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GERMANY - HAPPINESS FESTIVAL, Straubenhardt near Karlsruhe

Date 201707 July - 08 July
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BOOKING
Company: Happiness Festival e.V.
Contact: Benjamin Stieler
E-mail: benjamin@happiness-festival.de
Phone: 0049 (0)151 165 471 07
Fax: 0049 721 60950594
Website: www.happiness-festival.de

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Country:
Germany

City:
Straubenhardt near Karlsruhe

Established:
1992
Camping facilities:
yes

Site:
Straubenhardt

Festivaltype:
Openair

Capacity:
9.000

Musical direction:
Rock and Hip Hop

Stages:
One Main Stage

Description:
The Happiness Festival was founded in Straubenhardt as a small one-day event for about 300 people of the municipality and region. It was traditionally set up by the local youth club and the organisation was passed on from generation to generation. Benjamin Stieler was the youth clubs´ head of the board in 2004 and hence organized the Happiness Festival in this year for the first time. During the initial years it has never been the intention to create a Festival with a capacity of todays scope but over last five years the ambition of the organizing team has won. This lead to a two-days event, the number of visitors increased strongly and a separate Happiness Festival association was founded. With an international bouquet of successful bands like Sum 41, Anti-Flag, Gentleman, Samy Deluxe, etc. it is now the largest Open-Air Festival within the region of Pforzheim. But as essential as the bands are for a festival it is very important for the organizers to have a great surrounding. One of the main characters of Happiness Festival is that the atmosphere is still very chilled and special. The cool location on a huge meadow, surrounded by trees is decorated with bamboo mats, hammocks and chilly lights. You can either choose to enjoy the beautiful sunset with one of the yummy cocktails and watch the show from the cosy chillout lounge on a little hill. Or you choose to bang your head and enjoy the bands right in front of the stage. The Camping areas are right next to the Festival Site so you can easily walk.

Program references:
Marteria, The Hives, Alligatoah, Sum 41, Gentleman, Anti-Flag, Samy Deluxe, Callejon, Frittenbude, Die Orsons, Madsen, Jennifer Rostock, Blumentopf, H-Blockx, Donots, Irie Révoltés, Prinz Pi

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