Home Again @ Maifeld Derby 2018

June is an ideal month for me to festival across Europe because all my top picks for indie rock festivals stack up one after the other. It’s a feast of music culminating with Maifeld Derby in Mannheim, Germany, my absolute favorite fest of the early summer. The lineup is outstanding with wall to wall music happening on four close stages, and the cozy campground takes only minutes to reach. I went back to this musical mecca for a second time this year to fill up my ears and camera.

The Kills

The Kills

The Kills

Ibeyi

Ibeyi

Ibeyi

Hinds

Hinds

Editors

Editors

Editors

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Eels

Eels

Eels

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Klangstof

Nils Frahm

Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron

This is The Kit

This is The Kit

The Wombats

The Wombats

The Wombats

All Them Witches

All Them Witches

Neurosis

Neurosis

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.