Located in Mannheim in south-west Germany Maifeld Derby Festival made a name for themselves with a always fine and handpicked line-up and even won the German festival award ‘Helga’ in the category ‘Finest Line-up’. Also in 2018 fans will not be disappointed coming to Mannheim from June 15 to June 17.

British indie-meets-wave band Editors will headline this year’s Maifeld Derby side by side with Neo-Classic artist Nils Frahm and US Allrounder Eels, all having released a stunning new record this year. Indie fans will love this year’s line up with bands like The Wombats, The Kills, Klangstof, Kreisky and Deerhunter adding to the already stunning headliners. But the bookers of Maifeld Derby always managed a good balance in their musical diversity. Neo-soul heavyweights Rhye, R&B duo Ibeyi, alternative hip-hop artists like Young Fathers, Goldroger and Tank And The Bangas and beloved songwriter Kat Frankie provide a wide range of musicality. For those missing out some heavier guitars Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will meet the needs, and if that isn’t enough German Post-Hardcore newcomers Lirr and Metal veterans Neurosis and Wolves In The Throne Room will satisfy the head-banging fraction. See the full line-up and the timetable here.

Located at an old horse race track just outside the town and easy accessible by car and public transportation, Maifeld Drby provides four stages, two of them being a tent and on being the stands of the horse race track, all just a stone throw away from each other.

Quality, despite genre and style has been the motto since the festival started in 2011 and still in 2018 the festival manages to bring outstanding artists on stage, despite the ridiculous arms race in the European festival scene while at the same time keeping ticket prices in an understandable range. Sustainability and a connection to the local community by involving these are principle kept high since the beginning.

And now comes the best part. NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION gives you the chance to attend as we’re giving away one pair of tickers for the Maifeld Derby 2018! All you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

1. Head to our new Stay Updated page
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3. Send a mail with your full name and the subject ‘Maifeld Derby’ to win@nbhap.com

Good luck and see you in Mannheim, folks!