PAROOKAVILLE’s sold-out 6th edition celebrates a peaceful weekend full of lunacy, love and pure joy

Following a three-year break, the PAROOKAVILLE festival finally enjoyed its highly anticipated comeback last weekend. Under perfect weather conditions, an audience of 225,000 attendees from over 40 countries along with millions of spectators streaming online welcomed Germany’s largest Electronic Music Festival back to Weeze Airport from July 22nd to the 24th. Show highlights from Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Scooter and over 300 other acts heralded the event’s triumphant return. The participating artists and the festival organisers are overwhelmed by the positive feedback from attendees and stream viewers online.

Sunday night saw the closing of the city gates at the sixth edition of Germany’s craziest festival city for this year. Over 3 show days and 5 camping days, including a Pre-Party on Thursday, PAROOKAVILLE Citizens ecstatically danced and celebrated the return of their favourite festival. The line-up was as diverse and international as the festivalgoers themselves. Global EDM stars including Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Nervo and Robin Schulz and party acts like Querbeat, Blümchen, 257ers and the surprise performance by Olaf der Flipper on the Saturday brought the euphoria back home where it belongs. The Flippers hit “Wir sagen danke schön” is currently going viral, and it became the unofficial campsite hymn of the weekend. Co-founder and co-organizer Bernd Dicks summarised his team’s emotions by saying, “We’ve been planning ahead for three years, and finally we were able once again to build our favourite city for all of our Citizens. The entire team worked extremely hard for this, and we were rewarded with the pure love of life in the city and at the campsite. PAROOKAVILLE is the largest, most peaceful and most unique Electronic Music festival in Germany, and we can hardly wait for its return again in 2023.” Germany’s most popular streamer Knossi was also at PAROOKAVILLE on Saturday streaming live on his Twitch channel. Taking the “San Hejmo” train created by the artist Bobbie Serrano, Knossi rode throughout the festival site spreading the good news and anticipation about the new festival from the PAROOKAVILLE masterminds coming up on August 20th2022, at the same location. Friday witnessed the official civil wedding of Sati and Jan as the sixth pair of newlyweds married at the Warsteiner Parooka Church. Afterwards they celebrated an ecstatic wedding party together with family.

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The unique city concept was expanded once again In line with the original plans of the festival’s fictitious founder Bill Parooka, the wide array of city elements merged again into an incomparable overall experience morphing a music festival, an amusement park and a museum. The city jail provided tattoos, and the Registration Office stamped innumerable PAROOKAVILLE resident’s passports and sent postcards back to their loved ones at home. The on-site PENNY supermarket kept the 45,000 campers fed and hydrated with its two stores and served up fresh vegan dishes to Citizens in the city. The city concept was renewed and expanded again with several new modules perfectly integrated into the city’s landscape. The upper deck of the Wodka Gorbatschow “Icebreaker“, replete with a real ship’s horn, offered the very best view of Bill’s Factory and the “flying” Jägermeister bottle wowed attendees as a three-story club, while others enjoyed chatting at the Asbach Uraltersheim rest home over bingo and Rüdesheim coffee. And the annual PAROOKAVILLE ceremony on Saturday night featuring a gigantic fireworks show gave everyone in attendance goosebumps. Global DJ star Tiësto is also a huge PAROOKAVILLE fan who expressed his love for the layout of the City of Dreams: “One of the things I love about PAROOKAVILLE is the uniquely original concept – you live in a city that doesn’t exist the rest of the year. It’s really something special to be here. The crowd looks incredible. All kinds of people celebrate here – I love that.”

PAROOKAVILLE is a production of Parookaville GmbH (MDs: Bernd Dicks, Norbert Bergers and Georg van Wickeren), headquartered in Weeze, Germany. In 2019 this unique show concept drew 210,000 attendees for three days to our Madness City, continuing its undisputed reign as Germany’s largest Electronic Music Festival. After the main festival was cancelled in 2020 due to Corona, the celebrated mini-Parookaville “Live from the City” was held in July as a hybrid version with 200 spectators on-site and millions streaming the event online from all over the world. Sold out each year since its inception in 2015, the PAROOKAVILLE festival at Weeze Airport captivates fans from over 40 countries who travel to Germany’s Lower Rhine region to experience the festival’s lunacy, love and pure joy.

🗓️ 18 Aug 2022

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