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The Hurricane is a three-day music festival in Scheeßel near Bremen, Germany. Featuring over 100 bands, the festival is usually held in June and is focused on the alternative part of mainstream music. The Southside Festival is the "sister" of Hurricane, which occurs simultaneously in the south of Germany and shares the same lineup.
The Hurricane dates back to 1973. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was among the largest in Germany. The Hurricane draws about 75,000 people. In 2004 the festival hosted the last full concert of David Bowie who suffered a heart attack there. The festival also featured Marilyn Manson, The Chemical Brothers, Gogol Bordello, Nelly Furtado, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Readymade, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rival Schools, Simple Plan, Soulfly, Sportfreunde Stiller, and more. Since the 1970s it has shifted from indie to more mainstream music.