M'era Luna Festival

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M'era Luna Festival
Genre NDH, synthpop, future pop, aggrotech, metal, gothic rock, dark wave, ebm
Location(s)Hildesheim, Germany
Years active2000-present
Website www.meraluna.de
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Perttu Kivilaakso of Apocalyptica (2003)
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Simone Simons of Epica (2004)
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Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Lacuna Coil (2005)

The M'era Luna is an alternative music festival that encompasses a number of different styles such as metal, future pop, aggrotech, synthpop, gothic rock, dark wave, and ebm. It is held annually on the second weekend of every August, in Hildesheim, Germany at Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt, [1] a former British Army airbase.

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The M'era Luna includes camping facilities and has two stages: a large rock festival style structure, erected for the show each year, and a former aircraft hangar.

Aircraft machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air other than the reactions of the air against the earth’s surface

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With its 20,000-25,000 regular attendants (21,000 in 2005, 23,000 in 2009, 24,000 in 2010) [2] [3] (many flying in via the Hanover airport, with others traveling via road and railway), the M'era Luna is one of the biggest dark music events in Germany.

Hanover Place in Lower Saxony, Germany

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Airport location where aircraft take off and land

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Coordinates: 52°10′47″N9°56′56″E / 52.17972°N 9.94889°E / 52.17972; 9.94889

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