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Festivals in Mannheim: from April onwards

Surprising, exciting and unique: Mannheim is an urban cultural hotspot with an extensive festival programme that ranges from electronic music to rock, theatre and film.

Time Warp

Every year, people from all around the world gather in Mannheim to celebrate together. Mannheim is a UNESCO City of Music. As such, music is a recurring theme in the city, from the Musikpark to the Pop Academy, from the SAP Arena to the clubs downtown, as well as on the Maimarkt showground. Here, they ring in the festival season — with 130 beats per minute.

Since 1994, the Time Warp festival attracts over 15,000 visitors from all over Europe every year. No wonder, since the line-up reads like a who is who of the international DJ elite: Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Sven Väth ... just to name a few. 

Let's do the Time Warp again ... April 6, 2019 in Mannheim!

Hafen 49 & Hafenfestival

Love, peace, and techno all summer long is what you get at Hafen 49. The shores of the Mannheim harbour basin reverberate with Ibiza flair as ravers from all over Germany gather to dance into the sunset. 

If one day at Hafen 49 is not enough, then the Hafenfestival is for you. The techno festival lasts for 2 days and 3 nights and features over 40 DJs.

Save the date! May 18 and May 19, 2019

Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar & Maifeld Derby

Fans of hard-driving rock head to the Mannheim Maimarkt showground from 30 May to 21 June. For the fourth edition of the “Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar”, top acts include American hip hop group Cypress Hill and British rock veterans Status Quo. Fans of full-on live music should put a big mark next to the Maimarkt showground, because this is also the venue for Mannheim’s legendary Maifeld Derby festival.

From June 15 to 17, newcomers and established acts from the worlds of indie, mellow pop, alternative and folk will be performing at the Maifeld Derby. Even local Mannheimers often prefer crawling into a tent at night instead of going home. Rightly so, because the Maifeld Derby has become one of the top festivals in Germany.