Now in its 18th year, Airbeat-One is one of the longest running dance music festivals in Europe. It grew relatively slow in the first years but then really took off as EDM blew up. The festival developed from only dancing and camping into a real adventure and people travel to it to experience things they would otherwise never see.
It is a spectacular affair from the off with the lush green setting of Germany’s Neustadt-Glewe area really making a nice setting. This year the main stage was a giant castle like something from Disney that rose up out of the ground with giant turrets, fireworks and all manner of lights.
It came alive with superstars like Martin Garrix trance God Armin van Buuren, Tomorrowland heroes Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, US duo The Chainsmokers and many more, with the crowd very young and fresh faced and keen to dance all day and night long.
Friday was filled with highlights for us as Alesso played while fireworks eplxoded all around him and draped plenty of his own jams. Martin Garrix then followed and proved why he is such a big winner n the annual DJ Mag poll and over on the Terminal Stage we were blown away by Confessions boss Tchami who really was slick.
Even rain didn’t managed to dampen spirts during Will Sparks’ set and one of the largest crowds was for Sebastian Ingrosso who drew 70000 mad people who all went wild. They were even more in raptures when a special back to back took place between him and former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello. It was explosive and loud, in your face and full of bass and a perfect memory for the supersizes antics of AirBeat One.
There are plenty of fancy food areas and hospitality areas, the stages are growing each year and the festival has developed to become a real short break from daily live with a fun factor of 100%. Make sure you get on it next year.