Hurricane - Atmo - Photo by Bernd Zahn

Photo by Bernd Zahn

For the people who tend to claim that size doesn’t matter – well, sometimes it actually does. Especially when you take a look at the line-up of such a big player festival like the HURRICANE FESTIVAL. Since 1997 this is, without any doubt, one of Germany’s biggest addresses when it comes to major festivals. And ‘major’ in this case means more than 70.000 fans from everywhere who come by to see dozens of high quality bands. From the biggest bands the world of music has to offer, to the hottest newcomers. And yes, it is really that diversified.

It is no secret that the HURRICANE FESTIVAL, which takes place near the small town of Scheeßel in the North of Germany, every year has a quite diversified and well-selected mixture in its line-up. But this year, well… let’s just say this is an extraordinary line-up. The return of old friends QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE as headliners, next to German legends RAMMSTEIN. I mean, how great is it to experience their industrial-like pyro show live? A must-see no matter what you think about their music. But also below these headliners we got some of NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION’s favorites right here. SIGUR RÓS, THE NATIONAL and EDITORS. All appear with fresh new records in the pipeline and will most likely bring melancholic moments of bliss. Same goes for GET WELL SOON and PORTISHEAD. Of course – a rock festival will always be a rock festival, so there’s plenty of opportunities to fight your way through the mosh-pit with bands like THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, BLOC PARTY or gypsy punkers GOGOL BORDELLO.

[one_half last=”no”][/one_half]

On the four different stages there’s something for everyone. You like good pop music? Well, don’t miss TEGAN AND SARA, Swedish band SHOUT OUT LOUDS and TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB. If you are more into melancholic songwriter music, there is I AM KLOOT and CITY AND COLOUR for you. If you like it electronic, German techno heavyweight PAUL KALKBRENNER, hot newcomers C2C and French house good guy BREAKBOT will make you dance. Hell, yes there is even rap poltergeist TYLER, THE CREATOR in the house. And we haven’t talked about hidden live treasures like ARCHIVE, MODESELEKTOR and BRITISH SEA POWER yet. And this is really just a small part of the big picture. There’s so much to discover, even if you avoid the big players. And that’s exactly the strength of a major festival like the HURRICANE. There might be too many people you maybe do not want to meet in your private life and bands you probably would never listen to. But well, on the other side, there are even more opportunities to discover new aspects and maybe change your perspective in some way. Find the full line up on the festival-homepage.

The only negative aspect: the festival is already sold out this year. With a line-up like this not that surprising. Although NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION cannot give you tickets this time we will give you three exclusive Hurricane packages, including a bag, a shirt and a CD by one of the artists who will play Hurricane. All you need to do is sending an email to with the subject ‘Hurricane Festival 2013’ and let us know your name, address and shirt-size. Good luck!