How much are they?

2017 tickets



How many tickets can I buy?

There isn´t a limit.

Can I buy 1-day tickets?

It´s a one-day festival.


Do I need to register in advance to buy tickets?



Where can I buy them from?

Check the festival website, it' s always the best and the cheapest option.


When do the tickets go on sale? Do they sell out? If so, when?

2018 tickets are not on sale yet. They didn´t sell out last year, but we can´t predict what will happen this year, so the best advice is to buy your tickets as soon as possible.

Where do I collect my tickets from?

The easiest way is to print your tickets at home.


How do I get there?

If you decide to go to Dortmund by train rather than plane, then check out the example below:


A ticket from Berlin to Dortmund will cost around €50 and the journey will take around 3hr 30min.

For more information on trains, have a look at


Once you´re in Dortmund you have a few options to get to the festival site.


Free travel:

The festival ticket gets you free travel on all buses, trams & trains (DB: RE, RB, and S-Bahn, 2nd class) in the VRR Rhine-Ruhr fare zone. This offer is valid on both 30th April and 1st May 2017.

Find out more information at and

Going by train:

If you´re starting from Dortmund central station:

RB53, RB59, RE 57 - Haltestelle "Signal Iduna Park"
U45, U46, 450 - Haltestelle "Westfalenhallen"

All the information for traveling by train can be found here: and

What is the closest city to the festival?


Please see map below:

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Camping? Hostels? Hotels?

You have a few options for where to stay (there is no camping at Mayday):


1 - Hotel,

Or alternatively:

A good hotel room for 2 people in Dortmund will cost around €100 for 2 nights.


2 - Hostel

A room to share will cost around 15 per night.


3 - Couch surfing

This is a hospitality exchange and social networking website. Once you join up, you can search through host´s profiles and look for someone to stay with around the area of the festival, for free!  This can be a really great way to meet people who live locally and get all the best tips.

Check it out:

Food & drink

How much should I expect to spend each day?

This depends on the person, but to give you an idea we´d say around €25 per day should cover the cost of your food and drink.

- Soft drinks and alcohol: Between €3 and €4 (approx)

- Food: Between €3 and €6 (approx)

Important information

When does the festival start? What time?

In 2018, the festival takes place on the 29th of April in Dortmund.

The festival starts at 7pm and finishes at 9am.


Are there any age limits?

There is no admission for anyone under the age of 16.

You will need your passport or some form of ID with you at all times.

What artists have performed before?

Fedde Le Grand, Armin van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Sven Vath, Ferry Corstenm Sander Van Doorn, Danny Avila, Cosmic Gate, Outblast, Len Faki, BMG, Moonbootica, Chris Liebing, Aka Aka feat. Thalstroem, Wildstyles, Carl Cox, Gareth Emery.


Is the line-up out?

Check it out:

What´s the average temperature?

The temperature outside is likely to be between 12 and 19°C, but bear in mind the festival takes place inside.


Do you want to meet other people also going to Mayday?

Festivalholics will create an event for each festival on Facebook. So join the event and get chatting!

Important tips

  • With over 50 DJs on 5 floors there´s a lot to see, and a lot of walking to see it, so wear comfortable shoes!
  • Also make sure you get up to the third floor of the "Arena", from there you´ll have an amazing view from a height of 14m down onto the main stage and the mass of dancing people.
  • Enjoy yourself like there is no tomorrow!