And then we started to dance...
Summer of 1995, the air is warm and full of love. A wonderful story is about to unfold – it is the story of NATURE ONE. 13,000 ravers celebrate the first major open-air rave! Together they transform the world into what it was always meant to be. With electronic music, friendship and tolerance. Under the open sky, surrounded by nature, caressed by the soft grass. A festival of freedom and openness.
‘NATURE ONE is… love and awakes a unique feeling in me of being at home.’ – Felix Kröcher
Two years later the ravers arrive with seemingly everything but the kitchen sink to turn green fields into the most colourful campsite in the world. Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German can be heard. Communication problems? Not in the slightest, for the lingua franca ‘techno’ unites everyone. It is the birth of the boundless ‘We Feeling’.
‘NATURE ONE is… a wild summer rave.’ – Len Faki
1998 and the club floors move in. They exchange crushing, big-city claustrophobia for the fresh, clean air of the Hunsrück hills and soon become part of the furniture – on, in and between the monstrous bunker complexes. At the beginning there were seven, today there are 18 club floors, with the sound ranging from goa, techno and house to hardcore and hardstyle and on to trance and drum’n’bass.
‘NATURE ONE is… like a rocket, you’re launched from the base right up into the techno heaven!’ – Karotte
The millennium arrives and from 2000 everything is on the go: the CampingVillage opens as early as the Thursday, the House of House makes its entrance as the fourth headfloor, the CenturyCircus just gets bigger and bigger, and year after year more people converge on NatureOne Land. They all want to live their dream, unshackled at last and carefree. 2014: sold out for the first time – amazing! 72,000 celebrate ‘The Golden 20’, the 20th anniversary.
‘NATURE ONE is… one of the most legendary festivals in Europe.’ – Sam Feldt
Thousands upon thousands of friendships have been forged, partners found, children fathered and even born in the CampingVillage. And now we will be celebrating NATURE ONE for the 25th time. It will be a grand and glorious festival. Full of joy and music and passion. Full of new stories and memories and great moments.