PAROOKAVILLE is one of the largest electronic music festivals in Germany and has inspired fans with an unusual concept since 2015. During the festival days, a complete city with market place, post office, church, swimming pool and much more is created. DJs like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Zedd and Robin Schulz have performed at the festival several times. The highlight every year is the "Ceremony" - a gigantic show on the main stage in the night from Saturday to Sunday. With a thunderstorm of fireworks, laser and light that is redesigned every year.
In addition to the technical planning and implementation, POOLgroup has been taking care of directing, lighting design, set design and site management for this multi-day festival for 5 years now – and is thus responsible for the impressive atmosphere that matches the music.
Especially at a festival as big as PAROOKAVILLE, the timings of the individual project parts have to work seamlessly together. Narrow time windows for assembly and conversion leave little scope for errors or delays. Success therefore depends especially on the meticulousness and care in the planning phase. This also applies to individual show parts. So for example, we planned the lighting design in our lighting studio in Emsdetten down to the smallest detail in order to perfectly stage the individual acts on the festival stages.
The village of Parookaville is getting bigger every year. In 2019 there were around 300 artists who performed on more than 10 stages for 85,000 enthusiastic visitors. With its highly professional team, POOLgroup mastered every demand, which have grown in every sense, and made a decisive contribution to the success of this great festival this year.
Photos: Ralph Larmann, Robin Bottcher, Geoffrey Hubbel