AboutStone Techno

Despite still being under construction, the Ruhr Area, as a polycentric and post-industrial spot of renovation and future oriented transformation, is unmatched and unique worldwide. Where chimneys used to darken the sky and whole generations of the working class spend their entire lifespan mining under the ground, re-naturation and cultivation took place - so that the former institutions of blood, sweat and tears became pillars of our homelands fascinating new existence.

In this tradition, the Stone Techno Festival is the biggest multidisciplinary project with a musical, cultural, political, scientific and social approach. Taking place at a simply breath-taking location, the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein in Essen, protagonists and lovers of contemporary electronic dance music come together to celebrate a weekend dedicated to techno culture in its purest form.

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Arte Concert

After the first Stone Techno concert at the Ruhr Museum in 2021, Stone Techno and ARTE Concert partnered for the third consecutive year, capturing a stunning selection of sets from the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein for the second edition of the Stone Techno Festival. With an increased number of live streams, this year's collaboration aims to surpass previous successes by seamlessly merging music, art, and science to captivate an even larger audience.

  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021

The Stone Techno Series & Festival is a new kind of multidisciplinary experiment and brings different aspects together. Sampling, creating and releasing music made out of stones and initiating a new festival at the biggest coal mine in Europe. The first Stone Techno Series 2021 consists of 16 internationally renowned and upcoming artists split up into four EPs (limited 180gr marbled vinyl). 

For the 2022 Series we have recorded and produced a new sample library created by no-one else than the sampling-king himself: Matthew Herbert. Stay tuned for the next series of releases with a fine selection of pioneering, emerging and boundary pushing artists.

Key Facts
  • Entrance 18+
  • Bring your ID and ticket (digital or printed) with you.
  • Important for the student/trainee ticket holder: No valid ID or no matching name on the ticket means you have to pay an extra charge to round up the box office price.
  • The open air goes Friday from 13:00 till 23:59, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 till 23:59. The Night Events at Mischanlage go from 23:00 till 07:00.
  • We recommend you to come early to avoid very long waiting times.
House Rules
  • Bringing professional cameras to the festival site is not allowed.
  • We have our own media team for the festival coverage which will be used for marketing purposes. By attending to our events you are agreeing to those terms.
  • Feel free to film or take pictures with your phone but respect the vibe. Let loose, have a blast and dance.
  • The re-entrance fee is 5€. Zollverein is an UNESCO World Heritage and we want to avoid unnecessary garbage and especially vandalism. Please handle your surrounding with care and respect. Any damage to the property will cause a criminal prosecution.
  • We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.
  • You can bring five grams of marijuana to the festival venue (no pre-rolled joints).

1. How do I get my ticket? 

You will receive your ticket through mail from Paylogic a few weeks before the festival. To ensure that ticket scammers don’t have a chance, please only buy tickets from our official website or resale shop.

2. What payment options do I have? 

We provide the following payment options: Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa), SOFORT Bank transfer, Paypal, iDeal.

3. I can't find my tickets anymore/ I can't access my email anymore!

No worries: we can resent it to your email address. Please send us a mail to with your full name and your (new) email address.

4. Is there still a chance to get tickets that are already SOLD OUT?

Yes, via our resale platform:

When purchasing via our official resale shop, your seller’s original ticket will be deactivated and you will receive a new order, including a new ticket and barcode!

5. Is it possible to refund tickets?

No, all tickets are fundamental excluded from conversion and return. If you are unable to attend Stone Techno Festival, you can resell your ticket(s) via our resale shop.

6. I'm a Student/Trainee not from Germany. Can I order a Student/Trainee Ticket?

Yes, if you have a valid student or trainee id card. Please bringt it with you to the festival. The tickets will be checked together with your ID card.


1. Which tickets need to be personalized?

All tickets must be personalized once. 

2. I would like to pass on my ticket. Do I have to change the name?

If your ticket is a Student or Trainee Ticket, you have to change the name. Those tickets will be checked together with the valid Student/Trainee ID Card when entering the festival!

If you ordered a Regular Ticket, you can pass it on.

3. How can I re-personalize my tickets?

If you are unable to attend the festival but have already personalized your ticket or made a mistake with the correct personalizing, you can change your ticket at any time.

To do this, enter the ticket store again with your access date used for the order and find an overview of your valid orders under 'Orders'. You can carry out the re-personalization under 'More'. 

Please note that there is a processing fee per ticket!

  • We have set up our own awareness team that you can contact at any time if you or another person is not feeling well.
  • During the festival you can always contact them at their own stand. They are signed as the awareness team and will also move around the site to be quickly available for you.
  • We have enough paramedics on the site as well.
  • Alcohol & other drugs – know your limit!
  • Watch your ears!
  • Pay attention to each other.
  • Take it easy – Take breaks.
  • Consensuality: respect people’s boundaries and reflect your own behavoir.
  • Get home safe – Take a ride!
Drinks & Food
  • We are cashless! We only accept card payments and PayPal.
  • We are working with a deposit system to keep our events as garbage-free as possible. At the entrance, you'll received a complimentary green coin which exempts you from any additional deposit charges for your drinks. If you lose your bottle or green coin or if you purchase multiple drinks, you'll receive a black coin for each drink. The deposit will not be refunded!
  • We have some delicious food for you with vegetarian and vegan options.
  • We have lockers in medium and large size but kindly ask you to avoid bringing larger belongings with you.
  • We have drinkable tap water at the toilet trailers. Bottles from outside are not allowed.
  • It is allowed to bring along some fresh fruit.
  • Explore our pop-up store at the festival site for an excellent selection of The Third Room and Stone Techno merchandise.
  • Especially for the festival, we have repressed our much sought-after T3R VA Series. You can grab one of the limited copies at our pop-up store as well!
Travel & Parking
  • Festival address: Kokereiallee 71, 45141 Essen (Zollverein Area C)
  • You have free parking areas (A1, A2, B and C) on the whole Zollverein site (incl. disabled parking places at area A).
  • You can reach the site by bike or public transport via the stops „Zollverein“ (tram line 107) and „Zollverein-Nord“ (tram line 107, bus line 170, bus line 183, or RB32).
  • We have organized shuttle busses for the night on all three days from the festival venue Zollverein to Essen central station. The ticket price for one way is 3,00 € and you can only buy the ticket at the bus station.
Additional Info
  • The whole festival site is barrier-free.
  • The pool will be opened for you to cool down on all three festival days until 21:00. Don't forget your swimwear, changing rooms are nearby.
  • If you want to purchase a ticket from third parties, we recommend to only use the resale platform of our website or check the following link: This way you can be sure that you will not fall victim to any scammers.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact us via or talk to our staff at the entrance.

If you got any questions, feel free to write us!