docklands festival 2020
DOCKLANDS 2020 – 3 OPEN AIR STAGES AT DAY – 12 FLOORS AT NIGHT - POSTPONED TO 2021!!!
On June 13th 2020 Münster, Germany will - for the 11th time - be THE place to be for all pilgrims of authentic electronic underground music, when DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL 2020 opens its gates.
For a sustainable way of traveling the festival ticket allows the use of busses & trains in the area of Westphalia (Westfalentarif) on the event day itself and the following day until 11am.
BIG STAGE FEELING AND ENERGETIC CLUBBING
The unique event provides a day & night edition with 24 hours of nonstop program with BIG STAGE FEELING on 3 impressive open air stages at day and 12 Floors by night all in all including 100 magnificent national and international artists representing the underground electronic music scene. It takes place in the city center of beautiful Münster around the well-known Hawerkamp with its former factories from the early 1920s and the second city harbour.
15.000 enthusiastic visitors get offered 24 hours of pure euphoria with a line up which is more than suitable for the 11th Edition of Docklands Festival.
Get ready for the most impressive techno spectacle, the Münsterland has ever seen!
docklands 2021 news
Dear Docklands ravers, We are moving forward with great anticipation and optimism and hereby announce that we have terminated the DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL for June 12th, 2021. In addition, all artists have remained loyal to us. A big thank you for this, which is also due to you, because you have almost none of you returned a 2020 ticket. Since we are extremely confident, we even went one better with our line up in 2021. You can find out which new headliners are coming with the start of ticket sale in early January! In addition, we are currently working on a new appearance and our mainstage also gets an all-round update! Why are we so optimistic? According to politicians, the vulnerable in our society will be vaccinated by early summer, probably as early as April. From 2021 there will be a sufficient number of inexpensive quick tests that will make it possible to only let those who have tested negative on the site and we also have the well-known mouth protection if necessary. Digital tracking will also be standard for events from 2021. Only the prejudices of politics could in our opinion still become problematic, which is why it is now all the more important to make the government aware that we have never been an ‚Ischgl‘ and that, unlike in summer 2020, a clear differentiation must be made in the coming summer and decisions must be made after weighing up the risks. Open air events with digital tracking and under hygiene regulations are just less critical than fully occupied bus travel that tile across Europe for 15 hours or all the countless restaurants (especially indoor) that were allowed to reopen last summer without any problems. We wholeheartedly wish you a hopeful festive season!
Stay healthy and take care of yourself Your Docklands team
docklands festival update
Dear Docklands friends,
Unfortunately, the miracle we hoped for did not come true, which is why we have to postpone the Docklands Festival to 2021. The tickets will of course remain valid and all artists have declared their willingness to headline the event again next year. We are currently still negotiating with the city about an expanded area for the main floor, so that we can hopefully confirm JUNE 12th, 2021 for you within the next days. As you have probably noticed, we are also working hard on smaller events (TAKATUKA 100 - hopefully 500 in the course of the summer), which will make your waiting time easier and enable you to meet again with great artists. It also looks very promising for our The Island Festival in Croatia. The fact that it is a very small underground festival with only 700 guests helps.
As you can imagine, the situation is still an absolute disaster for us and one of the worst things that could happen to our industry. Especially as this whole scene is based on personal interactions. That is why we ask you wholeheartedly to hang on to your tickets and therefore support us actively so we can keep on providing great events in the future.
Every ticket buyer will be notified by mail within the next few days either from us or our ticket partners.
Stay safe and healthy,
your Docklands Team
cancellation for big events until august 31st but hope is the last thing to die!
Dear Docklands and TakaTuka friends,
probably all of us assumed and also agree that our government will forbid all big events for now.
A ban for all big events until August 31th though is definitely not what we expected.
Because there are still a lot of questions unanswered regarding the new Virus and it is still unsure how the summer will affect the spreading of the virus. It is quite certain that there won’t be a medication or vaccine until this summer but lots of virologists expect an impact of the warmer weather and our improved immunesystems on the spreading of the virus during the summer. Therefore we would have preferred a regulation on a short-term basis. Why not cancelling all major events until July and than taking the next steps by middle of May e.g.?
All of our cultural life has been hit hard by this crisis and is almost completely left behind by politic. That is why it would have been more than reasonable to evaluate the situation in briefer intervals. The big players of the industry may have asked for clear statements out of assurance and accountability reasons but you cannot measure everyone by the same yardstick. Huge companies like Live Nation and CTS do have built up enough reserves to conquer this anyway.
What does this situation mean for us?
It is certain that DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL is considered a big event by definition (more than 5,000 people at the same time at the same place). Still uncertain is how the federal states will decide on events smaller than this and when these decisions will take place.
As we are able to envision a Docklands Festival of a smaller scale and also a lot of our booked artists are already signalizing consent regarding reduced fees, we are not losing hope! A smaller, more familiar Docklands Festival according to the motto „back to the roots“ would be actually quite exciting for us.
Of course all tickets remain valid! Please desist from writing emails, because we are not able to answer every single one of them individually due to our current shortage in staff.
We are also working on possible alternative dates in July and August. That is why we are asking you for a little bit of patience. In such hard times we want to try our best to keep these small gleams of hope alive.
The same applies to our TakaTuka Season. Obviously we cannot make our planned opening on May 10th happen in front of an audience. But we would be thrilled to present smaller TakaTuka events with e.g. up to 999 people if the restrictions and the situation regarding the pandemic allow us such actions.
Therefore we ask for your patience again until we receive more information from the authorities.
You will get more info about how we will send you some good vibes by next week!
So stay healthy and stick to the rules. That is the only way to get over this!
We miss you so much,
your Docklands Team
We received a lot of messages from you regarding the current situation and wether the festival will take place as planned. Right now we still have some hope for June 13th. So if virologists and epidemologists change their minds as the situation gets much better for any miracle reason, we´ll make Docklands 2020 happen on June 13th. Of course we are also currently working on two possible alternative dates in case Docklands really has to be postponed due to the Corona crisis.
While the situation is changing and developing on a daily basis we are working hard to present you a festival full of joy, sun and best electronic music - on one date or the other. Therefore we will announce an exact alternative date within the next 6 weeks.
So let us #stayhometogether for now and follow all the rules so we can be back and celebrate together as soon as possible.
Stay healthy and care for the people around you.
Your Docklands Team