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Hurricane Festival
Location(s) Scheeßel, Germany
Years active 1973–present
Date(s) June
Genre Rock

The Hurricane Festival, also just Hurricane, is a music festival that takes place in Scheeßel near Bremen, Germany, usually every June. It is promoted by German private music television channel VIVA, which belongs to Viacom, the MTV Network's parent company, as of 2004. The festival and its guests are generally associated with the alternative part of mainstream music, although the festival has been becoming more and more mainstream over the years.

The Southside Festival, often referred to as the daughter of Hurricane, takes place on the same three days in the very south of Germany (contrary to Hurricane, which is in the very north). Together they're a twin festival, since they are on the same days and usually have the same lineup with only few exceptions.



In 1973, the first festival was held in Scheeßel, the place where today's Hurricane takes place. It was called "Es rockt in der Heide" at that time (literally translated: It's rocking the heath) and was attended by 52,000 people.

At the "First Rider Open Air" in 1977, fans caused damage of more than a million marks when riots broke out, because only five of the announced 23 bands could perform—a huge scandal was uncovered few days later. The organizer was forced to make a long pause.

In 1997 rock returned to Scheeßel in the form of the Hurricane Festival, with numerous bands performing in front of 20,000 guests. It has taken place on the Eichenring, a motorcycle sand racetrack, ever since. Audience size peaked in 2008 with about 75,000 guests; from 2002 to 2006 between 40,000 and 60,000 people came. In 2003, the festival was extended from two to three days. In 2007 60,000 and in 2008 70.000 tickets were sold.[1]

Past lineups

(lineups partly differ from Southside)

Year Acts
1973 Argent, Buddy Miles, Chicago, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, East of Eden, Epitaph, Ian Carr with Nucleus Osibisa, Karthago, Lou Reed, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Odin Bronco, Richie Havens, Soft Machine, Ten Years After, Vinegar Joe, Wishbone Ash
1997 16 Horsepower, 311, Ani DiFranco, Armageddon Dildos, Bad Religion, Chumbawamba, Cucumber Men, Daft Punk, Deine Lakaien, Element of Crime, Fischmob, Hip Young Things, INXS, L 7, Lamb, Lecker Fischbrät, The Levellers, Manbreak, Mansun, Neneh Cherry, Peter Bruntnell, Phish, Primus, Rammstein, Rekord, Sharon Stoned, Sheryl Crow, Son Volt, The Cardigans, The Inchtabokatables, The Jinxs, The Lightning Seeds, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Thumb, Tiamat, Weltempfänger
1998 Alaska feat. Bobo, Apocalyptica, Asian Dub Foundation, Beastie Boys, Bell, Book & Candle, Björk, Chumbawamba, Dave Matthews Band, Del Amitri, Die Sterne, Garbage, Guano Apes, Hazeldine, Heather Nova, Iggy Pop, Madonna Hip Hop Massaker, Matchbox Twenty, Megaherz, Money Mark, Oomph!, Oysterband, Pop Tarts, Pulp, Rancid, Readymade, Sonic Youth, Such A Surge, The Bates, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Notwist, Tito & Tarantula, Tocotronic, Torn!, trieb, Two, Vivid, Ween, Widespread Panic
1999 Blumfeld, Blur, Built to Spill, Bush, Calexico, Catatonia, dEUS, Die Fantastischen Vier, Eat No Fish, Everlast, Faithless, Guano Apes, HIM, Hole, Ich-Zwerg, Kashmir, Liquido, Live, Marilyn Manson, Massive Attack, Miles, Molotov, Motorpsycho, Muse
2000 A, Ani DiFranco, Blind Passengers, Bomfunk MC's, Bush, Die Firma, Eat No Fish, Element of Crime, Emiliana Torrini, Fink, FM Einheit feat. Gry, Fu Manchu, Gentleman, Giant Sand, Gomez, Groove Armada, HIM, Laika, Live, Lotte Ohm, Macy Gray, Madrugada, Missing Link, Moby, Nine Inch Nails, Project Pitchfork, Rico, Rollins Band, Sandy Dillon, Skunk Anansie, Station 17, Surrogat, The Cranberries, The Tea Party, Therapy?, Tonic, Uncle Ho
2001 Fünf Sterne deluxe, American Hi-Fi, Ash, Backyard Babies, Blackmail, Blumfeld, Deftones, Die Toten Hosen, Donots, Faithless, Fantômas, Fink, Goldfinger, Grand Theft Audio, H-Blockx, Iggy Pop, Incubus, Jan Delay und die Sam Ragga Band, Jimmy Eat World, JJ72, Krezip, K's Choice, Last Days of April, Nashville Pussy, OPM, Paradise Lost, Phoenix, Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, Stereo MCs, Superpunk, The Hellacopters, The Hives, The Offspring, The Weakerthans, Thomas D, Tool, Weezer, Wheatus
2002 …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, 4Lyn, A, Beatsteaks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Die Happy, Die Ärzte, Dover, Emil Bulls, Fettes Brot, Garbage, Gluecifer, Heyday, Jasmin Tabatabai, Kane, Lambretta, Less Than Jake, Lostprophets, Madrugada, Mercury Rev, Nelly Furtado, New Order, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Readymade, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rival Schools, Simple Plan, Soulfly, Sportfreunde Stiller, Such A Surge, Television, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Breeders, The Flaming Sideburns, The Notwist, The Promise Ring, Tocotronic, Zornik
2003 22-20s, Anouk, Apocalyptica, Asian Dub Foundation, Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man, Björk, Blackmail, Brendan Benson, Cellophane Suckers, Coldplay, Console, Counting Crows, Danko Jones, Fu Manchu, Goldfrapp, Good Charlotte, Grandaddy, Guano Apes, GusGus, International Pony, Interpol, Kettcar, Massive Attack, Millencolin, Moloko, Nada Surf, NOFX, Patrice, Pinkostar, Radiohead, Röyksopp, Seeed, Sigur Rós with Amina, Skin, Slut, Starsailor, Supergrass, The Datsuns, The Hellacopters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Roots, The Sounds, Therapy?, Tocotronic, Turbonegro, Underwater Circus, Underworld, Union Youth, Venus Hum
2004 Fünf Sterne deluxe, Air, Amplifier, Anti-Flag, Ash, Backyard Babies, Beatsteaks, Beginner, Billy Talent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Breed 77, Bright Eyes, Colour of Fire, Cypress Hill, Danko Jones, David Bowie, Die Fantastischen Vier, Die Happy, Donots, Dropkick Murphys, Fireball Ministry, Franz Ferdinand, Gentleman & the Far East Band, Gluecifer, Graham Coxon, I Am Kloot, Ill Niño, Life of Agony, Mando Diao, Mclusky, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, Monster Magnet, Pixies, P J Harvey, Placebo, Sarah Bettens, Snow Patrol, Sportfreunde Stiller, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Bones, The Cure, The Hives, Tiger Beat, Tomte, Wilco, Within Temptation
2005 3 Doors Down, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Ashton!, Audioslave, Beatsteaks, Beck, Boysetsfire, Brendan Benson, Broken Social Scene, Die Ärzte, Dinosaur Jr., Eagles of Death Metal, Fantômas, Feist, Flogging Molly, Ken, Kettcar, La Vela Puerca, Madrugada, Madsen, Millencolin, Moneybrother, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Olli Schulz, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Rammstein, Sarah Bettens, Ska-P, Slut, System of a Down, Team Sleep, The Dresden Dolls, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Stands, Turbonegro, Underøath (ausgefallen), Wir sind Helden
2006 Adam Green, Apocalyptica, Archive, Arctic Monkeys, Backyard Babies, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Billy Talent, Blackmail, Boozed, Collective Soul, Death Cab for Cutie, dEUS, Donavon Frankenreiter, Duels, Eagles of Death Metal, Elbow, Element of Crime, Everlaunch, Fettes Brot, Gnarls Barkley (Cancelled due to bad weather), Gods of Blitz, Gogol Bordello, Hard-Fi, Karamelo Santo, Klee, Lagwagon, Live, Mad Caddies, Mando Diao, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, Maxïmo Park, Nada Surf, Muse (Cancelled due to bad weather), Ohrbooten, The Weepies, The Pale, Panteón Rococó, Pete Blume, Photonensurfer, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Scissors For Lefty, Serena Maneesh, Seeed, She-Male Trouble, Shout Out Louds, Sigur Rós, Skin, Smoke Blow, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cardigans, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Feeling, The Gossip, The Answer, The Hives, The Kooks, The Raconteurs, The Sounds, The Strokes, Tomte, Two Gallants, Voltaire, Wir sind Helden, Within Temptation (Cancelled due to bad weather), Zebrahead
2007 Aereogramme, The Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, The Blood Brothers, The Bravery, Bright Eyes, Bromheads Jacket, Cold War Kids, Deichkind, Dropkick Murphys, Editors, Five O’Clock Heroes, Frank Black, Dendemann, Die Fantastischen Vier, The Films, Fotos, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, The Hold Steady, Howling Bells, Incubus, Interpol, Isis, Johnossi, Juliette and the Licks, Karpatenhund, Kings of Leon, La Vela Puerca, Less Than Jake, Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Mutemath, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, Ohrbooten, Pearl Jam, Placebo, Porcupine Tree, Queens of the Stone Age, Snow Patrol, Sonic Youth, State Radio, Sugarplum Fairy, Super 700, Tokyo Police Club, Virginia Jetzt!
2008 Apoptygma Berzerk, Bat For Lashes, Beatsteaks, Biffy Clyro, Billy Talent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blackmail, British Sea Power, Calexico, Deichkind, Die Mannequin, Digitalism, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Donots, Elbow, Enter Shikari, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foo Fighters, Jaguar Love, Jan Delay & Disko No 1, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Rostock, Kaiser Chiefs, Kettcar, Krieger, Maxïmo Park, Millencolin, Monster Magnet, Nada Surf, NoFX, Oceansize, Operator Please, Panic at the Disco, Panteón Rococó, Patrice, Radiohead, Razorlight, Rise Against, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Sigur Rós, Slut, Tegan and Sara, The Beautiful Girls, The Chemical Brothers, The Cribs, The Enemy, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Kooks, The Pigeon Detectives, The Notwist, The Subways, The Weakerthans, The Wombats, Tocotronic, Turbostaat and Xavier Rudd.

2009 Festival

2009 (June 19 & June 20 & June 21)

Friday 19th June

Green Stage Blue Stage Coca-Cola Soundwave Tent

16.15 - 16.50: The Horrors
17.15 - 18.00: Johnossi
18.30 - 19.15: The Sounds
19.45 - 20.45: Editors
21.15 - 22.30: Franz Ferdinand
23.00 - 00.30: Kings Of Leon

15.30 - 16.10: Bosse
16.50 - 17.30: Glasvegas
18.00 - 18.45: The Ting Tings
19.15 - 20.00: Katy Perry
20.45 - 21.45: Duffy
22.30 - 23.45: Moby
00.30 - 02.00: Kraftwerk

18.45 - 19.15: Datarock
19.45 - 20.50: The Dø
21.00 - 21.45: Nneka
22.15 - 23.00: Dendemann
23.30 - 00.30: Karamelo Santo
01.00 - 02.00: Culcha Candela

Saturday 20th June

Green Stage Blue Stage Coca-Cola Soundwave Tent

12.00 - 12.20 Die Fischer
12.50 - 13.30: Silversun Pickups
14.00 - 14.45: Less Than Jake
15.15 - 16.00: No Use For A Name
16.30 - 17.30: Ska-P
18.00 - 19.15: The Mars Volta
19.30 - 20.45: Pixies
21.15 - 22.30: Social Distortion
23.00 - 00.30: Faith No More

12.20 - 12.50: Auletta
13.30 - 14.15: The Rakes
14.45 - 15.30: Blood Red Shoes
16.00 - 17.00: The Wombats
17.30 - 18.30: Paulo Nutini
19.15 - 20.15: Fleet Foxes
20.45 - 21.45: Clueso
22.30 - 23.45: Ben Harper and Relentless7
00.30 - 02.00: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

17.30 - 18.00: The Alexandria Quartet
18.30 - 19.15: Frank Turner
19.45 - 20.30: Joshua Radin
21.00 - 21.45: Portugal. The Man
22.15 - 23.00: Lykke Li
23.30 - 00.30: Get Well Soon
01.00 - 02.00: Tomte

Sunday 21st June

Green Stage Blue Stage Coca-Cola Soundwave Tent

12.00 - 12.30: Eskimo Joe
13.00 - 13.40: The Living End
14.10 - 14.50: The Gaslight Anthem
15.20 - 16.15: Gogol Bordello
16.45 - 17.45: Lily Allen
18.15 - 19.15: Keane
20.15 - 21.30: Fettes Brot
22.00 - 00.00: Die Ärzte

12.30 - 13.00: Everlaunch
13.40 - 14.20: Lovedrug
14.50 - 15.40: Brand New
16.15 - 17.10: Anti-Flag
17.45 - 18.45: Eagles Of Death Metal
19.15 - 20.30: Disturbed
21.00 - 22.30: Nine Inch Nails

17.30 - 18.00: Just Jack
18.30 - 19.15: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
19.45 - 20.30: Ladyhawke
21.00 - 22.00: The Whip
22.30 - 23.30: Friendly Fires


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Coordinates: 53°09′34″N 9°31′21″E / 53.15944°N 9.5225°E / 53.15944; 9.5225

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