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The Southside Festival (or, simply, Southside) is an annual music festival that takes place near Tuttlingen, southern Germany, usually every June. The festival as well as its, artists and audiences are generally associated within the alternative part of popular music.
The Hurricane Festival, often referred to as the "sister" of Southside, takes place on the same three days in the very north of Germany (contrary to Southside, which is in the very south). Together they form a twin festival, since they usually feature the same line-up of artists with only minor exceptions.
History and audience
Following the great success of the Hurricane Festival, organizers FKP Scorpio decided to launch a similar event in the south of Germany. In 1999, a former military airbase (Neubiberg bei München) in Neubiberg, near Munich, was selected as the venue. In 2000, the festival was moved to another former military airbase, this time in Neuhausen ob Eck, which is close to Freiburg and Stuttgart.
Because of the relative proximity to several borders - (France, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are all less than 100 km away) - the audience is quite multinational.
In 2003, the calculated maximum capacity of 40,000 people was reached and the festival has been sold out well in advance ever since.
(lineups partly differ from Hurricane)
2001: Ash, Backyard Babies, Blackmail, Die Happy, Donots, Faithless, Fantomas, Fink, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Fünf Sterne deluxe, Goldfinger, Grand Theft Audio, The Hellacopters, The Hives, Iggy Pop, Incubus, JJ72, Krezip, K's Choice, Last Days of April, Manu Chao, Nashville Pussy, The Offspring, OPM, Paradise Lost, Phoenix, Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, Slut, Stereo MCs, Suit Yourself, Thomas D, Tool, Die Toten Hosen, The Weakerthans, Weezer, Wheatus
2002: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, A, Die Ärzte, Beatsteaks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Breeders, Dover, Emil Bulls, The Flaming Sideburns, Garbage, Gluecifer, Heyday, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Jasmin Tabatabai, Lambretta, Less Than Jake, Lostprophets, Madrugada, Mercury Rev, Nelly Furtado, New Order, No Doubt, The Notwist, The Promise Ring, Queens of the Stone Age, Readymade, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rival Schools, Simian, Simple Plan, Soulfly, Sportfreunde Stiller, Such A Surge, Suit Yourself, Television, Tocotronic, Union Youth, Zornik
2003: 22-20s, Apocalyptica, Asian Dub Foundation, Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man, Blackmail, Brendan Benson, Coldplay, Conic, Console, Counting Crows, Danko Jones, The Datsuns, Fu Manchu, Goldfrapp, Good Charlotte, Grandaddy, Guano Apes, GusGus, The Hellacopters, International Pony, Interpol, Kettcar, Live, Massive Attack, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Millencolin, Moloko, Nada Surf, NOFX, Patrice, Pete Yorn, Pinkostar, Radiohead, The Roots, Röyksopp, Seeed, Sigur Rós with Amina, Skin, Slut, The Sounds, Starsailor, Supergrass, Therapy?, Turbonegro, Underwater Circus, Underworld, Union Youth
2004: Air, Amplifier, Anti-Flag, Ash, Backyard Babies, Beatsteaks, Beginner, Billy Talent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Bones, Breed 77, Bright Eyes, Bungalow Bang Boys, Colour of Fire, The Cure, Cypress Hill, Danko Jones, Die Happy, Dropkick Murphys, Die Fantastischen Vier, Fireball Ministry, Franz Ferdinand, Fünf Sterne deluxe, Gentleman & The Far East Band, Gluecifer, Graham Coxon, grannysmith, The Hives, I Am Kloot, Ill Niño, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Jupiter Jones, Die Kleinen Götter, Life of Agony, Mando Diao, Mclusky, Mogwai, Monster Magnet, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Sarah Bettens, Snow Patrol, Sportfreunde Stiller, Tomte, Wilco, Within Temptation
2005: 2raumwohnung, Amplifier, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Athlete, Audioslave, Beatsteaks, Beck, Boysetsfire, Brendan Benson, Broken Social Scene, Die Ärzte, Dinosaur Jr., Dioramic, The Dresden Dolls, Eagles of Death Metal, Fantômas, Feist, Flogging Molly, Idlewild, Ken, Kettcar, La Vela Puerca, Long Jones, Madrugada, Madsen, Mando Diao, Millencolin, Moneybrother, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Rammstein, Sarah Bettens, Ska-P, Slut, System of a Down, Team Sleep, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Robocop Kraus, The Stands, Turbonegro, Underoath, Wir sind Helden
2006: Adam Green, The Answer, Apocalyptica, Archive, Arctic Monkeys, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Ben Jammin, Billy Talent, Blackmail, Coheed and Cambria, The Cooper Temple Clause, Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf, dEUS, Delays, Donavon Frankenreiter, Duels, Elbow, Element of Crime, Fettes Brot, Hard-Fi, Karamelo Santo, Klee, Lagwagon, The Lightning Seeds, Live, Mad Caddies, Mando Diao, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, Maxïmo Park, Photonensurfer, The Raconteurs, Muse, Panteón Rococó, Seeed, Shout Out Louds, Sigur Rós, Skin, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cardigans, The Feeling, The Hives, The Kooks, The Strokes, Tomte, Two Gallants, Wallis Bird, The Weepies, Wir sind Helden, Within Temptation, Wolfmother, Zebrahead
2007: Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Cold War Kids, Deichkind, Die Fantastischen Vier, Dropkick Murphys, Editors, Fotos, Incubus, Interpol, Jet, Juliette and the Licks, Kings of Leon, La Vela Puerca, Less Than Jake, Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Pearl Jam, Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, Snow Patrol, Sonic Youth, The Brayndead Freakshow, Sugarplum Fairy, The Bravery, The Films, The Sounds, Tokyo Police Club and many more.
2008: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, British Sea Power, Maxïmo Park, Nada Surf, Tegan and Sara, The Chemical Brothers, The Kooks, The Weakerthans, Turbostaat, Panic! at the Disco, Elbow, Flogging Molly, Calexico, Billy Talent, Panteón Rococó, and many more...
2009: Die Ärzte, Anti-Flag, Ben Harper, Blood Red Shoes, Brand New, Clueso, Culcha Candela, Dendemann, Disturbed, Duffy, Eagles of Death Metal, Editors, Eskimo Joe, Faith No More, Fettes Brot, Fleet Foxes, Frank Turner, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Get Well Soon, Gogol Bordello, Johnossi, Karamelo Santo, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Kraftwerk, Less Than Jake, Lykke Li, Moby, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, No Use for a Name, Paolo Nutini, Ska-P, Social Distortion, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The Gaslight Anthem, The Living End, The Mars Volta, The Ting Tings, The Whip, The Wombats
2010: Archive, Band of Skulls, Beatsteaks, Biffy Clyro, Bigelf, Billy Talent, Bonaparte, Boys Noize, Charlie Winston, Coheed and Cambria, Cosmo Jarvis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Danko Jones, Deftones, Deichkind, Dendemann, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Donots, Dropkick Murphys, Element of Crime, Enter Shikari, Erol Alkan, Faithless, Florence and the Machine, FM Belfast, Frank Turner, Frittenbude, Horse the Band, Hot Water Music, Ignite, Jack Johnson, Jennifer Rostock, K's Choice, Kashmir, Katzenjammer, La Roux, LaBrassBanda, LCD Soundsystem, Madsen, Mando Diao, Marina and the Diamonds, Massive Attack, Moneybrother, Mr. Oizo, Paramore, Phoenix, Porcupine Tree, Revolverheld, Shout Out Louds, Skindred, Skunk Anansie, Stone Temple Pilots, Tegan and Sara, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gaslight Anthem, The Get Up Kids, The Hold Steady, The Prodigy, The Specials, The Strokes, The Temper Trap, The xx, Timid Tiger, Turbostaat, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, We Are Scientists, White Lies and Zebrahead
2011: Foo Fighters, Incubus, Arcade Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical Romance, Clueso, The Hives, Suede, Kasabian, The Subways, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Elbow, The Wombats, Jimmy Eat World, Sublime with Rome, Two Door Cinema Club, Boysetsfire, Monster Magnet, The Kills, Lykke Li, Selig, Kashmir, Glasvegas, Band of Horses, The Sounds, Bright Eyes, Sum 41, All Time Low, Klaxons, Eels, Sick of It All, Parkway Drive, William Fitzsimmons, Blood Red Shoes, Jupiter Jones, I Blame Coco, Irie Révoltés, Young Rebel Set, I Am Kloot, Friendly Fires, Darwin Deez, Comeback Kid, Converge, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Portugal. The Man, Warpaint, The Vaccines, An Horse, Pulled Apart by Horses, Kvelertak, You Me at Six, Brother, Tame Impala, Cloud Control, Miles Kane, Yoav, Digitalism, Crookers, Trentemøller, A-Trak, Hercules and Love Affair, Frittenbude, Egotronic
2012: Die Ärzte, The Cure, Blink-182, Justice live, Rise Against, The Stone Roses, Mumford & Sons, Sportfreunde Stiller, The Kooks, The xx, New Order, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Wolfmother, LaBrassBanda, Casper, Katzenjammer, Kettcar, The Mars Volta, The Shins, Broilers, Florence and The Machine, Madsen, Garbage, Thees Uhlmann & Band, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Temper Trap, Beirut, Bosse, Bonaparte, Boy, Kraftklub, Ed Sheeran, K.I.Z., City And Colour, Bat For Lashes, Jennifer Rostock, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Royal Republic, Pennywise, Lagwagon, M83, Hot Water Music, Mad Caddies, La Vela Puerca, Kakkmaddafakka, The Vaccines, Less Than Jake, Zebrahead, My Morning Jacket, All Shall Perish, My Morning Jacket, The Dø, Adept, Selah Sue, The Bronx, La Dispute, Little Dragon, Disco Ensemble, Band Of Skulls, GusGus, Nneka, Bombay Bicycle Club, M.Ward, Die Antwoord, Spector, Black Box Revelation, Young Guns, Other Lives, Twin Shadow, The Computers, Nerina Pallot, Switchfoot, Eastern Conference Champions, Kurt Vile & The Violators, All The Young, Hoffmaestro, Golden Kanine, Turbowolf, We Are Augustines, Willy Moon, Alt-J, Casting Louis.White Stage: Fritz Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Sebastian, Beardyman, Busy P, Bassnectar, Azari & III, Supershirt, Bratze, Dumme Jungs
2007 storm incident
On the Thursday evening preceding the start of the festival, a storm demolished the tent stage and hurled large and heavy poles through the air. One such pole went through the roof of a paramedic van parked near the stage, killing one occupant and seriously injuring the other. The tent stage acts had to be canceled as a consequence. Festival organizers considered canceling the festival, but decided against it on advice of police, local authorities and even the paramedics team. The two main stages also suffered damage but were sufficiently repaired in time.
Official Southside Festival website
FKP Scorpio website, the festival's organizer