Since 2013, the Electric Love Festival has established itself as one of the most famous and largest festivals for electronic music in Europe, attracting more than 40,000 visitors per day.


Goal of the simulation

In order to be prepared even in case of an emergency, accu:rate was commissioned to optimize the evacuation concept in collaboration with the safety expert Martin Bardy from siflux.


Scope of consideration

  • Scenario 1: an organized evacuation, in which the visitors are directed to two collection points.
  • Scenario 2: an evacuation, in which the visitors are instructed to return to the tents and cars, without having assigned the routes to be taken



Scenario 1

simulation revealed areas where the layout could be optimized without much effort and the outflow could be improved

Scenario 2

By closing a passage, the formation of counterflows can be prevented and a overall more fluid outflow of the visitors can be guaranteed.


It is clear that pedestrian flows of 40,000 people in an area of ​​more than 4.5 km² are very difficult to predict. However, simulations help you not to lose track even in large projects.



Evacuation simulation: the visitors are directed to the collection points.


Image source: "Electric-love-festival-2014-matic-fireworks" by matic. Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0


Client: siflux
Task: Evacuation simulation
Result: Identified bottlenecks and optimized the evacuation.

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