30. – 02. Juni 2019

The Schlossgrabenfest takes place since 1999 annually in late May in Darmstadt. Today, the Schlossgrabenfest is Hesse's largest music festival, making it one of the largest music festivals in Germany. In addition to well-established bands and a few big names in the national music scene, the main focus of the program is the promotion of young talents. Darmstadt's city center has been populated annually by more than 400,000 music fans on the last weekend of May since its inception in 1999. The Hessian music festival dominates the life of the science and student city Darmstadt for four days.

Over 100 bands, 20,000 square meters of festival space, 160 hours of live music, world cuisines, 4 stages, 2 disco areas, Pop & Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Cover / Tribute, Singer / Songwriter and SlamPoetry music genres. The Schlossgrabenfest offers something for every taste and every age.

On the approximately 20,000 square meter inner city area around the Darmstadt Residenzschloss, on the Friedens, the Ernst-Ludwigs- and the Karolinenplatz as well as Schlossgraben the Schlossgrabenfest offers an exciting mix of almost all music styles for the broad taste as well as for the young scene.

The culinary delights of the tens of thousands of visitors are provided by over 160 stalls selling a variety of food and drinks from all over the world.

The organizers Thiemo Gutfried and Frank Friedrich Grossmann are certain: "The audience has made the Schlossgrabenfest one of the biggest music festivals in Germany. We say thank you!"


Pictures: Björn Friedrich

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