Since 1997 the Hurricane Festival takes place in Northern Germany on two weekends in June. With more than 70 000 visitor it is one of Germany's biggest music festivals. Hurricane Festival presents more than 80 bands on four stages and offers a mixture of rock, alternative, pop and electro. Established stars are performing as well as newcomers. Since 1999 Hurricane Festival's twin festival Southside Festival takes place in the south of the country with an identical line up.