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Bernd Dicks, age 33, co-founder and CEO of Germanys biggest dance festival „Parookaville“ in Weeze. Parookaville is not a standard festival, it is a unique “city” which comes alive once a year, according to the only law the fictional founding father „Bill Parooka“ installed: “May madness, love and pure happiness rule”. Parookaville has a lot of well decorated city elements, like a church where people can get married, a post office, the biggest mobile swimming pool in europe and many more city attractions.

Together with two friends Bernd Dicks founded the festival and it’s unique story only three years ago in 2015. All shows were sold out immediately. The growth of Parookaville is unprecedent: 25’000 “citizens” (guests) joined the premiere edition in 2015. Only two years later, in 2017 and 2018, more than 80’00 people witnessed performances of 250+ artists, including David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Robin Schulz, Sven Väth, Brennan Heart, Headhunterz and many more on ten stages. Before initiating Parookaville, Bernd Dicks has been working for ten years as a freelance radio and TV reporter for several radio and TV stations in Germany.