One of Germany’s—and Europe’s—greatest festivals is coming to an end.
Nachtdigital has announced that the 2019 edition of the festival, dubbed Nachtdigital Mint, will be its last. Festival organisers cited a “desire for change” as the reason to bring the beloved event—which has been running in the east German region of Olganitz since 1997—to an end.
Across its 22 years of operation, Nachtdigital developed from an impromptu one-day rave to a full three-day festival featuring over 60 artists a year. The final edition will be housed on five different stages, all tucked around the beautiful lake at Bungalowdorf Olganitz.
As the festival has explained to Resident Advisor, “Much of our energy isn’t going into the festival itself anymore… The subculture where we started from has changed tremendously, which also brought a lot of positive things into our small and tiny world in Olganitz but we feel that the outside demands create an inner conflict we feel uncomfortable with. This is the time when you know that you have to do something about it.”
Find the full lineup and ticketing information at the festival website here. Below, watch a 70-minute documentary on the history of the festival, Escape to Olganitz.