Like so many other places, the venues of music festivals remained empty in 2020.

Now that I have been photographing festivals for almost a decade, I seized the opportunity this summer to visit various festival venues in Germany to show them from a completely different perspective. This series documents how surreal and ghostly the areas appear, where normally thousands of people dance, celebrate and enjoy themselves. It is a record of an unprecedented and hopefully unique festival summer.

All pictures were taken between June and August 2020.

2020 is characterized by restrictions, caution and renunciation. Like so many other places, the venues of music festivals remain empty.

Now that I have been photographing festivals for almost a decade, I seized the opportunity this summer to visit various festival venues in Germany to show them from a completely different perspective. This series documents how surreal and ghostly the areas appear, where normaly thousands of people dance, celebrate and enjoy themselves.

All pictures were taken between June and August 2020.

Venues:

MS Dockville Festival (Hamburg)
Moyn Moyn Festival (Oyten/near Bremen)
Highfield Festival (Störmthaler See/near Leipzig)
Hurricane Festival (Scheeßel)
Melt! festival (Ferropolis/near Gräfenhainichen)
Feel Festival (Bergheider See/Lausitz)
Appletree Garden Festival (Diepholz)