From the 12th to the 16th of July 2023 one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Europe has a very special birthday. AIRBEAT ONE celebrates its 20th anniversary. What started in 2001 as a small party for 1,000 guests at the Neustadt-Glewe airfield has now become one of the big mega festivals with up to 65,000 visitors per day. Anyone who wants to be there in 2023 should hurry, because two months before the start, over 40,000 tickets have already been sold.
This year’s edition is themed “Edition Home – Germany”, because milestone birthdays are best celebrated at home with family and all friends. It should be a gigantic birthday party with guests from over 50 countries. Also a lot of the best DJs and acts will fly in from all over the world to the tranquil town of Neustadt-Glewe in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to congratulate AIRBEAT ONE. Who will be at this year’s edition is confirmed now with the announcement of the Full Line Up.
Only the biggest DJs and acts on the planet will perform on the epochal showpiece of the AIRBEAT ONE festival, the “Mainstage” with its monstrous dimensions of up to 180 meters wide and 50 meters high. Here alone, 16 artists from DJ Mag UK’s prestigious Top 100 ranking will perform: ALOK, Boris Brejcha, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Fisher, Hardwell, KSHMR, Morten, Oliver Heldens, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, Sunnary James & Ryan Marciano, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, W&W and Will Sparks. True to the motto “Edition Home – Germany”, the blockbusters from Germany will also be on the main stage: Fritz Kalkbrenner, Marten Horger, Neelix,Paul Kalkbrenner and Scooter. And with Öwnboss, the absolute top of the line from Brazil will be flying in.
Techno is the defining sound on the Arena Stage, which was added to the stage program just a few years ago. Prominent names from the important DJ Mag Top 100 ranking are also represented here: Claptone, Danny Avila, Deborah de Luca, Nora En Pure, Reinier Zonneveld and Vintage Culture. In line with the theme, high-ranking German techno artists will also come to the Arena, such as Adana Twins, Anne Clue, Moritz Hofbauer and SKIY. But that’s not all. Other international big names and upcoming artists of the techno scene like Camelphat, Enrico Sangiuliano, i hate models, Indira Paganotto, Kölsch, LEVT, Lilly Palmer, Prophecy and Tinlicker will be performing. HI-LO, Oliver Helden’s minimalist side-project and Meduza as the biggest Italian streaming artist in Italy’s music history close the Arena Stage Line Up.
The Hardstyle stage of the AIRBEAT ONE Festival will show up as Eagle Stage for the “Edition Home – Germany”. The acts on this stage resemble the Line Up of a dedicated Hardstyle Festival. With Angerfist, Brennan Heart and Miss K8 (b2b Deadly Guns) three Top 100 members are represented. But the list of stars of harder sounds for this year’s edition is almost endless: Act of Rage,Atmozfears, Audiotricz, Bass Modulators b2b Adrenalize, Coone, Creek, D-Block & S-te-Fan,D-Sturb, Da Tweekaz, Demi Kanon, Dr. Peacock, Frequencerz b2b B-Front, Frontliner, Gunz For Hire, Headhunterz, Jebroer, Mandy, Noisecontrollers, Partyraiser b2b Bulletproof, Paul Elstak ft. Boogshe, Radical Redemption b2b Cryex, Ran-D, Rebelion, Rooler, Sefa, Sickmode, Sound Rush, Sub Zero Project, Vertile, Warface, Wildstylez and Zatox. What a lineup of headliners and all of it hosted by Villain!
The legendary Terminal stands for the styles Electro, Tech House and Tropical. With Bassjackers, Kaaze, Lucas & Steve, Quintinoand Topic, five acts from the current DJ Mag Top 100 will be behind the turntables in 2023. For the anniversary, this stage will deliver the largest amount of German artists with illustrious names like Anstandslos&Durchgeknallt, Die Gebrüder Brett, GestörtaberGeiL, HBz, Housekasper, Le Shuuk, Lexy & K-Paul, Mausio, Moguai, Ostblockschlampen, Thomas Lizzara, VIZE andYouNotUs. Three of the best known acts from Austria come with Harris & Ford, Klangkarusselland Toby Romeo. But also international top-class acts like Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, EDX, Klingande, Mike Perry and Regard are going to fill the tent with excitement.
After this phenomenal line-up of stars on the other stages, the Second Stage won’t be left out and presents a total of 33 top names of the Goa and Psytrance scene. Ace Ventura, Astrix, Blastoyz, Bliss, Captain, Hook, Cloud 7, Fabio Fusco, Hatikwa, Laughing Buddha, Liquid Soul, Morten Granau, Phaxe, Pribe, Ranji, Schrittmacher, Skazi, Tristan and Vegas are just a few of the most famous names.
On Wednesday, July 12th, camping visitors can already “warm up” for the AIRBEAT ONE Festival. At the free pre-opening party presented by NJOY, there will be beats from Anton Jonathan, Finn Sitzenstock, Christian Lidsba, Restricted, Jerome, Mark Bale, Axmo, Aftershock and Thyron in the Main Camping.
There is another floor in the VIP Camping Village. At the Pre-Opening on Wednesday and the Festival-Opening on Thursday ” VögelnmitFreunden” presents this area and brings acts like Amelie Larsen, Pair Glasses b2b JeriK. b2b PS-Traxx, Daniel Ledwa b2b Hubinek&Sperbel, Gebzound b2b Konstantin Kayser, Karl Kirschmayer, Romano Meinert, JaquesRaupe, Listorio, Electric Panther, Niqe, Sven Cuber, Dorfkind J-P, Eastbeatbrothers, Justin Pollnik, Morten Heuer, Peed, Pehcku, Mieso B2B MaceR, Rommys, Aganman, Jumpsox, Phil Chaplin and Tejax.
Friday the VIP Village Stage is hosted by Oldenbora and lets djjuliimmai, NO.MADS b2b Bagalut, Das Fachpersonal, Untold, The Coast and Sebastian Willms on the decks. For Saturday, Brachland takes over the VIP Village stage with Vabu b2b Davide, Eatmydisco, Daniel Warzecha, Marc Deal, Ozzy Riot and Mark Stanton.
Up to 65,000 visitors from over 50 nations are expected at the anniversary edition of the AIRBEAT ONE festival. On the five stages of the four-day open air event, every electronic fan will find his or her electronic sound, from EDM to trance and progressive – from hardstyle, hardcore and gabber to techno, minimal, house, psytrance and goa.
The 3-day ticket for the mega-festival is currently available in pre-sale phase III for 149.99 euros plus fees at tickets.airbeat-one.de.
But AIRBEAT ONE is not just a festival, it is a five-day vacation. And that’s why you shouldn’t wait too long to book your accommodation. The Main Camping is already 85% booked and the VIP Camping 98% booked. So if you still want to park your car right next to your tent, you should be quick.