The Fusion Festival is a music and arts festival with a countercultural character. It takes place at a former military airport called Müritz Airpark (map) in Lärz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Different musical styles are represented at the festival, but the line up is not released beforehand. Mostly electronic music is present, but there is no stylistic restriction for the various live music acts, and the festival attendees may bring their own instruments.
The festival also holds its own film festival and features different scales of art installations. Attendees may bring their own art and appear in artistic costumes. Only vegetarian food is sold at the festival grounds.
The Fusion Festival combines all styles of the underground electronic music scene and various other styles, sometimes depending on the attendees who choose to play their own music. It is described as a space people go to free their minds from their everyday lives, jobs, studies and other responsibilities. It is the result of the search for an alternative through music, to the system “people are forced to live in”.
Fusion Festival began in 1997 near the city of Lärz in north-eastern Germany, about 160 km (100 mi) from Berlin and 230 km (140 mi) from Hamburg.