The verdict is in: Airbeat One is a paradise for dance music lovers.
The colossal festival successfully celebrated its 19th edition this year, after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. Back at its airfield near Neustadt-Glewe in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Airbeat One 2022 brought together over 200,000 attendees from over 50 countries through a shared love of EDM.
With over 300 international DJs and artists on six stages, as well as a plethora of activity and vendors, this year’s Airbeat One 2022 offered an escape from reality like no other. Taking attendees to a different destination around the world each edition with its curated themed designs, the 2022 festival was inspired by the country of Italy, with four of its six stages redesigned to reflect the theme while providing a really immersive to the participants.
Airbeat One has assembled its most diverse lineup yet, reserving a wide range of dance music styles ranging from techno, house and psytrance to dubstep, hardstyle and more.
There are very few festivals in Europe capable of capturing the energy that Airbeat One exudes the moment you walk through its doors. Its gargantuan main stage, which boasts an impressive 160 meters in width and nearly 50 meters in height, hosted anthemic sets from a range of undisputed stars that continually blew the crowd away.
Drawing inspiration from Milan Cathedral, Rome’s Colosseum, Pisa’s Leaning Tower and Venice’s Rialto Bridge, the main stage design was one of the most impressive to date. DJ sets like NERVO, Tiësto, Marshmello, Kygo, DJ Snake, Afrojack and many other fans entertain for almost 12 hours a day.
A breathtaking highlight of the final day of the Mainstage came when a 15-minute fireworks display dazzled attendees just after Armin van Buuren’s set, and before KSHMR closed the Mainstage with his tunes. energetic and fascinating visuals. New and old dance music anthems were performed during these explosive 15 minutes, while the main stage – having seemingly taken on a life of its own – presented its stunning production, electrifying the crowd with pyrotechnics, lasers and more. .
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While the Main Stage was undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the festival, its many other genre-focused stages kept fans entertained until the early hours. The 30 meter high Hardstyle stage has been taken over by the famous events brand Q-dance. Inspired by Roman gladiators, it was first conceptualized by Airbeat One’s in-house designers.
Similarly, the Terminal stage featured a huge Venetian carnival mask brought to life through spectacular effects and state-of-the-art 3D projection mapping.
The Arena Stage, meanwhile, featured a takeover of Boris Brejcha’s FCKNG SERIOUS imprint on Thursday, followed by a two-day showcase courtesy of elrow. Enlisting the likes of Charlotte de Witte, FISHER, Claptone and CamelPhat, elrow immersed visitors in the Rome Olympics with its Arena design while unforgiving techno sounds flooded fans.
Finally, the second stage, conveniently located on a separate festival area, offered respite, transporting its audience to a psychedelic parallel world punctuated by famous electronic music groups such as Infected Mushroom, Astrix, Ferry Corsten and MaRLo, among others. .
Airbeat One’s dominance in Germany is undisputed. In 2023, the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary from July 5-9 after organizers recently announced the intimate “Home Edition”, choosing to commemorate the occasion by bringing its annual theme back to its home country of Germany.
Presales for Airbeat One 2023 begin September 3, 2022.
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