Mayday spent decades defining the electronic dance scene by taking the top techno, trance, hard dance and house stars across Europe to its spin-off events in Hungary and Russia.
Now it’s back in its home country, organisers are ready to wow some 25,000 ravers with a monstrous night of big national and international name DJs, cutting-edge producers and beats until way past dawn.
With an 8am curfew, there will be no let up at the German edition of the festival as lasers, giant L.E.D. screens and ear-pounding sound systems fill Dortmund's Westfalenhallen.
|Fedde Le Grand
Paul Van Dyk
Sander Van Doorn
The Mayday Masters
Art Of Fighters
Tensor & Re-Directon
MC Tha Watcher
Aka Aka Feat Thalstroem
|Charly & Lownoise & Mental Theo
Niels Van Gogh
Sunshine Live DJ Team
There will be five five stages at the festival:
ARENA - "Looks Like Heaven" - This is the main stage and seen as the centre of the festival, an area you can't leave the event without experiencing.
EMPIRE - "Feels Like Techno" - If you are looking for some thicker and deeper bass this room is for you.
FACTORY - "Tastes Like Hell" - This is the haven of hardcore, hardtekk and industrial sounds.
MIXERY-CASINO - "Sounds Like Fun" - if the good vibes of house is what you are seeking, this is where to go.
TWENTY DOME - "Smells Like Rave" - Bringing together nostalgia with fresh experiences, this is where the ravers head to.
Westfalenhallen is a multi-purpose venue which has hosted many live concerts, festivals and sports tournaments. With a capacity of 16,500 acrosss eight halls, no event is done by halves.
Yes, a number of lockers will be available for a small deposit.
Westfalenhallen is a rail station of the Dortmund Stadtbahn, part of the Verkehsverbund Rhein-Ruhr. Dortmund Airport is the closest airport with connecting trains available.
The festival starts at 6.00pm and finishes 9.00am.
For €4 you can purchase a re-admittance band that let's you enter and re-enter Westfalenhallen.
You must be 16+
The enterance, toilets and most of the stages are handicapped accessible, however the gallery of the Arena is only accessible by stairs.
You can all the infoline on +49 (0)261 921 5840 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The visuals are so powerful they become an attraction in itself, taking over the whole room and setting the mood. Each room has a different set up so make sure you get to see it all!
We love how seriously Mayday Dortmund take their VIP packages. Not just content with viewing platforms and special walkways between all of the stages, a VIP ticket also offers backstage access, a free bottle of champagne, a VIP room, plus the opportunity to dance near your favourite DJs and have your pictures taken with them.