Fulminant! This has never been the case in the 17-year history of the spectacular AIRBEAT ONE festival: almost 170 DJs and acts from all over the world will jet into the tranquil town of Neustadt-Glewe, from 11th to 15th July 2018 to be part of the largest, north German music festival of the electronic dance scene. On the guest list, there are around 50,000 visitors from 45 nations per day who make the four-day open-air with the motto “Great Britain” a bombastic venue for groundbreaking event productions. Therewith AIRBEAT ONE has arrived in the ranks of global players at the latest this year and plays an important role worldwide. The music: as multifarious as the festival. From EDM to Trance and Progressive – from Hardstyle, Hardcore and Gabber to Techno, Minimal and House. Different styles. One sound.
With Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Tiësto, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Marshmello, seven superstars from the top 10 of the world-famous DJ Mag will take part in the open-air happening. Absolute top-class superstars, which will definitely make the crowd in front of the “Mainstage” go crazy in a peaceful, taboo-free way.
The “Mainstage” – with a width of 130 meters and a height of 40 meters – is once again the absolute eye-catcher this year, and with its impressive size it is a festival giant that has never before been seen in Europe. True to the motto “Great Britain” you can be curious what artwork the party crowd can expect. Is it a cover of Big Ben? Or maybe it’s the Houses of Parliament? The tower? Or a replica of Westminster Abbey? Great Britain has many buildings worthy of being designed as a festival stage in lavish and lovingly planned details. As much as the rumor mill is seething – the stage design is and remains top secret until the festival opens.
Premiere at AIRBEAT ONE! Because two more floors will in 2018 shine in the UK-look: the “Terminal” and the “Second Stage”. Here are also speculations made as to how the respective floors will look. Sure is only: The Queen would be “very amused”. She would also be astonished what she gets to hear. On the “Second Stage” acts from the areas of Trance, Progressive and Goa, such as Fabio & Moon, Klopfgeister, Coming Soon!!!, audiomatic, Schrittmacher and Perfect Stranger – to name just six of the 38 DJs and laptop acrobats. In the “Terminal” it gets deep. The tent promises pure club feeling: intimate atmosphere, smoky, dusty, foggy. Like in a London underground club. The Musicmasters: Gestört aber GeiL, EDX, Ofenbach, Lexy & K-Paul, Watermät plus another 14 tech titans. New in 2018 is “More @ Terminal”: From 02:00 to 08:00 DJs with their straight beats from the divisions Techno, Tech House and House are waiting in the starting blocks. The Stockholm drum code label owner Adam Beyer is one of the world’s most successful of its kind. And the South African Black Coffee is one of the top leagues, as well as the man with the mask – Claptone – or the “Deejay Gigolos” legend DJ Hell.
“Typically British” could be the subline of the AIRBEAT ONE festival, which will be designed in a UK-like way in 2018. For example, typically British is also the British pound. A currency that is paid in plastic form at the major event near Schwerin. Because the event introduces its own cashless payment system. Currency reform at AIRBEAT ONE!
Bigger, better, AIRBEAT ONE! Next update: The infield on the airfield area will be expanded. Means: More space to party, dance, meets & greets. More space to create another floor: With “The Arena”, the largest, transportable circus tent in Europe moves onto the site and almost takes on the size of a football field: 5,000 square meters, 30 meters high. Breaking News: Transmission celebrates its exclusive festival premiere at AIRBEAT ONE for the very first time. It is hosted on Thursday by the boys and girls from “boombox”, with Borgore, Carnage and Smiie at the start – while on nights from Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday the heroes of the “Transmission” event series are confirmed like the native German and Miami-based Markus Schulz, trance pioneer Ferry Corsten with his side project Gouryella, and the kings of the mellow trance – matching the motto! – Great Britain: Above & Beyond.
Need some more big announcement? Check: New and unprecedented: a pre-opening party of the AIRBEAT ONE festival. Here, on Wednesday, guests can duly ring in on the grounds and on two floors of the biggest event of electronic music in Northern Germany. Opened are “The Arena” (with Cascade, Blasterjaxx, Nicky Romero and others) as well as the “Second Stage” (with Fabio & Moon, Day.Din and others).
“The same procedure as every year”? Not with us! Although the RAM crew around the “Q-Dance” stage is again exclusively there in 2018 and only at AIRBEAT ONE on German festival ground, and this year it will again be the second largest floor after the “Mainstage” at AIRBEAT ONE – but the hosters are putting their money down not on copy & paste – no! No fearsome, snappy gorilla zombie like 2017! This time, the animal-like Q-Dance-Chicken, which is equipped with pyro and laser from top to bottom, provides for shuddering moments – while the sound is of course unchanged: unchanged hard. The Floor: Nothing for wimps and cuddly bunnies. Hard, harder, Q-Dance! Here are the representatives of the most blatant and fastest sound on the decks that the scene has to offer. If you only want 120 BPM, this is wrong! Q-Dance – everything else is hit!
Mr. Bean, Monty Python, James Bond – they are all connected to Great Britain. And while 007 has the license to kill, the party people at AIRBEAT ONE have the license to party. To perfectly controlled sound, to meticulously programmed light and laser shows. With pyro effects like fireworks that shoot a hundred meters into the deep black night sky. With dozens of CO2 cannons bouncing white shots across thousands of visitors on the dancefloor. And with umpteen flame jets, which provide a hot atmosphere at the cool party. A show technique that is second to none and that you can marvel at and admire at hardly any other festival of this feudal size. “Very nice”, as the Brit would say.
AIRBEAT ONE Festival 2018
from 11th until 15th July 2018
Flugplatz Neustadt-Glewe (near Schwerin), Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
Motto 2018: „Great Britain”
Line-up: ca. 170 national and international DJs and Acts
Capacity: ca. 100,000 visitors from 45 nations on four festival days