Area 4 Festival

Area 4 Festival takes place in the west of Germany once a year, hosting some of the best international rock and indie bands.

Rumours

There will be no 2013 Area 4

Lineup

There will be no 2013 Area 4, with organisers releasing the following statement (apologies for the odd wording but we used Google Translate the best we can)

You have you been worried that there will be a give AREA 4 2013, as could be heard on our Facebook page and on Twitter. As much as we had hoped, unfortunately we do not have good news for you: There will be no 2013 AREA 4 Festival, Ludinghausen.

We have in recent months held numerous conversations and information collected in the future of the AREA 4 Festival looked and wanted to offer you at this point something definitive and tangible.

"We have not really made the decision easy," asserts Jasper Barendregt, the festival director at FKP Scorpio is. "But we write the AREA 4 years in the red. With the number of visitors in recent years, the ratio sophisticated line-up, good infrastructure and affordable ticket prices went financially at the expense of the organizers. As entrepreneurs, we can not take this imbalance forever. "To operate permanently break even, every year from 3000 to 5000 visitors would come to more than come true.

"NRW is the dichtbevölkertste State and accordingly popular with event organizers. In summer there are so many festivals, open-air concerts and other big events, because it is not easy to succeed, "says Andreas Möller of the concert office Schoneberg, which together with FKP Scorpio hold the AREA 4 Festival.

The most painful part of this decision is to you to disappoint the visitors who are loyal to us for years and are hoping for weeks that we announce a sequel in 2013, must. Please believe us that we, ourselves have put a lot of time, energy and passion in this great festival has, in recent weeks once again illuminates all sides and explored ways to still find a way. From business point of view but there are those unfortunately.

We - the colleagues from the concert office Schoneberg and FKP Scorpio - thank you very sincerely to you all! Without you, your enthusiasm and your support the AREA 4 AREA 4 would not have been!

Your AREA 4-team

Vibe

Area 4 Festival runs in the second week of August each year is growing in popularity among rock music fans both in Germany and across Europe. Held in the airport Borkenberge, surrounded by meadows, forests and fields, the festival has the perfect setting for a weekend of camping, partying and rock music.

Stages and other entertainment

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Tickets

These are the current early bird prices:

  • General ticket including camping: €107.25
  • Caravans/ Camper vans: €104 including €10 garbage deposit and €25 for a separate campervan ticket.

The easiest website to buy tickets from is www.eventim.de as they deliver worldwide.

VIP

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Children

In regards to children and teenagers the following applies:

  • Although there is no age restriction visible, the website heavily advises that "Children under the age of 8 should not visit a Rock-Festival. Little ears can be injured easily. ", the absences of child price tickets suggests this festival is not suitable for children.

  • Teens under the age of 16 who are caught smoking or drinking will be removed from the site and sent home.

  • Adolescents under 18 must bring written permission which is signed by parents, parents must also accept complete responsibility for their teens and children.

Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

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Local Information

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Travel

You can use many trains and other public transport in the local area for free with your Area 4 tickets during the festival weekend. Please ask the conductors or bus drivers whether they accept the festival ticket. Get off the train at Dülmen Hauptbahnhof and take the shuttle bus to the festival grounds.

Car Directions:

From the direction A1 / Lüdinghausen: Dorfbauerschaft 9, 59348 Seppenrade / Lüdinghausen

From the direction A43 / Dülmen: Leversum 39, 59348 Leversum / Lüdinghausen

Local Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

Camping is only possible with the AREA 4-Kombi-Ticket (3 days including camping).

No glass or open fires are allowed in the campsite.

The festival has a market at the festival site which sells most of the essentials.

There are separate parking lots for caravans and mobile homes. These lots do not have any power supply and generators are not allowed.

Site Information

Drinking water is available for free at the festival grounds.

The sanitary camps with showers and water toilets are provided. Apart from these, there are plenty of portaloos on the camping area and the festival site.

In order to preserve the sensitive natural environment and avoid litter, the festival provides each camper with a garbage bag and a chip at the gate. The campers will receive their 5 euros deposit back when the bags are delivered back.

Pets are not allowed on the festival site.

When leaving the festival, you do not want to take your remaining food with you the festival has a charity food box which collects tinned foods for Dülmener Tafel e.V., an aid organisation.

Food and drink

Food stalls serving variety of food and drink will be available.

Tap water is available for free at the festival site. A small lunchpack and tetrapacks up to 1.5 litres of drink can be taken into the festival arena.

Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

Area 4 premièred in 2005 at König-Pilsener-ARENA in Oberhausen with over 10,000 festival goers. In 2006 the festival took a creative break. It returned in 2007 bigger and better and the three day festival is now based at the airport Borkenberge in Lüdinghausen.

Past lineups

2012 Headliners included The Gaslight Anthem, Kylesa, Beatsteaks, Social Distortion, Bullet For My Valentine, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes and many more. To view the full line-up, click here.

The 2011 line up featured Feeder, The Deftones and the Kooks. The full line up can be found here.

For details on past line-ups click here