From festivals in unconventional locations to lineups unbeatable by their international competitors, there are some pretty outstanding shows across Germany.
Check out our Top 20 Music Festivals in Germany for all the best festivals of rock, pop and electronic music.
And in the meantime, here are 5 unparalleled festivals you should keep an eye out for.
18 - 20 July, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Headliners: Portishead Röyksopp & Robyn, Moderat, Metronomy
Stages that never sleep, disco balls and other kooky decor hanging from cranes; a beach stage next to the lake, and a carefully selected lineup of 40 rock and electronic acts. You’ll be just as in love with the music as with the "City of Iron" surroundings at Melt! Festival.
18 - 20 July, Freiburg, Germany
Headliners: Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing
If you’re looking to escape the busy festivals and experience a different, chilled vibe, then the green and lakeside resort of Sea You Festival is just what you need. Promising big acts along with the right mix of energy and relaxation, there will also be the chance to do some watersports.
15 July - 3 August, Lörrach, Germany
Headliners: Elton John, Babyshambles, Billy Bragg, Anna Calvi
This is a festival for the sightseers and tourists. How often can you say you went to a festival in two countries in one day? Taking place in the Basel area of Switzerland, France & Germany, Stimmen offers a multi-genre lineup in a multi-location setup!
1 - 3 August, Kastellaun, Germany
Headliners: Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Chris Liebing, Len Faki
Celebrating 20 years of euphoric carnage, Nature One takes place in a former rocket base with an equally explosive lineup visiting the whole spectrum of electronic music. The campsite is also said to be a separate event in itself with plenty of parties and traditional antics.
5 - 7 September, Berlin, Germany
Headliners: Moderat, Editors, Chase & Status, Ellen Allien
Breathing new life into a defunct airport, the ultimate trend-setter Berlin Festival is back, with a new concept that sees the festival running for 48 hours non-stop. That’s a whole lot of music for just 134€.