Germany's Hurricane and Southside Festivals have forever embraced the alternative side of mainstream music, and are both deeply embedded in the affections of festival-goers in Europe's heartland. And justly so.
The sister festivals could be regarded in a similar vein to the UK's Reading and Leeds, sharing the same lineup over the same weekend, both showcasing the biggest acts in rock alongside homegrown talent.
For 2019's editions, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and The Cure have been confirmed as headliners for both rock festival favourites, seeing The Streets, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Enter Shikari, and The Wombats in amongst an eclectic roster.
With more big names sure to follow, you'll want to watch closely.
Hurricane Festival takes place in Scheeßel, Germany on 21-23 June 2019, and Southside Festival takes place in Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany over the same weekend.