Orange Blossom Special 22 will take place May 18th through 20th, 2018.

SOLD OUT! Sorry, Orange Blossom Special 22 is completely sold out! We’re afraid there are no tickets left. No matter how hard you might try to convince us to let you in – there is no way. OBS is still a rather smallish shindig with a strictly limited capacity.

Please try again next year. Pre-sales for OBS 23 (taking place in 2019) will start in early November 2018.

We’ll give you notice about the exact date and more details here and at our FACEBOOK site.

We hope to see you around in 2019.


Now in it’s 22nd year, the Orange Blossom Special open air festival is organised by independent record company Glitterhouse Records and its partner-company Red River..

Musikexpress once called it „Germany’s most exquisite festival.“ The German edition of Rolling Stone magazine called it „the world’s best small open air festival“.

Beverungen is a tiny little town deep in the middle of nowhere, thus the OBS benefits from a very charming, rural set-up. The location is pretty special: It’s our company’s garden. Our offices are situated in a big old mansion which serves as backstage-area for the time of the festival.

Due to the cozy and very special atmosphere (no more than 2800 people fit into the premises), the festival is always sold out in advance.

The audience consists of dedicated music-lovers. They come from all over Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, some even from the UK. It’s definitely not your typical big Rock-festival-crowd, as the OBS definitely is not your typical festival. It’s a charming event.

You’ll find the most friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere you can possibly think of at a shindig like this. It’s only two stages, three days, 24 gigs in total. Tickets go for € 85,- for all three days in total including parking and camping at the banks of beautiful river Weser. This reads: pretty cheap. Food and drinks are pretty moderately priced, too.

Acts that performed here before include William Fitzsimmons, Wovenhand, AnnenMayKantereit, Wintersleep, Blaudzun, Dry The River, SPAIN, Get Well Soon, Nick Waterhouise, Gallon Drunk, Andrew Bird, Broken Social Scene, Scott Matthew, Immanu El, Julia Jacklin, Louis Berry, Messer, The Dead South, We Invented Paris, Scout Niblett, Kashmir, Dan Mangan, Young Rebel Set, Madison Violet, Golden Kanine, Seachange, I Am Kloot, Savoy Grand, Maria Taylor, Marissa Nadler, Jason Collett, The Builders & The Butchers, The Godfathers, Kante, Amy Millan, The Walkabouts, 16 Horsepower, Maria Solheim, The Flaming Stars, Caroline Keating, Blaudzun, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Murder By Death, Midnight Choir, Big Bang, Timesbold, Chuck Prophet, Hazeldine, Madrugada, Vic Chesnutt, Savoy Grand, Hugo Race & True Spirit, King Khan, Helldorado, The Broken Family Band, The Great Crusades, Dakota Suite, Steve Wynn, Johnny Dowd, Kristofer Astrom, The White Birch, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Fink – to name just a few.
So it is a mixture of Indie-Rock, Roots-Rock, Alternative, melancholic Pop, Singer-/Songwriter etc. The past has proven that literally everybody attending the festival witnesses ALL acts, even the starters.

Several times, OBS was filmed by legendary WDR-“Rockpalast”, Germany’s only music show on tv that is worth watching. Makes us proud. As an example, watch the free stream of the 150 minutes feature about OBS 15: WDR STREAM

Artists, crowd and festival staff have a blast at OBS. All of them unite for three days – in a world of it’s own, on a different planet. A very entertaining planet, we might add.

To quote artists who played here:

„This is, like, the best gig I ever had in my life!“ (Josh Haden, SPAIN)

„Thanks for an amazing festival! We’ll keep this memory for the rest of our lives!“ (Immanu El)

„This is the best festival ever. Ever! Ever!“ (Irving)

„Wow, this is really special! I loved every second of it.“ (Andrew Bird)

„Fantastic festival. Have us again this year, please.“ (The Miserable Rich)

„You can’t compare this to any other festival in the world. This is special for everybody. It’s a pleasure to be here.“ (Chris Eckman, The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic)

Nuff said.

We hope to see you around!

applications / submissions

If you’re a tour-agency, a band or a management and you would like to apply for Orange Blossom Special, please feel free to do so. From September on, submissions are welcome for the OBS taking place in the following year. If you’d like to supply a CD and info, please ship to:
Glitterhouse Records / OBS-Booking
Grüner Weg 25
37688 Beverungen
Links to band-websites, soundcloud, facebook etc can be mailed to info@orangeblossomspecial.de

Please make sure that the type of music you supply at least vaguely fits into the OBS-universe. We’re not exactly known for our kinship to Metal or Hip-Hop, for instance. And please be aware that chances to actually end up on the bill are rather slim. Every year, more than 600 acts apply. And we only got 22 or 23 slots. It’s simple math. If we think that your band will perfectly fit, we’ll get in touch with you. Please note that we can’t return any CDs and that we won’t get in touch if we’re not interested in booking you/your act, we’re afraid. We’re a tiny little tribe, we got big hearts and a great passion for music. What we lack is time, though. So please don’t call us, we call you. Thanks for your understanding.

How to get there...

Beverungen – deep in the heart of Germany, at the triangle of Westfalia / Lower Saxony and Hessen. In Westfalia, district of Höxter. At the river Weser. In the middle of the bermuda triangle Göttingen / Kassel / Bielefeld. Read: In the middle of nowhere. What a nice place.
When in Beverungen head towards Höxter on the main road (B 83). There sou will see a “Lidl” supermarket on the right hand side. There you should turn right into Grüner Weg. If you’re coming from direction Höxter turn left at the “Lidl”-supermarket on the left hand side (of course). The Glitterhouse is located at Gruner Weg 25, a couple of meters away from there. We’re situated in an old white and blue mansion. The festival takes place in our company’s garden behind this mansion.

Coming from direction Hannover / Hamburg take the A 7 direction Kassel. Shortly before Göttingen take exit Nörten-Hardenberg. From there take the B 241 heading westwards for maybe an hour. From Uslar on, Beverungen is signposted.
Coming from direction Frankfurt / Würzburg take the A7 direction Kassel. At the intersection “Kasseler Kreuz” leave the A 7 and change to the A 44 direction Dortmund. Stay on A 44 for approx 20 minutes. Exit Warburg. Now take the B 252 followed by the B 241 (Beverungen is signposted).
Coming from direction Dortmund take the A 44 direction Kassel. Leave the motorway at exit Warburg. Take B 252 and B 241 direction Beverungen, which is signposted.
Coming from direction Berlin take the A 2 until you reach Braunschweig. Leave the A 2 and take the A 39 direction Salzgitter until you have reached A 7 direction Kassel / Frankfurt. Just before Göttingen take exit Nörten-Hardenberg. Then onto B 241 direction Uslar straight through Uslar towards Beverungen (signposted)


Please note that the local train station is called „Lauenförde-Beverungen“.


Airports PADERBORN and DORTMUND are 60 respectively 75 minutes away by car, HANNOVER airport is approx. two hours away.