Evacuation simulation Electric Love Festival

Client: siflux
Task: Escape simulation
Result: Bottlenecks were identified and evacuation optimized.


Since 2013, the Electric Love Festival has established itself as one of the best-known and largest festivals for electronic music in Europe, attracting over 40,000 visitors a day every year.

Objective of the simulation

In order to be prepared in the event of an emergency, accu:rate was commissioned to optimize the existing evacuation concept with the help of crowd simulation in cooperation with the safety officer Martin Bardy from siflux.

Our approach

  •  Scenario 1: Orderly evacuation in which visitors are directed to two assembly points.
  • Scenario 2: Evacuation in which visitors are instructed to return to the campsites and cars without having been assigned routes to follow.


Scenario 1: The simulation revealed places where the layout could be optimized and the flow improved without much effort. Scenario 2: Closing a passageway prevented the formation of counterflows and enabled a smooth outflow. It turns out that flows of 40,000 people over an area of more than 4.5 km² are very difficult to predict. But with simulations, you don't lose track of things, even in large projects.
Simulation of the evacuation: visitors are directed to the assembly points over a very wide area. Image source: "Electric-love-festival-2014-matic-fireworks" by matic. License: CC BY-SA 4.0