Nature One

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Nature One
Main Floor Nature One 2009.JPG
Open Air Floor at Nature One 2009
Genre Techno
Dates first weekend in August
Location(s) missile base Pydna near Kastellaun, Germany
Years active 1995 – present

Nature One is one of the largest European open air Electronic music festivals, featuring many renowned DJs from Germany and all over the world. In significance it is not as big as Mayday nor as old, having started 3 years later than the Mayday festival. However attendance has surpassed the Mayday, even when one takes into account that the Mayday only lasts one evening, while the Nature One has 2 main evenings with additional smaller events from Thursday till Sunday.


Pydna during Nature One 2003
Nature One 2004 Camping grounds

Unlike Love Parade, Nature One costs an admission of approximately 70 Euros (2010). But unlike the love parade, the only real damage to nature occurs by the trampling of the grass on the bunker hills and the fields used for camping (the crops have always been harvested by the time the festival starts).

As a special attraction there is a fireworks display on Saturday evening.

The festival lasts for one long weekend each year always on the first weekend of August.

In 2004 the festival had an attendance of roughly 53,000, with over 40,000 using the nearby fields for camping over the weekend (officially allowed and organized by the Nature One staff).

The camping ground has always been the second festival, with many hobby DJs and some commercially organized trucks, loaded with generators and fuel, the equipment rivaling small clubs in turntables, loudspeakers and sometimes even lighting. Some people who are either unwilling or unable to pay for admission to the festival area use this fact to have a cheaper alternative festival weekend.

The festival itself is structured into four "main floors" each for a few thousand:

  • Open Air Floor (mostly Trance)
  • Century Circus (Techno)
  • House of House (House, Minimal)
  • Classic Terminal

There are also a few smaller areas (in 2012, there are 18 smaller areas), sometimes manned by techno club crews for a few hundred. The whole thing is located at a US missile base called "Pydna", now decommissioned, which has all necessary infrastructure and space for this kind of festival, a total of 100 000 m² (without camping, which takes up more than 1 km²).

Past and future Nature One[edit]

date DJs at the mainstages[1] miscellaneous attendance
26 Aug 1995
"Open Air Rave"
DJs: Oliver Bondzio, Roland Casper, Carl Cox, Andi Düx, Paul van Dyk, Paul Elstak, Francesco Farfa, Colin Faver, Mate Galic, Hardsequencer, Hooligan, Steve L, Kenny Larkin, Jens Mahlstedt, Mark Oh, Marusha, Mixmaster Morris, The Stickmen, Sugar Ray, Eric Rug, Tanith, Tantra, Clark Warner, Xela

Live: Biosphere, Tom Knox vs. Steve Dash, Dream Your Dream, Effacer, Eternal Basement, Ilsa Gold, Charly Lownoise/Mental Theo, Moby, NATURE ONE Hymn, ParaDizer, Ravers Nature, Scan X, Ultra-Sonic

at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport;
38 DJs and live acts
17 Aug 1996
"Open Air 96"
DJs: Africa Islam, John Aquaviva, Bootsmann, Dag, Dave Davis, Mike Dunn, Paul van Dyk, Galic, Francesco Farfa, Fauli, Matthew Hawtin, Richie Hawtin, Special HH, Hooligan, KGB, K.O.P.F., Cari Lekebusch, Manu Le Malin, Marusha, Mate, Mixmaster Morris, Tom Novy, Pascal F.E.O.S., Mark Spoon, Steve Mason, DJ T., Tanith, Troubadixx

Live: Bonzai Traxx, Earth Nation, Future Breeze, Sons of Ilsa, Oliver Lieb, Microwave Prince, Ravers Nature, Resistance D, RMB, Thomas Schumacher, Jeff Sharel, Trance Formation

moves to Pydna missile base;
40 DJs and live acts
01 - 03 Aug 1997
"The Festival"
DJs: Afrika Islam, Dr.Atmo, Mario de Bellis, CJ Bolland, DJ Bone, Phil Davis, 3 DJ Dirsch/SOS DJ Team, Miss Djax, DJ E, Robert de la Gauthier, Bryan Gee, Split+Planet Groove, Hooligan, Oliver Huntemann, Hype, Julian, King-O/DJ Errik, K.O.P.F., Dani König, L-Sega, Marusha, Jesse Saunders, Timo Maas, Steve Mason, Marc Pick, Randall, Sugar Ray, Max Reich, Revil-O, Toni Rios, Eric Rug, Yves De Ruyter, Bassface Sascha, Gayle San, Omar Santana, Scheich, Doc Scott, Shakay, Sharam, DJ Jan Sirup, Smood, C. Smooth, Jeremy Starseed, SubAcE, Talla 2XLC, Tanith, Taucher, TBX vs. Riot303, Commander Tom, Sven UK, Westbam

Live: The Advent, Awex, BBE, Beam Team, Beroshima, Mijk v. Dijk, Groove Club, Intelligent Project, Natural Born Grooves, Random XS, Der 3. Raum, Ravers Nature, RMB, The Sense, Sunbeam

First camping grounds;
6,000 campers turn Nature One into a true "festival";
70 DJs and live acts
31 Jul - 2 Aug 1998
"Festival 98"
7 techno/house clubs build up their floors at Nature One;
10,000+ campers;
125 DJs and live acts
30 Jul - 1 Aug 1999
"Festival 99"
18,000 campers;
11 clubs floors;
178 DJs and live acts
28 -30 Jul 2000
"Sound of Love"
festival extends to a warm-up party on Thursday;
16 club floors;
211 DJs and live acts
3 - 5 Aug 2001
"Super Natural"
16 club floors;
250 DJs and live acts
2 - 4 Aug 2002
"Summer Sound System"
35,000 campers;
228 DJs and live acts
1 - 3 Aug 2003
"Alive & Kickin'"
40,000 campers;
16 club floors;
217 DJs and live acts
30 Jul - 1 Aug 2004
"The Golden 10"
40,000 campers;
16 club floors;
275 DJs and live acts
5 - 7 Aug 2005
"Mission to future"
Open Air Floor: Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Hell, Westbam, Ronski Speed, DJ Dag, Tom Novy, Timo Maas, Alexander Kowalski, Hardfloor, Northern Lite, Anthony Rother, Poziom X, Andrew Bennett, Michael Burian, Gunjah Elektrochemie LK, Sonic Trip, Heller&Enkie, NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, The Advent, Sven Väth, Monika Kruse, Space DJ'z, Kevin Saunderson, Marco Bailey feat. Tom Hades & Pablo, Robert Natus vs. Sven Wittekind, Der Dritte Raum, Funk D'Void, Massimo, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Felix Kröcher, Cristian Varela, Marc Miroir, Redhead, Stereo Jack vs. Holgi Star
Red Bull House: Shapeshifters, Wighnomy Brothers, Dominik Eulberg, Milk&Sugar vs. Damien J. Carter feat. Ayak & Mo Morsey, Karotte, Moonbootica, Phil Fuldner, X LOVER, Eddie Amador, Pascal FEOS, Tobi Neumann, Daniel Hoppe, Sean Finn, Babor, Mirco Eysser
Jungle Garden: DJ Zinc, Andy C feat. MC Foxy, Royce, Bassface Sascha, Panacea, E Decay, N Phect & Dizplay, Giana Brotherz, MTC Yaw, Lyde Buddah, Dirk D, Bass Tikal, Septic Inc. Showcase aka ND, Des, XL und Goode, Soulsurfer, SP:MC, Syncopix, DJ Tease, Diaz-Soto, MC Sinista, Miss Johnny, MC Dragoon, MC Soultrain, MC Deemas J, MC Stunnah & MC Mex E, MC Temper & MC Little Monk

18 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
4 - 6 Aug 2006
"Live your passion"
Open Air Floor: Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Bad Boy Bill, Markus Schulz, Tillmann Uhrmacher, ATB, Kai Tracid, Dag, Tom Novy, Dan Reaves, Algarve, Andy Hawk, Lexy & K-Paul, Anthony Rother, Northern Lite, Moonbootica, Alexander Kowalski, Ascii.Disko, NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Dave Clarke, Chris Liebing, Hell, Sven Väth, Rush, Marco Bailey, Umek, Space DJ'z, Felix Kröcher, DJ Murphy vs. Christian Fischer, Brian Sanhaji, Robert Natus vs. Arkus P., Johannes Heil, Man at Arms, Kaoz, Woody McBride aka ESP, Terence Fixmer, Thomas P. Heckmann, Richard Bartz
Red Bull Flight House: Milk & Sugar vs. Heiko Gemein, Dominik Eulberg, The Disco Boys, Wighnomy Brothers, Tobi Neumann, Tocadisco, Karotte, Boogie Pimps, Oliver Koletzki, Ante Perry, Mirco Eysser, Deichkind, Michael Paul, Superstar DJ Team, Pan/Tone, Hard Club Band, Babor
Classic Terminal: Marusha, Yves Deruyter, Tillmann Uhrmacher, Tom Wax, Taucher, Mijk van Dijk, Hooligan, Andy Düx, RMB, Rob Acid, The Diggerman

18 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
3 - 5 Aug 2007
"Das dreizehnte Land"
Open Air Floor: Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Armin van Buuren, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Dag, John Askew, Tocadisco, Client, Hardy Hard, Anthony Rother, Northern Lite, DJ Falk, Heller & Enkie, SONO, The Sonic Boom Foundation, NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Sven Väth, DJ Murphy vs. C. Fischer, Felix Kröcher, Ascii.Disco, Zombie Nation, Guy Gerber, Sub Space aka Julien&Gonzague, Johannes Heil, Lucca, Robert Natus, Sven Wittekind, Discordia, Pet Duo, Man At Arms vs. Sorgenkint, T.Raumschmiere, Frank Sonic
House of House: The Disco Boys, Milk & Sugar feat. Ayak Thiik, Moonbootica, Wighnomy Brothers, Karotte, Phil Fuldner, Boris Dlugosch, Dorian Paic, Barem, Pascal FEOS, Someone Else, Babor, Oliver Neufang, Malente, Moritz Piske, Gorge & Greg Silver, Buddy
Classic Terminal: Yves De Ruyter, Misjah, Afrika Islam, Miss Djax, DJ Toyax, Tanith, Tillmann Uhrmacher, Rob Acid, Acrid Abeyance, Calvin Rotane, Mario de Bellis, The Diggerman

16 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
1 - 3 Aug 2008
"Wake Up In Yellow"
Open Air Floor: Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Westbam, Judge Jules, Dag, ATB, Kyau & Albert, Moguai, Rank1, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Duderstadt, Tom Cloud, Dave 202, Anthony Rother, NUDE, Sono, The Flowmasterz, NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Sven Väth, Umek, Joris Voorn, Felix Kröcher, Sven Wittekind, DJ Murphy vs. C. Fischer, Alter Ego, Space DJ'z, Brixton, Discordia, Elmar Strathe, Arkus P. Johannes Heil, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Renato Cohen, Elton D. & Snoo
House of House: Dubfire, Monika Kruse & Karotte, Dominik Eulberg, The Disco Boys, Gregor Tresher, Milk & Sugar, Lützenkirchen, Moritz Piske, Martin Heyder, Babor, Gabriel Ananda, Einmusik, Sebastian Gnewkow, Malente, Ante Perry
Classic Terminal: Dr. Motte, CJ Bolland, Tillmann Uhrmacher, Da Hool, Bassface Sascha, Yves de Ruyter, Tanith, Mijk van Dijk, DJ Toyax, Tom Wax, Rob Acid, Perplexer, Raoul

festival area extends by 20,000 m²;
17 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
31 Jul - 2 Aug 2009
"Smile is the answer"
Open Air Floor: Sander van Doorn, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ronski Speed, Menno de Jong, Dag, Stoneface & Terminal, Deadmau5, Moguai, Turntablerocker, Alex M.O.R.P.H. b2b Woody van Eyden, Paul Kalkbrenner, Daniel Kandi, David Forbes, Extrawelt, Gregor Tresher, Anthony Rother, Lützenkirchen, NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Sven Väth, Hell, Monika Kruse, Felix Kröcher, Brian Sanhaji, Eric Sneo, DJ Murphy, Sven Wittekind, Robert Natus, Joel Mull, Marco Bailey, Klaudia Gawlas, DJ Lukas, Arkus P., Jacek Sienkiewicz, Roland M. Dill
House of House: Tom Novy, Dominik Eulberg, Moonbootica, The Disco Boys, Phil Fuldner, Format:B, Butch, Milk & Sugar, Gabriel Ananda, Sebastian Gnewkow, Tiger and Dragon, Moritz Piske, Frerikson & Benno Block, Babor, Einmusik, Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Classic Terminal: Dag, Dr. Motte, Mike-MH4, Tillmann Uhrmacher, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Steve Mason, Oliver Bondzio, Hardy Hard, Roland Casper, DJ Toyax, Alien Factory

18 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
30 Jul - 1 Aug 2010
"The Flag Keeps Flying"
Open Air Floor: Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Gareth Emery, Westbam, Dash Berlin, Tocadisco, ATB, Filo & Peri, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Menno de Jong, Josh Gallahan, Alex M.O.R.P.H. b2b Woody van Eyden, Estiva, Moguai, Gregor Tresher, Lützenkirchen, Einmusik, TokTok vs. Soffy O., NatureOne Inc.

Century Circus: Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Speedy J, The Advent, Ben Sims, Hell, Timo Maas, Felix Kröcher, Eric Sneo, Monika Kruse, Sven Wittekind, Arkus P., Torsten Kanzler, Space DJz, Klaudia Gawlas, Henning Richter, BMG aka Brachiale Musikgestalter, Robert Babicz, Submerge vs. Virgil Enzinger, Electronmike
House of House: Tom Novy, Oliver Huntemann, Matthias Tanzmann, The Disco Boys, Dominik Eulberg, Boris Dlugosch, Nick Curly, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Falko Niestolik, Eazy, Moritz Piske, Babor, Oliver Koletzki feat. Fran, Guy J, Super Flu, Diynamic Showcase feat. H.O.S.H. vs. Solomun & Stimming, Erman Erim
Classic Terminal: Tillmann Uhrmacher, Dr. Motte, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Kai Tracid, Mijk van Dijk, Andy Düx, Bassface Sascha, DJ Raoul, Jan Liefhebber, DJ Toyax, Future Breeze, Thomas P. Heckmann

18 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
5 - 7 Aug 2011
"Go Wild - Freak Out"
Open Air Floor: Sander van Doorn, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, W&W, Arty, ATB, Tiefschwarz, GTronic, Alex O'Rion, Moguai, Alex M.O.R.P.H. b2b Woody van Eyden, Dave202, Steve Anderson, Lexy & K-Paul, Gustavo Bravetti, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Anthony Rother, Mason, NatureOne Inc., Laserkraft 3D

Century Circus: Adam Beyer, Dave Clarke, The Advent, Eric Sneo, Sven Väth, Monika Kruse, Felix Kröcher, Umek, Klaudia Gawlas, Rush, Marco Bailey, Daniel Soave, BMG aka Brachiale Musikgestalter, Planetary Assault Systems, Frank Kvitta, Sutura, Sascha Krohn, Lützenkirchen, Chymera
House of House: Turntablerocker, Tom Novy b2b Abigail Bailey, Matthias Tanzmann, Dominik Eulberg, Tube & Berger, Sebastien Drums, Butch, Gregor Tresher, Niko Schwind, Ante Perry, Juliet Sikora, Hanne und Lore, Anna Reusch, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Kaiserdisco, Format:B, Aka Aka feat. Thalstroem, Till Krüger
Classic Terminal: Tom Novy, Mark'Oh, Kai Tracid, Takkyu Ishino, Taucher, Niels van Gogh, Mike-MH4, Markus Gardeweg, DJ Toyax, Future Breeze, Beroshima, Jam (Jam & Spoon), Acid Junkies

18 club floors;
300 DJs and live acts
3 - 5 Aug 2012
Open Air Floor: Sander van Doorn, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, DJ Dag, W&W, Rank1, Marco V, Dennis Sheperd, Sean Tyas, Cyberpunkers, Tocadisco, Hardwell, Nervo, Ben Nicky, Anthony Rother, Bingo Players, Ruben de Ronde, Extrawelt, Nature One Inc., Laserkraft 3D

Century Circus: Chris Liebing, Len Faki, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Niereich, Sven Väth, Felix Kröcher, Klaudia Gawlas, Torsten Kanzler, BMG aka Brachiale Musikgestalter, Buchecha, Kerstin Eden, Jon Asher, Terence Fixmer, Vitalic
House of House: John Dahlbäck, Ian Carey, Moonbootica, M.A.N.D.Y., Dominik Eulberg, The Disco Boys, Tom Novy, Butch, Falko Niestolik, Housebeats Brothers, andhim, Adam Port, Pele, Rafael Da Cruz, Aka Aka feat. Thalstroem, Nelski, Dapayk
Classic Terminal: Dr. Motte, Da Hool, Talla 2XLC vs. Taucher, Tanith, Andy Düx, Ravers Nature, Man at Arms, Ulli Brenner, Hardfloor, Mijk van Dijk, Jam (Jam & Spoon), Pounding Grooves, sunshine live DJ Team aka Charles McThorn, Eric SSL & DJ Falk

18 club floors 56,000
2. – 4. Aug. 2013
"a time to shine"
Open Air Floor: Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, W&W, DJ Dag, Paul van Dyk, ATB, Simon Patterson, Sebastian Ingrosso, Danny Avila, Dabruck & Klein, Zak Moya, Vitalic, Moguai, Jerome, Nelski, Zedd, Nature One Inc., Laserkraft 3D

Century Circus: Adam Beyer, Umek, Chris Liebing, Len Faki, The Advent, Brian Sanhaji, Kraemer & Niereich, Sven Väth, Felix Kröcher, Klaudia Gawlas, Torsten Kanzler, Kerstin Eden, Eric Sneo, Marco Bailey, BMG, Sutura, Raphael Dincsoy, Dandi & Ugo, Electronmike & Katsu Arai
House of House: Tom Novy, Marek Hemmann, Felix Da Housecat, Ante Perry, Dominik Eulberg, Milk & Sugar, Deniz Koyu, Oliver Schories, Till von Sein, DBN, Aka Aka feat. Thalstroem, Sebastian Gnewkow, Tube & Berger, Nelski, Dapayk, Bunte Bummler, Heiko Gemein, Babor, Max Mayr
Classic Terminal: Mark’Oh, Kai Tracid, Thomas P. Heckmann, Andreas Kraemer, Dabruck & Klein, Tanith, Charlie Lownoise & Mental Theo, Ravers Nature, Johan Gielen, Miss Yeti, Bazeball, sunshine live DJ Team

18 Club-Floors;
300 DJs und live-Acts

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Coordinates: 50°02′36″N 7°25′21″E / 50.04333°N 7.42250°E / 50.04333; 7.42250