Open Source Festival 2019: Dusseldorf’s Premier Music and Arts Event Open Source Festival is Dusseldorf’s annual music and arts festival. Taking place in the heart of nature at the Grafenberger Wald, the festival grounds has been claimed as one of the most beautiful festival locations in Germany! Featuring four stages and a range of artists […]Open Source Festival 2019 Rennbahnstraße 20, 40629 Düsseldorf, Germany Dusseldorf Germany
Open Source Festival is Dusseldorf’s annual music and arts festival. Taking place in the heart of nature at the Grafenberger Wald, the festival grounds has been claimed as one of the most beautiful festival locations in Germany! Featuring four stages and a range of artists in the open-air, food, art and more, this festival is undoubtedly one of the city’s most popular events.
“Four stages, the open squares, a lot of food and drinks and artistic interventions everywhere”
The festival bases its success around seven key factors. The music plays the largest role at the festival, featuring open, diverse, vibrant, energetic and experimental sounds. Artists annually contribute to the iconic event, bringing their ideas and charm from all over the world. The dedicated Audience is known for being open-minded and willing to experience anything and everything. Your Physical Well-Being is reflected in the way the festival offers unique festival food, drinks and vendors. Open Squares has grown to become an integral part of the festival, an established pop-up gallery showcasing young creative. The idyllic location set inside the green woods of the German city takes place in one of the most beautiful festival locations in the country. Finally, the Art, which is showcased throughout the festival, is specially developed for the event, presenting artistic positions by students from the local art school.
This year’s lineup features a number of popular artists, including up-and-coming new talent. The likes of Sohn, Faber, Talib Kweli, Woods of Birnam and more will perform at the annual event. You can find the full lineup here.
Open Source Festival takes place at the Galopprennbahn horse race-course in Dusseldorf, Germany. You can find the event at Rennbahnstraße 20, 40629 Düsseldorf, Germany.
Dusseldorf has a frequent and reliable public transport system, making it easy to get around the city and surrounding cities throughout Germany. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport, located 10 minutes from the city centre. Frequent direct trains regularly travel between the airport and the central station.
Dusseldorf features an extensive network of routes ranging for trams, buses and underground trains. You can purchase single and daily tickets from kiosks at the train stations. You can also purchase the Dusseldorf Card, which provides free, unlimited access of public transport within the city, as well as free entry to museums and reduced rates on city and boat tours, theatres and more.
Festival tickets include free public transportation for the VRR area. You can take tram 709 from the main station to Staufenplatz; where a festival shuttle will transfer visitors to the main entrance. You can also drive to the event, with parking spots available for free at Staufenplatz, or for 4 euros on the festival grounds.
Located just outside the city, there are a number of accommodation options available within the vicinity of the festival grounds. The nearest hotels are Sporthotel Borussia Dusseldorf and Artus Hotel; located just a short walk from the venue. Airbnb options are also available in the area surrounding the festival. You can explore all the nearby options below.
If you are visiting Dusseldorf, a range of hostels, hotels and Airbnb’s can be found throughout the city centre, within range of public transport. Popular city hotels include InterContinental Dusseldorf, Capella Breidenbacher Hotel and IntercityHotel Dusseldorf.
The city of Dusseldorf offers a range of attractions and activities. Located in the heart of the city, you can find a number of historical attractions, such as St. Andreas Church, Marktplatz, Bismarck-Denkmal and Tritonenbrunnen.
The city also boasts a number of popular museums; including Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen and the Filmmuseum. Visitors should also explore the Rhine Tower, a 240-metre tall telecommunications tower with an observation deck, revolving restaurant and panoramic views of the city.
The next edition of Open Source Festival will take place on July 13, 2019.
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