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MAYDAY Dortmund 2013

The Mother of all Raves

The Basics

27-28 April 2013
Dortmund, Germany

In Germany, everyone knows MAYDAY. Founded in 1991 as one of the first electronic music events, its inaugural edition saw sets by Westbam, Sven Väth, and Tanith - DJs who went on to define the early 90s in Germany, at events such as the Loveparade and NATURE ONE.

Fast forward to 2013, and MAYDAY still attracts over 25,000 to the 15 hour rave odyssey. Over five separate halls, two megawatts of electricity power a multitude of lasers, smoke machines, LED visuals and bone-shaking soundsystems - in the Arena alone, enough electricity to power the home stereo of every visitor at maximum volume.

The 'Mother of all Raves' sees international DJs alongside Germany's best, bringing electro, trance, hard dance and techno acts at the top of their game. Discover what makes MAYDAY the must-attend event at the start of the summer season in Germany - and see if you can last from through to 9am on Sunday morning...


This guide is for the 2013 edition of the festival, but we have a new one for 2017:
Go to 2017 Guide


18.00-19.00 Dohr & Mangold
19.00-20.15 Danny Avila
20.15-21.15 Aka Aka feat. Thastroem -live-
21.15-22.45 ATB
22.45-00.15 Gareth Emery
00.15-01.50 Ferry Corsten
01.50-02.10 Members of Mayday -live-
02.10-03.45 Armin van Buuren
03.45-05.15 Westbam
05.15-06.45 Klaudia Gawlas
06.45-07.30 Ravers Nature -live-
07.30-09.00 Sean Tyas

19.00-20.00 Raphael Dincsoy
20.00-20.30 Linus Quick -live-
20.30-21.45 Alan Fitzpatrick
21.45-23.15 Torsten Kanzler
23.15-00.45 Sven Vath
00.45-02.15 Carl Cox
02.15-03.45 Gesaffelstein
03.45-05.15 Chris Liebing
05.15-06.45 Len Faki
06.45-07.30 The Advent -live-
07.30-08.00 Niereich -live-
08.00-09.00 AnGy KoRe
19.00-20.00 Rafael Da Cruz
20.00-21.00 Hanna Hansen
21.00-22.30 Phil Fuldner
22.30-00.00 Simina Grigoriu
00.00-01.30 Moonbootica
01.30-03.00 Dominik Eulberg
03.00-04.30 Monkey Safari
04.30-05.30 Kolsch -live-
05.30-08.30 keinemusik Showcase feat. Adam Port, Rampa, &ME, David Meyer
19.00-20.00 D-Liciousz
20.00-21.00 Twilight Forces
21.00-22.00 Omegtypez
22.00-23.00 Mystery
23.00-00.00 Psyko Punkz
00.00-01.00 BMG -live-
01.00-02.30 Pet Duo
02.30-04.00 ViperXXL
04.00-05.30 Korsakoff
05.30-06.00 Mad Dog -live-
06.00-06.30 THORAX -live-
06.30-07.30 Amneys
07.30-08.30 Dr. Peacock
Hosts: Tha Watcher (Tilburg) MC H (Köln)
19.00-21.00 Man At Arms
21.00-23.00 Dave 202
23.00-00.00 Sunbeam -live-
00.00-02.00 Dr. Motte
02.00-03.00 Acid Junkies -live-
03.00-05.00 Mike Dearborn
05.00-07.00 Hardy Hard
07.00-08.30 Andy Dux

The Venue

MAYDAY Dortmund 2013

44139 Dortmund

Held across five venues in the Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, MAYDAY fills the purpose built exhibition venues with the highest specification lighting and sound systems around.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Recommendations

What We Love

What We Love

  • The Sound and light visual production in the Arena especially is like nothing you can find elsewhere.

What To Know

What To Know

  • The official MAYDAY anthem is composed each year by Members of Mayday - DJs Westbam and Klaus Jankuhn - the hymn for this church of rave.

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