Maifeld Derby is a multi-genre German music in Mannheim, inviting over 70 international artists to play across four stages at the city's MVV Reitstadion.
The latest edition featured sets from the likes of Primal Scream, Moderat and Metronomy, who made up a lineup that was both genre and generation spanning.
The festival also fills the venue with quirky areas and surprises for festival-goers to enjoy away from the music.
MVV Reitstadion is a riding stadium in Mannheim, Germany. It is transformed with stages and quirky areas for festival-goers to enjoy.
The nearest airport is Stuttgart (STR). From here you can take a train to Stuttgart Hbf (27 minutes) and then take a second train to Mannheim Hbf (37 minutes) before transferring to a third to Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (4 minutes). The festival is then a short walk from here (13 minutes).
Amsterdam - Stuttgart (1 hour 10 minutes)
Vienna - Stuttgart (1 hour 10 minutes)
Berlin - Stuttgart (1 hour 15 minutes)
Paris - Stuttgart (1 hour 25 minutes)
London - Stuttgart (1 hour 35 minutes)
Madrid - Stuttgart (2 hours 25 minutes)
The closest train station is Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt, usually reached via Mannheim Hbf.
Frankfurt - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (41 minutes)
Nuremberg - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (2 hours 46 minutes)
Munich - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (3 hours 5 minutes)
Zurich - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (3 hours 7 minutes)
Paris - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (3 hours 15 minutes)
Berlin - Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt (5 hours)
The festival can easily be reached via car and there is parking directly opposite the site. There is a parking fee of €5 for each day of the festival to be collected by the car park operators.
The festival operates late night shuttle buses between the festival site and the centre of Mannheim.
These run every 20 minutes on Friday - Sunday (with Sunday also having additional services).
Bus E: (Departing from Maimarkt)
Maimarkt - Planetarium - Schwetzingerstraße - MA HBF - Paradeplatz
00:08 - 03:28 (every 20 minutes)
You are not allowed to barbecue on the festival grounds however it is permitted in the campsite.
Open fires are not allowed and you must dispose of carbon (and other waste) at the designated locations.
Yes, however professional cameras (SLRs etc.) require permission from the festival organisers.
The festival does include both open air and indoor areas, however after 23:00 the festival is entirely tented and various other stages (e.g. Parcours d'amour) are also covered.