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Be Blown Away at the Hurricane Festival in Germany

There’s a storm coming – make sure you’re part of it. The Hurricane Festival is a three-day event that has ripped through the Eichenring, a speedway race track, in  Scheeßel, Germany, since 1997. It’s pronounced “”SHAY-suhl”, by the way.

What’s the Storm?

Hurricane is the sister festival of Southside fest. Or the other way round. And attracting over 80,000 pairs of feet annually, it’s also one of the largest music festival in Germany. You can expect to hear the best of rock, alternative pop and electro-funk from international fame, as well as up-and-coming talents.

This music, food and camping event was incepted in 1997. Since then, some of the biggest names of the genres have headlined at this motorcycle track 70 km from Hamburg. Included in these were the Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Radiohead, the Foo Fighters, Rammstein, Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, and Linkin Park.  

Accommodation and Food

From basic tents all the way trough to vehicle-lounging and the luxury resort or Special Needs Camp. Hurricane has accommodation covered. However, you’ll need your Hurricane Festival pass in order to camp. Bring your tent, trailer, VW wagon, or RV. Peek at the camping FAQ for the lowdown on what is required of your camping wheels.

A variety of food vendors offers finger-licking options all the way through to veggie and vegan. And it won’t be Germany without the social lubrication of several cups of beer at the bars! There are even seats set up, so you can kick back and indulge between sets.

2024 Headliners

The weather forecast for 21-23 June 2024 shows the following headliners:
Friday, 21 June: Ed Sheeran
Saturday, 22 June: Avril Lavigne, K.I.Z.
Sunday, 23 June: Bring Me The Horizon, Deichkind

Visit the Hurricane website for a complete view of the 2024 line-up and to book your ticket.

Bring It / Leave It

Hurricane Festival, Radiohead” by Bjørn Giesenbauer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Struggling with your conscience on what to pack, ferret away or toss before walking through the Hurricane festival gates? If so, let this list assist you.

Bring it!

  • Liquid personal hygiene/health products (100 mL, max 2pp) in plastic containers
  • Empty, foldable drinking bottles/tubes (max 1 L capacity)
  • Open reusable plastic/cardboard cups (max 500 mL capacity)
  • Umbrella, poncho, waterproof windbreaker
  • 1 packed snack/lunch per person

Toss it!

  • Filled drinking bottles/containers
  • Glass bottles/containers
  • Cans/canisters/drink rucksacks/non-foldable plastic bottles
  • Laser pointers and external car batteries
  • Weapons (firearms, daggers, knives, saws, hatchets and other tools, etc.)
  • Pyrotechnical items (sparklers, fireworks, catapults, Bengal Fire, etc.)
  • Seating (chairs, styrofoam cubes, etc.). Seats are provided on the grounds.
  • Professional photography/recording devices and equipment
  • Animals
  • Bulky items (flagpoles, selfie sticks, motorbike helmets, camping equipment, etc)

    For the list of what behavior to keep or toss, download the PDF of Dos and Don’ts.


Is there an age restriction?
Children 6 and under aren’t allowed, and in general it’s recommended to leave U14s at home.

What is PANAMA?
A code word for “HELP ME!”. So if you say “PANAMA”, a staff member will get you out of your situation ASAP, be it sexual assault, abuse, general overwhelm, or just a feeling of uneasiness. This includes any member of staff, from designated security to bartenders.

Where can I park my car?
Designated parking spaces are available, but you can’t bring your car onto the actual campsites

Will they confiscate my medication at the gates?
No, just bring a doctor’s note for your prescription meds and you’re set. And if needed, you can leave it in the fridges with medical staff at the med tents.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Pop an email to [email protected]

Itching for more good times?

Inge Strauss