Mayday (music festival)

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Mayday
Mayday 2009 dortmund halle 1-1.jpg
Genre Electronic music
Dates April and December
Location(s) Germany, Poland, Hungary, Russia
Years active 1991-present
Founded by Fabian Lenz
Website
Mayday

Mayday, like the former Love Parade, is one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals in Germany, having its debut on 1991 and Katowice, Poland, having its debut on 2000. Despite the name, Mayday festivals date oscillates between April and December (these being called Winter Mayday). Currently, the festival takes place only in around 30 April in Dortmund and 10 November in Katowice.

Mayday reflects and determines actual trends in techno music within present year.

Each Mayday has a theme. Until 2013 it was composed by Members of Mayday, DJs WestBam and Klaus Jankuhn.[1]

Since 1998 Mayday (Germany) is supported by eve&rave Münster e.V. with drug-information-desks.

List of Mayday events[edit]

Attendance figures are estimated.

  • Best Of House And Techno `91
    • Anthem: No Anthem, Only Radio-Jingle by Marusha
    • Berlin, Halle Weissensee
    • 14 December 1991
    • Attendance: 5000
    • Live Acts and DJs: 18
    • DJs: Frank de Wulf, WestBam, Sven Väth, Dick, Rok, Tanith, Dave Angel, Moneypenny, Sascha, Marusha, Mate Galic, Neutron 9000, Pure Energy
    • Live Acts: Ravesignal, Speedy J, Mental Overdrive, The Hypnotist
  • A New Chapter Of House And Techno '92
  • Forward Ever, Backward Never
  • The Judgement Day
  • The Religion
  • Rave Olympia
  • The Raving Society (We Are Different)
    • only "Twin-Mayday" ever
    • Berlin, Deutschlandhalle
    • 25. & 26. November 1994
    • Attendance: 32000 (figures indicate the sum of both days)
    • Live Acts and DJs: 22
  • Reformation
  • The Great Coalition
  • The Day X
  • Life On Mars
    • Berlin, Arena
    • 14 December 1996
    • Attendance: 8000
    • Live Acts and DJs: 26
  • Sonic Empire
  • Save The Robots
  • Soundtropolis
  • Datapop
  • Mayday Polska
    • Katowice
    • 10 November 2000
    • Attendance: 9000
    • Live Acts and DJs: 19
  • 10 in 01
  • Culture Flash
  • Troopa Of Tomorrow
  • Team X-Treme
  • Prototypes
  • Mayday comes to Budapest
  • Password Europe
    • Budapest, Hungexpo
    • 29 March 2003
    • Attendance: near 9000
    • Live Acts and DJs: 50
  • Future Downloaded
    • Budapest
    • 3 April 2004
    • Attendance: more than 10000
    • Live Acts and DJs: 70
  • U Make The Rules, We Make The Noise
    • (Anthem by Collins & Behnam)
    • Budapest, Hungexpo F-F2
    • 26.03.2005
    • Attendance: more than 11000
    • Live Acts and DJs: ?
  • Worldclub
  • Power Recycling
    • (Anthem by Collins & Behnam)
    • Budapest
    • 18.03.2006
    • Attendance: ?
    • Live Acts and DJs: ?
  • New Euphoria
  • Reflect Yourself
  • Massive Moments
  • Massive Moments
    • Budapest, Óbuda Island
    • 13 June 2009
    • Attendance: ?
    • Live Acts and DJs: 80

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westbam steigt bei der Mayday in Dortmund aus, derwesten.de, retrieved 5 February 2014

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