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The Highfield Festival - Rock in the Leipzig New Lake District

A crowd in front of one of the stages at the Highfield Festival at Lake Störmthaler See in Leipzig's New Lake District, city of music, events, culture, leisure
The Highfield Festival is one of Germany's most well-known music festivals. © Robin Schmiedebach

The festival originated at the Hohenfelden reservoir near Erfurt, and has taken place at the Störmthaler lake near Leipzig since 2010. It has now become one of the most important indie rock festivals in the new Federal States.

The lineup includes musical heavyweights like Green Day, Placebo, Beatsteaks, Kings of Leon, Die Ärzte, Foo Fighters, Billy Talent, The Hives, Die Toten Hosen and 30 Seconds to Mars.

Leipzig Summer of Festivals

Visitors to the Highfield Festival refresh themselves in Lake Störmthal in the Leipzig region, Leipzig New Lake District, music city, leisure time, culture, swimming, water sports, events
The Highfield Festival at Lake Störmthal combines music and bathing fun. © Frank Embacher

Dance yourself happy! We took a close look at the summer of festivals in the Leipzig region on our blog.