This 850,000 Person Techno Festival in Switzerland Makes EDC Look Like Child’s Play

Every year we like to talk about the hundreds of thousands of people that flock to Vegas for EDC or Belgium for Tomorrowland, but one of the biggest festivals in the world — that dwarfs both EDC and Tomorrowland — hardly gets any press on the world stage. I’m talking about Zurich’s Street Parade, held this past Saturday, which regularly draws upwards of a million attendees each year. Since the end of Love Parade in 2010, Street Parade has become the most attended electronic dance music event in the world. This year, 850,000 people descended upon the streets of Zurich, Switzerland for just a little over 24 hours of pure techno and good vibes.

The event featured 28 love mobiles along the official lakeside route of the Street Parade, on the north end of Lake Zurich. There are also eight stages while over 200 DJs will take part. Headline acts included Amelie Lens, John Digweed, Dubfire and Eric Morillo. Best of all, the event is entirely free to the public, including the festival’s eight “main” stages, while the artists themselves also forego appearance fees.

Watch the aftermovie from last year’s event below.