25.06.2015

The University rocks the Campus Festival

A campus turned party zone: On 25 June 2015, 19,500 young people enjoy open air music on the grassy area between the main university building and Building X. Since then, it has been impossible to imagine a summer semester without the Bielefeld Campus-Festival. At the end of every June, German musicians take over the University grounds.

Time-lapse film from Campus TV of the third Bielefeld Campus-Festival on 22 June 2017.

Source: Universität Bielefeld, Campus TV

After the first event it was clear: The Campus Festival is a recipe for success. The cooperation between the Bielefeld agency Vibra, the University, the University of Applied Sciences and Bielefeld Marketing soon made a name for itself. The line-up for the first ever festival was impressive: Alligatoah, AnnenMayKantereit, Gentleman und Thees Uhlmann were the stars of the festival. After the concerts finished, dancing and celebrating continued until the early hours on the two DJ floors in the university canteen.

Campus TV report on the first Campus Festival, 25 June 2015.

Source: Universität Bielefeld, Campus TV

On the grassy area between the main university building and Building X there are other small venues in addition to the main stage. Local artists perform on the Hertz 87.9 stage, a singer-songwriting competition takes place on the Slam stage, and there is wild dancing on the “Elektro-Floor”. A very special guest to take to the stage of the third Campus Festival 2017 is the German American rapper Casper, who studied at the University and was born in Lippe.

  • Ariel view of the grounds of the Campus-Festival on 21.6.2018.

    Photo: Stefan Sättele
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • Blowing bubbles and relaxing at the first Campus Festival on 26.06.2015.

    Photo: Nora Frei
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • Plenty of food and drink stands to keep the crowds happy, in this instance at the first Campus Festival on 25.06.2015.

    Photo: Norma Langohr
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • Headliners Alligatoah flood the campus grounds in breathtaking light at the first festival on 25.06.2015.

    Photo: Norma Langohr
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • Festival goers dance until the early hours on the two DJ floors at the university canteen, continuing the first Campus Festival on 25.06.2015.

    Photo: Markus Paulussen
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • On the “Soziales Feld” visitors listen to the poetry slam at the Campus Festival on 22.06.2017.

    Photo: Linda Thomßen
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • Headliner Casper thrills the audience, wearing a jersey of the local football team DSC Arminia Bielefeld at the Campus Festival on 22.6.2017.

    Photo: Julia Bömer
    Source: Universität Bielefeld
  • View of the festival grounds and the north side of the university main building on the evening of the Campus-Festival on 21.6.2018.

    Photo: Stefan Sättele
    Source: Universität Bielefeld