May 2 – May 5 2019
In spring we gather around the forest again to welcome the first rays of sunshine and dance our way out of hibernation in the fresh forest air. The Hai in den Mai Festival is the annual start into the Open Air Psytrance season.
The site opens on Thursday at 12 noon. Camping is allowed until Monday 12 noon!
For those who can’t wait, this year there will be the possibility to arrive on Wednesday to camp. We want to give all those who come from far away the opportunity to get the journey over on the first of May and start the festival on Thursday in a relaxed way. However, we can’t open the regular camping site for you on Wednesday yet, but it can only be camped on a reserve camping site outside the grounds and you will have to move to the regular camping site on Thursday! Unfortunately this is not possible otherwise due to organizational reasons. An additional charge of 5€ per tent has to be paid for camping on Wednesday.
- Waldfrieden Psy Club
- Main Floor: Outdoor Psychedelic / Progressive Floor
- Backyard Floor: Outdoor Alternative-Electro / Techno Floor
- Hill Top Floor: Outdoor Forest / Hitech-Floor!
- Healing Area
- Chill Out Area
- Market Area
- Organic Food Area
- Fire Space
- Performer Stage
- Camping Area
The Warm-Up Party starts on Thursday at 6 pm on the Backyard Floor and from 8 pm on the Hill Top Floor and in the Club. There will be a break from Friday 6 am to 1 pm. The Main Floor opens on Friday at 6 pm o’clock and closes finally again on Sunday at 8 pm o’clock. Afterwards the Afterhour continues on the other floors until Monday morning.
- free shuttle buses from Lemförde & Rahden railway stations (check the schedule here!)
To minimize the car traffic on the festival grounds we have to take 10 € road toll for every vehicle driving over the area.
Answers to frequently asked questions about our festivals can be found here.
The complete Wald Guide with all information is available here for download as PDF. We also have enough printed copies for everyone at the festival!
The online ticket sale has ended! Tickets are still available at the festival box office. The following prices apply here:
Thursday and Friday 110€ + 5€ trash deposit
Saturday from 10 a.m. 90€ + 5€ trash deposit
Sunday from 10 a.m. 30€
Sunday from 4 p.m. 20€
Friday and Saturday you can also buy a day ticket for 55€, which is valid from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the following day! Day tickets are only available on site and only while stocks last!
Discounts apply to certain guests:
Guests over the age of 60 do not pay admission.
Wheelchair users and guests who are severly handicapped and are dependent on an accompanying person do not pay admission for one accompanying person. Please do bring your disabled pass.
Don’t buy tickets from strangers or people you can’t trust! Each QR code is only valid once. One person can always sell the same ticket to several people. Only the first person to show it at the ticket office will be granted admission.
(Psy / Prog)
► Act One ❂ Digital Shamans ❂ UK
► Bitmonx ❂ Spin Twist Records
► Deviant Species ❂ Trick Music ❂ UK
► DigiCult ❂ Dacru Records ❂ Belgium
► Flegma ❂ TesseracTstudio ❂ Serbia
► Gaspard ❂ Sangoma Records ❂ Switzerland
► Hatikwa ❂ Xonica Records
► Jumpstreet ❂ Looney Moon ❂ Switzerland
► Mandala ❂ Nano Records ❂ UK
► Moonlight Burns ❂ Ajourney ❂ Brazil
► Mind Void ❂ Alien Records
► Outsiders ❂ Sacred Technology ❂ Israel
► Outside The Universe ❂ Sacred Technology ❂ Israel
► Yab Yum DJ Set by Gaspard ❂ Peak Records ❂ Switzerland
► Alice D Joanna ❂ Waldfrieden
► Anjoli ❂ Flow Ev Records ❂ Austria
► Anneli ❂ Phantasm Records / Waldfrieden ❂ Sweden
► BlueSpacE ❂ Landmark Records
► Buddha ❂ iDirty Records
► Energetic Substance ❂ Spirit Of Hangover
► Feliniti ❂ Chromatic Sphere
► Gaby ❂ Ovnimoon Records ❂ Slovenia
► Goa Jonas ❂ Tip Records / Antaris Project
► Le Loup ❂ Waldfrieden
► Lufttrockner ❂ Waldfrieden
► LX-D ❂ Iono Music
► MagicStar ❂ Waldfrieden
► Mirus ❂ WDG Music
► Mischgeschick ❂ Nachtwandern
► NeuroLogic ❂ Ajourney
► Raoul ❂ Blue Hour Sounds / Waldfrieden
► Regan ❂ Nano Records ❂ UK
► Schnuppchen ❂ Chromatic Sphere
► sG4rY ❂ Sangoma Records
► Smax ❂ Reisefieber Records
► Überserum ❂ Dirty Prog Collective ❂ Parivara
► Windreiter ❂ Ecuador
► 4Motion ❂ Upward Records
(Psy / Dark Prog / Forest / Hitech)
► Abyss oOzE ❂ Dark Prisma Records ❂ Argentina
► Giuseppe ❂ Parvati Records ❂ Denmark
► Hellquist ❂ Zenon Records ❂ Sweden
► Megalopsy ❂ Dark Prisma Records ❂ Argentina
► Sick Noise ❂ Masters Of Puppets Records ❂ Serbia
► Zigurat ❂ Dark Prisma Records ❂ Argentina
► Axcidus ❂ Black Out Records
► Benido ❂ Mind Modulation Records
► Dschagganaut ❂ Chargedmind / Gaggalacka
► Eritas ❂ Root Sector Records
► Fluoelf ❂ Uroboros / Woo-Dog Records
► HighFreq ❂ Nataraja Records
► HotzenPlotz ❂ Chaishop.com
► Mademoiselle ChaOz ❂ Deviant Force Records
► Malaskra ❂ Shackadelic Sounds
► Nano Bugz ❂ Quintessence Records / Damaru Records
► Raoul ❂ Waldfrieden
► Shakyyy ❂ Zeakon Records
► Val Vashar ❂ Zenon Records ❂ Croatia
► Zyron ❂ Creatures Of Darkness ❂ Synaptic Eclipse
(Alternative / Techno)
► Bass-T73 ❂ Waldfrieden
► Die Betreuer ❂ Waldfrieden
► Chroma ❂ Stil vor Talent
► Daniel Krau ❂ Ketoga / Moyn Moyn
► David Kras (aka Hellquist) ❂ Moth Records ❂ Sweden
► Dejvid Kavazovic ❂ Hydrozoa / Not Equal Records
► Knilch & Knete ❂ Kabelkiste
► Knöpfeknechter & Beatverfechter ❂ Minimal Listig
► SubversiV ❂ Ketoga
► ElJott ❂ Naturzeit
► Miruslav ❂ Techno Mortale
► Neobeo ❂ Synergy Tribe
► Niklas F ❂ Techno Mortale
► Orient Exzess ❂ Club Charlotte
► Prisma ❂ Dark Prisma Records ❂ Argentina
► Sascha Flux ❂ Twisted Frequency / Waldfrieden
Friday and Saturday from sunset to sunrise, Sunday 8-10 p.m.
All jugglers are invited to play with us!
Friday, 3rd of May
22:00 Die Sonnenstrahlen
23:00 Mystic Circles
Saturday, 4th of May
00:00 Marc Supreme
02:00 Rogue Flame & Red Skywalker
23:00 Gregor & Greta
Sunday, 5th of May
00:00 Mushmo & Gaia
01:00 Mystic Circles
02:00 ExPer Avis
21:30 All Stars
We are looking forward to see you there…
Here you will find a place for retreat where you can recover your energy after dancing. The chill out spreads across several tents with fire spaces, seating, pillows, blankets, hammocks and chai tea. Relaxed musical backgroud will be provided both live and from recordings.
12:00 – 17:00 -:MF:- feat Philly
17:00 – 20:00 Doktor Fluffy
20:00 – 23:00 B.u.d.T.
23:00 – 02:00 Lysergian
00:00 – 02:00 LYSERGIAN
02:00 – 05:00 PsyGogh
05:00 – 10:00 Wolf de Guerre
10:00 – 12:00 Froschmusik
13:00 – 17:00 Tryptophant
17:00 – 20:00 Schmii
21:00 – 00:00 Goyano
00:00 – 03:00 Slowpakoras
03:00 – 07:00 Aquatone
07:00 – 09:00 Chillerium
09:00 – 12:00 White Dwarf
13:00 – 16:00 Nomad Bazar & Lysergian
16:00 – 19:00 Kaleido
20:00 – 21:00 Goyano
21:00 – 23:00 Doktor Fluffy feat. Tobelix
23:00 – 02:00 Leela Loops
00:00 – 02:00 Leela Loops
02:00 – 05:00 Doktor Fluffy & Slowpakoras
05:00 – 08:00 Schmii
08:00 – 10:00 Tryptophant
10:00 – 12:00 Nomad Bazar
12:00 – 14:00 Bruno Watt
14:00 – 16:00 VOQ
16:00 – 18:00 Bjiuu
18:00 – 20:00 Kyborg
20:00 – 22:00 Doktor Fluffy feat. Tobelix & Leela Loops
22:00 – 06:00 -Afterparty- Open Table
06:00 – 11:00 Doktor Fluffy & FRIENDS
You can only enter the festival if you are over 18 years of age with a valid identity card or passport. Juvenile minors are not allowed on the festival, unless they they are with their parents. Unfortunately we can not provide family camping so we do not recommend you to bring your children!
In Waldfrieden there is no place for racism, sexism, homophobia or any discriminatory behaviour and hateful ideology. This of course also means that nazis are not welcome here. Look out for each other. Those who do not respect these rules are kicked out, for example men who harass women.
To have enough room for dirty, tired and happy faces on the festival that will not appear on the internet please do not to take pictures of others without permission. There will be professional photographers taking pictures that will be uploaded here. If you appear on a picture against your will let us know and we will remove it.
Apart from the fact that other people may not want to be filmed or photographed by you, you don’t do yourself a favor if you want to capture everything on camera. The festival is a good time to put your smartphone aside and take a vacation from the digital world. Keep the good memories in your heart – not on a chip!
It is our desire to limit the damage to nature as much as possible. Therefor all of our electricity is supplied by renewable energy sources and we ask the food shops to sell organic food only.
Please help us to also keep the direct environment of the Waldfrieden clean by using garbage bags and pocket ashtrays. Also please use the toilets instead of going in the forest or elsewhere for that purpose.
Dogs are not allowed on the area. Unfortunately we can not allow you to bring your dogs due to spatial conditions of the nature reserve and the animals that live here.
Graffiti & Confetti
Graffiti, markers and confetti may not be brought to any of our events! It is simply too much work to get rid of the garbage and paintings. Confetti also causes unnecessary environmental pollution. If you are interested in participating as graffiti artist you are welcome to apply and contact us. However, it is not permitted to bring spray cans and markers with you without permission!
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Hai in den Mai Festival can be found here!