd, plus DJ sets from Clueso, Philipp Poisel and the live premiere of KSHMR

Written by on May 1, 2018

PAROOKAVILLE headliner roster now complete with global star Zedd, plus DJ sets from Clueso, Philipp Poisel and the live premiere of KSHMR

PAROOKAVILLE’s gates are set to open this July 20th to 22nd for the fourth time, welcoming its 80,000 “citizens” once again to the coolest city scenario in the world and the most unique show concept recognised throughout Europe. The line-up of far more than 200 artists scheduled to appear at Germany’s largest Electronic Music Festival in Weeze, Germany will perform on a total of ten stages for a programme far more diverse than in the festival’s past years. The highlights of the new confirmed acts:

Our Mainstage is the largest festival stage in Europe this year at over 200 metres wide. The line-up of ten headliners for this mega-stage is now complete with the confirmation of the global star DJ Zedd. Born in Russia and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Zedd now lives in the US and tours the world’s largest festivals, regularly tops the charts with his Gold and Platinum singles and recently took up with Katy Perry for a musical co-op via Instagram. PAROOKAVILLE and Dutch superstar Fedde le Grand will also join up on the  mainstage on Friday for the opening slot at the Grand Festival Opening. Fans can also look forward on the Friday to Bosnian-Swedish DJ Salvatore Ganacci on the Mainstage. Ganacci is known far and wide for his unique stage presence, and his out-of-this-world performances are always a source of major festival excitement.

Sunday on “Bill’s Factory”, our second-largest open air stage, is again dedicated to live acts including a super-exclusive European premiere: US producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar alias KSHMR will complete his Parookaville hat trick with one of the most unique live shows to be seen anywhere. His performance features live artists, an orchestra (!) and a whole host of dancers. KSHMR has only performed this show once before, at last year’s Ultra Music Festival. New York duo Sofi Tukker has recently achieved a major league textbook break-out. Influenced by 90s House, their Jungle Pop sound won them a Grammy nomination before their album was even released. Since then they’ve racked up far more than 100 million streams and started a world tour in support of their debut LP. And this July they’re headed to PAROOKAVILLE! The live performance on Sunday is sure to be yet another highlight at Bill’s Factory!

Stars, surprises, diversity – Four days of curated programmes on 10 stages

Star DJs on impressive stages are of course part and parcel of the world’s most successful dance festivals, including PAROOKAVILLE. But this show concept has so much more to offer than just that. Our festival city has always captivated its citizens with our attention to detail and an innumerable range of surprises, large and small.
“This year we’ve also been able to transfer far more of our crazy city vibe to the lineup as more and more great artists get to know PAROOKAVILLE and simply want to be a part of the whole thing”, says Bernd Dicks happily. Bernd is a co-organiser at Parookaville GmbH and the man responsible for the programme. “Phil Fuldner’s Phil’s Licks is set to present the DJ project T.H.A.B. from the fantastic Clueso and Baris Aladag, and Philipp Poisel will play a Techno set with his bandmate Florian Ostertag. The Brainwash Bunker will host a live gig with Cologne, Germany’s inside-tip brass combo Querbeat, and Team Rythmusgymnastik simply rips up the genre rulebook altogether. Our citizens can relax and go with it, discover new things, and close their eyes to dance till they drop!”  The fact that pop stars like Philipp Poisel and Clueso, whose current cooperation with German superstars the Fantastische Vier is just taking off, are coming to PAROOKAVILLE to present their electro side-projects is yet another feather in the cap for PAROOKAVILLE’s concept, underscoring just how unique this festival truly is.

On the Thursday, the complete Desert Valley will open for the very first time, including all the rides and a rollercoaster for the official pre-festival party. The Desert Valley Stage will be hosted this evening by Mixmash Records, with the label boss Laidback Luke returning to PAROOKAVILLE for the third time to open this special weekend full of madness, love and pure happiness.

On Saturday the Desert Valley stage will be taken over by Israeli duo Vini Vici to present their buddies from the Psytrance and Goa genres all night long. The Legends Stage brings you an array of PAROOKAVILLE Rave and Dance luminaries including Benny Benassi, Mauro Picotto, Tomcraft and The Disco Boys. Many of these legendary DJs have been in the business for decades and are still enjoying worldwide success.

This final line-up phase now represents our last important artist announcement for 2018. But there are still plenty of surprises and also a completely new programmerelated theme coming up in the weeks ahead, so be on the lookout!

You can find all of the confirmed artists and stages in the enclosed chart and at https://parookaville.com/de/artists/.

The last tickets are available at: https://parookaville.com/de/tickets/


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