Bochum Total
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Bochum Total

Bochum Total takes place over the period of four days (the first day is usually the Thursday before the start of the summer holidays in NRW) in the city of Bochum, and it has evolved into one of the largest free music festivals in Europe since its inception in 1986. Approx. one million visitors flock to Bochum Total every year; portions of the inner city ring road are closed down for traffic for the occasion. At the heart of the festival are famous rock and pop acts such as "Donots", "Silbermond" and "Wir sind Helden", which attract the masses to their performances on one of the many stages. Plus, it's more or less traditional to have promising newcomer bands perform at Bochum Total as well. After 10pm, the programme moves "off stage", featuring readings, fringe performances and parties.

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