In a scene brimming with headliner obsessed festivals and sardine-like dance floors, Nachtdigital Festival is fighting the good fight. Based on the shores of a lake just outside the historic city of Leipzig and not far from neighbouring city Berlin, Nachtdigital keep their prices low and their running orders a secret until the very last minute.
The 3,000 capacity festival is a heads-down predominantly techno affair, prioritising expertise over big names although those big acts can include artists like Jeff Mills, Blawan and Ben UFO. The open-air event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will run from Friday August 4 - Sunday August 6, providing almost 12 hours of music each day. To coincide with the anniversary, a double vinyl-only EP will be available to purchase from August 4 (to listen to a Souncloud link click here).
As well as high quality sound and visual engineering, Red Bull will also provide a cosy pop up hang out called the Island of Fortune providing campers with all those essential items festival goers always forget to take. There is also a beach area by the lake where deckchairs await those in need of a chillout. And the emphasis isn't always on menacing techno. Last year's event had a stage called Klub Animadisco, an 18-30s themed tongue in cheek beach party by the lake playing singalong pop hits.
Although this festival sold out last December, there are a number of re-sales online.
Full Line Up:
HW Rhapsody (Miami Müller + OneTake)
IO: Lux., Moritz Kaiser, Tiny Places
KLM (Kassem Mosse + Lowtec + Mix Mup)
Manamana (Map.ache + Sevensol)
Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas
Morskie Oko (Chino + Olivia + Steffen Bennemann)
Night Moves (Jane Fitz + Jade Seatle)
Pandt (Perm + Talski)
Wighnomy Brothers (Monkey Maffia + Robag Wruhme)
Birds & Tapes
DJ Desert Niggu
VISUALS & LIGHTS:
Anja Kaiser x Katharina Merten