Das Fest Does 250,000

Germany’s Das Fest, the largely free festival in the Gunther Klotz Park in Karlsruhe, attracted 250,000 people across three days. 

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In Germany

More than 80,000 per day is a decent result, even if there were times in the past – such as 2004 – when a bill that included FaithlessWir Sind HeldenGentleman & The Far East Band, and Die Happy produced a crowd of more than 100,000 per day.

Although most of the festival site is free entry, fans can pay five euros ($6.70) to access the main stage arena.

This year 45,000 per day – as many as the space will hold – stumped up the extra change to see The BossHossFrank Turner & The Sleeping SoulsMadsenJupiter Jones, Judith Holofernes, Mad CaddiesThe Computers, and Dub FX.