For 362 days a year, nestled on Germany’s westernmost border, lies Weeze, a modest town with a population of roughly 10,000. On the other 3 days of the year, the unique dance festival town of ParookaVille emerges. Governed by principles of madness, love and pure happiness, the mega party town returns for its third edition. This year showcases an impressive lineup of dance music icons to commemorate the life of Bill Parooka, the fictional town’s mayor and founding father.
Like any ordinary city, ParookaVille plays host to a variety of amenities including a bank, post office, barber, church, and tattoo parlor. Citizens need not worry about falling behind in current events as the festival also prints its very own newspaper. Adding to the excitement, attendees can enjoy several other social activities including, but not limited to, a waterslide, swimming pool, bungee jumping, bumper cars, and for the very first time in Germany’s history, a full scale rollercoaster, ready to whisk festival goers away on a winding journey.
After doubling in size from its inaugural year in 2015, the already sold out event is planning to host a whopping 80,000 people this year with performances from 200 DJs across 10 stages. Construction crews and excavators have been working around the clock to craft the city, including a new and improved mainstage experience. Prepare to hear an array of music from a multitude of genres, with acts like Sven Väth, Tiësto, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Paul Kalkbrenner, Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren to briefly skim the top of the list.
It’s clear ParookaVille boasts an experience that most festivals simply cannot reproduce, having created a mythological world to immerse their audience in. And in less than a week, the gates to Germany’s biggest dance music festival open once again. For fans unable to attend, the festival will have a livestream in place for the first time this year, featuring HD and 360° footage.