NATURE ONE „The Golden 20“
01. - 03.08.2014 • Raketenbasis Pydna • Kastellaun / Hunsrück
Fri.: 8pm - 6am • Sat.: 6pm - 9am • Camping from Thu. 10am • Mixery-Opening 8pm
A WONDERFUL STORY
26 August 1995, former Hahn NATO airbase: 13,000 ravers of the still fledgling techno scene experience something totally new – they celebrate the first, large-scale open-air rave. A celebration of freedom and open-mindedness. Surrounded by nature, between fields and forests. It is here that an incredible story starts to unfold – it is the wonderful story of NATURE ONE.
One year later: the move to Pydna missile base. What were once used as missile taxiways are transformed into open-air dance floors, the grass-covered bunkers into chill-out zones. NATURE ONE brings peace to the last vestiges of the Cold War.
1997 sees NATURE ONE become a “proper” festival. For a full weekend. With camping and tents. The irrepressible “We-Feeling” emerges for the first time.
“When it is summer in NatureOne land and the air is warm and full of love. When the cornfields are golden yellow and the meadows lush and green. And the butterflies glide gracefully through the summer winds. Then close your eyes and listen to how your hearts are beating. Open your minds and your souls like a flower its blossoms. Take each other in your arms and experience this indescribable ‘We-Feeling’.”
(from the NatureOne Editorial 1999)
The first clubs move into NatureOne land the following year, exchanging neon lights and the cacophony of city traffic for fireflies and chirping crickets. In 1998 there are seven club floors; the number today: 19. The year 2000 sees NatureOne land opening its gates for the first time as early as the Thursday and kicking off with the “Mixery-Opening”. The new formula reads: 4 days and 3 nights!
“The world our dreams are made of is created in the beautiful Hunsrück region for four full days: music wherever you turn, the setting bursting with colour, and a vibrant and pulsating tent city in the midst of spectacular countryside. People gather here with only one thought in mind: to be together with those who share their ideas and aspirations, so that once a year they can shape the world as it should always be.”
(from the NatureOne Editorial 2002)
NATURE ONE quickly becomes the largest and most popular festival for electronic music in Germany, winning awards and regularly notching up new records for the numbers attending. Last year’s figure: 64,000!
2014: The Golden 20. The grand anniversary! It will have the same magic as 1995. The glittering birthday cake is the Golden 20 Floor, with only those artists appearing who performed at the very first NATURE ONE.
Take a slice and become part of the wonderful story of NATURE ONE – Live Your Dream.
“The magical power of NATURE ONE seizes your heart, spreads through your entire body and fires your mind. An invisible force unites everyone with the same feeling – the feeling of freedom, music and love.”
(from the NatureOne Editorial 2007)